I've been asked by Karen at Being Koy to take part in the Seven Links Project which was started by Katie at Trip Base.
To quote Katie "The idea is simple: bloggers publish 7 links from their blog to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again"
Karen reckons I'm "someone who reflects more than most so it should be a doddle"...we'll see!
1. The Blogger is nominated to take part by another blogger
2. He/she publishes their 7 links on their own blog. One Link for each category
3. They nominate up to five more bloggers to take part
My most beautiful post
My Beautiful Daughter I can't really write beautiful posts. I don't have a beautiful way with words, unlike many other bloggers out there. It's the subject of this post that is beautiful, and the feelings of love I experienced when writing these few words, that make it beautiful for me.
My most popular post
Marriage in Turkey I don't think about how popular my posts are. Do you judge popularity by the number of views or comments? I don't really know, and I've waded through my statistics in the hope that I would find the answer. This is one of several posts that I've done about differences in culture...and I think readers are always curious about such things (I certainly am) and maybe this is why this type of post is popular.
My most controversial post
An eye for an eye I think this may be my most controversial post. It was how I felt about the death of Osama Bin Laden. It was an emotive subject, which clearly dredged up strong feelings with a lot of people.
My most helpful post
Depression (2) I have written a fair bit about Depression. It's a subject close to my heart, and one which I feel should be talked about much more. Sometimes we don't recognise the signs, and I did this post because maybe someone out there will see my "checklist"..identify with it...and seek the help they need.
A post whose success surprises me
When the cupboard is bare. This is one of many posts I've produced about how to make meals from basics. Those times when money is scarce..or non-existent...the cupboard is bare, but you can still rustle up something to eat. This is based on my extensive personal experience of course! So this..and my other cheap and cheerful recipe posts seem to be successful and this did surprise me!
A post I feel didn't get the attention it deserved
Try as I might...I just cannot find a post to fit this category. Why? Because I write my blog first and foremost for me. The fact that I get attention at all, is always a pleasant surprise, and will continue to be so as long as I can keep this blog going!
The post I am most proud of
Depression (1) Well this post goes hand in hand with My most helpful post above. Having worked for many years in the mental health field, and having also been a victim of Depression for most of my adult life, I am someone who believes strongly that Mental Health should not be brushed under the carpet. We all need to be more open about it and this is what I try to do from time to time on my blog. The reason this is the post I am most proud of, is simply because it took a while for me to pluck up the courage to be honest about my experiences and how I feel at times and to share them so publicly.
I actually found this task quite difficult to do. And now I have to nominate 5 more bloggers to undertake the project. So here is my choice.....Good Luck!
Fly in the Web at Costa Rica Calling
Claudia at A Seasonal Cook in Turkey