My 7 Links is a project started by someone somewhere that basically asks bloggers to find 7 of their old posts for 7 different categories. Since I’m trying to light the proverbial blogging fire under my keister again, it seems like a good idea to help me out a little.
So without further blather, I give you my 7:
1. Your Most Beautiful Post:
This is probably the hardest one to choose, but I went with a one time event that I shot a few years ago. It was the opening ceremonies for the 2009 Taipei Deaflympics, an international event that brought a lot of people to the city. The city hired a carnival of-sorts to put on the opening show. It was a really beautiful event with acrobats on cranes and balloons and I was quite happy with the images that I left with.
2. Your Most Popular Post:
Well this is kind-of a boring one, and I don’t have a lot to say about it. But my most popular post is one of my first, all about how to make you own DIY softbox. I guess it just had the right SEO.
3. Your Most Controversial Post:
That’s an easy one, it’s a step by step description on how to shoot travel portraits. I posted this one back when I first started blogging and it never really got the attention I thought it deserved. Then, just a few months ago, I wrote a guest post for a website that claims to be all about peace, loving and understanding in regards to travel photography.
Well, their peaceful, understanding, culturally sensitive readers and moderators absolutely ripped me a new one because they didn’t like two words in the post. I found it funny that
these pertentious jerks people who claim to be so perfectly culturally sensitive, would eviscerate me because they though I should use two different synonyms (in a 2,000 word post) when helping people learn how to take better photos.
4. Your Most Helpful Post:
That’s kind of a tough one to decide, so I’ll go with one that gets a lot of hits, but not necessarily a lot of comments (I can only assume that because I wrote it so perfectly and no one has any questions…. ha! yeah, right) It’s a post on one of my favorite passions in Taipei: Elephant Mountain.
5. A Post Whose Success Surprised Me:
The success of the post on Jiufen, Taiwan surprises me a bit. I guess just because I really didn’t put much effort into it, but I guess that’s how it works sometimes: The posts that I slave over for days get little attention and the ones I just quickly throw up become popular.
6. A Post I Feel Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved:
I really don’t feel that any of them deserve that much attention, and I can’t think of one for this subject, so I’ll just go to statistics page and randomly pick one from the middle… Ahhh, Awesome! This was a quick post with some portraits of kindergarten kids that I used to teach. TOO CUTE!!!
7. A Post That I am Most Proud Of:
I guess that I’m just happy with the photos in this post. The writing isn’t particularly good, and I ended up writing a long update at the bottom because it got “Freshly Pressed” on the WordPress Home Page and received a lot of comments. It also brings back to me great memories of a great place that I hope to visit again someday, the stunningly beautiful Myanmar (Burma).
Well, I guess that’s it. I have to say that I feel a little self-absorbed after writing it, but it might help me get the “blog writing” juices flowing again.
I’d like to thank Rich John Matheson for nominating me to do this.