Monday, 19 September 2011

My Seven Links

I'm still here somewhat impatiently awaiting the arrival of baby. Today is my due date but I have no signs of anything happening any time soon. I've been passing the time 'nesting,' cleaning the house from top to bottom, reorganising cupboards, washing curtains etc etc. I'm running out of things to do so I was happy when Loree of Stories and Scribbles nominated me to participate in Tripbase's 'My 7 Links' project as it gives me something to do!

The goal of the My 7 Links project is  "To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again." Each nominated blogger must select 7 of their previous posts which fit into the following categories:

Your most beautiful post
– Your most 
popular post
– Your most 
controversial post
– Your most 
helpful post
– A post whose 
success surprised you
– A post you feel 
didn’t get the attention it deserved
– The post that you are most 
proud of

It's been fun looking back over my old posts so thanks for nominating me Loree. Here are my 7 posts:

My most beautiful post

My most beautiful posts have to be my 'Wedding Wednesday' posts where I shared memories of our special day. We had a wonderful photographer who captured our day perfectly. It's hard to say which is the most beautiful but I've chosen Wedding Wednesday Chapter III - The Ceremony as it was my favourite part of our whole wedding. It still makes me teary looking back at the photos! 

My most popular post

My most popular post based on the number of comments was I'm back where I announced my pregnancy. I'd been dying to share my good news for weeks but wanted to wait until after my first scan. It was lovely to receive so many heartfelt messages of congratulations.

My most controversial post

I don't think I've written anything that is even remotely controversial. Probably the only post where I came anywhere close to offending anybody was when I criticised Ikea here

My most helpful post

Hmmm, another tough one. I don't see my blog as being 'helpful' as such although I do hope that it inspires a few people. I'd like to think that my posts about how I'm trying to live a simpler and greener life, such as Eco Baby, inspire and encourage a few of you to make changes in your lives to help protect our environment. 

A post whose success surprised me

For this I've chosen my very first post, Beginnings. I was, and still am, amazed when anyone comments on my blog and when I wrote my very first post I didn't think anyone would read it never mind leave a comment. 

A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved

In Star Light Star Bright I posted some pictures my husband took of the stars. He is very passionate about astronomy and loves taking pictures of the sky and pointing out all the different constellations to me. He was so proud of the photos in this post and was quite disappointed when they didn't receive more comments!

The post that I am most proud of

Olive Harvest is a post I'm quite proud of. I think the pictures are good and it's a good representation of our life here in Italy. I need to do more posts about our daily life here. I'm not good at taking pictures of the things we do, either I forget my camera or if I remember it I forget to take pictures! Every day I see things around me that are so beautiful and incredible and I really must make an effort to share more of these things.

Now I have to nominate 5 more bloggers to share their 7 posts so I nominate

Thanks again Loree for inviting me to take part, it's helped pass an afternoon of waiting and has made me look back at all of my posts and given me some ideas of what I'd like to write about in the future.

Hopefully this will be the last time I post before the baby arrives but you never know!


Rebecca said...

Thank you Sarah! I'll get onto this as soon as, I was just thinking ooh that long silence from Sarah mist mean she's had her baby and then you pop up in my reader saying you havnt! I hope everything goes wonderfully for you hun, take care, I cant wait to see photos of your little one!

Olga said...

Thank you for picking me! For me, it'll be a great opportunity to think over my posts from the past year.
I hope you're feeling well. Have a good week!

Sarah said...

What a fun idea!!!! I loved seeing your posts. All were really fun and lovely.

- Sarah

Loree said...

Hope your little one comes soon. They always take their own good time :)I love the photo of your home. It must be lovely to renovate such a lovely building.

Daydream Living said...

Enjoy these last before baby days, Maureen x

Sarah B said...

What a great idea! I must say I didn't see your husbands photos, they look amazing, do maybe do another post sometime?
Here's wishing baby comes soon! X

McCarthy Designs said...

I loved reading your seven links Sarah, it was nice to hear your thoughts on your posts. I remember waiting for Nicholas to arrive (he was 10 days late) and how difficult it was, I am so impatient! All the best. xx

Catherine said...

It is so hard waiting for a baby to arrive. My second daughter was late but when she arrived she came very quickly. I hope you don't have to wait too long to meet your new baby. xo

Karla said...

What beautiful posts and what a lovely blog! I'm a new follower of your blog and I can't wait to continue to read along :)

Sini said...

Thank you! I'm bit late but I will do this when I have bit more time :)