I think I am a little late in the game on this post, but I still wanted to participate because I really enjoyed reading other bloggers’ 7 Links posts. For those of you not familiar, here’s the gist of it:
To unite bloggers 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.
1. Blogger is nominated to take part.
2. Blogger publishes his or her seven links on his or her blog – one link for each category.
3. Blogger nominates up to five more bloggers to take part.
So, I’m cheating a bit. Since The Bookworm Wife isn’t even a year old, I’m going to use some posts from my wedding blog as well! Some of you have read my wedding blog but some haven’t, so I figure it’s an easy way to give you the best of both of my blogging worlds. And without further a do, here’s my 7 Links (ahem, I guess there’s like 8 or 9 links, whoops):
(Photo by Sarah Immel Photography)
My most beautiful posts are easily that of our wedding day. Recaps took awhile and were hard to write, because I was kind of “over it” at that point, but I am so glad I finished them. It’s an awesome way to relive the day and I am so happy to have them to look back at. You can see all of them here.
My most popular post is EASILY the one about our Bathroom Baskets for the wedding reception. For whatever reason, this is always the top search for the wedding blog and is the post I easily get the most emails, comments, and questions on. SO random!
I’m cheating again here, because ironically, my most controversial post wasn’t written on either of my blogs. It was the guest post I wrote for my lovely friend Laura when she was on her honeymoon—a post I wrote called The Baby Boom, which talked all about people getting pregnant right after getting married and how we wanted to wait. Considering that I now have crazy baby fever and have totally the opposite opinion (haha!), it’s really funny for me to look back and read this post. Also, thanks you fellow bloggers for being all cute and pregnant (you know who you are—cough, cough Abby, Kelsey, Sabrina, Gina! Cough, cough!) My baby fever is rising. HA!
Another controversial post? The one where I wrote about a shitty family member (who, mind you, I hadn’t seen in about 18 years), who made a hullabaloo about our Save The Dates. This post wasn’t so much controversial per say, but it was SUPER stressful, so it really sticks out to me for this category for some reason. The kicker? This a-hole relative didn’t even come to the wedding after we bowed to her wishes. Honestly, now I am at the point where I can say I’m glad she didn’t come, because we had a better time without her there. But back then? It was a huge slap in the face. (Do I still sound pissed off? I am.)
I think my grocery store posts are pretty helpful. We keep our food costs really low and a lot of people wonder how. These posts tell you! Also, my book reviews are pretty helpful too, I think, if you’re a reader!
A surprise success is definitely the post here on The Bookworm Wife where I talked about my obsession with real life law & order. Surprisingly, one of the biggest search terms that brings people to this blog is Jeffrey Dahmer. Um, kind of scary.
Not Enough Attention
A post that didn’t get enough attention? Hmm, how about a recent post—the one where I revealed our canvas wedding photo! I know a lot of you looked at it but it only got one comment, haha (Thanks, Abby). Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Hmm, tough one. Honestly, I’m most proud of this whole blog itself. I took a huge leap and grabbed my own domain name, got an awesome customized header, and really throw a lot of my heart into writing posts each week. Blogging makes me happy and I am so glad I do it.
At this point I think I’m supposed to tag 5 other bloggers, but that seems like a lot of work to me. So, if you haven’t been tagged for this yet and want to participate, consider this ME tagging YOU. Get to it!