Sunday, July 18

The 7 Link Blog Challenge

Hi guys, I hope you've had a good weekend? I so enjoyed reading your replies to my Gadget Wish-List - you lot are well kitted out in the tech department! Onto other news, do any of you read Problogger? It's a super website full of tips and advice for all bloggers - pro and non. Darren Rowse, the chap who authors it, recently posted a fun idea called the 7 Link Blog Challenge. In Darren's words, "The idea is to publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that respond to the following 7 categories." I've decided to give it a bash so here we go!

Your First Post

Ah bless, here is mine. There are no comments, just tumble weeds rolling around ;)

A post you enjoyed writing the most

Oh, the memories. Many of my faves are interviews I've done with fellow bloggers because I love chatting to people who inspire me - it's a bit like stealing five minutes with your favourite band. Those are more Q& A's however, so in terms of written posts, I'd probably have to say my fave was Finding your style: A flashback in dodgy fashion. I wrote that sucker from the heart!

A post which had a great discussion

I was kind of surprised to see that my Gadget Wish-List garnered so much discussion! But I guess with many of you being web-savvy bloggers, it makes sense that you're gadget gurus too! It was also a lovely surprise when many of you commented when I dyed my hair. Ok, so it's more compliments than discussion but I'm linking to it because your replies meant alot ya'll!

A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written

I am forever reading other blogs and thinking 'Man, I wish I was as witty or creative as her.' Many of Sandra's posts come to mind but I'm going to link to this recent post of Alix's because her Fun Fair pictures blew my mind. It's really a picture post rather than a written one but the pics are some of the best I've ever seen. I love all things Fun Fair and Alix is just ridiculously amazing, isn't she?

Your most helpful post

Hmmm, this was probably the one about what to pack for the World Cup. My fingers were knackered after typing that bad boy!

A post with a title that you are proud of

My titles used to be pretty obscure but they've become more explanatory. I rather liked 'Make a wish with Carrie' of but sometimes it's the most straightforward titles that work best like, ahem,  Ten Reasons why I love Grace Coddington. I've heard people are drawn to list posts because they're easy to read so perhaps I should do more of 'em?

A post that you wish more people had read

Ah, I'm sure we've all had days when we've hit 'publish' feeling quite pleased with ourselves and then hardly anyone responds. Just me? I remember feeling quite chuffed about 'How to do Venice on a budget' and then not that many people commented. *Cue the violins* I guess a post like that is only relavent to a reader if they're going to Venice the next week or something. Gotta keep these things in perspective! And let me just say I am terribly grateful for each and every one of your comments. I know I've said that alot lately but there's no harm in extra thanks, eh?

Well, I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane as much as I have. If this is your first time visiting Gloss, I hope I've given you an idea of the sort of things I like to scribble about. Please feel free to say hello, I love meeting new readers. And if you also do the 7 Link Blog Challenge, please send me the link to yours in a comment. I look forward to reading them!


How sweet is this blogger bear? I found Picture 1 here and Picture 2 here.  I also delved into the archives this weekend and categorised some of my older posts - just a few more to go still...
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