7 Links Challenge – Bloggers Share Their Journey

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Bloggers have stories to tell about the stories they tell.

I have been inspired by David Damron of TheMinimalistPath.com , who was inspired by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net , who was inspired by Dragos Roua of DragosRoua.com , to take up the 7 Links Challenge.

This is a challenge to fellow bloggers out there, big and small, to share their blogging beginnings, along with high-lights and low-lights through their blogging journey.

If you’re a blogger reading this, I hope you’ll take up the challenge and post your own little compendium of your blogosphere.  So, here goes – my answers to the challenge:

1.  Your first post.

I guess I was just letting folks know what I was feeling.  Humble beginnings?  Oh yeah, but a good overall thought, I believe.  For anyone who’s ever said “I wish I could fill-in-the-blank.”  See what you think:

Wishing Is Not A Strategy

2.  A post you enjoyed writing the most.

Awwww… nostalgia.  Growing up in a family of 13 in the old days.  This is a favorite subject of many people my age and older.  I think the freedom we had (unsupervised folly?) back then created many “remarkable wrinklies” today.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it:

In A World Before Helmets

3.  A post which had a great discussion.

How old is old?  You’re only as old as you feel.  Is that the right answer?  Well, there are certain things a person starts to notice as she or he turns 50, 55, 60…  Some of those things are bad, some are good, and some are just funny.  Here’s what I said about that:

It’s Good To Be Invisible

That blog post, or more specifically the comments on it, prompted the follow up blog which explores aging through adversities, pain, trials, and celebrations.  And, yes, you can be a strong, healthy, active, spirited person at any age… but that doesn’t mean you are getting a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card.  You are STILL aging and experiencing all that entails – good, bad, and everything in between.  I hope you’ll take a minute to read the post that follows, as it gets a bit personal:

Despair Through The Decades or Live Like You Mean It

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

This is a no brainer for me.  My daughter, Nicole Dean of NicoleOnTheNet.com has a series of blog posts that explores the strange things people will buy and why we, as bloggers, should remember that there is a niche for just about EVERYTHING!  Check out Nicole’s series:

Weird Niche Wednesday

5.  A post with a title that you are proud of.

I’m going to cheat again and give you two.  One is my Fitness Over 50 series in which I used a familiar phrase I learned from my Marine Corp Mother:

Drop And Give Me 30 – Fitness Over 50 Series

The other one was sheer fun.  On the occasion of Barbie’s 50th birthday, I decided to remind her to appreciate her firm little plastic self.  The title was  just a take-off on all of Barbie’s career titles over the years (Pilot Barbie, Doctor Barbie, NASCAR Barbie, etc).   Considering that I didn’t know anything about keyword research at the time, it’s amazing to have stumbled upon this simple SEO perfection.  Lots of people find me with this title:

Menopause Barbie

6.  A post that you wish more people had read.

I’m fond of this little post I wrote using Ginger Roger’s famous quote.  It speaks to me about how, even when faced with difficulties, people can do so many remarkable things.  I hope you’ll be one of the few people to read it (you get to see a video if you do!):

Dancing Backwards

7.  Your most visited post ever.

This series of posts started as just a fluke.  I saw a funny video posted by my friend Susanne Myers of HillbillyHousewife.com on her membership site.  I blogged about this wonderfully funny speaker, Jeanne Robertson, and I got so much traffic on it that I decided to see what else Ms. Robertson had to offer.  There is no affiliate program for this stuff… it just makes me laugh and the traffic keeps coming.  I hope you’ll take a peek so you can see what I mean:

Jeanne Robertson – Speaker, Humorist, with Left Brain Husband

Well, that’s my tour.  I hope you enjoyed the time you spent here with me at Remarkable Wrinklies.  Please come again soon!

p.s.  Now it’s your turn.  Take up the 7 Link Challenge and share your own journey through the blogosphere.  Link back to me at RemarkableWrinklies.com so I know you’re out there and can come visit you!

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