Thursday, 23 February 2012

7 Links Challenge

A couple of weeks ago I was really pleased to be nominated for my first 'blogger chain questionnaire thing', called the 7 Links Challenge, by Dee-Ann Rice  (I'm not sure what the correct terminology is here). A big thanks to Dee-Ann for nominating me, I gave her a sob story about never being nominated to do one, and she was gracious enough to take pity on me!

In short, the idea is that you pick out and share 7 posts based on the following criteria;

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 and
The post that you are most proud of

Without further ado, here are mine;

This is the first post that came to mind for this category, mainly because I really love the way that these cupcakes turned out. It took me a while to get all the ingredients together and when the idea came to me for them, I felt like the Mad Professor I was so excited. I still love it.

Most popular post - Christmas Cake Pop Baubles

These cake pops have done the rounds on a few cool blogs and rocketed to the top of the popularity tree. I love it because they are so simple and they're pink :)

controversial post - Are You Gonna Bang Doe?

I'm not one for controversy (on my cake blog at least) but I did base the title & theme of this post on a questionable song that I love! Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think!

I have a love/hate relationship with cake pops but after I did the pink cake pops, one of my friends asked for a how-to post & I had a lot of fun putting this together. I'm pleased to say it's my second most visited post.

A post whose success surprised you - Nutella Cupcakes

The popularity of this is all thanks to the mighty Pinterest. Around New Years Eve/Day this was all over the place. I wasn't expecting a big fuss but it's nice.

A post you feel 
didn’t get the attention it deserved - Florence + The Machine

This is a really hard question because I have some posts that do really well and then I have lots that I'm really happy with that much fewer people look at. I decided to go for this one in the end because this was my first stab at making up my own recipe, they tasted gorgeous and it was a tribute to Florence and the Machine's amazing Ceremonials album. 

The post that you are most 
proud of - Cranberry Jam & Cream Cheese Nibbles

This is an impossible question, I am proud of all of my posts. Under duress though, I picked this one because I can remember how excited I was to have made my own jam! I am a simple person & I felt really clever and domesticated and like a farmers wife or something. I had visions of me running through meadows with the sun on my face and happy barefooted children everywhere! :) I'm a city girl & thoroughly undomesticated but this gave me a taste of a parallel universe me, I like her, she seems like she'd be tidy, organised and able to make her own sausages!

So those were my picks, you can of course link to the actual posts either via the pictures or the titles. Check them out & tell me if you have any other favourites.

My nominees for the 7 Link Challenge are;

Bowbelle from Some Like It Essex
Ash-Lilly from Ash-Lilly's Lacquer Lust
Bangs from Bangs and a Bun

Sarah  from Sarah Akiswombe
Kerry from Life, As I Know It

The rules of the challenge are as follows (taken from here);

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.
1)     Blogger is nominated to take part
2)     Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.
This shouldn’t take you long to do – don’t over-think it!
- 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
3)     Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.
(Feel free to nominate any kind of blog to take part – we want this project to be as inclusive as possible!)
4)     These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate more bloggers
I hope you enjoyed it!
Peace & Love

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! I really liked Dee-Ann's answers. It's good to reflect on your handiwork.


  2. Oh my goodness, I'm so very excited I found your blog! It's amazing! Can't wait to check it all out. Btw, LOVE me some Florence, so awesome you had the chance to catch a show!



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