7 Links Project At Buck Inspire

There’s a new fad sweeping through the blogosphere like wildfire. It’s called the 7 Links Project. I’ve read a few of these projects and like Tony the Tiger says, “They’re GREAT!” Basically each blogger goes through their archives and picks out 7 posts based on a few questions. I was nominated by Financially Consumed, Beating The Index, and Squirrelers, three of my favorites, so I thought I better step up. I’m not sure if my posts can compare to these three awesome writers, but I’ll do my best!

Your Most Beautiful Post

Most of my posts seek to entertain, so beautiful writing isn’t a strong suit, but I did find one. Have An Awesome Day! My thoughts were a little scattered as I spoke about my upcoming book review, and a dance performance. The focal point is a bus driver I ran into who just beamed of positive energy. I was so moved, I had to write about it.

Your Most Popular Post

Digging through Analytics, I am choosing my second most popular as the most popular (surprised) will be mentioned a little later. Royal Wedding, Barbara Walters, T-Mobile, and Blog Tips went semi viral right around the time of the Royal Wedding. I really enjoyed the T-Mobile parody of the Royals so I wanted to write about it. It was also a little experiment with writing for keywords. I got the traffic spike I was seeking, but it was more of a flash in the pan. After the royal wedding euphoria faded, my repeat customers also disappeared.

Your Most Controversial Post

I don’t really do controversy, but my readers were a buzzing when I posted Eating Out Is Cheaper Than Cooking. Everyone remained civil, but I quickly learned people are very passionate about their money and food!

Your Most Helpful Post

Since my posts either educate or entertain, all of my posts are helpful. I’m kidding! If I had to choose one, it would be Note To Newbies. It was helpful for me to get a grip as I started my blogging adventure, the tips struck a chord with fellow bloggers, and hopefully it will be helpful for future bloggers down the road.

A Post Whose Success Surprised You

I never expected it, but this post is also my most popular. Something Borrowed: It’s A Thin Line Between Love and Friendship was my movie review of this novel based romantic comedy. The movie was entertaining and I wrote a relatively favorable review, but the repeat readers were actively searching “thin line between love and friendship.” Readers quickly move on as my bounce rate is extremely high. But I’m doubly surprised at the traffic and how many people search for those keywords!

A Post You Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved

I chose Identity Crisis Or Self Improvement because it hits close to home. I spoke in detail about a lifelong shortcoming and how I managed to break through. I hope it will help others deal with their weaknesses in the future. My guess is that many of my readers already have a good handle on their deficiencies. I can’t really complain about that!

The Post That You Are The Most Proud Of

I was quite proud of beating the Yakezie Challenge and guest posting on John Chow, but the one that takes the cake is ProBlogger Guest Post Review. I was forced to take my writing to another level while also dealing with two rounds of rejection. In the end, I really grew as a writer and a person. I’m hoping I can use this momentum to continue growing, learning, and improving. Isn’t that what life is all about?

Final Thoughts

It was fun strolling down memory lane and thanks to all my readers and commenters who supported me along the way. Thanks again to Financially Consumed, Beating The Index, and Squirrelers for passing me the torch.

Here are my nominations to continue with their 7 Links Project:

Krant Cents

Money Cone

Bucksome Boomer (Dig the new look!)

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Super Frugalette

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6 Responses

  1. Very nicely done. Thank you for the kind words. I think my writing has a long way to go, but I will gladly take that compliment.

  2. MoneyCone says:

    I’ve been following your blog since your very first post I think! I truly enjoy your posts always sprinkled with humor or a well thought out video at the end!

    Thanks for the nomination Buck!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks MC! Yes, you have been with me since the beginning. Thanks as always and I really hope you pick out your 7 Links, too. It would be great to check out Money Cone’s greatest hits!

  3. krantcents says:

    This project brings attention to some of the articles we may have missed or forgotten! Your post on ProBlogger was a start in a change in your writing, you should continue in that direction. Keep it up!

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