My 7 Links – My 7 Significant Travel PostsPosted on Nov 03 in Inspiring Storiesby ShelynPrint
I was nominated by a friendly blogger friend, Ian from I love Going Places, to participate in the My 7 Links project sponsored by TripBase. There is no reward or prize or cupcake given to those who take part in the project. However, it provides bloggers an opportunity to look back all the blog posts in the archive, to realize how much effort we have put in to compose every single entry in our blogs, and the dedication and commitment we have undertaken to make our blogs a satisfactory victory. It’s worthwhile to be part of the community of My 7 Links project with the goal 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.
I knew I shouldn’t miss this opportunity to give some of my best posts a recognition, and yet I procrastinated. After 2 months being nominated, I finally sit down at my desk and start reviewing all my blog entries. My 7 Links project wants the following 7 most of my blog posts:
- 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
Not tough, with the help of advanced social networking tools and analysis tools like Facebook Like, Twitter, Google Analysis, etc, it’s not difficult to identify the posts that fit well into the specified categories. So, here we go!
My Most Beautiful Post
Kids ~ I hope I can read you – This is not my regular travel post that composed of the description of the place I visited, travel tips, eating tips, transportation tips, and any practical information that I hope the readers find them useful. Rather, it depicts my feelings towards the kids that I met in Laos. They make me realize traveling is not solely to enjoy the beautiful scenery or food or culture. We should always find some ways to contribute to the local society to help improving the welfare of poverty-stricken countries.
My Most Popular Post
Adventurous Hike at Bukit Tabur – Bukit Tabur or Tabur Hill is my favourite hiking destination for its challenging tracks and beautiful lake view and city view from the summit of the hill. The post receives 114 Facebook Likes, not a jaw-dropping number, but enough to make me feel good for an entire day :-)… I’m not greedy, recognition from readers is the greatest reward to my blog. This is the blog entry that I sincerely share my experiences and advice in details as Bukit Tabur is an accident-prone hill due to its challenging trails. I’m hoping the hikers would be more alert and cautious while hiking.
My Most Controversial Post
What Do Non-Malaysians Say About Kuala Lumpur – This is a bit tricky. Since I write only travel posts, I can’t think of how my travel posts would trigger any controversy. So no, I do not have any controversial post, but I would like to share my post about my interviews with foreign visitors on their opinions about Kuala Lumpur. It was a very brave attempt that I made to personally interview the tourists in KL Pavilion and to video shoot the interview! Later I took many hours to edit the video and it was the first time I edited the video! I received positive comments of my creative idea and my courage, and the post won a consolation prize in Blog 4 FT contest. It’s the post that I put the most effort in and it’s my most satisfactory post. I love you, post!
My Most Helpful Post
Understand Malaysian Language – I thought the post was pretty helpful, unfortunately it didn’t receive good responses. Nonetheless, I like the post very much and I thought foreigners would find it interesting of how Malaysians localize English. For example, instead of asking “It’s too expensive, can you lower the price to RM20?”, local people would say “Too expensive lah, RM20 can?”. Simple and concise, but broken, of course. If you would like to assimilate into local culture, I welcome you to visit the post.
A Post Whose Success Surprised Me
Chinese Funeral Customs and Ceremony ~ Taoist Style – This is the post to commemorate my grandpa and also to introduce Taoist funeral customs which have been gradually forgotten and neglected by younger generation. It surprised me by turning out to be the highest pageviews post and ranks high in Google search. I feel gratified of the success of the post though as I put in a lot of effort to write a complete process of my grandpa’s funeral. It was a 5 days event and I wrote a several detailed posts of the 5 days funeral ceremony. I did a lot of research in order to provide accurate information of the rules and customs. I will be extremely happy if the readers found it useful for their knowledge.
A Post I Feel Didn’t Get the Attention It Deserved
A Day Trip at Budapest – I love Budapest, it’s such a beautiful, magnificent and captivating city. I love the Danube River, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Castle Hill and its imposing buildings. I was so happy to get to share the beautiful photos that I took in Budapest in my blog but somehow the post didn’t get the attention it deserved. Anyway, I’m still happy every time I review the post, it brings me back to the memory of my wonderful time in Budapest.
The Post That I am Most Proud of
Full Time Travel Blogging for Better Future – I finally took my courage to quit my job to pursue my dreams. In these few months I have visited quite a number of countries and places, set up my Facebook Fanpage, spent time at home reading reading and reading to recover the knowledge or current affairs that I didn’t pay enough attention to. I wouldn’t say it has been fruitful months, but I’m proud of the decision that I made and I’m now ready to proceed to another phase of life.
My 5 Nominations:
Josephine Josephine Sicad Photography
Yafieda Jamil Bit by The Travel Bug
Yvonne A Moment Like This
Mrs Homely Mrs Homely