Monday, November 28, 2011

7 x 7 Link Award, memory lane and thank you

My friend Sara from a sharing connection gave me this award.  You are supposed to pick 7 posts that fit the following categories.  Wow - that was hard!  I have had 980 posts, so I had to utilize memory and stats to come up with good responses. 

And I am supposed to award this to 7 other bloggers.  It's just too hard to choose, so I say any of you should use this as good blog history material and do it.  Thanks Sara!  You are a peach.  And thank you to all who come here so faithfully.  Here goes:
  1. Most Beautiful Post:  Darkness into light, good neighbor and anniversary.  You thought I would choose one of those mountain / river posts, didn't you?  I have to walk around the back of the building I work in most mornings to get in since the front door is locked until 8:30am and happened upon this beautiful sky one morning.  It fit well with the quote, too. 
  2. Most Popular Post:  Shadows and light, a red one and just right.  This post has the second most page views of all time and I don't know why, but it has a gorgeous memory for me.  My mom couldn't wait to get home to model that red coat for my father.  She knew he would love it and he did. 
  3. Most Controversial Post:  I stay away from controversy on this blog.  I mean - seriously, there's enough controversy in this world, so I just want you to leave my blog with a peaceful feeling or having had a chuckle.  But I'll say this one:  Tribute, accent and ridin' music since Mr C's got that quote a little bit wrong.  :)  See Riot Kitty's comment.
  4. Most Helpful Post: How to live to be 100.  I like this advice so much that I've reposted it a few times. 
  5. Most Surprisingly Successful Post:  Thomasville, downtown and brick paved streets from January 24, 2011. This one had a lot of page views.  I like it because it features my new adopted home town - Thomasville, Georgia.  I saw a framed cross stitched piece recently that said, "Home is where my Mom is."  And so, Thomasville is a little bit home to me.  I love that downtown area, the park adjacent to the rose garden and the lovely people.
  6. Most Underrated Post:  Treat, games and lovely.  Underrated isn't quite the word because it was significant to me.  It didn't have a photo and there was only one comment, but it was the first comment I had from my darling friend Jannie Funster.  Jannie says she utilized that button at the top of the Blogger blogs that says "Next Blog" and happened upon this post. So Jannie was my first regular commenter and I know most of you because of her and seeing your comments on her blog and then others'.  Thanks Jannie Muffin!
  7. Most Pride-worthy Post:  This Is Yours, family gathering and new message - I was delighted that a rock band asked me to help them with printed props for their video.  I sent the link to the video shown in this post to my nieces and nephew and one niece reported seeing it featured on Entertainment Tonight.  :)


LL Cool Joe said...

What a great idea! I find that the posts that I've written that have had the most hits are often not my favourites and have got many more views because of the title or because someone has linked it to their blog. Not that I'm complaining because it's lovely to get people reading any post, but sometimes I wonder why some of my own favourites just fade away so quickly.

Congratulations on your award!

Granny Annie said...

This is something new and clever. I am eager to reach each of the posts you have listed. I might ponder attempting this myself. Congrats on the award.

Ileana said...

Love you most helpful tip post and I think all your posts are positive and full of gratitude, making them all helpful.

You brighten my day, chica! Happy Monday!!! ♥

Ileana said...

*your* ... too early for me. ;)

G. B. Miller said...

Cool post.

Always wondered about why certain posts or even months got lots of hits/page views, and after acting on that impulse, I decide to let sleeping dogs lie and revel in the fact people visit my blog for a myriad of strange reasons, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jannie Funster said...

Yep, I reeled you and everybody else in to my blogging lair. And would never have had it any other way!!! :)

Home is where the Mom is, how sweet. So wonderful those who Google Thomasville will alight on your beautiful blog and photos. You're the Thomasville Internet Maven!!

Congrats on your award. Sara is a wonderful gal.


Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I like this post. It will be good reading time well spent as my day progresses (I will come back to it and read all.)

Maude Lynn said...

I adore the How to Live to be 100 advice!

Congratulations on the award!

TALON said...

Congrats, Lynn! Isn't it interesting that the most significant post to you was not the most popular? And I'm glad your blog is an oasis of positivity in a world full of negativity.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~Love, love the picture in 'shadow and light.' What a lovely, luminous RED.

happygirl said...

Wow, I'm glad you posted. Most of those were new to me. The sunrise was spectacular. I need to get up earlier if that view is possible. Congrats on your award. I love the positivity of your blog. You never fail to brighten my day. :)

Lynn said...

Joe -

Thanks Joe - and you should do this one. It was a great exercise in looking back. I didn't even remember some of my posts from a couple of years ago.

Granny Annie -

I hope you do attempt this. I almost flagged 7 bloggers, but didn't know who to leave out.

Scarlet -

Thank you. I tore that article "How to love to be 100" out of the Alumni magazine and have it posted on my wall at work. Great advice and I love that she got her Masters degree at an advanced age, too.

G -

It's a little mystery. Possibly that post title hits on something people are always looking up - a movie title or something.

Jannie -

I thank you again for being a blog mentor, too. I learned that you have to visit others' blogs in order for them to come to yours. :)

Hope your day is good! xo

Lynn said...

lg -

Yay - I'm glad you plan to to that and, in fact, I see that you have. I'm glad you liked the sanctuary photo. So much about that time two years ago is poignant - my mother was diagnosed with health issues that mandated living in assisted living and dad went with her. And then he passed away. Sigh. I miss him so much. But on a happier note - mom loved Thanksgiving with the family this year and arrived wearing that red coat.

Mama Zen -

I hope you live to be 100, MZ!

Talon -

I'm so glad you see it that way and yay - you're back. The best result of blogging has been meeting great friends like you.


happygirl -

Then my job is done! I'm so glad my blog brightens your day. Thank you for being such a faithful commenter.

Cloudia said...

and here's to living to 100

Aloha from Waikiki

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Sara said...


I loved it all. I checked out each one of your posts. You did an excellent job of selected. It's not easy is it?

I'm so pleased you enjoyed getting this working award:~)

Louvregirl said...

'...that red coat;' I like that expression; sounds like a start to a good novel or a poem!

Riot Kitty said...

Haha! If you consider that controversial, I need to work harder ;)

Congrats on the award.

Fireblossom said...

I love all your posts, Lynn. :-)

Snaggle Tooth said...

A very different award n I like your highlighted choices. Funny what the stats show sometimes. "Vas es Los" was my most popular post- about mold in the backroom! How did that happen? "Shark Tail Soup" was popular too.
All yours are definately more positive, n good for me too!
Thanks for doing the search research-

Lynn said...

Cloudia -

Thank you and hear hear!

Sara -

Thank you for awarding it to me and I am so glad you checked out all the links. :)

lg -

Wow - now that gives me ideas.

Riot Kitty -

I know - that one was a stretch, but I needed controversy and there you were. :)

FB -

Thank you, my friend.

Snaggle -

Sometimes we make up titles and give ourselves an internet presence. :) Thank you for your kind words.

Betty Manousos said...

dear lynn,

congrats on your well deserved award!

what a brilliant idea!
i'm off to check out those links.

have a great day!

Shionge said...

The great thing about blogging is when we scrolled back and realised things that had happened or said. It is like our own legacy :D

Congratulation on this award :D

Lynn said...

Betty -

I hope you do it, too. :)

Shionge -

Thank you. That is a wonderful way of putting it.