I would like to thank Jim McIntosh for nominating me for a spot at My 7 Links. It’s an ingenious way of highlighting particular posts in our blogs that may have been buried under newer entries but are still worthy of more link love.
Here are my long-forgotten posts based on the given categories:
My most beautiful post:
I don’t really get this category. Beautifully written? Or just eye candy? In any case, it’s hard to judge one’s work objectively (but then, since when has “beauty” been objective?). That said, my vote goes to I Got Myself a Universe in Angkor Wat. It’s just a beautifully magical memory for me overall.
My most popular post:
I’ll base this on the number of hits. For more than two years now, Sadako, Seppuku, and Scary Stories has consistently rocked my stats! I never expected Sadako to be the top draw of my blog!
My most controversial post:
This is difficult. I never court controversy so I don’t think I have a post that fits the category. The closest I can think of is The Tragic Beauty of Manila where I wallowed in city pity and took my countrymen to task. But even then, it’s as harmless as pie.
My most helpful post:
Another awkward category. Historical tidbits aside, my posts fall short in the practicality meter. I just know of one student (not mine!) who referenced this one post in his reaction paper. For that, The State of Art in Paete owns this category.
A post whose success surprised me:
This is a complete mystery. I churned out Lent in Lucban in record time. And to be honest, there isn’t anything much going for this post other than for my rave review of my favorite bread, pinagong. Saved by the bread!
A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved:
My humor doesn’t always shine through in my writing, but for once, I laughed at myself quite a lot in Me(kong), My (Tho), and I. The rest of the cyberworld didn’t laugh with me though. The post barely got past the 100-hits mark in two years!
The post that I am most proud of:
I could put any of my personal posts here, but I decided to limit the field to my field, which is travel blogging. I chose this personal favorite because I think I’ve presented the place creatively without compromising my actual experience. And so I’m proudest of…drumroll please…The Bayonic Man!
I am also required to nominate five bloggers to take part in this project (check out their wonderful blogs too!). Here they are:
Nelieta Mishchenko of Travelling Adventures
Jim Brandano of Florida\’s Photographers
Andrea James of Travel Teach Travel
Ian dela Peña of Dreams of a Brownman
Edcel Suyo of SoloflightEd.
Please find the rules here: My 7 Links. Keep the ball rollin’!🙂