A Bit of Fun: My Seven Links
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Francine of Miss Minimalist was recently nominated to post her “Seven Links,” a project that originated at tripbase.com, and she in turn nominated me as one of her group of five to do the same. Sort of a chain letter thing, but without the mumbo-jumbo threats of calamity if you break it. This project gives the nominee an excuse to look over his/her collection of blog posts and throw them back up for consideration, and gives a few other bloggers the chance to do the same. Here’s mine, with some double links, because I get such a kick out of screwing with the rules ;D
* Most beautiful: A Driving Meditation or The Beauty of What’s in Front of You, but there were several others that I like just as well; so much depends on what I’m in the mood for, and I expect it is the same with you.
* Most popular: The Call of the Mall: Disconnected, which got the most comments, and triggered some serious rethinking about how we buy our clothing.
* Most controversial: Toss up: On Pricing eBooks, Part 1 and Comments or No Comments? Walking the Blog. The first was my post on using the Donation Model for selling one of my ebooks, and the second was inspired by Everett Bogue and other bloggers turning off the comments on their blog.
* Most helpful: Mindful Shopping: Clothes Made in the USA or My Grand Publishing Adventures. The first was inspired by the Call of the Mall post, and the second gave some first hand information about formatting ebooks for Kindle and Smashwords.
* A post whose success surprised you: Minimalism and Boundaries and What’s Minimalism Got to Do With It? Each of these was written at the spur of the moment, about things on my mind, and seemed to be on a lot of other reader’s minds, as well, which is always gratifying!
* A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved: Minimalism and Meaning, in which I consider how even the language we use can change when mental clutter is stripped away.
* The post of which you are most proud: Minimalism as a Cultural Paradigm Shift or 150 Things? Dunbar’s Number for Personal Possessions, but this is another category where my choice would change depending on my mood or the time of day! Nonetheless, they both make my short list of favorite posts.
Nominees for posting their own Seven Links (and I hope they haven’t already been nominated; I had a long list of about twenty possibilities, and these five have not yet been nominated as far as I know, so here ya go):
The Halfway Point
Always Well Within
The Gardener’s Cottage
The Everyday Minimalist
Update: sorry about the link trouble when I first posted this, should be all fixed now. Always Well Within and I ended up naming each other at the same time; Everyday Minimalist is out of town until the end of the month. M.