Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

One of my favorite bloggers is Sandra Pawula at Always Well Within. She very generously and graciously nominated me to participate in the My 7 Links blog post project, created by the Tripbase travel blog.

The goal of the My 7 Links project is to “unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long ago but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”

Tripbase shares the best posts from participating bloggers on their blog and every day on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links.

We are asked to choose one post in each of seven categories to link back to. I have to say that this was an interesting task because I myself have forgotten much of what I’ve written. And even though I’m not sure any of it warrants seeing the light of day again, I enjoyed going back and remembering, like going through old photo albums.

Anyway, here are my 7 links.

Most beautiful – The Joy of Sadness, the Sadness of Joy

Most popular – Calling for Love

Most controversial – Who is a Terrorist? (It was a toss up between this one and the one about whether the toilet paper should roll over the top or from underneath.)

Most helpful – Fun is Good!

Surprise success – Night of the Skunk

Overlooked – My Plan B Family

Most proud of – There is No Them

Part of the pleasure of receiving this nomination is that I can then nominate five more bloggers to participate. I call it a pleasure but it is also a challenge, because there are certainly more than five I would like to nominate. So I tried to choose a variety of blogs. I hope you will visit them, as well as Sandra’s blog.

dreaming of open seas

Everyday Gyaan

Meant to be Happy

Invisible Mikey

Writing as Loud as I Can


  1. Wow, this is a different way of honoring an excellent blog, and posts well worth bringing forth again...yours are always so uplifting and thoughtful and add a bonus to my day. Congratulations, and to the other five bloggers as well!

  2. Thanks again for the nod. I like lists, and the criteria for choosing are better than average. Guess I had better go to stats and see what's been popular or un...

  3. Thanks so much. I can't wait to get to work on this. Blushing! I so appreciate the nod!

  4. Thank you, Galen! This looks like fun. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  5. Thank you, Galen! I'll get my act together soon.

  6. As I hard as I try, I am never am able to catch each and every one of your posts, so I love the idea of listing the ones you value the most. Now I'm off to read the ones I've missed.

  7. Nice way to read other posts of yours and discover new blogs - got to read the last one your mentioned and I wanted to congratulate you for the very precious piece you wrote. You can be proud of it.
    Have a lovely week-end.

  8. Karen--You are so gracious and sweet. I am always so happy to see a comment from you!

    Mikey--Hope you have fun with it.

    Nicole--Your blog is a new one for me but I really enjoy it and I'm looking forward to reading the older posts that you choose.

    Alexia and Corinne--You're welcome. Have fun reviewing your old posts!

    Kara--I know what you mean. I miss some of yours, too, even though I try to be a diligent reader and I always enjoy my visits to your blog!

    Marie--Thanks you so much for the kind words.

  9. Wonderful news for the 5 bloggers you chose....I love Nicole's writing - poetic, eloquent and certainly beautiful!

    Congrats to all,

  10. Congratulations, Galen. Reading back over the posts was enlightening and a wonderful experience. I have missed you as I have retreated from blogging a little more than I expected to at such a good stage in my family's journey. You reminded me of a few things I had forgotten of late!

  11. Nancy--Thank you for your gracious words. I agree about Nicole's writing! I'm so glad I recently discovered her blog and yours, too!

    Katy--Hi! Yes, we've missed you in blogworld, but I read that the news right now is good, so what a happy reason to be absent for awhile as you enjoy this time with your family.

  12. Galen,

    The Joy of Sadness, the Sadness of Joy is indeed an incredibly beautiful post. Thanks for sharing your 7 links. It's wonderful to discover some of your most incredible posts in this way.

  13. Sandra--Thank you for giving me the reason to go back over what I've written here. I'm pleased that you have accompanied me down this path of memories.

  14. That's a great way to link up with friends for thoughts through blogging !

  15. Congratulations on being nominated. You produce beautiful work here.

    And thank you so much for nominating me in turn! I'm deeply honored.


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