Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My 7 Links

Love this idea launched by to resurrect old, forgotten blog posts.  The My 7 Links project encourages bloggers to publish links back to posts from their archives that meet 7 specified categories, and then nominate up to 5 bloggers to do the same.

Thank you to Mary T from Travel With Teens and Tweens for nominating me in her My 7 Links post this week.

Most Beautiful Post
My most beautiful post is about one of the most beautiful places we've ever been:  Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.  I wrote about our bike ride last summer from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk in two parts.  In Part I of On a Bike in Kinderdijk, I described the allure of this rural Dutch town with 19 windmills and its quiet surroundings, and in Part II, I recounted the fun we had getting there by bike in Holland, a country where biking is a way of life.

Most Popular Post
According to my Blogger stats, my most popular post is Movie Monday:  National Lampoon's European Vacation.  Not quite sure why . . . probably because more people google movies than going to Europe with kids and then end up on my post.  My second most popular post is Little Man P, and although I like to think it's popular because it's such a humorous and delightful piece, it's probably the intriguing title that attracts viewers.

Little Man Elvis

Most Controversial Post
The last thing you want to do when you're starting a new blog is to alienate readers by being confrontational, so I was delicately cautious with my wording when I posted Photo Friday:  Bullfight in Madrid.  Didn't want any retaliation from PETA.  The only slightly controversial post (among my friends and family, anyway) was perhaps Happy St. Nick's Day! where I told of the cruelty involved in the old St. Nicholas Day customs of flogging and carrying away young children in sacks.

Most Helpful Post
I frequently refer email inquirers to my helpful post VIP Service in Paris when they contact me through the Vacation in Paris Holiday Apartment Rentals customer referral contact list.  These travelers want to know about the Paris apartment we stayed in near rue Cler and also how we liked the service provided by VIP.

Most Unexpectedly Successful Post
I was so delightfully surprised by all the advice I got on my Winter Warmwear post!  I knew nothing about dressing for the cold and pondered about layering, but thanks to Nina from Adventures of The K Family, Jana from Hedgetoad Kids, and others, I'm ready to pack for my trip to Switzerland this December.

Post That Didn't Get Enough Attention
My personal favorite post, about my personal favorite destination in Europe with kids under 10, is Top Pick, about Blankenberge, Belgium.  A seaside town with an enormous go-cart track that weaves under the pier and back, an even more realistic kid-carting track with traffic signals and gas pumps, a velodroom, and many, many parks - the secret is out!  So why aren't tourists flocking to Blankenberge with their children?  Because this post hasn't got enough attention, that's why.

Post of Which We Are Most Proud
I had the most trouble choosing a post for this category.  Proud of the content and photos - maybe Say Cheese.  Proud of the blog subject - definitely My Teenager's First Solo Flight.

My daughter in Times Square.

Here are my nominations to join Tripbase's My 7 Links project:

Sonja Swiss Life - by Sonja Holverson
Mommy Travels - by Meagan Shamy
Ian and Wendy - by Ian and Wendy Sewell
Travels With Children - by Linda

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to say I haven't read any of these. . . yet! Sounds like you picked great posts for your 7. It is a fun project!


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