The 7-Link Challenge

Over at yesterday, Darren Rowse issued the 7-Link Challenge to his fellow bloggers.

The idea is simple. Create a post that links to 7 other posts written by myself or someone else. Sounded fun to me, so here goes…

The 7 Link Challenge

1. Your first post

a post entitled “Cold Sores and Lip Blisters” (pleasant, huh?) from January 14, 2002. Not the best set of ramblings I ever had, but it set the tone for the fact that I wanted to try and be funny on this blog. Can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over 8 years now!

2. A post you enjoyed writing the most

Probably the 15 Most Embarrassing Non-Sexual Things to Catch Your Grandparents Doing post. It was such a creative challenge to come up with that many embarrassing things without getting dirty, and I was really happy with how it came out.

3. A post which had a great discussion

It’s only a few weeks old, but the Should Your Passion Be Your Career comments were amazing. Tons of different opinions from long-time readers and other people of influence who stopped in to share their thoughts.

4. A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written

Jon Acuff’s “Pray if You Feel Led Prayer Circle” post from Stuff Christians Like. When I read this post back in 2008 I knew Jon was destined for greatness (or maybe I just knew he was funny). If you’ve ever been in a “whoever feels led can pray” prayer circle, you need to read this post.

5. Your most helpful post

It’s not helpful in a practical way, but I received a lot of positive feedback (both online and offline) from my What You Can’t Do For Yourself post. It’s the story of my last eye exam and a reminder that you need good people in your life telling you the things you need to hear.

6. A post with a title that you are proud of

Probably The Thing About Blue Cleavage, which was a comparison between the way we used to write handwritten notes and the digital texts of our current age. The title is a reference to a joke I made about Smurfette, who incidentally, has no cleavage.

7. A post that you wish more people had read

I’d go with my Best of the Ramblings post. It’s a collection of the funniest things I wrote on this blog between 2002 and 2008. If you don’t think that is funny, you might as well stop reading.

Thanks for the fun idea, Darren! If you have a blog, give it a shot next week.