There’s been a fun thing floating around the blog world lately called “7 Links,” where bloggers tag each other to share their favorite “most” posts. It’s basically a fun way to look back on some of your best old posts, and for new readers to learn more about you, too!
My college friend Gina tagged me in her 7 Links post, so here we go!
1. My Most Beautiful Post:
“A Tale of Middle School Bullying.” This is one of my all-time favorite posts on the blog and definitely worth a read if you missed it — as are the amazing comments from all of you.
2. My Most Popular Post:
Not counting my overall pages (recipes, about me, etc.), my recipe page for my vegan 5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars is the most viewed page on my blog — and by far my most popular recipe. The original post (Finally… Granola Bar Success!!) is also super popular! If you haven’t made them yet, you should 🙂 (And see below for a chance to win some!)
A runner up is my A Full Three Days of Eats (Gasp!) post from when I was taking my nutrition prerequisites in D.C. and had to document 3 days worth of everything I ate and calculate the nutritional information. People are always really interested to see that and the post continues to get a lot of traffic!
3. My Most Controversial Post:
Apparently I just like to keep people smiling when they come to my blog, because I seriously can’t think of anything super controversial that I’ve written about! Oh, well 🙂 Instead, I’ll share with you all one of my favorite fun posts: my Rugged Maniac 5k race recap! Best race ever. I’m talking with my grad school friends about doing another mud run race in September… we’ll see 😉
4. My Most Helpful Post:
I’d say it’s a tie between How to Make a Recipe Healthier (includes a downloadable/printable PDF with healthy recipe substitutions!) and How to Become a Registered Dietitian.
5. A Post Whose Success Surprised Me:
After my granola bar recipe page, my “How to Pack Lunch in Five Minutes Flat.” post is the second most viewed post on my blog. I had fun writing this post and thought it would be successful, but I had no idea just how much you all would love it (and continue to visit it)!
6. A Post I Didn’t Think Got the Attention it Deserved:
One of my posts that was moderately successful at the time but doesn’t get much follow-up traffic is “Reader’s Health Tips.” This is one of my favorite blog posts — you guys gave such amazing healthy living advice!
7. The Post I am Most Proud of:
The recap for My First Half Marathon — this was seriously the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I was SO proud I crossed that finish line considering the conditions. If you weren’t a reader then — check it out!
I was also really proud of the first post I wrote for the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog competition — My Journey to Food Blogging. It’s one of my more personal posts and definitely worth a read if you missed it.
It was a fun trip down memory lane to write this post! And now, to pass the torch — here are the bloggers who I’m tagging to write a 7 Links Post:
- Heather (Dietitian on the Run)
- Megan (MegaNerd Runs)
- Jenna (Eat, Live, Run)
- Angela (Oh She Glows)
- Gena (Choosing Raw)
Can’t wait to read your 7 Links posts, ladies!
In other news, I just had my very last day of summer class! We had group presentations today and everyone did a really good job. Now I just have a few loose ends/assignments to submit, one more day of my dietetic internship (Wednesday), and I’m FREE for 3 weeks! So excited for a break 🙂
Have a great day, friends!
p.s. Please check out the “The Great Fundraising Act” auction going on today today — it’s to raise money for fellow blogger Susan, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A HUGE group of bloggers and companies have joined together and donated baked goods, fitness related apparel, gift cards, clothing/jewelry, services, and much more in an effort to raise money for her (crazy high) medical expenses.
I donated a batch of my vegan homemade granola bars to the cause, and you can bid on them by clicking here. Bidding ends at 11 p.m. EST. All proceeds go to Susan’s medical bills and support is greatly appreciated! To see the rest of the stuff up for bid (it’s kind of insane how much awesome stuff there is) — click here.