The 7 links project is a phenomenon quickly spreading across the blogging world where bloggers are invited to pick out some of their favorite articles from the archives, dust them off, and put them back on display for the world to see. In order to participate, you most first be nominated, so let us now give a big THANK YOU to our friends for nominating us:
So without further adieu:
1. Most Beautiful Post
Our most beautiful post was put up last Wednesday. It is a photo essay concerning a permaculture project that I was able to visit whilst I was volunteering in Zimbabwe last year. We think it is the most beautiful because it is picture heavy and is also about a beautiful subject. Many people view Africa as a very negative place and do not realize the positive steps that local communities are taking.
2. Our Most Popular Post
Our most popular post to date has been the Top Ten Natural Places in New Zealand post that Jade wrote. It brings in a lot of views because it is so easy to read and a nice broad subject that everyone can enjoy. This post has so far brought in the most organic google viewers of all our articles to date.
3. Our Most Helpful Post
Our most helpful post in Jade’s article about hitchhiking. It was written with the intention of providing a few of the rules and unspoken etiquette of hitching. We feel it is the most helpful because had we had the information before we started hitchiking in New Zealand we would have probably been able to get everywhere faster. Some of our earlier mistakes involved not making signs and not making eye contact with the drivers.
A Hitchhikers Guide To New Zealand
4. Our Most Controversial Post
This was my dead camera article. It has been the first, and only(so far) post to receive a negative comment on facebook. I kind of think that was my fault though, since I posted it on the Fujifilm facebook page. I viewed the comment as many who have received negative publicity do – Any publicity is good publicity.
5. A Post Whose Success Surprised Me
The post whose success surprised us was the Thai food article. It got really popular really quick I think it is proof of the power of social networking. After just a day of posting, it was already in our top 5 most popular posts. Not bad for some deep fried crickets!
6. Our Post That Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserves
Our post about Dunedin did not get the attention it deserved. A lot of this may have been to it being posted in the pre social media age, but it is a great little article written by Jade and I shot and featuring a video shot and edited by myself. I think it deserves more attention because we both worked hard on it, and both the write up and the video are informative and fun.
7. Our Post We Are Most Proud Of
A few weeks ago, I took to the streets with my camera and my friend Joe. We sat outside the rowing club and did a interview. It was a first for both of us, and until we got into the flow, it felt quite awkward and staged. When Joe left for Thailand, Jade and I looked over the footage and managed to edit it from an awkward chat to quite a nice little interview. It is our favourite because we worked together on it, and turned out a lot better then I expected it to.
Are you ready to take the 7 links challenge?
Our nominations include:
G and Ray at OperationBackPackAsia
Jason and Aracely at 2 Backpackers
Connie at Connvoyage