As a kid there were a lot of games that I enjoyed, but tag was never one of them. I didn’t get it. Run around to avoid being tagged, get tagged and run around to tag other people. It probably didn’t help that I never liked to run, even as a kid.
Now I’ve been tagged online by Marsha from Wanderlust For One but this version of tag is something I enjoy, because I don’t have to run around in some pointless manner. This blogging project started as a way for bloggers to share 7 links to some of their past posts – a sort of greatest hits of a blog. Here are my 7 Links.
Your most beautiful post.
This was one of the first posts I wrote. This was originally an assignment for MatadorU, we were supposed to write about our hometown. There are no photos, but I think the writing is some of my best. It’s a narrative piece that captures the essence of my hometown.
Your most popular post.
As of this post publication date Why Being Alone Isn’t Being Brave is my most popular post. In it I write about how I don’t feel brave for traveling alone. For me talking to people is much, much harder. I got a lot of responses to this post, and it seems I’m not the only person who thinks this way.
Your most controversial post.
I don’t have much for controversy on this site, but I picked this post because the title sounds like it could spark some debate. In case you’re thinking it’s a battle for glory, Canada against the US, it isn’t. It’s just a post of the little, quirky differences I’ve spotted between Canada and The US when traveling. Controversy is not my middle name.
Your most helpful post.
I try to offer helpful advice on Traveler Ahoy, and relate my own travel experiences to people reading this site. I can say without a doubt this is my most helpful post. If you are going to make a travel mistake don’t make the two mistakes I made in that post. The advice is easy to follow and worth it.
A post whose success surprised you.
My friend asked me if I’d want to come to New York with her because I’d been there before and she hadn’t. It inspired me to write this post, where I basically confess to knowing nothing about New York. Travel writers are supposed to be experts in traveling and destinations, so doing the opposite (confessing I know little about New York, even though I’ve been there twice), is sort of counter intuitive. Surprisingly many people agreed with me, and said they weren’t experts in travel or destinations either. As Gray from Solo Friendly commented she prefers to be known as a travel enthusiast, rather than an expert. I like the term travel enthusiast better as well too.
A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved.
I wrote this post after talking with a friend, whose Canadian passport expired. I’ve learned that a passport is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself. When you have a passport travel becomes a tangible possibilty, rather than an abstract dream. After hearing Tracey from One Brown Girl talk at TBEX11 about her efforts to get 100 young girls their first passport for the Passport Party Project my position on this issue is stronger than ever.
The post that you are most proud of.
Picking out the post I’m most proud of is impossible. I love writing, and all of my posts are my darlings. Even when a post isn’t perfect I’m proud of what I put online, so I’ve chosen this post randomly. I’m proud of this particular post for many reasons, one of which is because I was able to write it in a coherent manner, without using the phrases “omigod” and “aaaah” throughout it. You can read the post to see why I was super excited. I know you might think I’m a dork afterward, but that’s okay. I can easily say that was the best day ever.
Aaah omgiod! Now I’m super excited to tag some other bloggers (without that pesky running). I truly hate running. So…
Tag you’re it.