In case you’ve been living under a blogosphere rock, TripBase has started this web chain letter called My 7 Links to celebrate two years of their blog. One blogger tags five, those five tag five and so on. It was only a matter of time before I received said chain letter (but this one didn’t say “send to 100 friends and you will meet the love of your life today!”). The blog in question was Don’t Ever Look Back, some awesome Melbournites about to start their RTW adventure in Hawaii. Read their post while you’re at it. There’s also a list of people already participating in the project, so check out their posts too. Bravo to TripBase for starting this project and getting us to read each others blogs! Now back to me.
My most beautiful post
Most beautiful? I can’t speak for the words, but my favorite photos I’ve used in a post are easily from I Left My Heart in Split, a wrap-up of my Croatia trip. It was unlike any place I had ever been, where I wanted to stop and take a picture every five seconds.
My most popular post
My most popular post is technically the Kauai post, and second is the 5 reasons post (see below), so the next most popular is called Backpacker Chic. Maybe it’s because most of my readers are female (fellas, give me a shout out!), but when I saw pictures of myself when I was traveling, I kept thinking, “Why do I look homeless?” So I created this post as a way to point out the easy-to-wear alternatives to zip off pants and grubby t-shirts.
My most controversial post
I already knew this one before I got tagged: Read This Blog: Art of Backpacking. It was unintentionally controversial because the post wasn’t even about me, it was about the blog Art of Backpacking, which I love. I was getting fed up with the travel blogging politics, but the editor’s note at the beginning made me sound like a whiny bitch. While I don’t regret writing it, I should have focused on praising one blogger instead of tearing down another.
My most helpful post
I would probably say Photo Essay: The Great Ocean Road. I took a crazy amount of notes on that road trip, making sure to remember every town name, restaurant and hostel. I got some very nice re-tweets as well. I hope it was the most helpful, anyways.
A post whose success surprised me
Easily a post I wrote last week, Flying High Over Kauai. I slapped together a video and a few words with my photos, but some well-placed Stumbles have made it my most popular post to date. Keep on Stumbling, friends!
A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
I had a really unique experience in Thailand, mostly because I didn’t do Bangkok or Phuket or any of the typical spots. I volunteered with a church in Northern Thailand and spent the day playing with kids. I wrote Thailand’s Forgotten Children in response to seeing how little they need to be happy.
The most I am most proud of
I wrote 5 Reasons I’m Leaving the Country to Travel as a part of the 1000-1000 Travel Blog Challenge assignments. I promoted the crap out of it, via Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and LinkedIn, and I worked really hard on it, so I’m glad it resonated with people. I hope at the very least it motivates one person to go traveling instead of working a job they hate.
Who should I tag next? I’m proud to pick for my team the following: