My multi-tasking hero, Debbie Goldberg of Manhattan Beach Momma, challenged me this week to take on the My Seven Posts project. Originally started by Trip Base Blog, the My Seven Posts challenge encourages bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories. You pick the posts of yours that fit in those seven categories, tell everyone what they are, then pass the challenge on to 5 other bloggers.
So here we go. Drum roll, please. The categories are:
Most Beautiful: Grill Crazy I made this grilled veggie platter for a friend; I hadn’t even planned to put it on the blog. But it turned out so beautifully I just had to post it. Now whenever I look at it I’m inspired to turn on the grill again.
Most Popular: A Pie for Mikey The popularity of this post is testament to the incredible closeness of the food blogging community, and how deeply each of us felt the pain of the loss of a loved one.
Most Controversial: Urban Homesteading? That’ll Cost You , a column I did for The Huffington Post. I’ll still stand by my assertion on this piece: If you have a summer fruit windfall and you decide to make jam, it can be awfully expensive to go out and buy a bunch of canning supplies. Nevertheless, legions of canning enthusiasts took issue with this premise and scolded me for not doing things like scouring yard sales for secondhand jars.
Post Whose Success Surprised Me: Fun Food Saturday: Watermelon Carving Apparently there are large numbers of people who regularly (even in wintertime) search Google for “watermelon carving.”
Post That Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserves: A Day on the “Coupon Diet” Even though I wrote this a year ago, it fits right in with current news and debates about whether food can be healthy and affordable. I tried to see what kind of diet you would have if you only ate food that could be purchased with coupons from the newspaper. Result? An extremely unhealthy diet filled with processed, sugary, and salty foods.
Post I Am Most Proud Of: Snacks are a SNAP This post allowed me to combine two of the things I am most passionate about: helping lower-income families eat healthy foods, and making food fun.
Most Helpful: (Tie) Halloween WITHOUT Food Coloring /Valentine’s Day WITHOUT Food Coloring Turns out there are a LOT of parents who’d like to get through these particular holidays without artificial colors in their kids’ food. Both of these stories offer lots of good options.
Did you like those posts? I sure hope so. I’m also feeling relieved that there wasn’t a category called “worst food photography” because I’d have more than a few entries for that one.
Now I’m passing the torch on to five blogger friends of mine to try the same challenge:
Laura from Family Spice
Valentina from Cooking on the Weekends
Jenn from Kitchy Cooking
RFR of Rabbit Food Rocks
Deborah of Between Parents
Take it away, ladies!