I was tagged by Young & Thrifty to participate in a meme called My 7 Links Project. According to Y&T, “this project got started by Katie from Trip Base. The purpose of it is to get the blogger to reflect upon some posts (aka dig up posts from the past) so they can see the light of day again. Then the blogger is to nominate 5 other bloggers to participate.” I’m always game for digging into the archives, so let’s have some fun with this before we get to some news.
Your Most Beautiful Post
Well obviously everything that I write is beautiful. Alright, I don’t know about that and personal finance can get downright ugly if you ever look at my finances. I think that the most beautiful posts are stories that can touch people in unexpected ways. For that reason I chose Don’t Be An Absentee Father Like Mine. It was nice to see others share their own stories and to also see the other side from fathers that are committed to their children. A little heartbreaking for me are some of the Google searches where people find that post. The one that sticks out in my mind was the search term “do I tell my father how he hurt me if we reconcile”. Tough stuff.
Your Most Controversial Post
I’m not so controversial. Well maybe a little but nothing like Nelson from Financial Uproar. But I’d say that my most controversial post and one that actually got the most attention was It’s Your Fault That You’re Still Unemployed. Some people thought that it was directed at the unemployed in general, but it was directed to a specific friend for laying on her ass when she should have been looking for a job and then complaining about how hard it was to find a job. I’d had it with her when I wrote that one and apparently I wasn’t the only one with friends like that.
Your Most Helpful Post
I don’t know if anything on here is helpful! Wait, I take it back. The post that I wrote called The Government Gives Free Appliances? Yup! gets lots of hits every single day. I’ve gotten e-mails from people asking for more information, and I’m even working on a site specifically to help people with this. If you have a low income and need heating help, this program can help you.
A Post Whose Success Surprised You
Quite honestly, the popularity of the whole series about my tenant surprised the heck out of me. I guess they’re really entertaining. But the one that really took off was Dealing with My Tenant from Hell. That one has more than 60 comments. It was popular enough for me to start an entire new blog dedicated to my tenant. If she ever knew that there was a blog about her I think that she would be flattered. Psycho.
A Post You Feel Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved
I sometimes buckle down and write some serious in depth things. I wrote one about the pay gap between men and women called I’m Not That Kind of Girl, But I Should Be that I would love to get more attention on, only because it’s so important, but you win some, you lose some!
The Post that You are Most Proud of
Again, I think that my stories are the posts that touch people the most, but the one that I am most proud of wash I Grew Up Poor And Survived. This one past inspired a bunch of other bloggers to write their own stories. It was great to share how we all began and what motivates us to do better than our parents did.
Alright so I’m supposed to tag 5 people to go through this exercise. I’ve got some great blogging buddies but I’d like to choose some that you might not already know. You guys below are the chosen ones! I’m not apologizing.
- Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
- Sandy L from First Gen American
- Jesse from Personal Finance Firewall
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