Last month I was invited to take part in something called the Seven Link Challenge.
At the time I had no idea what it was, what I had to do to take part or what picture I could use to represent seven links.
Sergio Félix from MarketingWithSergio nominated me to take part in this challenge so, of course, I agreed.
The Challenge itself is quite simple:
- Get nominated by another blogger to take part
- Publish seven links on my blog for each of the following categories:
- Your most beautiful post
- Your most popular post
- Your most controversial post
- Your most helpful post
- A post whose success surprised you
- A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
- The post that you are most proud of
- Nominate up to five other people to take part in the Challenge.
The goal of the Challenge is to:
“unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”
So in the spirit of unity here are my seven links:
- My most beautiful post is, without doubt, one where I decided not to write anything at all. It is “Mostly It’s Cloudy Where I Live…But Sometimes This Happens.”
- My most popular post (in terms of comments received) was when I wrote about a traffic exchange (briefly) changing the way in which it charged advertisers and was surprised at the amount of reaction this provoked. “A Traffic Exchange First As ThumbVu Charges Members NOT To Have Their Site Seen.”
- My most controversial post is not one I wrote at all but was when I let a guest blogger loose on my blog. “Guest Blog Post: Mr Billionz on Marketing, Personal Branding And Social Networking.”
- My most helpful post was actually a series where I tracked down and wrote about program owner Mike Chaundy who had left a lot of people very disappointed indeed. “‘Missing’ J2BAM Boss Mike Chaundy Gets Back To Work, Promises All Commissions Will Be Paid And Vows To Refund Newest Members.“
- I thought I was a bit late covering this story so I was surprised by the amounts of comments, retweets and Facebook likes it still received. “Joseph Riley Memorial: How A Traffic Exchange Community United In Action.“
- I thought I might have got more reaction when I did a video blog post about the time I enjoyed a rather unusual cup of coffee: “The Cat Poo Coffee Was Rather Nutty…As Was I For Drinking It.“
- I think I am most proud of this post mainly because I like the way it looks on the page and I was so happy to highlight something positive about young people in Britain today. “Darren Dunn’s Story: I Dare Anyone One To Read This Article And Fail To Be Inspired.”
- Tim Linden – notified about challenge
- Andrew Stark – Accepted challenge.
- – Completed challenge. See .
- ‘Waldo’ Waldman – notified about challenge
- Tame Bear – Accepted challenge.
It was an interesting exercise looking back through all my old blog posts to come up with list of seven posts to choose and even more challenging to find five people to nominate.
Useful resources if you have been nominated and want to take part in the Seven Links Challenge:
- Check out the rules to the Challenge.
- If you want others to see your Challenge posts outside of your immediate blogging community then Tweet your Seven Links post to #My7Links
- Sergio’s Seven Links Challenge post contains links to a number of other people who also completed the Challenge which you may find useful to check out.