My friend Lola at Aglio, Olio and Peperoncino has nominated Travels with Persephone to participate in Tripbase's My 7 Links Project. The project aims to "unite all bloggers from all sectors" in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned, and create a bank of blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again. Each nominated blogger chooses 7 posts from their archives that fit into the following categories:
Your most beautiful post
Your most popular post
Your most controversial post
Your most helpful post
Post whose success surprised you
Post you feel didn't get the attention it deserved
Post you are most proud of
So without further ado, here are my answers:
Your most beautiful post:
Best. Meal. Ever. - about a random lunch stop along the highway between Ancona and Milan that ended up being well, the best meal ever.
Your most popular post:
The Snakes of Kefalonia - about visiting a Greek island village that is home to a mysterious annual festival involving - snakes! - has received 10,000 pageviews so far since its publication in February - I guess snakes stir up all sorts of emotions!
Your most controversial post:
Golan Heights and Galilee - about visiting northern Israel with one of my oldest friends. The border incident between Israel and Syria which occurred during my trip brought up powerful emotions about an area of the world many care deeply about.
Your most helpful post:
Momma Said There'd be Days Like This - a bit of writing advice that has worked for me.
A post whose success surprised you:
Olive Harvest in Greece - November is harvest time in Greece for olives and I happened to be there to accompany my sister, who was filming a documentary about the process. It was a blast from beginning to end to see the olives picked, to sort through the glorious range of colors from dark purple to sea green, then take them to the presses and finally - taste the end product by the sea. I loved witnessing this ancient process and apparently many readers enjoyed it as well ♡
A post you feel didn't get the attention it deserved:
Temple of Olympian Zeus - one of my first posts, which was inspired by a photo taken of my father after World War II in Athens. I loved writing this story, but my blog was just getting off the ground, so it wasn't read by anyone.
The post you are most proud of:
A Little School in Africa - about a little school in Mozambique that was blown away by a cyclone and adopted by a group of bloggers from around the world. Students at my kids' primary school in the states sent a package of drawings to the kids in Africa, and I just received a parcel of letters and drawings back from the students at Matsopane Primary School. Stay tuned for a future post when I highlight these little masterpieces from a tiny school with a huge heart.
Thank you dear Lola for this honor. It's my responsibility to pass it on, so I am nominating the creative minds behind these blogs for the 7 Links Project - please take a moment to check out these wonderful sites:
Options for a Better World
Stories and Scribbles
The Violet Hour
Monkeys on the Roof