So Jenna of That Wife tagged me in a meme called “7 Links” and so I decided to play along. It was originally started by Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point and I haven’t done one of these since middle school so I figured it would be fun to play along. The premise is picking different posts you have done but since this is a relatively new blog, some of these my be kind of a stretch.
Most Beautiful Post
One of my favorite posts is this one titled Wind” href=”https://blueberriesforme.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/wind/” target=”_blank”>Wind which I actually wrote on my old blog (spocrazy.blogspot.com, though all the content is now on this one) to chronicle my JVC experience for friends and family. One of my favorite JVC experience was spending Easter in Hays, Montana, a tiny reservation town of 400 people, an hour and a half away from the nearest grocery store. The Easter Vigil was one of the most surreal and beautiful things I have experienced even though it was a holiday like none other.
Most popular post
Far and away, my most popular post is In Which I Attempt Advocacy, a post about why I am against the death penalty. I think it’s mainly because people come across it searching for death penalty statistics, but I think it’s a good one. Montana came a little bit closer to taking it off the books this year. I’d love to hear more discussion on the topic; I think in states where executions are less common (unlike in Virginia and Texas) it’s easy to forget about.
Most Controversial Post
Unfortunately, my blog hasn’t stirred up too much controversy. I try to ruffle people’s feathers but no one ever takes the bait! I guess you could say this post on Is Marriage a Right or a Privilege? is controversial, especially since it goes against the Church’s current position on gay marriage. I believe that religious ideologies and civil liberties are separate issues, however, and that to truly love and accept people, we must fight for their rights.
Most Helpful Post
This one isn’t going to be universally helpful, and I can’t say that it has really even helped anyone. But it was helpful for me to right and hopefully encouraging to others dealing with the same problems I am. I have a chronic bladder disorder as well as pelvic problems, so I have been doing Physical Therapy to help deal with the pain. Since PT for down-there-problems isn’t too common, I wrote out my experience so that people who are considering it might have an idea of what to expect.
I also feel like my post on How Not To Bike Like an Idiot might be helpful, but I don’t think my readers are idiots so it’s probably not reaching the right audience.
Post whose success surprised you
Probably this post on Ten Things To Donate to a Homeless Shelter Besides Your Old Socks. I’ve worked at homeless shelters for a couple years, and we deal a lot with donations. My two biggest suggestions for those of you who won’t read the post: 1) only donate stuff that you would think people would actually want; it’s not a way to just get rid of stuff you’d otherwise throw away and 2) call ahead!
A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
Okay, maybe this is just because I’m not as good of a writer as I think I am, but back around Easter I shared a piece of fiction which was a re-writing of the biblical passage where Simon helps Jesus carry his cross into a modern day setting involving two homeless men. I was kinda nervous about sharing it and a little disappointed it didn’t get much feedback. Even if it was just like “Please, for the sake of us all, never post fiction again.”
The Post You are the Most Proud of
Ugh, this is a tough one! I have more I want to link too! ‘Cause I’m self absorbed like that. Why else would I blog. I’m gonna nominate two, cause I can. First is Getting Upset Over Boys Wearing Nail Polish is Bad – for Girls, a post about the hooplah over a J Crew ad where a kindergarten boy had pink toe nail polish on. The horror. The second is Abuse: What Can We Do, my response as a parishioner to my role in the Catholic Church’s sex scandal.
I feel like I’ve linked to all my social-justicey type posts, so hopefully you think I am really smart and pensive all the time. If that’s the case and you choose to explore my blog more, please skip over all the posts where I talk about being a terrible wife and how hard it is to fly to Montana. Please.
And the nominees are….
Emily at Day in the Life
Lisa at Granola Catholic
Nina at All Tumble Down
Dweej at House Unseen
Margaret at Felice Mi Fa
I have no idea if these people are meme type people, but if so, have fun at play along! If not, go check out their blogs anyway.