Over at the Problogger site, there is a challenge to post 7 links fitting in with the categories below. This is a great idea, but it’s also a reason for me to post:
7 Great Reasons Why You Should Read My Blog!
So here goes:
- My first post on this version of my blog was about our (then) new cat – Stammy. We had lost Misty, our old cat. One of our neighbours said that they saw her stolen. I just hope that someone is looking after her. But then this fellow followed us home and adopted us. Seems to be a trend with our cats.
- A post I enjoyed writing the most. This one is a tough one… I’ve been blogging since 2004! As of writing this page, that’s more than 6 years and 1000+ posts – and that’s just this version of my blog. I used to have other posts, but they corrupted with an upgrade. As this is a blog with a hidden section for family and friends, I have some personal posts that were really fun, however my all time favourite public post is the page on my Thermomix cooking recipes and results. I am really enjoying getting back into cooking and this page makes me happy whenever I update it.
- A post which had a great discussion. This is a personal blog, so it’s more passive than most, but I did appreciate the feedback from a friend on this post on Getting Serious About Uncluttering [Inspiration and References].
- A post on someone else’s blog that you wish I’d written. I love La Tartine Gourmande – I wish my photography and cooking was at this level. At least it gives me something to aim for. One of my favourite posts is a fairly recent one on Spring – I think it’s because of the photography as well as the writing. I love the conversational style, where Bea talks about her life, and her passions, and lets us glimpse at the person she is. I have trouble doing this.
- My most helpful post is probably a recent post on ingredients to be found in Singapore for baking bread – where do I start?. I have found that living in Singapore and reading blogs and books written in Australia and the US can result in a mismatch between what people recommend, and what I would actually buy to achieve those great recipe results. I was so afraid to try to even start baking bread, and then discovered how easy it is. I hope others will try as well.
- A post with a title that I am proud of. That would have to be The Best Bread I’ve Ever Baked, and you can Bake it Too!! [Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bacon]. I recently had to adjust my perspective on titles and headlines after reading a series from ProBlogger – I discovered that the headlines on this blog might be funny or meaningful to me, but they might be obscure to others, and if I want people to be able to find my recipes or tech tips, or information on life in Singapore, then I need to let them know what they’re getting right from the headline.
- A post that I wish more people had read. The post that falls under this category is a double-hitter in this area as I feel that this is important information – Password Security [Access all Areas]. I use my blog to educate people and pass on daily information that I find, and I get frustrated when people are ignorant of the web and what can happen on it, and don’t get educated about it. The net is not a bad ‘place’ but it’s like any recreation – it’s safer if you know the rules. Perhaps my title could use some work on this.