September 20, 2011
When I started my blog a year ago, I took some time to think things over, and then I got rid of my ferocious editor. He put up a fight, and then he burst in tears. He bargained and pleaded. He promised that, if I let him stay, he would make me a great blogger – carefree and popular. He wanted to prove to me that he would always act in my best interest. He argued that, with him, I would make less mistakes, and create so many interesting posts that everybody will want to read them, and think “How does she do it? Her well of creativity must be bottomless.”
My ferocious editor insisted that I would always have positive self-image. No, I did not fall for this trap. I opened up an imaginary door and told my editor to try not to cross paths with me in the future.
I did not set any particular goals when I got started on blogging. As a person who spends the majority of her day by herself in front of the easel, my main objective was to meet interesting, creative people without having to leave the house. Because blogging is primarily about creativity.
Let me just tell you right away that I definitely got my wish. I love it your visits, my dear readers, and have lots of fun getting to know you. It’s also very enjoyable to visit your blogs and to make my own new posts. I know that this may come across as cheesy, but my world has expanded because of you.
Thank you, Tim and Sarah Elizabeth, for picking me to participate in Tripbase’s “My 7 Links” project. Here’s a retrospective of my posts, according to the following themes:
-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
Your most beautiful post – The Royal Botanical Gardens
Flowers are one of the absolute and fragile joys of this life. To gaze at them, decorate your home with them, or to take photos of them makes for enjoyable moments that pass by too quickly.
Your most popular post - Blogging for Fame and Fortune
I suspect that certain readers really thought that the secret to achieving fame and forture through blogging will be revealed in this post. But instead, what they found was a small dose of sarcasm, and a beautiful ginger cat.
Your most controversial post - A risky post
I was so anxious about publishing it. I expected that, the next time I come out of the house, I will be greeted by a crowd of non-virtual older ladies with real umbrellas and no less real arguments. Everything seems to have turned out well.
Your most helpful post - Oh, those sizes!
Without a doubt, this post can lift up your mood. It contains some sweet treats and a true story on the subject of inner and outer beauty.
A post whose success surprised you - Today is a rainy day
Really, a post about a rainy day can be so enjoyable?
A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved - Early Morning in High Park
This is where you shouldn’t be surprised. I always feel that High Park should interest one and all, everywhere around the world. Does that make me an addict?
The post that you are most proud of - The Blue Mountain
There is nothing extraordinary about this post, except for the fact that I spent several hours in freezing weather, all the while enjoying myself tremendously, and I even managed to take lots of photos. That day, I was initiated into a real Canadian.
And now, I will nominate 5 more bloggers to share their 7 posts
French Girl in Seattle
Pencil and Box
Tinajo at home
The Vegetable Assassin
It would be interesting to know their thoughts on the subject of their own creations, wouldn’t it?