After only 6 months of active blogging as Walkingon Travels, I am thrilled to be taking part in Tripbase’s My 7 Links blog project. Thank you so much to Kristina at Wired2theWorld for nominating me. The goal of this project 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.” Digging through all of my past posts, I was amazed to see just how much we have done in the past year. How do I find the best ones to fit the categories? It wasn’t easy, but here is my crack at it.
Most BEAUTIFUL post
One Heck of a Vacation Home– it was colder than Christmas (does that make sense? Probably only to people who have lived through a blizzard), but this is still one of my favorite sights in Beijing. Incredible architecture on a serene lake always makes me happy.
Most POPULAR post
Best Travel Advice Ever – Everyone is always looking for travel advice. Something tangible that can transcend solo, couple and family travel is even better. When I left the country for the first time when I was 16, my dad gave me the best travel advice I have ever heard. I still have not found anything close in the years that followed.
Most CONTROVERSIAL post
Trying to Use a Car Seat in China – I honestly don’t have many controversial posts yet. I haven’t been writing long enough. This post slid through the cracks of my early writing days. I anticipated a little backlash since the post is basically all about how hard it was to use a car seat in China and how we basically had to give up after a while. Not the smartest parental move by far.
Most HELPFUL post
Lessons Learned By A Solo Mama Traveler Abroad – On my first solo flight with my son, I had to take the longest flight possible. Going to Hong Kong with a toddler and no back up support was very eye opening, but also affirming. This was something I could do. I did not have to be afraid of it. I learned how to communicate better with my son and what could work for both of us. I passed this “wisdom” on to readers and they really seemed to like it.
Post whose SUCCESS SURPRISED YOU
Who Needs a Castle? We’ve Got Rocks! – this post was just like any other that I had written on our trip to Japan. It did not get much attention when it was first posted. A week later WordPress featured it on it’s home page and suddenly I had an explosion of traffic and comments.
Post you feel DIDN’T GET THE ATTENTION it deserved
What A Great Wall– I wasn’t too surprised that this post did not get much attention, other than a few family members marveling at the pictures. Not many people bring their one year olds to the Great Wall of China. They really should though. There are easy and practical ways to get there. This post is chock full of useful information. Yes, it can be the touristier route, but if you have flown all that way, why miss such an incredible sight?
Post that you are most PROUD of
Times They Are A changin’ – This was a very personal post for me. I was very proud to know that I could make the right decision for my family and me. I am very hard on myself when it comes to family and work responsibilities, but even I had to know when to call it quits and figure out a better way to do what I love.
Now it’s time for some other amazing bloggers to share in the fun: