Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The seven links

I am nominated by Lief in Taiwan for the 7 links project. The goal of the 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". I've lost track of how many posts that I had published and what the posts were about. The nomination gives me a chance to look back at what I had published via the 7 categories and here are my seven:

1. The most beautiful: Old Buildings New Spirits

Someone once said "everything new is beautiful". In the blog 'old buildings new spirits', I attempted to capture the beauty that still resides in some old and discarded places when they are given a renewed purpose in use. The effect captured a resonance in time and meaning that I found quite beautiful, inspiring and enjoyable.

2. The most popular: Black Card Photography I

Of all my blog posts, this one is far and away the most popular in terms of 'hits' and 'citations'. Much to my surprise it found its niche audience, specifically for people who are interested in this photo technique.
3. The most controversial:Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
The never ending story of what kind of Chinese is best to use and how a founding member of the UN lost its position. This post was so controversial that it was blocked in China at that time.

4. The most helpful: Nikon picture control
This blog allows Nikon DSLR camera owners to design their own picture controls in a step by step guide that was most helpful to interested users.

5. A post whose success surprised me: South Tainan Station

This has been on my top ten list for a long time and I still can't figure out why? Color me surprised! Who knew that a post about an old train station would have so many people jumping on board.

6. A post that didn't get the attention it deserved: Human flesh search invasion
Electronic lynchings are all the rage says Mr. Murdoch, yet for some reason this post didn't get much attention. Maybe next time I should include anonymous.  

7. The post that I am most proud of: Plitvice Lakes National Park

I have to credit the natural beauty of this area for making it my choice. The stunning beauty found in this part of Croatia makes me want to return time and again.

My nominations:
1. Fili's world
Full of great travel links, Fili has a passion and it shows in his blog.  

2. Traveling Hawk
Many wonderful experiences but you have to translate it from Romanian

3. On pine street
Creative writing blog that can help you with writing

4. Tainan City Guide
Some place you can find information about Tainan

5. Craig Ferguson Images
Wonderful pics and tips