I’ve seen a couple of bloggers respond to ProBlogger’s 7 Link Challenge last week, so here I am jumping on that bandwagon.
- Your first post. SEO as an Afterthought was a cry for help. The marketing team at McClatchy was totally disconnected from the web development team. When we reached ou to the SEO, she had no idea how our CMS worked. Her boss had even less understanding. When I tried to bridge that gap I was slapped. My first post isn’t great but I still remember how cathartic it was.
- A post you enjoyed writing the most. How You Can Be As Memorable As Morgan Siem stands out. It’s always easy to joyful to write about something that makes you happy. Morgan’s success and the way she’s achieved it should be a roadmap for the social media age.
- A post which had a great discussion. Nobody Reads Anymore. Talking about reading always lets people pipe up with what they have enjoyed in the past.
- A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written. One of the most powerful headlines and blogs I’ve ever read. It’s Not The Recession, You Just Suck. You probably already know I’m a fanboy of Lisa’s writing style, but this one is a masterpiece IMHO.
- A post with a title that you are proud of. How Social Media Can Save The Newspaper Industry. The title says it all. I still believe it to be the truth. Sometimes the straight forward headlines are the most powerful.
- A post that you wish more people had read. Can Online Newspaper Sites Survive was one that had been forming in my head for a long time. The ideas behind it got me an official “talking to” at my job. Apparently the ideas are so heretical that they shouldn’t even be discussed.
- Your most visited post ever. This one has 2 answers. The clear winner by a huge margin is Why You Should Be Twittering More. It had a little help when Mashable linked to it in a tweet so I sort of discount that one. The next winner combines a good headline and a good write-up: Social Media Case Study: How The Pit Uses Twitter and Foursquare.
This was more fun than I expected. It’s a good excercise to look back through your writing and take stock. Let me know if you’ve done the same.
Photo by: Jonathan Harford