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.
1) Blogger is nominated to take part
2) Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.
This shouldn’t take you long to do – don’t over-think it!
– 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
3) Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.
Now this is a voluntary challenge – but I like things like this, so decided I would pick up the challenge laid down by Steve and ‘enter.’ So here are my entries.
1.Your Most Beautiful Post
I’m not sure I do ‘beautiful’ when it comes to writing posts and articles. For this category all I can say is that I write as well as I can and I always try and bring 100% to the table on every post.
2.Your Most Popular Post
My most popular post was undoubtedly this one:
This was because Pat Flynn kindly tweeted out the link and linked to it on his Facebook page. I remember nearly falling off my chair when I checked my analytics a couple of days after this post had run – over 3 times the number of visits that I normally get on a publication day.
3. Your Most Controversial Post
My most controversial post was this one:
The research into talent and excellence that has been conducted in the last 20 years is to me conclusive proof about acquiring excellence. But not everyone agrees with me….read the post and see what you think!
4. Your Most Helpful Post
My most helpful post was this one:
For the cost of a ‘tweet’ you can download a PDF eBook that combines two previous posts on creating pillar articles with some resources and some links to examples of pillar articles.
5. A Post Whose Success Surprised You
The post that surprised me with its success was this one:
The genesis of this post was a comment I left on The Sales Lion blog – and Marcus suggested I expand it out to post length. Which I did – took me about 25 to 30 minutes if memory serves me correctly. But when I hit publish the comments kept rolling in…..my average comment count per post is between 20 to 40. This one has got nearly 140!
6. A Post You Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved
LOL – that’s simple: Every. Single. One.
If I had to pick one though, it would be this one:
Seriously, if you write….go read it. And commit to the quantity. I guarantee that the quality will follow.
7: The Post You Are Most Proud of
I think the post I’m most proud of is this one:
Although I’m also quite proud of the post I wrote about ‘Kindle Spam.’ That was picked up by a Reuters journalist who interviewed me….and HIS article got worldwide syndication and possibly led to Amazon tightening up their publication procedure on Kindle DP.
5 Nominations To Take Up the 7 Links Challenge
- Marina Brito. www.defeatthecousin.com – because she’s my mastermind buddy and she rocks. ‘Nuff said.
- Sean Platt www.ghostwriterdad.com – because he’s doing some inspired stuff at the moment and I want you to take a moment and go read some of his recent posts. You can thank me later.
- Jeff Sexton www.jeffsextonwrites.com – because he’s a writer I admire (and being honest, there are very few of these on the web. Very. Few.) – and because his post would guide me to some gems on his site (or guest posts) that I’ve overlooked.
- Eugene Farber – www.realityburst.com – because he’s a young guy who I’m pretty sure is gonna make it. He’s got the combination of the smarts, the right attitude and the stickability to get to the finish line. And I’ve made him promise that when he does he pays it forward. He’ll know what that means.
- My fifth nomination is a ‘fantasy’ nomination – it’s Steven Pressfield, author of the War of Art. He’s also – like Jeff above – one of the very few writers online whose writing I like. Did I mention there were very few….
What I like about this challenge is that it’s something that has a viral nature built into it – and will lead to bloggers discovering blogs they’ve never heard of. In a way it’s a bit like the Niche Amnesty Day that the guys at Triberr started. Can you think of another way of doing this? Or have you done the challenge already – what did you think of it? Answers on a postcard please…or fire away in the comments below!