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I Accept The 7 Links Challenge

November 7, 2011 | By Adrienne Smith

I Accept The 7 Links ChallengeAdrienneSmith.net was born in June of 2009.  At that time I was heavily into affiliate marketing and I was promoting different products that eventually started bringing me in steady income.

I decided to start blogging about how to do affiliate marketing here on this blog but I openly admit not really putting the time or effort into it that I should have.  My posts were more generic, they didn’t get a lot of traffic and they certainly didn’t get any comments.

I changed direction around the middle of 2010 and started sharing with my readers what I was actually learning online.  As you have probably noticed, it’s just a variety of different skills and lessons I’ve picked up along the way.

As 2011 was upon us I got more into blog commenting and that’s when the real fun began. I now have 340 posts published as of today.

I wanted to share that with you and you’ll see why!

The Challenge

I love a good challenge so image my surprise when Steve Scott sent me a message on Twitter to check out his latest post.  He had recently participated in the 7 links challenge and nominated me to be one of the five people to follow in his foot steps.

After reading more about it I thought heck, this just might be fun.  What a great way to resurrect some of my older posts and even introduce some you’ve never seen before.  I won’t bore you with all the rules to this so you can read them at The 7 Links Challenge.

So here are the posts I came up with:

Most Beautiful Post

This is an easy one for me.  It has to be In Loving Memory of Remi

I’m sure that most of you know what a huge dog lover I am.  Kayla is my third dog and we always had a stray when we were growing up.  They were just never allowed in the house.

My older sister never had one she could call her own until the year 2007.  Remi made her heart turn to mush.  It’s the first time in her life that she actually understood what it’s like to have unconditional love.  Unfortunately, she wasn’t meant to have him very long I guess because she lost him in May of 2010 to cancer.

This post was a tribute to Remi and I truly believe it’s my most beautiful post.  Get out the hankies…

Most Popular Post

For my most popular post I’m going to have to go with My New Commenting Rules

I based this on the amount of traffic it received and comments as well.  I think it was just a topic most people ended up relating to and some decided that after reading mine, it was time to start adapting some of their own rules.

Most Controversial Post

This one is a little more difficult to pick but I would have to say it’s How FireFox Almost Made Me Lose My Religion

I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a “controversial” topic but it would have to be close enough.  I was a huge FireFox lover until I continued having some major issues.  I even received a comment from one of the guys that works for Mozilla which I was happy about. I guess this is going to have to be the closest one since I really just don’t write about controversial topics.

Most Helpful Post

I like to think that the majority of my posts are helpful but since I can only pick one, I’d have to go with A List Of 165 CommentLuv Enabled Blogs

I’m a huge CommentLuv supporter so when Ana Hoffman shared her list of 165 blogs that support this powerful plug-in, I couldn’t help but share it with my readers.  When it comes to commenting and locating blogs that are more then willing to share the love, I think this post was by far extremely helpful.

Post Whose Success Surprised Me

I would have to say that this one surprised me the most was Only 26 Days Left, I Would Appreciate Your Support

I wrote this post to help my friend, Christian Hollingsworth, because he had been nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award.  This is the first time I did anything like that and reached out to my readers for support.  I was holding my breath on this one and just kept my fingers crossed that we could conjure up at least a few votes for Christian.

I was not only blown away by all the outpouring of love and support but by all the comments as well.  I had specifically stated in the post that if I had a choice between comments or votes that I would chose votes hands down.  I was just so touched at how generous everyone was.  That helped seal my faith in the blogging community hands down.

Post You Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved

I have a few in mind but I’m going to go with How to Use Swipe Files for Creating Headlines

I probably sound like a broken record sometimes but I believe I’ll always be a work in progress.  I continue to learn new things all the time so in this post I shared with everyone how to use swipe files for creating headlines.  Headlines had always been a weak point for me so when I locate some really cool things that I believe will help of course I share it with my readers.   I just thought this one would have been a more popular topic.

Post That You Are Most Proud Of

Now this took a little bit of thinking.  Heck, I’m proud of all my posts actually but this one stands out for me over all the others, Attention All Baby Boomers…It Is Never Too Late

This subject is near and dear to my heart because you guys know how much I enjoy helping others.  Since I’m no spring chicken myself I started my online journey with over half of my life already behind me.  I can’t help but have a soft spot for those my age or older that would like to do the same thing.  This post just reiterated the fact that you can start anything at any age.

Are You Up For The Challenge?

So now comes the time that I have to hand this prestigious title over to five lucky blogging friends hoping that they will want to also participate in this challenge.  The way I see this is that it might take a little time to go through your posts but think of the attention you can bring back to those you thought didn’t receive their just reward.  (Did that little jab help?)  :-)

Back in September I was awarded the ever so gracious “Versatile Bloggers” award. Because I had to bestow that same honor on 15 of my blogging friends I decided to nominate some people who I have not yet acknowledged and give them a chance to participate.  Here are the five I decided to pick on, I mean nominate…  :-)

So there you have it, my posts and my nominees.

I actually think this is a great way to introduce you to some blogs you might not have on your radar and to help those bloggers resurrect some posts that they would like to see get a little more attention.  Either way, I see only good things coming from this challenge.

Did You Enjoy This One?

So did you enjoy this post?  Had you already read these?  How about the ones from last year?  Don’t you enjoy being introduced to bloggers you may not have been aware of?  I mean, wouldn’t you want people to do this for you?  Just think of the attention that can come from this or the older posts that you can share that may have gotten lost in the shuffle!

Either way, I sure hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed going back through my posts. One thing’s for sure, writing this post took a whole heck of a lot longer than most of mine! Oh well, it was fun.

Look forward to hearing your comments on this one so don’t be shy!  It’s always a pleasure.

{ 97 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolyn
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Hi Adrienne, This is a fantastic list. I had read most of your posts you listed, but not all of them. I will definitely be checking out the one I missed.

I will also be checking out the blogs you mentioned to see if they follow in your footsteps. I hope they do!

Kudos to Steve for giving you the challenge! He was right to bestow the honor on you. I imagine this will be spreading around the blogging community like wildfire now, as it should!

Well done.

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2 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Hi Carolyn,

It took some time to go back through my posts and come up with the ones I thought fit each category. But I must admit, I enjoyed this challenge which is why I decided to post it on a Monday. Give me plenty of time over the weekend to figure this all out.

I hope you don’t mind me not including you in this challenge although I was very tempted. I’ve already picked on you once so thought you wouldn’t mind being skimmed over. :-)

I know Barry’s up for the challenge and hope everyone else will be as well. I was surprised yet thrilled when Steve nominated me for this. He has so many wonderful blogging friends so I felt truly honored.

Thanks again and hope you are looking forward to a really great week! I’ll be seeing you soon.

~Adrienne

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3 Carolyn
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Hi Adrienne, I’m happy you nominated these other awesome blogs! It’s okay to skip mentioning The Wonder of Tech every so often. ;-)

I’m sure it did take you a while to go through your many posts, but as usual, you don’t cut corners with your readers!

Have a fantastic week, Adrienne!

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4 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM

It was hard not including you Carolyn. I’m sure some of your posts need to be resurrected. So do the challenge anyway! :-)

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5 Jimmy
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Hi Adrienne and Carolyn,

Sorry to jump in.

But I am so excited that you nominated me for this challenge. It really made my day. I was actually just surfing around blogs and something nudge me to check you out. Boy, was I in for a treat here. Thank you so much and I am so honoured by your nomination, Adrienne. Thanks.

I have one problem though, can the 7 item post wait till weekend? Because I have started a schedule for posting my personal development articles. Weekend is the day I release general materials.

This activity and challenge is so fun and meaningful. I went to the main site and saw tons of other good people/blogs there. Such wonderful connection on the blogosphere

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6 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Hey Jimmy,

I sent you a tweet letting you know that I had nominated you. Did you not see that? Oh well, glad you stopped by anyway and learned that I have you on my list. Hope you are looking forward to this challenge.

Jimmy, take your time. You can do this whenever you want. I did mine a week and a half after I was nominated because I had to wait until the weekend so I could spend more time on this one. No worries my friend.

There are a ton of blogs participating in this already so hopefully nominating some other bloggers to participate won’t be too hard. You just can’t nominate someone who has already been nominated. We need to give everyone a chance.

Thanks Jimmy and will definitely look forward to that post.

~Adrienne

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7 Barry Wells
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve been scratching my head all night wondering what the challenge would be…. all I can say is: Wow when you put it on people you certainly do it a nice way :lol:

I think this is an excellent idea so I will have to put my thinking cap on to come up with the posts that best fit the categories. That in itself is a challenge ha ha. So once I have found the 7 posts and written my new post detailing them I have to nominate 5 bloggers to pass the challenge onto?

Now I’m thinking….

Some of the posts you’ve listed here I’ve still yet to read so I’ll make my way through them ASAP.

This really is an excellent Idea Adrienne, thanks for putting it on me…… I think ;)

I’ll catch you up on the posts listed above Adrienne.
Until my next comment (15 minutes away)

Take care, Barry

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8 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Hey Barry,

I had you wondering so I’m happy to hear you aren’t disappointed. When Steve shared this challenge with me I thought it really is a great way to get some of those posts recognized once again that may need a little more love. You’ve got a super blog with awesome content so who better to bestow this nomination to then you!

I know it’s a lot of posts to read if you haven’t already so take your time. No rush at all!

Glad you are up for the challenge Barry and just do it when you have the time. There is no time table on this so don’t stress over it. Like I mentioned to Carolyn, I had to wait until the weekend so I could have more time to go back through all my posts. But it was really kind of fun.

Now, have a great week and thanks so much for the post today. I’m really looking forward to hearing what everyone has in store for me. I think it will be fun!

Later my friend. :-)

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9 Dee Ann Rice
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Adrienne,

I have read most of the posts you listed and they are all good. I am going to go back and read the one that I have not read.

I also read 2 or 3 of the blogs you mentioned. I will be going and checking out the rest as I am sure they are great blogs or would not be mentioned.

This is a great challenge not only for you but for your readers as we benefit greatly from it.

~Dee Ann

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10 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Hi Dee Ann,

I was thinking about adding you to this list but I know you are so busy with life and kids I didn’t know if you’d be up for the challenge. But you were on my mind and I wavered whether or not to include you. You have such good content and I love visiting your place.

Thanks for checking out the post you haven’t read yet. I appreciate that and know that it can be time consuming. I think you’ll enjoy these other bloggers, they all have such great content. At least I believe they do! :-)

Have a great week Dee Ann!

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11 Dee Ann Rice
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Adrienne,

Thank you for thinking of me. I am honored to even be considered by you. I see you as so successful in everything that you do and you are truly and inspiration for me.

I am so glad that Barry is going to interview you. It will be a great interview.

My life is busy and I am always running. One of me major problems though is not the busyness but the procrastinating because of fears. I have been thinking lately as I read the posts of the people in Sally’s “Learn With Sally” about facing fears, I have a couple of fears I need to face and that might make my on and off line success better.

Have a great week.

Dee Ann

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12 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Oh Dee Ann, I think VERY highly of you. I would love to see you blogging on a more consistent basis but not only are you a full-time Mom, you have an offline and online position. You are super woman in my eyes! :-) I don’t know how you do it!

I am excited about the interview and he failed to tell me when he approached me that he was going to be creating a product around this. Wow, I’m truly blown away but very excited.

Dee Ann, I can totally relate to the fears that you mentioned. I still have some of my own that I’m also working through. The one thing I’ve learned from this though is that the end result is not that bad. Okay, we are moving out of our comfort zone on some things but what’s the worse that can happen? We aren’t going to die so to me it’s just practice makes perfect. Maybe we can walk through those fears together. You game?

Thanks Dee Ann and you have a great week yourself. :-)

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13 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Good Morning Adrienne,
I take exception to the fact that we as Bloggers always have to come up with new content to feed Father Google.

Good writing does not diminsh over time. The posts that you have outlined today are the very best. I say let’s have a second look.

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14 Sonia
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Hey Girl! Thank you so much for including me on that list! I accept this challenge and will do the same on my blog (of course linking back to you). What a fantastic idea and another awesome opportunity to open the eyes of your readers to new blogs.

Now I am going to go read your old posts and check out the other blogs. Again, thank you Adrienne!

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15 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Yeah Sonia! I’m so thrilled you are eager to participate. I thought it was a great challenge to introduce some of your newest readers to some of your older posts as well as some bloggers they may not have on their radar yet. I tell ya, my list could have been a lot longer for bloggers but was limited to only five.

Have fun reading and I can’t wait to read your post and see what you come up with. Your blog is so awesome, every post is worthy of attention. So let’s give it some more, shall we!

See you soon! :-)

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16 Steve
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Adrienne,

First of all, thanks for joining in the competition! I hope you did have fun. I know I had a lot of fun looking over old posts deciding which ones to include when I did mine! :)

I will have to check out your Firefox post. I missed that one (and I am still a loyal Firefox user.

Your swipe file one is interesting too. I almost went with an article on swipe files as most under-appreciated post, too. I actually had a large swipe file set free for download and everything. I thought it was going to be a big deal and it wasn’t as well received as i thought it would be.

Perhaps people really do not “get” how important and helpful a swipe file can really be….

Anyhow, thanks for playing along, and I hope you enjoyed the challenge. :)

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17 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the nomination and I actually did have some fun with this. I wrote my post on Saturday and although it did take a lot longer to go through my older posts, I really enjoyed the challenge. It was kind of hard for some posts but not at all for others.

Ah, my FireFox rant. Yep, what can I say. It definitely got a lot of attention and I once was a FireFox lover as well. No more my friend!

Really? You had a post on swipe files too that didn’t get a lot of attention? I really thought that it would have been better received but guess we were both wrong. I am finding that my posts that share certain how to’s and blogging are the biggest hit. Oh, and when I show love and support to other blogger. Hands down, very popular posts. ;-)

Thanks again for thinking of me and I really did have a good time with this post. I appreciate you Steve!

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18 pea November 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Yup, yup. Could see a few of my favourites in there. Some I just read and some I commented on. Of course the Remi story was very touching for me and top of my list. Plus I can see one or two that I would like to have a look at which having not read the rules of this exercise would have to assume that that is one of the benefits.

An excellent idea!

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19 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Thanks Pea, I appreciate that. So glad you enjoyed this post and hopefully going back through some of my older ones.

I’m sure that you’ve already seen a lot of these posts because I didn’t go back too far when searching for what I was going to include. The Remi story was by far the most beautiful for me. Still makes me cry every time I watch that video.

Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much!

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20 Eddie Gear
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Its good to see so much from your blog. I’ve read most of them, but still missed out a couple of interesting posts. The good part is that I can see that you have started the blog in 2009 which would have established your blog well with Google.

I’ve noticed quite a few challenge going viral, Remember the versatile blogger award now this.

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21 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Hey Eddie,

I think it did help that I blogged three times a week consistently ever since I started even if it wasn’t the best content available. I’ve definitely grown since the start and this year was really my breakout if you want to call it that.

I think some of these challenges and awards have helped get me out there a little more. Personally, I’m enjoying it!

Thanks for your input on this one and glad you’ve enjoyed most of my posts! :-)

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22 Ruth
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Hi Adrienne – great list! I’m so pleased you took up the challenge because I was most interested in knowing which posts you would highlight. For what it’s worth, I read your swipe file post and found it extremely helpful! I think I read most of the others as well, but I’ll circle back to make sure. I’m also looking forward to checking out the bloggers you nominated – I don’t think I’m familiar with any of them!

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23 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Hi Ruth,

The going back through the posts was the fun part. I mean how do you choose? That was kind of hard but I enjoyed it for sure. Glad to know you’ve read the majority of them. Ah, the swipe file was helpful, thanks for that.

I think you’ll enjoy these other blogs. Wanted to give a shout out to some I felt were very deserving.

Enjoy Ruth!

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24 Diane Aksten
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Adrienne: Sounds like a fun challenge you undertook and I bet it was fun revisiting some of your old blog posts, especially the ones that may not have received the feedback or comments you were anticipating ;-)

I just started following Ilka but plan to visit your other choices as well and I’m enjoying your posts so far; also thanks for visiting me and commenting.

Have a fantastic week Adrienne!!

Diane

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25 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Hi Diane,

It was a fun challenge, I wish I could have nominated a lot of people. But it’s definitely a great idea for a post don’t you think? Revisiting older posts that may not have received the love you had hoped in the beginning.

Ilka is a wonderful lady and she writes such good helpful content. I have no doubt you’ll enjoy the others on this list as well. They are all a little different with what they blog about. Kind of wanted to mix things up.

Thanks again Diane and you have a wonderful week as well. :-)

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26 Ken Pickard
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Adrienne,

I love the concept of this challenge. To many times bloggers write good content and are not sure how to promote some of their best or often over looked posts. As a blogger’s popularity grows we have a chance to resurrect a couple of oldies abut goodies and we should do so. We should be interlinking to other posts we have written as often as it makes sense.

This helps to increase the “Sticky Factor” as well as reduce the bounce rate. It really brings our readers deeper into the family if you will.

Thanks for highlighting the challenge and sharing your your older posts.

Ken Pickard
The Network Dad

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27 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Hey Ken,

I did too, was glad to participate. I had fun going back through some of my older posts.

As I mentioned in my post, I’ve been blogging for awhile but in the beginning wasn’t very good at it unfortunately. As I got better I believe my posts started to improve so there is a lot of content I have here that I think others would still find helpful but has been buried with the older posts. I wish we all had time to go back through everyone’s older posts. We could still be learning a lot.

I appreciate your input on this and thanks for the comment. Always a pleasure to see you!

~Adrienne

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28 Radu
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Wow…First, I enjoyed the little “info” section about your blog. It’s amazing to see how you turned it into real magnet for people.
The idea of this challenge is simply brilliant..with tons of information and thousands of bloggers is difficult to check out the places where the “goodies” are hidden :)

Since I’m relatively a new reader of your blog, I took the time to read almost all the nominated posts. It was like participating in a “mini world tour”…directly from my bedroom. Different styles, various emotions and yes..a lot of quality content. The last one is your personal mark I guess :)

I really enjoyed “How Firefox almost made me loose my religion”. He he. For me it’s too late.. I already lost with so many errors and low performances :) A change is 100% necessary and Google Chrome looks like a better option. Very useful and fun video tutorial btw.

Thanks for sharing the challenge concept along with your best creations. It was a great read!

Have a splendid day,
Radu

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29 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Hi Radu,

Glad you enjoyed the intro. Just wanted everyone to see where I started and it wasn’t having success right out of the gate. I am definitely still a work in progress.

You are so right, whenever we start visiting a new blog we never go back to the beginning and read all their older posts. We would never get anything accomplished although a lot of it is good stuff. Sure wish I had that kind of time.

Why thank you for taking the time to read them all. I appreciate that, I know it can be time consuming. I know there are a few you’ve probably read already. Hope that cut a little time. :-)

Ah, you enjoyed my FireFox video. I’m actually glad I waited two weeks after that incident or it might have ended up being an R rated one. Boy, I was some kind of ticked off. But I’m really loving Chrome now that I figured how to use it.

I appreciate your thoughtful comment Radu and for taking the time to go through my other posts. That really means a lot. Thank you so much!

Have a splendid day yourself and a very productive week.

~Adrienne

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30 Janet Callaway
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Adrienne, aloha. WOW! Though I knew you consistently turned out “great stuff,” I had no idea you had created 340 quality content packed posts. CONGRATULATIONS on that and on your award from Steve.

Before commenting, I took the time to watch your Remi post which was indeed beautiful. Even though I didn’t know Remi, I could certainly see that he was a gentle spirit. How wonderful that Remi was your sister’s introduction to owning, or should I say being owned by, a dog. Adrienne, you did a fabulous job with this tribute. In fact, I may have to head back to thejackb’s to play the Blues Brothers to lift me up.

Adrienne, thanks for highlighting your selections for us. Because your “swipe” post was before we connected, I had not seen it and I definitely look forward to watching your tutorial.

It will be my pleasure to see what your nominees do. Unfortunately, I have to confess that though Roy challenged me a number of months ago on this, I have not done it because it hasn’t felt right. Interestingly enough, even reading your wonderful piece does not inspire to create a similar post. Fortunately, I know enough not to force it if it does feel right.

Thanks so much for sharing your perspective on your “favorites” in each category. Best wishes to you, my friend, for an amazing week. Until next time, aloha. Janet

p.s. By the way, I did find a picture so will scan it and send it to you and Carolyn.

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31 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Hey Miss Janet!

You are too kind Janet but I wouldn’t call every single one of my posts quality content. As I stated, I started off writing very boring posts about affiliate marketing but eventually changed directions so it started to get a little better over time. But I do have that many under my belt now.

Ah, thank you for watching the video I did about Remi. Dogs hold a special place in my heart and he was truly a big teddy bear. I hated that my sister didn’t get more time with him but he was definitely her first introduction to pure love. I tell you one thing, Jack’s Blues Brothers video will definitely lift you up. That one brought back memories for me. What fun! :-)

The good thing about this Janet is you can do it on your own timetable. I waited until the weekend so I could actually take the time to go back through my posts to see what I wanted to share. I think it’s a great idea for your readers to be introduced to some of your earlier content that we may have missed too because we found you much later. Just like my swipe file post, it was before we met. If you do decide to participate in this challenge, do it when it’s right for you. I’m sure Roy doesn’t mind at all.

I enjoyed sharing these posts Janet and as always, I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me. I definitely will have an amazing week and I hope you will do the same.

Can’t wait to see that photo! Thank you for digging that one up for Carolyn and me. Tee, hee, hee…

~Adrienne

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32 Ilka Flood
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Gosh, I am still teary-eyed after reading Remi’s tribute and watching the loving video. What a beautiful dog! And a gentle giant indeed. Losing a dog is always a heartbreaking experience but losing Tyson, our boxer, two years ago just about killed my husband. The two of them were extremely close.

Thank you for thinking of me as far as the challenge! I feel very honored! Of course I accept, but it may take me a little bit to find just the perfect posts for each category. (You know I’m a recovering perfectionist, don’t you?)

Okay, I’m off to reading the other posts of yours that I missed. Thank you so much for sharing them! (I bet it wasn’t easy to pick them from all your excellent posts.)

Cheers, and have a great day!

Ilka

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33 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Hi Ilka,

I’m with you there girl, I still get teary eyed every time I watch it. Heck, I even made the darn thing too! Ah, I can definitely sympathize with your husband Ilka. I had a cocker spaniel for 19 years and I was a basket case for quite awhile after loosing him. He was my child, my life, we grew up together. I don’t have children of my own so it felt like loosing a child to me. They live in our hearts.

I’m so happy to hear that you accept the challenge. You take your time, I did. It can be time consuming but look at how much fun it will be to go back through your older posts and decide which ones fit each category. I can’t wait to read them all. Since you are a recovering perfectionist, it will be much easier now! lol…

Thanks a ton girl and I can’t wait to see what you come up with. But don’t worry, I’ll wait as long as it takes.

Have a fabulous day and a glorious week!

~Adrienne

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34 Ilka Flood
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Aww, you’re such a sweetheart! Has anyone ever told you that? :)

You have a wonderful day!

Ilka

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35 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Just a few Ilka but I’ll take it. Thank you! :-)

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36 Peggy Baron
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve read all your posts, and I think it’s interesting to see how some of them did from your end of things, and what you personally thought of them.

Keep up the good work girl! :)

Peggy

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37 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Hi Peggy,

Thank you, so glad you’ve read them all. I’m sure that from the prospective of the author we think differently then the prospective of the reader. Wouldn’t you agree? I’m sure you have some posts that you had hoped would have done better than others. Just happy to participate.

Thanks Peggy, I appreciate that! :-)

~Adrienne

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38 Justin
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November 7, 2011 at 5:49 PM

That’s awesome Adrienne that Steve nominated you. My favorite post of yours of all time has to be “How Firefox Almost Made You Lose Your Religion.” I installed Google Chrome on my computer after reading that post and watching your video.

I still use Firefox more than Chrome, but I like having the option of switching back and forth.

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39 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM

That’s too funny Justin that the FireFox post is your favorite. Did I rant too terribly much? Just glad I didn’t shoot it that day. That would not have been good.

I’m glad you aren’t having any problems with FireFox though. I mean that’s good really. I hope you don’t but like you said, it’s a great backup plan just in case.
:-)

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40 Mouh
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November 7, 2011 at 5:05 PM

I know all of the post you mentioned here. I feel you’ve done very well in picking the right ones except for the post you didn’t feel it got the attention it deserves… I do believe all of your posts are popular. There are about 30 comments in that post and many people actually shared it on social media websites. But maybe when you compare it with other posts, you feel it didn’t get much attention. But still, all your posts are popular. :)

I didn’t read In Loving Memory of Remi post but I didn’t watch the video. I don’t remember where exactly but I did watch it, I believe. Maybe I did that on FaceBook or YouTube…

It I were to choose, most of my posts would fall under “… didn’t get the attention it deserved.” :D But I’d still have posts for the others. :)

Mouh :)

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41 Carolyn November 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

I agree, Mouh. With how great your blog is, your Alexa Rank and Google Page Rank should both be 10!

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42 Adrienne Smith
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November 7, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Thank you Mouh, I appreciate that you think all of my posts are popular. I’m sure you know how it is, you write some and think that it’s just okay. Those are usually the ones that get more attention. I’m definitely not complaining though. I just hope that what I share, people are learning something.

I believe I had posted Remi’s video on Facebook last year because I had some friends there that were following along his progress. I had sent out prayer requests hoping that everything she was doing for him would eventually start working. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

I agree with you Mouh. All of your posts are really good and definitely deserve more attention. You have helped me so much so I definitely appreciate you my wonderful friend. But look how I started out so it will just get better from here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed your day. Thanks again! :-)

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43 Jack
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November 7, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I always enjoy these types of posts because I am curious to see what posts the blogger lists. I think that I have read most of them but I need to go through and double check it.

And I am always glad to get recommendations on new bloggers to read from bloggers I respect. It is a good reference and an easy way to find new blogs.

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44 Adrienne Smith
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November 7, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Hi Jack,

I enjoy them too, gives us some other posts to reference that we may have missed as well as being introduced to some bloggers we may not have visited yet. I know I can’t visit them all but there’s not harm in sneaking over and taking a peak.

Glad you enjoyed this one and I had fun watching the Blues Brothers video on yours today. Memories!!! Fun, fun, fun… :-)

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45 Pianolessongirl November 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Hi Adrienne,
My favorite post was (of course ;) ) the FireFox one, (because it was funny) but also because I have had issues with Firefox as well, and we just recently installed Google Chrome on all the laptops. :)
This is a great idea, and a great way to recycle some old posts. I think you did a great job at picking ones for each category. They all fit very nicely. I had read 4 or 5 of them in the past, but I made sure I got up-to-date on the rest. :)
Have a great week! :)
~Pianolessongirl,
Dakota

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46 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Hi Dakota,

I think that’s so funny that my FireFox post was such a big hit. Just goes to show you that you just never know which posts will go over better than others. I did that one because of a rant of course but it ended up being helpful for those that were having problems too and weren’t that familiar with Chrome. I love that!

I love this idea too. Might just have to do it once or twice a year. Great way to get your posts visited again. :-)

Thanks Dakota, I appreciate you stopping by and sharing that with me. Hope you have a good week too! I always do!

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47 Dr. Bob Clarke
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks so much for the nomination. We are honored… and accept the challenge! This should be fun, as you said.

I guess I must be an avid reader since I believe I’ve read all the posts you discussed except for the most Beautiful post about your dog…. I will be off to read this after I finish here.

It’s so obvious to me that the changes you’ve made to your blog over the first year or so have paid off big time. Just one look at all the comments you receive on a regular basis tells me that your readers are loyal and keep coming back for more.

As a blogger, who can ask for anything else.

Congrats on all your successes, and thanks again for thinking of us.

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48 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Hi Bob,

So glad you are willing to accept this challenge. I was thinking of people that I’d like to see some of their past posts and how they see them. You definitely came to mind.

I’m happy to hear you’ve read the majority of the posts I have listed. I didn’t go back too far. I know that my post about Remi was way off topic but it was something the family was dealing with at that time and we had reached out to our online friends to pray for Remi back then. Unfortunately, I guess it wasn’t meant to be. He was a precious addition to our family.

I am very pleased with the results of my blog and just so happy that my readers have remained loyal. You are so right, as bloggers, we can’t ask for more.

Thank you Bob and I appreciate you accepting. Will look forward to what you’ll have to share with us.

~Adrienne

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49 Dia November 7, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I read most of the articles you listed here. You continue to provide solid info and your personality shines throughout all the posts. ;) Glad to be a member of your community. Scott did the right choice by the way to nominate you. Thanks for sharing Adrienne

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50 Adrienne Smith
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November 8, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Hi Dia,

I appreciate that and am so glad my posts have been informational. I love hearing that. I am thrilled to have you as a member of my community as well. I so enjoy your blog and all the insights you continue to share with me. You have helped me tremendously Dia.

So glad Scott decided to include me in this challenge so thank you for saying that. It’s been really fun.

Hope you’ve had a wonderful day and your week is even better. :-)

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51 Todd November 8, 2011 at 2:22 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I stumbled across your blog via Mazzastick, I am looking forward to reading your 7 posts.

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52 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Hi Todd,

Welcome to my place and glad you decided to hop over here after being over at Justin’s place. We definitely blog about different things but hopefully you’ll find some of my content helpful.

Hope you enjoy the post!

~Adrienne

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53 Ashvini
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 3:42 AM

Hey Adrienne,

I received a nomination from Sonia of http://logallot.com and I think I also need to get ready for the contest.
Next thing in my agenda is to read the recommendations from you and to check out the blogs that you have mentioned.

Hope you are having a great day.
Ashvini

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54 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Hi Ashvini,

Wow, she got that one written really quick. I’m impressed and thrilled that she nominated you. Can’t wait to hear what you’ll come up with. I have no doubt it will be great.

Hope you enjoyed my other posts and some of these other blogs. They all pretty much write about different things which is what I wanted to share with my readers.

Great to see you and hope you had a good time off.

~Adrienne

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55 Harleena Singh
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November 8, 2011 at 3:44 AM

Congrats on being nominated and accepting the challenge Adrienne!

Love the links you have shared, though I had not read about the swipe files and about Remi- which I just did now. Most of the others I have been regularly reading on the blog that always motivate and inspire me a great deal :)

Touching video about Remi and being a dog lover and owner, their unconditional love and attachment has no words. Similarly, their loss is something tough to deal with as well. Right from the time we were toddlers, our parents had dogs, so we have grown up with them. The same thing runs in my family now, so understanding them when they look into your eyes is something wonderful.

I do know the bloggers whom you have passed on the torch to and can’t wait to see what posts they come up with in their list! Sure seems exciting!

Thanks for sharing :)

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56 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Hi Harleena,

I tried not to pick too many posts that the majority of you guys hadn’t already read. I mean going back through them in itself is time consuming so I tried to keep them short. I thought the swipe file post was good so hopefully it will get resurrected in this small way.

Glad you enjoyed the video about Remi. My sister probably wouldn’t appreciate me spilling our past relationship all over the web so I’ll just say that Remi made her a much better person. Since he was her first dog, her heart just melted and she finally understood what unconditional love really is. She’s never had children of her own so even though he only graced her life for a short time it was enough to change her as a person. For that we were all grateful. Dogs are a huge part of our family and always will be. You are right, their loss is tough to deal with.

I’m glad you are familiar with all these other bloggers too. I hear Sonia already has her post up so I’ll be visiting that one here in a bit. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else will share.

Thank you Harleena for your lovely comment. It’s always appreciated.

~Adrienne

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57 Rusty
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November 8, 2011 at 4:05 AM

This is so very interesting to read, and it provokes a lot of thought as well. I really enjoy all of the posts that I have read of yours and appreciate what I get out of them! I also was interested to see that you have chosen some blogs that I tend to visit as well as they have drawn my attention. There are a so many wonderful bloggers and people that follow you blog and I have been blessed with getting to know a few of them by simple “association”. This was fun. Oh, BTW I will soon be rolling out a new Theme that I HOPE will solve the comment issues. I am so sorry that my blog has seemed to single you out when you try to comment of all people! I am truly sorry about that! I too am a Commentluv fan and love the fact that it can help promote others on my blog as well, so I am determined to solve it! Have fantabulous day!

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Hi Rusty,

I appreciate you stopping by even if I haven’t been able to comment over at your place. I can’t for the life of me figure out why everyone else can comment and it’s just picking on me! But I still like you my man and enjoy reading your posts even if I haven’t been able to leave a comment. No worries there, it’s not your fault. Just let me know when you have things in place and I’ll test it for you! :-)

This post did take some time, that’s for sure. Wow, picking these posts was time consuming. Some were easy while others, not so much. But I did enjoy the challenge and just hope you all enjoyed what I shared.

There are so many wonderful bloggers that visit my place and this was really hard to single some out. I just wanted to give these a chance to be seen and they all contribute something different so that was another goal of mine.

Thank you for your comment Rusty and it’s always a pleasure to see you. Hang in there my friend! :-)

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59 Claude Nougat
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 5:40 AM

Hi Adrienne, this is a fab post! And a very useful pointer to lots of interesting material and other great bloggers! Just tweeted about it!

Keep up the good work, I’m rooting for you, yes!

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60 Adrienne Smith
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November 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Thank you Claude!

Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you had some time to visit the others ones I mentioned. I see you are a new visitor here. Hope you find my content helpful.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words and your visit today!

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61 Angel
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November 8, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Hi Adrienne,!
We can get used to having a post every few days. We also have many things to check in our e-mails, facebook, twitter, etc. We don’t have time to read carefully all the posts, but this might not mean, that the older posts are useless.
Is useless the wisdom of our ancestors.?
I have read some of these you list here, the one about is never too late, helped me to gain some hope, in this difficult world.

Warmly, Angel.

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62 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Hi Angel,

Since I didn’t start commenting on blogs until the beginning of this year, I didn’t have a lot of regular visitors here at my place. So that means that a LOT of my posts previous to that where never even viewed. I for one would never have time to go back through some 200 posts and read them all that’s for sure. I can’t expect my readers to do the same either. But maybe just pointing out these few, only seven, won’t be such a difficult task.

Thanks for your ongoing support Angel. I really appreciate it!

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63 Bill Dorman
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November 8, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Whew, I’m glad I didn’t make your list because I don’t have 7 I could put in there. Maybe somebody would let me borrow some of their’s.

I will have to go check some of those out. There were a few I remember but I’ll bet the others are worthy as well.

Sounds like you had fun with this and you want to have some ‘fun’ in there, right. I did see Sonia did her’s.

Thanks for sharing this and hope you have a great day.

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64 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Are you kidding me! You going on around 50 posts now Bill… I KNOW you can find seven in there. But since you nominated me for the Versatile Bloggers award and you participated in that one yourself, I was trying to give you a break. That’s the ONLY reason I didn’t pick on you! :-)

Hope you enjoy the posts you had missed but I have a feeling it wasn’t many. I did have fun with this challenge actually.

I can’t believe Sonia has hers done already. I’ll be heading over there next. Can’t wait to read all of hers.

Thanks for the visit as always my friend. My day has gotten off to a great start. Hope you have a wonderful one yourself.

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65 Mitch Mitchell
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November 8, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I love this idea! I’ve done similar things on my blog from time to time but not as part of a links challenge. It makes you go back through previous articles and be circumspect on them, as well as helps to resurrect old posts you think were pretty good. Thanks for sharing the ones you did.

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Hi Mitch,

I’m thinking that I might start doing this maybe a couple times a year just to bring some of my older posts back to life. Having Steve nominate me for this link challenge just made me realize what a great idea this is. I’m not at all surprised that you already do this my friend. It was fun actually going back through my older posts. Some of them were kind of hard to decide which fit in what category. I think I did okay though.

Thanks Mitch and thanks for that idea that I don’t necessarily need a link challenge to continue this tradition. There goes my mind again!!! :-)

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67 Mitch Mitchell
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November 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Exactly. And see, you have just under 400 posts while I’m near 1,200, so I have lots of posts I thought were pretty good that I like to recycle from time to time, bringing it to new eyes.

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68 Adrienne Smith
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November 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Dang Mitch, 1,200 posts! Wow, hope I can say that some day. But by then you’ll be way into the 5 digits with yours. Cool!

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69 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
November 9, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Your post is actually the first 7 links challenge post I’ve read, and it makes me want to read them all. What a brilliant post! I’ve read most of your posts already, but like any good novel, I want to go back and read it again. And now, because of your description, I get a new perspective on the posts as well. And one post, the commentluv list, was on my to-do list for a long time, but I never took any action to visit any of the blogs. Now is the time.

I haven’t been online that much lately, been busy writing the novel and busy at work, but that’s about to change.

Great article.

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70 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Hi Jens,

If you can imagine this, Steve’s 7 links post is the first one I’ve ever read too. Heck, I didn’t even know this was going around but then again, why would I? I think it’s a neat idea though, locating older posts to place in these categories. I actually had a good time going back through them. I tried to not go too terribly far back in time so that you’ve read the majority of them as you’ve visited by blog.

The CommentLuv list is definitely great if you are searching for more blogs to visit and comment on. 165 is quite a bit but you also know a good bit on that list too. I would only go through that when I have the time.

Writing another novel, that’s fabulous Jens. Did you ever hear from the publisher and has your first one been accepted yet? I would have thought you would update us in a post if that happens but just in case, I’m going to ask anyway. That’s great that you are on your second one now. Is it a totally different story or a sequel to your first? I think that’s just fabulous! I’m so excited for you. You are one busy guy!

Thanks Jens! :-)

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71 Jens P. Berget
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November 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM

I haven’t quite finished the first novel yet, but almost. I have an ongoing conversation with the publisher, and I will let you know as soon as I get some news. But this is a long process, and I’m going to keep writing until I get it published, no matter how long it will take. The second book is a sequel, and although the story is different, the people are the same, and it’s based on the first novel.

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Oh, so it’s like they are making you do rewrites or something like that? Changing things sort of. Well, I’m glad that the publisher likes it or they wouldn’t be wasting this time with you. That’s great news Jens. I’m sure you’re very excited about that. I’m definitely excited for you. And doing a sequel next. I’m sure that everyone who purchased the first one will definitely like the second one. Hopefully some day they’ll publish it in English! Now that would be way too cool. ;-)

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73 Allyson Stewart November 9, 2011 at 4:52 AM

Hi, Adrienne. It was great seeing the list of some of your older articles. I love the variety! You’ve been a very busy woman. Wow! 340 posts. Congrats. I’ve read some of the posts you mentioned, but not all. I’ll have to read them when I have some extra time.

I also look forward to reading the five sites you nominated. (And yes, I do enjoy being introduced to bloggers I wasn’t aware of.) Thanks for sharing. It was definitely an interesting read.

Allyson

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Hi Allyson,

Thanks, I appreciate that. I think that’s what’s great about the different categories, hoping to get a variety of different subjects in there. Of course most blogs are usually about certain things so it’s not always that easy. Mine is a variation so I had a little more to choose from I suppose. Take your time, I just appreciate you wanting to go back and read a few of the posts that you haven’t previously.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy visiting these five bloggers that I mentioned. They all bring something a little different to the table. I wanted to mix it up yet give them the opportunity to share more of their content with us.

Thanks for stopping by Allyson. Hope all is well with you young lady! :-)

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75 Allyson Stewart November 9, 2011 at 4:55 AM

By the way, Adrienne. Have you ever thought about writing a book about your story? If not, I think you should. I’d definitely read it.

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76 Adrienne Smith
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November 9, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Ah thank you Allyson.

Here’s the funny thing. A couple years ago I took a class on how to write a book. My intention was to write it about my dog who passed away back in 2005. We had been together for 19 years and I thought people really enjoy stories about wonderful pets. But once I sat down to write I just couldn’t seem to get my thoughts together. It’s not like he was funny and did stupid things, he was a wonderful pet.

Then someone told me I should write my own story. Since people don’t know me, I’m no celebrity, I just couldn’t see me doing that. As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, I just don’t find myself very interesting. Sure, maybe some of what I’ve been through in my life could be a lesson for someone but I just didn’t think it would go over well. But thank you for saying that. You are oh too sweet to me! :-)

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77 Allyson Stewart November 10, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Oh, Adrienne. Bless your heart. I am so sorry about your dog. That’s sad. I don’t see a lot of books about a pet’s life, so it would have been interesting to read as well as a great way to keep his memory alive.

And by the way, you are interesting. You have great concepts to share, as well as an interesting story. For example, your life in the corporate world — your story about your dad — how you got started blogging — your journey — that kinda stuff. :)

See you soon.

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78 Adrienne Smith
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November 10, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Ah thanks Allyson, he was a precious gift. 19 years is a long time for a cocker spaniel and I’m blessed I had him that long.

That’s sweet of you to say. Maybe some day! :-)

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79 Fred Tracy
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November 9, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Haha what a cool idea. I’m going to read the one about Firefox right now. I assume it didn’t really make you lose your religion!!!

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80 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Ah thanks Fred! Well, it almost made me lose my religion. Ever do something that was just so infuriating that your blood got to boiling and you found yourself so mad! Well, that was it! :-)

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81 Chrysta Bairre
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November 9, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Congratulations on 340 posts! I have quite a way to go to get there, and I look forward to being able to accept a 7 Links Challenge once I have more posts on my blog.

Chrysta

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82 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 10, 2011 at 12:01 AM

You already have a lot of really great posts on your blog Chrysta. I have no doubt that if you were to participate in this challenge that you would have plenty of really great content to share. That I do know for sure. :-)

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83 Deeone
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November 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Awesome post! It’s great that you shared some of your most interesting, intriguing, and most popular post. It gives your readers, those that joined the journey a chance to see some of your earlier post. Brilliant idea, that Steve shared with you. I’ve read most of those that you listed, except for the first one about Remi and the one about swiping files. I’ll have to check them both out. Thank for sharing. And Congrats to my new friend Jimmy. I’m sure he’ll do an awesome job. I’ve become a real blogging fan of his work as well. Thanks again. :)

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. :)

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84 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 10, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Hi Deeone,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post and have already read the majority of what I’ve mentioned here. I thought that was a pretty good idea too. So glad Steve thought of me. I had a great time putting this together.

Jimmy and I haven’t been connected that long either but I do enjoy reading personal development information. It helps keep me on my toes. His blog has been very worthy of my time. Can’t wait to see what he’ll share with us too.

Thanks Deeone and hope your week has been going great! :-)

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85 Gabriella
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November 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM

I need to check out these posts and links you have mentioned. Should keep me busy for a while :) ha ha

Hope you’re well, Adrienne

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86 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Happy reading Gabriella! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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87 Cat Alexandra
Twitter:
November 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Hi Adrienne,

What an interesting and cool challenge. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that you’d be nominated for something like this. You certainly fit the BILL and you have been quite a large source of inspiration to new bloggers like ME. :)

I know Ilka’s, Bob & Rosemary’s, & Sonia’s blogs, but hadn’t seen the others before, so I’ll be checking them out next, as well as reading some of your articles that I must have missed along the way (especially the one about your doggies – I’m a pooch lover & rescuer, so I have a feeling this one may pull at my heartstrings).

Thanks for always keeping it interesting and informative, Adrienne!

Highest regards,
Cat Alexandra

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88 Marcus Baker
Twitter:
November 14, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I have read many of the posts you mentioned and instantly recalled the Remi post.

I think it must have been a lot of fun to looking through all your posts to decide which fitted each of the categories best Adrienne.

It’s also a great way to showcase your previous posts both to new followers as well as to those who may not have seen a particular post.

I often think some posts don’t get enough “air time” because we are so intent on getting the next one out there. This is more the case when one posts daily which is what I did for a long time although these days I am far more relaxed about this.

Well done on being nominated for the challenge Adrienne and thank you for sharing more of your wonderful writing with us. :)

~Marcus

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89 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 14, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Hi Marcus,

That’s good to hear, I was feeling kind of guilty asking people to go back and read possibly seven more posts. Like they don’t have enough hours in the day as it is. That’s one of the reasons I didn’t go too far back with picking my posts.

I loved my Remi video, but I’m sure you know why! I’m such a softy for dogs especially those in my own family.

I was glad Steve nominated me for this challenge too and I did have fun going back through my posts. You are right though, sometimes we don’t feel some of our posts received the air time they should have. There is no way I could ever post every single day. I have way too much going as it is.

Thank you again Marcus for visiting and sharing your thoughts with me about this challenge. Hope you’ve had a wonderful day and looking forward to what the week holds in store. :-)

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90 Astro Gremlin November 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Adrienne, I’m looking forward to the day when I have enough material to pick out my “best of.” But even now I think of each post as a little seed. Some grow with surprising attention from big G, others get ignored. Some get laughs and great comments. Others fall flat. When a post “hits” it can last for only a few days, or become a perennial search engine target. Your post is inspiring because it reminds me that I need to do my best to make every post memorable, even if it’s only for me. Thanks for helping us beginning bloggers and sharing the love.

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91 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 24, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Hey Astro,

I have no doubt you’ll have plenty of material in the very near future. The great way to get your blog viewed is by consistent posting. Google loves new content and the more relevant, the better they like it. So keep up the wonderful work. You’re doing a marvelous job.

Thank you for your wonderful comment. I greatly appreciate it!

Have a wonderful day!

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92 Julie
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December 3, 2011 at 3:11 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Wonderful post Adrienne and I will need to go and read a few more as there are only a couple I’ve actually read – naughty Julie again :-) Attention all Baby Boomers I think will be the first, being one of them myself. The thought of being a ‘Baby Boomer’ is so much better than the ‘not a spring chicken anymore’ – I like it. :-).

I remember your post with your new comment rules, I think alot of people went off and thought about their own after reading that, and the one for Christian Hollingsworth was a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do Adrienne, the attention it received was well deserved.

Take Care
Julie

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93 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
December 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Hi Julie,

I totally understand Julie, it’s hard to read every single post. There aren’t enough hours in the day for me to read all the ones I’d love to read.

The baby boomer one really hits home with me. I like that title too instead of way over the hill. ;-)

I think you are right, the commenting rules got more people to thinking about their own. As I had mentioned in that post, it took me awhile before I decided it was time to take action. Just glad it helped others realize that hey, this is your blog and you can approve or disapprove any darn thing you want.

I was really surprised at the response I received over Christian’s post. I really just wanted people to vote and they commented as well so I was thrilled. I know you know the feeling. Some of our posts just pleasantly surprise us. And that’s a really good thing.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post Julie. I really appreciate it.

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94 Des December 9, 2011 at 7:10 AM

What a great idea. I took up the challenge :) http://bit.ly/u4BeRx

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95 Adrienne Smith
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December 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Congratulations Des, wasn’t it fun! I loved going back through my older posts. I’ll be sure to stop by and check yours out as well. ;-)

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96 Viviana January 11, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I enjoyed reading the summary of your post. It’s like reading a memory lane. I love the post that you are most proud of All attention …baby boomers. You’re my firespiration. If you can do it, I must do it too.

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97 Adrienne Smith
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January 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Thank you Viviana and thank you for nominating me as well. Maybe I’ll do another one later in the year, it might be fun to give our readers a reminder of what they missed out on. :-)

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