Tuesday, June 12, 2012

7 x 7 Link Award Meme

My goodness. Litlove tagged me for this one way back in April. I'm certainly falling down on my job as The Queen o' Memes when it takes me this long to respond to a tag. Anyway, this is the "7 x 7 Link Award" meme. It could also be called the "Trip Down Memory Lane" meme, or the "Get People to Read Blog Posts of Mine They Might Never Have Read" meme. These are the rules:

1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.
2: Link to a post you think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.
3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers.
1. Haven't I already done this so many times in the past six years that there can't possibly be anything about me that nobody else knows at this point? Let me think really hard. Nope, I just really can't think of anything that nobody knows about me. Here's something that a lot of people don't know about me, though: I read magazines cover-to-cover like books, never skipping any articles (although some I skim rather than read real carefully).
2. The Most Beautiful Piece: During the first year I was blogging, someone started the fantastic "I Am From" meme, which triggered some of the most beautiful writing out in the blogosphere at the time. Litlove chose her version of this for her most beautiful piece, and I'm following suit with my own version
Most Helpful Piece: Has there been anything I've written that has been all that helpful? I suppose if you've been called for Federal Jury Duty in Philadelphia, you might consider some of the information in this post helpful. Does anyone else remember my writing anything that was particularly helpful? If so, please share. I'd love to know.
Most Popular Piece: I find it hilarious that my most popular piece (and it has held this position basically since the day I wrote it) is a post that evolved from another meme. Anyone who is at all familiar with this blog has heard me say time and again that I am movie illiterate. Nonetheless, my take on the "100 Modern Classic Movies" meme gets more attention than anything else I've written here.
Most Controversial Piece: I haven't a clue. No matter what I write, no one ever seems to vehemently disagree with me. Maybe I need to start writing about more controversial topics. Here's one that I thought might be controversial, but it wasn't at all. In fact, it led to a number of us bloggers inventing the short-lived blog "What She Said." Again, anyone else ever remember my writing about anything that got any hackles up?
Most Surprisingly Successful Piece: I had no idea how many book sluts there were in the world until I wrote this post.
Most Underrated Piece: This one. I loved the book, and I love the way I used my photos from Maine in the post. Then again, maybe it's just because the whole thing reminds me of Maine.
Most Pride-Worthy Piece: I'm still amazed that I managed to pull off this "imitation as sincerest form of flattery" post. 
3. I'm not going to choose 7. If you're reading this and haven't already done it, consider yourself tagged by me (and let me know when you've done it. I want to read your answers and reminisce with you!).


Susan said...

I went and read some of your posts you talk about in your meme, since you wrote them before I began blogging, and I'd never seen them. I really like the A&F one - as in, I'm so horrified by anyone even thinking that was a t-shirt slogan any girl anywhere would wear! - and the 'where I'm from' post, which was beautiful.

I'm not sure I will do the meme, I enjoyed your answers very much.

I too tend to read magazines from cover to cover. i used to think it was a sign of intelligence but lately I've been wondering why I just don't skip over the boring articles and go to the reason I bought the thing! lol

Emily Barton said...

Susan, oh, I like the idea that reading magazines cover to cover is a sign of intelligence. It must be, after all: it proves we're curious about everything, even things we don't tend to think interest us.

litlove said...

It was lovely to read this post because I remembered every one of the posts you linked to! That's what comes of being old blog friends who started at about the same time. Sigh! Bit of nostalgia there.

Emily Barton said...

Litlove, I did that same walk down memory lane at your blog when you did this meme. We've had some good times over the years, haven't we?