7 x 7 (It's the magic number)

I've been procrastinating on this particular blog award because it requires me to sort through my blog posts for the most beautiful, most controversial, most popular, etc., and somehow it's making me feel like a judge for American Idol. Or maybe, a better metaphor would be a beauty pageant judge...

Strut your stuff, blog post #20! Chin up, blog post #68! You call that a walk? What are you thinking?

And I fear my posts from now on will develop an inferiority complex.

BUT! It has to be done. Sooooo...a BIG THANKS to these wonderful blogger friends who bestowed me this interesting award:

Tara Tyler of Tara Tyler Talks. She's a lovely math teacher and writer rolled into one. I am always in awe of mathematicians because Math was the one subject I struggled the most with during my high school years.

Caitlin Vincent of Musings of an Ordinary Mind. Caitlin is one of the sweetest and smartest persons I know. I love her writing voice (check out her A Word for Wednesday posts). Love yah, Cay-Cay! ;)

A.M. Supinger of Inner Owlet. This gal is one of my favorite bffs. She's lovely, she's funny, and she can write beautiful, sometimes heart-wrenching stories. She's very imaginative and she never ceases to amaze me with her talent. <3

Thank you, ladies!
Cue the music and lights... Here we go:

1. Most Beautiful Post goes to... I can't decide between two so I made it a tie instead. The first one is the meme: Writing Is NOT Like a Box of Chocolates, where I compared writing to a tango dance. It has JLo and Richard Gere. I mean, c'mon, Richard Gere, right? Ok, he's old but he's still got it.

The second pick is more personal (to me, anyway): Poetry, The Music To My Soul.

2. Most Popular Post is...my contest entry: Beware the Bunny. So technically, this is not the first most popular but the FOURTH ranking post. The others were giveaways so I didn't include them. Apparently, you guys like morbid, scary bunny stories. O_o
Don't be fooled by those lovely round eyes, or by its soft fur.


3. Most Controversial Post (oh my!): I don't do politics, so I had a hard time picking a winner for most controversial. And then I remembered this post that started the #goatposse phenomenon on Twitter so what the heck: Who We Are. Yep, it's got goats in it.

So cute, right?

4. Most Helpful Post goes to...Passive vs. Active Voice. This is actually the second most popular post too. I get "passive and active voice" searches a lot. Glad to know it's helping someone out there. *looks out into the great beyond*

5. Most Surprisingly Successful: (wait, what does this even mean? That a post I thought was a loser actually garnered views? Or that a post I wrote wriggled its way into the top popular post ranking?) Since I'm not sure about this, I'm going with the next popular: The Breakfast Club: YA in a Nutshell. John Hughes, baby. 'Nuff said.

6. Post That Didn't Get the Attention It Deserved or Most Underrated (I need to make two sashes for this): I think it would have to be the milk maid story found here: Because I Was A Reader First Before I Became A Writer. I'm still thinking of myself as the milk maid sometimes, especially when I get writerly doubt. (You think you can write, punk? Oh yeah? Ya think you can? Huh.)

7. The Post I Am Most Proud Of: This is the one that started it all: On Writing and Other Knickknacks that Stumble My Way.

And I'm tagging these wonderful bloggers because I'm sure they have interesting posts to share with us:

Michelle Simkins (Beyond awesome. Y'all need to follow her. Srsly.)

Shelly Brown (Funny and entertaining. When I think of Shelly, "movie star" comes to mind immediately. Must be those cool-looking shades she's got on.)

Bethany C. (She is my Shakira-fro-wearing, hamster-slave-driving, purple goat sistah who totally rocks. I <3 <3 <3 her!)

Lori M. Lee (Uber talented. I drool over her manga artwork all the time.)

Mary Frame (The wolf lady who doesn't write about werewolves. Yeah, she's awesome.)

The Golden Eagle (She rocks. 'nuff said.)

Laila Knight (Her words: "Life is too short to let it be ordinary." Amen!)

Abby Fowers (A real, down-to-earth, sweet lady. ;) )

Kristin Baker (I love this gal! She's funny and smart and sweet.)

Peggy Eddleman (she just landed herself an agent! Hooray!)

Go on, ladies! Dazzle us with your fabulous posts! <3


Lori M. Lee said...

haha, I loved the Beware the Bunny entry so no surprise there XD

Thanks so much for the award, Cherie! <3

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hey, Cherie..I have loved quite a few of these posts and enjoyed them and learnt lots from each post.

Julie said...

Congrats on your award! I always love coming upon these 7x7 posts as it's so interesting to be able to go back and see old posts I missed along the way. Absolutely love the bunny and the goat! :D

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Those pics in the bunny story are AWESOME!

I'm glad the #goatposse came that great story and not from Anita's crazy pictures. (JK, I love her pics!)

Thanks for the tag, this looks like a fun one!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Your wording on this entire post was hilarious and fun! Congrats on the awards. And thanks for passing it along to me, too! I'll have to figure out my 7s soon.

Laila Knight said...

Thank you so much, Cherie for the wonderful award! And congratulations to you. Now I have a few more blogs to follow. :) Have a great day.

Abby said...

So fabulous Cherie! Thanks for thinking of me! Made my day! Hmmm - gotta start thinking about my 7!

J. A. Bennett said...

Good choices, both in posts and who you bestowed them upon! Off to stalk your past blogs :)

i'm erin. said...

ha ha Beware the Bunny is awesome. Great posts...all of them.

Bethany C. said...

I humbly accept this award, with the understanding that I may/may not follow the rules as stated. (You know me).

I agree with ALL of your posts: you are an amazing writer and that comes through in every post, not just those listed. But I'm most fond of your Breakfast Club post--mostly because I bullied you into watching that. I know, I know...I'm patting myself on the back as we speak.

Hugs & canoodles to you!!

Jessie said...

So much linkage to help fuel my procrastination habits!

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

Woo hoo! This is fun, can't wait to look through my old blog posts!

julie fedderson said...

I loved your Breakfast club post! John Hughes will reign forever. Congratulations on the award, it is well deserved!

The Golden Eagle said...

Thank you so much for the award! :)

LOL. I've thought that about my posts, too, looking back on some of them . . .

LTM said...

I remember most of these! That one about the Breakfast club was great. But I'm an old JH fan from way back. LOL--these posts are fun~ <3

A.M.Supinger said...

That bunny deserves EVERY award :)

Marewolf said...

Thank you Cherie! You are too good to me :)

Now I'm going to read your "passive vs active voice post"

Love you goat bunny!

Caitlin Vincent said...

I remember that first post! And I've loved you every since ;)

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