Alright, y’all. We know how bloggers like to rant on about how great we are so… this is happening.
There’s a little game being played at present in which you list 7 links to posts you’ve made in the past. The posts are to be the ones you think are the most:
… and the one that makes you the proudest.
So here we go.
Beautiful – Oddly enough, I thought that Independence Day, the post about my breakup with Stew, was poignant in a painfully beautiful way. I said exactly what I felt, which was exactly what I needed to say, which, as it turns out, was exactly what many of you needed to hear, as well. Funny how that works.
Popular – Sadly, one of my most highly trafficked posts is one not at all in line with this blog’s mission. It’s the one about the atrocity that is the KFC double down chicken sandwich. That stupid thing incited a media frenzy and I had just so happened to have gotten wind of it fairly early on before it was released. So once that shitstorm was out in restaurants, traffic (primarily image searches) to that post soared. So since that one’s lame, another wildly popular post is from that time Stew hijacked my computer while I was at class and posted about the dinner he made me. He was almost as popular as Ralph and Weaz and his post received the most comments of any post this blog has ever seen.
Controversial – I knew it before I even hit publish that my post about obese airline passengers would be a touchy subject. I also knew in my gut (and in my heart) that I should not repost the photo of the man in question that was circulating throughout print, web and broadcast media. I did it anyway and got my ass handed to me by some thoughtful but fierce readers. I don’t know where the comments went (possibly lost in my move to self hosted?) but I promise you I did not censor anything. Although that record is gone now, I took the comments to heart, took the picture down and will never do anything so careless again.
Helpful – Other than people asking for cat advice, the most emails I get are from readers with questions about the path to becoming an RD. I always feel a bit short when I refer them straight to my post, So You Want to be an RD?, but I really do feel like that’s the best starting point. I laid it all out very clearly, step-by-step, with every little detail for every little question I had back when there wasn’t an easy place to find the answers in one place. If you have more questions, by all means, please email me. I wish I’d had someone to go to when I was trying to figure it all out.
Surprisingly Successful – It’s not that I don’t think my cats are the greatest creatures on the planet; it’s just that I didn’t think you would think my cats are the greatest creatures on the planet. Call me crazy but Ralph and Weaz are straight up Internet superstars and Caturday has become by far the most successful series on this blog. Viva la Weaz. And, of course, there was that whole little bake sale thing where you guys completely funded my entire trip to Nicaragua. I cried. Thank you again. I still can’t believe that.
Sadly Under-appreciated - Perhaps it’s because I didn’t make a big enough deal about it but, damnit, these are the best cookies ever. And I made those bitches vegan. Do you know how hard it is to make a caramel shortbread cookie vegan? I do.
Proudest – Quitting my corporate job to go back to school to study nutrition was terrifying. And I’d be lying if I said the last year has been easy. But it’s all been worth it. At the time, I wasn’t happy with where my life was headed so I stepped back, reassessed and moved forward in a completely new direction. Re-reading that post now–at a different but equally challenging point in my life–reminds me that I still have that fight in me. You do, too.
There you have it. I’m supposed to tag seven more people to list their links buuut how about this… everybody do it! You can post in comments if you want. I’d love to read them.