My 7 Links – A Quick Look Back at our Travel Blog
We were recently nominated by Alex Berger from Virtual Wayfarer to participate in the My 7 Links project sponsored by TripBase.
The process is simple. Nominated bloggers identify seven posts from the past, answering the seven questions below. Afterwards, we get the opportunity to nominate 5 bloggers that we admire and enjoy following.
Here are our 7 Links:
(1) Our most Beautiful post: The Mysterious Moai of Easter Island
This was probably the toughest post to select. As the saying goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. We think that Easter Island is one of the most beautiful and interesting places on the planet, so we thought our photo collection of the Mysterious Moai Statues was worthy of being a beautiful post.
(2) Our most Popular post: Pictures from the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia
We were surprised that this post received the success that it did. It was picked up by StumbleUpon and went on a hot streak for a few weeks. When we look back at our photo collection from the Temples of Ankgor, we kick ourselves at the ‘photos that could have been’. It was a fun post to put together, and the response was humbling.
(3) Our most Controversial post: What is the 8th Wonder of the World?
We try to stay away from controversial posts that stir up heated debate, opting to focus on the destination and journey instead. The reason we chose this post is because of the variety of responses that we received from the travel blog community. We reached out to top travel bloggers and asked them to pick what they thought was the 8th Wonder of the World. The response was very interesting.
(4) Your most Helpful post: Planning a RTW Trip: 15 Things NOT to Forget
After returning from a year of travel, we put together this list to help future Round the World travelers with their trip planning. Seasoned travelers may find some of the items a no-brainer, but we’ve had great feedback from readers who found the post to be very helpful. Check the list out – you may find something that you hadn’t thought of!
(5) A post whose success surprised you:
Visiting Vancouver? Find Out What The Locals Like To Do
I think the success of the post was largely due to the fact that TBEX 11 was recently held in our beautiful hometown. Leading up to the conference, we received daily questions from the travel blog community, asking us for recommendations and travel tips. We decided to focus on the less popular attractions that we enjoy visiting, and the post was born.
(6) A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved:
Transportation in India: What the Tuk-tuk?!
This fun post walks our reader through a typical tuk tuk experience in India. It’s a comical post that we feel tells a great story, but for some reason it just didn’t get the kind of loving we thought it deserved.
(7) The post that you are most proud of:
From Backpackers to Bollywood Actors: An Interesting Day in Mumbai
This was a fun post to write, and one that received positive feedback from our readers. It also happens to be one of the most visited posts we have on TravelingCanucks.com. It was definitely an interesting day in Mumbai!
Now it’s time for the fun part!
We are nominating the following bloggers to share their wisdom by publishing their 7 links on their blogs:
- Caz and Craig from y Travel Blog
- Todd from Todd’s Wanderings
- Jessica and Dani from Globetrotter Girls
- Earl from Wandering Earl
- Norbert from GloboTreks
What do you think of our Link selections? Did we miss one that you think should have been included?
Feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below!