Monday, September 12, 2011

The Blog Challenge

Guess what, guys… I got some attention!  Yay!  You know how much I love that.

Mary at Just Inappropriate nominated me to do this blog challenge thing.  At first, I almost cracked under the pressure of a cool blog noticing me, but now I think I can manage to do a decent job with it.  Here's how it works.

1) Blogger is nominated to take part.  (Check!  omigosh you guys!)

2) Blogger publishes 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each of the following categories:

  • Your most beautiful post
  • Your most popular post
  • Your most controversial post
  • Your most helpful post
  • A post whose success surprised you
  • A post you feel didn’t got the attention it deserved
  • The post that you are most proud of
3) Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part and publishes links to their blogs in the same post.

Here are my seven links.

1.  My most beautiful post:  And That's How My Great-Grandmother Invented Communism
I'm trying to steer clear of really recent posts since I have lots of older ones that could use some love, but I think this one is most beautiful because it's so recent, which seems like a good thing to me.  When I look back over this post, I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of all this blogging business, both with my writing style and my illustrations.  The writing is concise (compared to a lot of my other rambling nonsense, anyway), and the drawings are a good indicator of what I'd like my blog to look like as it matures and develops.  At any rate, I think they're way better than my earlier drawings.

2.  My most popular post:  The 5 Stages of Eating at a Mexican Restaurant
This one got a lot of attention when I originally posted it, which is saying something, because I wrote it back when I hardly had any followers.  (Speaking of which, I could still use some more.  Join my cult.  You know you want to.  There might be a space ship.  Or there might not.) 

3.  My most controversial post:  Weddings
I'm going to assume this one is a little controversial, because it's always at the top of my most-viewed, yet no one ever comments on it.  That might mean you guys are living by the old adage, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."  It could also mean people click the link because it's at the top of the most-viewed, but then it's really just not that funny of a post.  Either way, it gets an odd vibe.  Sorry for not liking weddings.  Or baby showers.  Or babies.  It's just not how I roll.

4.  My most helpful post:  A Driving Lesson
I hope everyone who drives a car in the cities of Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee will read this.  It wouldn't do you any harm either, Massachusetts Turnpike.

5.  A post whose success surprised me:  The Toilet Paper Spool Was Clearly Meant to Be a Stand
When I started writing this, I thought, "This is going to be random and awesome!"  Then I finished and thought, "Everyone is going to think I'm lame and weird."  But then I posted it anyway, and I actually had people private message me to tell me their own views on toilet paper storage and propose solutions to my toilet paper quandary.  Now I'm really excited about the small toilet paper cult I've got going.  Thanks for supporting me, my little toilet paper minions!

6.  A post I feel didn't get the attention it deserved:  Infinite Loop of Awkward
Seriously.  I was expecting this to be one of those posts people respond to saying, "I know exactly what you mean!" or "That happens to me all the time!" or maybe even "I'm so glad I'm not the only one!"  Instead, this post was met with stony Internet silence.  Maybe it's one of those things that's just funnier in my head.  Or maybe I'm really the only person on the face of this earth who has ever experienced an infinite loop of awkward.  In which case… the very existence of that post is, ironically, by the posts's own definition, an infinite loop of awkward.

7.  The post I'm most proud of:  The Apocalypse Will Be Awkward
As soon as I had the idea for this one, I was like, "This one is actually going to be funny.  I can just feel it."  I was so afraid of not doing the idea justice that I didn't even attempt to write it for a couple of months.  I think my favorite part of the finished post is the little skeletal figure running past the bunker in flames.  He makes Hubs laugh every time.

And here are the five blogs I'm nominating to take the challenge.

1.  Blogging Dangerously
2.  Blurbs and Other What-Not
(Carina is already doing a 30-day blog challenge, so I'm not sure she'll be able to do this too, but you should still skip on over and give her page some love.)
3.  Blue Country Magic
4.  Wardrobes and Whimsy
(I used to work with this girl!  Woot!)
5.  Confessions of a Cashier
(If you've worked in retail or even customer service in general, you will like this.)

I don't know if those people read my blog often enough to see this or even know about my blog, but you should still check out their blogs, because they are good, and I like them.


  1. Aw, thanks for including me. But someone evil bought my domain when it expired and that's not my blog anymore. My blog still lives at: But I never update anymore.

  2. That's okay. (Although you should update! But I won't judge you.) I will change the link, though. :)