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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Seven Links



I was tagged by Valentina for the 7 links (Game? Challenge? not quite sure what it is in English, the tag was in Italian :-). I quite like the idea: it makes you think about what blogging is all about, or at least, it made me think. So here are my 7 links:


The most popular post: well, this was easy, I just looked at the statistics! Homemade Halloumi cheese and Ricotta is at the top, it was published on 23 October 2009, and to date it had 5,763 Pageviews. Well, I better post my mozzarella soon!!





The most useful post: ... mmmh, I thought it must have been the Halloumi above, but having to choose a second I thought about the 10 posts about writing a cookbook, and I choose Part 7: styling and the photo shoots because a lot of people are curious to know what happens during a photo shoot.





The most controversial post (????): this is a funny one, I don't think I have enough controversial material in my blog, maybe I need to see to that!! But I found this: Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?




The post that did not get the attention it deserved: another hard to choose post! In the end I went for the Banana Flower Salad Step by Step, Am I the only one really obsessed with eating flowers?





The post that was surprisingly successful: third on my all time pageviews, and I have no idea why. It was posted at the beginning of 2009, I didn't even had enabled the comments then (I posted for about a year without enabling the comments, it wasn't a blog, it was a monologue!), the photos are nothing special, and there is hardly any text... yet every week this page is visited. Mystery!





The most beautiful post: totally subjective this one, but I love it! I was alone with the kids and we made crescentine, the traditional food of my village, all three together, and Arantxa took some of the photos too, what a great evening!





The post I am proud of: this one! A monthly blogging event for Kiwis, I hosted the first, then Allison, then Sue, this month is Mairi, next month will be Bron, and Arfi has booked January... thank you ladies, so far so good, and I hope that everybody is having fun :-).


So now I'll pass the baton to these 5 ladies first, and to two other New Zealand bloggers, of course don't feel obliged to pick it up, do it only if you enjoy doing these things, or have time :-). And no rush!

 Sue,
 Mairi
 Bron
 Arfi 





26 comments:

  1. Beautiful links! Hello from a Sicilian in Rome!

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  2. Hi Alessandra - I would love it have a go at hosting Sweet New Zealand in February. Looks like fun and it'll encourage me to do something sweet myself! (I'm more comfortable cooking savoury, you see) :-))

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  3. Great!!! You are the February Sweet NZ Host! You'll just need to let the January host know so that she can introduce you in her recap!

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  4. This game i s very useful for the readers like me, I can start from these seven and then wonder around.
    Have a nice weekend

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  5. It is always interesting to look at the statistics. Mine are always a surprise to me. Posts I think will be successful turn out to be duds and those that I though were fillers end up being wildly successful. It is a puzzlement. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Very true Mary :-), and reading Fabi's comment too makes me think that I will now check if visitors actually clicked on any of those links, and what is at the top :-).

    Ciao
    A.

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  7. prima o poi comincio a pensare anche io a 7 links,intanto sono passata ad augurarti una buona giornata, un bacione...

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  8. Ciao Ale!
    bello il tuo 7 links, ho riso come una matta quando ho letto che avevo pubblicato per un pò un monologo....ahahahhah sei fortissima!!!

    ps. i tuoi post sono sempre troppo belli! anche questo!

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  9. Game.
    E' un gioco, quindi game va benissimo, credo :))
    bel post, sono curiosa di vedere cosa rispondono le invitate.
    Il post controverso me lo ricordo bene, la controversia (se così si può chiamare dai...) l'hai avuta con me ;)
    Barbara

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  10. Love your seven links look amazing and some funny:)
    I made my own ricotta tto:) waht nice! I will see your recipe, have a nice Sunday:)

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  11. @ Artu', heheheh ci ho messo un po' a capire come funziona un blog :-).

    @ Bibi, infiatti, dovrei essere piu' controversa nel scegliere gli argomenti se questo e' l'unico che ho trovato, o avere piu' amiche come te che partecipano dicendo la loro. Comunque altra gente me ne ha parlato (a voce, avro' anche abilitato i commenti sul blog ma tanto la maggior parte della gente che mi legge non mi 'segue' e non commentera' mai... forse questo e' un altro post!) e d essendo tutti troppo timidi politicamente e socialmente qualsiasi cosa detta, o peggio scritta, che susciti un minimo di riflessione e' considerata come una notevole presa di poszione.

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  12. Interesting to read this retrospective of your blogging years. I particularly enjoy to read now and learn about the crescentine.
    Have a great week !

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  13. Very interesting list! Isn't it funny which posts get the most attention?

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  14. VEdi quanto è carino questo giochino?Io l'inslata col fiore di banana me l'ero persa(ero in viaggio) ed è stata una gran trovata(magari potessi assaggiarla!!!!) baciiiii

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  15. Grazie Saretta, sai che sono sicura che il fiore di banana come l'ho fatto ti sarebbe piaciuto? E poi tu mi sembri abbastanza avventurosa con i sapori
    :-).

    Ciao
    A.

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  16. It is interesting to go over past posts and thanks for tagging me :o)

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  17. che bella questa carrellata fra le tue pagine ...buona settimana :)

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  18. What a fantastic recap of your favourite posts!

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  19. Thanks for sharing the 7 links. I guess I'm still new to the site that I didn't know most of your posts and I enjoyed reading them. I love 7 links challenge - so nice to get to know more about the blogger and the old recipes!

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  20. @ Allie, you are welcome, i look forward to your links if you get the time :-).

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  21. I love seeing which 7 posts a blogger will pick! It's a great chance to catch up on some older posts too - I bet your Halloumi and Ricotta post gets even MORE hits now!!

    I couldn't see a link to your surprisingly popular post? Have I missed it??

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  22. It is the only travel post included in my 7 links, the one about sailing a Kawau Island. I am sure that I have written better travel posts, yet this one get several hits every weeks,

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  23. Golly, you are right, the link is not there... I will put it on now :-)

    A.

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  24. Hi Alessandra, like this, so thanks for the link & I will get around to it!!

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  25. Look forward to read yours Mairi!

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