The “My 7 Links Challenge” at Tech Thoughts

imageI’ve been smiled on by the Goddess of Good Fortune since I first sat down at a Keyboard and started pounding away at what I know (and, in some cases – don’t know), about technology. A large part of that good fortune has been; the  surprising number of friends I’ve made out in the wild blue of the Internet.

Friends that encompass the spectrum of common interest – not always related to technology. Friends that include – journalists; application developers; law enforcement techs; company guys and gals – at all levels; Homeland Security technologists; fellow IT professionals ………….; and best of all – you – the reader who drops in here regularly. From the highbrow intellectual – to the super geek (which describes many of you), and on to the average Joe and Jane.

When I stop to consider that readers here come from every continent – I’ll exclude Antarctica – just for now   Smile –  I’ve been smiled on indeed.

One class of Internet friend holds a special place with me, and that is – my fellow committed bloggers – since we all push the pen – so to speak. Tougher to do consistently than many might imagine.

A few days ago, I received an invitation from my Super Blogger friend (one of those law enforcement types – now ex), Rick Robinette, Webmaster over at What’s On My PC, to join in a “challenge” – My 7 Links Challenge.

According to Tripbaseblog, the originator of this challenge, here’s the scoop:

The goal of this challenge is to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.

But, more particularly, from the blogger’s perspective:

The most beautiful post.

The most popular post.

The most controversial post.

The most helpful post.

A post whose success surprised me.

A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved.

The post I am most proud of.

That sounded like something I could wrap my head around – so, I decided to participate – but, I’m late – as usual. Although, working through 2,700+ articles is a bit mind-boggling.

The following are my posts  in each of those categories:

The most beautiful post Sorry – not on the horizon. I’m much too curmudgeonly to do “beautiful”.

The most popular postActually seventh on the list of most popular – but, the previous six are specific “how to remove” particular rogue applications. So, I’ll skip over those and go toFree Malwarebytes – Is it the Best Secondary Malware Scanner?

The most controversial postExplain to a parent that there is no conclusive evidence that video games are addictive and, you better settle in for a long battle. Video Game Addiction – True, or False?

The most helpful post – In the broadest context only, since it deals with the digital IQ gap. Part Of The Tech Savvy Generation? How Tech Savvy Are You Really?

A post whose success surprised meA post designed to test the “crazy clicker” theory. I was not disappointed. Surprised at its popular – but, not disappointed. Hey Sucker – Read This! Michael Jackson’s Not Dead!

A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deservedSince this article reviewed a free tool which makes blogging a little easier – not to mention the benefits available to any Net surfer – I was somewhat surprised there was little comment on this.  Still, with 12,000+ reads it was hardly a failure. Surf Smarter – Take A Sneak Peek At Links With CoolPreviews Firefox Add-on

The post that you I am most proud ofRemembrance Day 2011 – Lest We Forget

The final piece of this challenge is “To pass the blogger’s torch on, and to keep the My 7 Links Challenge going” – to quote Rick. So, I’m extending a challenge to the Webmasters of the following sites.

Paul’s Home Computing Blog

Sargastic Irrevalence

Paul Andrew Russell

Chicago Mac/PC Support

Scoroncocolo Tech Pages

Accepted the Challenge:

My 7 Links Challenge – Paul Andrew Russell

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10 responses to “The “My 7 Links Challenge” at Tech Thoughts

  1. Bill,

    Just got in… What a fantastic roundup from a PRO! You did good, as they say. I especially got a good chuckle out of that “most beautiful post”.

    Rick

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  4. Paul Andrew Russell

    Hi Bill,

    I’m just finishing for the night. I had no idea you’d posted this. Thank you for the compliment.

    I’ll get on it tomorrow. (This old man needs his sleep).

    PS I’ve changed my blog address
    http://blogpaulandrewrussell.wordpress.com

    I’m back on wordpress.com

    Best Wishes

    Paul

    • Hi Paul,

      Good to see you back at the old WP. I’ve made the necessary changes – including on the Blogroll.

      Take your time with this – I’m figuring that unlike me, you’ve got a bagful of beautiful posts. 🙂

      And, why not? You write some very warm stuff. 🙂

      Best,

      Bill

      • Paul Andrew Russell

        Well, I finally managed it. lol 🙂

        But after the ‘lost blog’ disaster I didn’t have as many posts to choose from as I’d have liked. Oh well, it was fun anyway Bill. 🙂

  5. delenn13

    Enjoyed the read. Thanks. Cool Previews is one of my “must haves”. Been using it about the same time I switched over to Firefox..about 6 yrs ago..I think.