I was tagged by the Tiniest Tiger for something very special: The Tripbase Blog Post Project. Its aim is to unite bloggers of all genres and create a bank of forgotten posts that should see the light of day again. It is an honor to be chosen for this project.
To fulfill the obligation for this, I must link to 7 posts on my blog, using the following categories: 1) my most beautiful post, 2) my most popular post, 3) my most controversial post, 4) my most helpful post, 5) a post whose success surprised me, 6) a post I feed did not get the attention it deserved, and 7) the post I am most proud of. I addition, I am supposed to nominate to five bloggers to take part. (You can see the full list of participants here.)
Although you are not supposed to take a lot of time to come up with the links, I have well over 900 blog posts so it did take a while! And some categories were tough to narrow down. But I did it and here they are. I hope you enjoy them.
- My Most Beautiful Blog Post — Photo Hunt: Silhouette
I often use the Wordless Wednesday and Photo Hunt memes to run my favorite photos, so it is no surprise that the choice for this category comes from one of them. Although I am loathe to pay any compliments to my human, I have to say that this is probably one of the best photos she has taken — of me, or of anything.
- My Most Popular Post — Commenthon to Benefit Animal Disaster Victims in Japan
This post was so popular, it almost put my human in the poor house! My offer to donate a dollar of her money per comment to World Vets, who were working very hard to help the animals impacted by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in March, was met by overwhelming success! Apparently somebody posted the link on the World Vets Facebook page and I was getting comments faster than I could approve them. My human finally had to pull the plug on the comments. Even so, she donated $300 to the cause.
- My Most Controversial Post — A Tale of Two Utahs
Being a kitty and above such things, I stay away from politics, especially if it involves something that is not even happening in my own state. But when I found out about a bill going through the Utah legislature that would virtually make it legal to kill stray cats and dogs, as long as the killer believed them to be feral, I had to do something, hence this post. I was one of many bloggers and animal activists who brought attention to this awful bill, and I think that attention, in part, helped keep it from becoming law (it did pass in the Utah house of representatives, but died in the senate). Instead, a bill promoted by Best Friends Animal Society passed — it helps feral colony caretakers and Trap, Neuter and Return efforts.
- My Most Helpful Post — How to Really Be a Good Kitty!
Last Christmas I was getting sick of the “Santa Claws keeping a list” fallacy floating around and did not want to see any kitties changing their behavior unnecessarily. So I created a list of ways we kitties could show our humans how “good” we really are! I think that was very helpful. If you disagree, then you are obviously not a cat.
- A Post Whose Success Surprised Me — There Has Been a Change to World Cat Day!
This is a recent post, and honestly it was a toss-off. I had no idea what to write for this year’s World Cat Day. I thought the post I wrote in 2010 pretty much covered it. I think I slapped it together the hour before I put it on my blog. And I could not believe how many readers were into it! We’re talking 56 comments and 125 Facebook likes! That was my highest traffic day in over a month.
- A Post I Feel Did Not Get the Attention It Deserved — A Cat Day on Earth — Think About It
I was part of the 10-10-10- project, where all over the world, filmmakers shot footage during a 24-hour period on October 10, 2010. The mini-documentary that my human and I made from our footage contrasted the comfortable lives of us housecats with the sadness of homeless cats in shelters. I debuted it on the day of the Second Annual Worldwide Movement, in which animals and animal lovers joined together to send out love and positive energy. This film is honestly one of my most favorite things I have done — but it never went viral. Although most of those who saw it were moved by it, to this day the video still has less than 1000 views.
- The Post I Am Most Proud Of — Hoping for a June Miracle
I work very hard on my blog and I am proud of many of my posts. Two of them have gotten special nods: my post about the cat before me was a BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree, and my Feral Cat Day post from last year is currently a finalist in the Petties. But the post I am proudest of is the one that helped rescue a cat from a Georgia kill shelter. I found out about her from one of the bloggers below, and when I saw that face, I knew that she could not be allowed to die. A lot of us joined together to save this kitty, who was pulled and given a great new home in Arkansas. Writing something memorable and moving is awesome, but it’s even better to write something that saves a life.
Here are the five bloggers I have chosen. In the spirit of this project, only two of them are cat blogs, but I think all of them are great. I know a couple of you listed don’t usually do memes… which is why I have chosen you. This is not really a meme, but something more interesting and much bigger.
Covered in Cat Hair
Yes, it is Robin’s blog where I discovered the kitty that needed rescue. Robin works very hard to save cat’s lives, and does it on a regular basis. She is an amazing woman and I love her blog.
Mr. Puddy is the funniest cat I know! I look forward to reading the blogs of all my cat friends every day, but I really look forward to seeing what is up with him!
Nanny Goats in Panties
This is probably the funniest non-cat blog I know about — and that is a big accomplishment! I mean, think about it: being funny without cats is pretty tough! Of course, the goats help.
The Maaaaa of Pricilla
Speaking of goats, I could not neglect my favorite spokesgoat, Pricilla. Especially when she has graciously allowed the cats who live at her farm to have their own day on her blog. Pricilla is my favorite non-cat quadruped.
Jennifer is working with quite a handicap here: no cats and no goats. And she is still funny and fun. And smart too. All that is pretty amazing for a mere human.
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