|If there was a favourite photo category, I think this shot of Mini Dietz's birthday cake might win it.|
1. Well, would you believe it, my most popular post (according to the ever-thrilling Blogger stats page) is my little ramble on the humble German cabbage. It includes a very, very tasty recipe for Sauerkraut with apple juice and bacon, and if you haven't seen it, it's apparently worth a look!
2. It didn't take me long to cheat with the rules of this here game, but I just couldn't choose between two contenders for my most beautiful post: it's all about the photos, and I absolutely loved a picture I posted last autumn of the forest that starts just a few minutes walk from our flat, all golds and reds and and crunchy leaves; but nor can I resist the little chap with the best ears in Rhineland-Pfalz, either.
4. I'm not sure whether my most helpful post is supposed to have been a helpful post by me or one that was helpful to me, but I'm going with the latter. Back in January, I tapped out a few words sharing feelings of general winter misery and distress at a particularly bad patch with German grammar, and in response came all sorts of lovely comments - not just hints and tips for battling with adjectival endings but also commiserations and understanding, because other people were feeling just the same. I love this little online expat community. So the post I'm nominating for this category is Doing The Winter Funk. Thanks all :)
5. I suppose it would be doing another cheat if I selected my Sauerkraut post for a second time, I do really consider it to be my post of most surprising success. I'll try and keep to the rules, however, and vote for something else: this one's a post I wrote following my first trip to our local farmers' market in March. I didn't really say an awful lot, I just posted a couple of pictures of some vegetables, admitted to it having taken me almost a year to get there, and the crowd went wild! (Sort of.)
6. As for my post that deserved more attention, well, I'm afraid I'm totally stuck on this one. I don't really feel like that about any of my posts... most of the time I'm surprised they get any attention at all! I suppose I'm going to have to really double-nominate on this one - I really couldn't believe no-one had a go at me for saying Rome was rubbish.
|Ok, ok... not ALL of Rome is rubbish.|
Well, there we are, those were my 7 links for the 7 Links Blogging Project. I hope I won't get minus marks for not quite sticking to the rules. I've now nominated the following five bloggers to take part, so keep an eye on their blogs for their version of this very post:
Somewhere Between Facebook And Flickr Sits Fiona
Resident On Earth
...and one more, yet to confirm!