Accepting the 7 Links Challenge

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I have been blogging for nearly 2 years on my own blog and have worked as a freelance writer on numerous writing projects for over 7-8 years now. I actually decided to start blogging when my dad suggested that it would be a great way to express my thoughts and ideas.

Another reason that prompted me to take up blogging and freelance writing as a career was the strong urge within to do something creative. And, since I knew I had an inborn flair for writing that was passed down through my mother to me, picking up freelance writing wasn’t a difficult choice for me.

Most of my initial posts were generic and they didn’t get a lot of traffic or comments. So, I changed my way of working and interacting with people, and started sharing my own experiences with them.

Now I get more readers and more comments, which makes the blog a lot more interactive. And this is only my 34th post as of today!

The Challenge

I love accepting and taking up challenges, and to my pleasant surprise I was nominated by two wonderful people for the challenge!

Carolyn Nicander Mohr of Wonder of Tech, and Ntathu Allen from the crew over at The Next Goal, nominated me as one of the five people to take up the 7 link challenge.

It was very kind of Carolyn to nominate me on the first birthday of her blog! What a beautiful gift Carolyn, and I thank you for giving me this opportunity. And just 2 days back it was wonderful to hear from Ntathu on Twitter about the nomination- thanks once again!

This sure is a wonderful reason to go through all your older posts, and then pass on the torch to other deserving bloggers. More about the details of the rules can be read at The 7 Links Challenge – that was created by TripBase Blog.

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

The rules are as follows:

A- Blogger is nominated to take part.

B- Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog, sharing 1 link for each of the following category.

Most Beautiful Post

This is a tough one, because as a blog owner I always find something or the other beautiful in all my posts. But as I have accepted the challenge and have to choose one post, I would say that the post on 5 Tips to Develop Your Inner Strength and Power is the most beautiful so far.

I feel this is my most beautiful post as it very easily spells out the pragmatic and practical ways to gain more will power, self-confidence, inner strength and power. I guess everyone could beautifully relate to the tips mentioned in the post.

Most Popular Post

Ah..this is an easy one! The most popular post has been What Moves You– as I feel it relates to almost everyone.

The post is all about what gets you moving or what really inspires you. For most people it was their work, while for others it was their children, families, and various other things.

I suppose people really related to the post as is apparent from the comments left on the blog. It was indeed a pleasure to go through everyone’s comment and reply to them.

Most Controversial Post

I have yet to come across a really controversial topic on the blog, though something close to that would be My Wish List and Resolutions.

Although the post never had anything really controversial, a few people mentioned that they never really believed in making resolutions as they were hardly able to keep up to them.

However, for me, the wish list and resolutions were a reflection of my planning for my own personal development. And knowing how much I can achieve, I made sure that the resolutions were small achievable ones, which you can accomplish by taking one step at a time.

Most Helpful Post

I think most of the posts I put up are with an aim to help people, but since I have to pick up just one, it would be about the Benefits of Walking Everyday. I am a person who loves walking, so sharing my experiences with everyone was indeed a pleasure. And to my surprise, most of the people who commented on the post also loved walking!

I did mention a few benefits of walking that would help anyone, which is something everyone really liked. I guess it helped them a great deal. And those who had either forgotten about walking, or walking had taken a back seat in their lives- were once again reminded about its benefits.

Post Whose Success Surprised Me

I would say that the post that surprised me the most was How to Instill Gratitude in Children. I think firstly, people simply fell for the wonderful picture with the dog in it- something totally unexpected. And secondly, I loved the support and comments of the readers for the post.

I feel everyone was able to relate to the post in some way or the other, because gratitude is something that we all are taught when we are young. Similarly, all the other smaller values we are taught were shared in the comments, which made it a very interactive post.

Post I feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved

There were a few in my mind, but as I have to share just one, I feel the post that really didn’t get the attention it deserved was Health and Fitness Tips for your Family.

I tried to share various tips that would really keep your family healthy and fit, but I guess people are already so knowledgeable nowadays!

Post That I Am Most Proud Of

This one is the easiest of all. It is none other than the post about my dad- My father, My Pride. There were no two ways about the feelings I have for my dad and how proud I am of his achievements. Besides that, the lessons I have learnt along the way are something that I shared in the post.

All the readers of the blog have been wonderful to support the post by sharing their awesome comments about my dad and the lessons I have picked along the way.

I guess they were able to relate to their parents, and learnt to convey what they feel before it’s too late.

C- Nominate Five Other Bloggers to Participate in the Challenge.

This surely is the toughest part, as there are so many wonderful bloggers in the blogosphere. But as this is part of the rule, I would like to nominate the following five and wait to see what links they share with all of us.

1- Steve Rice of True Spiritual Awakening.

2- Praveen Rajarao of Daily Morning Coffee.

3- Samantha Bangayan of What Little Things.

4- Justin Mazza of Mazzastick.

5- Marcus Baker of Vibe Up With Marcus Baker.

This list could have been endless and there are still so many wonderful bloggers left on my list, but this time I wanted to nominate those whom I have not nominated earlier when I received the Versatile Bloggers Award and the Sunshine Award.

So, there was my list of wonderful bloggers and my 7 link challenge. I guess this is a wonderful way to introduce the readers to new bloggers and help them to resurrect the posts that deserved more attention.

Have you been nominated earlier for the 7 link challenge? What was your experience like? Isn’t it a great way to get introduced to new bloggers and learn more about their challenging posts?

 

 

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  1. Jens P. Berget

    January 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Wow, is this only your 34th post? That’s almost unbelievable.It feels like I’ve been reading your posts for years 🙂

    The 7 links challenge is awesome, this way I get to read more of your awesome posts, get to know more about you and discover people you recommen. Brilliant 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      January 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      That is so sweet of you Jens!

      Yes indeed, this is my 34th post on this blog, while my writing blog (that is just shifting to WP), also has just about 15 posts! Guess I am not that frequent in writing my posts due and need to become like all of you wonderful bloggers 🙂

      The 7 link challenge is truly awesome as I think we are really able to shuffle up and look deep within our own forgotten posts. And its always a pleasure to pass on the torch to other deserving bloggers as well.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by. 🙂

  2. Hajra

    January 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Harleen,

    The 7 links challenge is spreading like wild fire 😉

    I loved reading about your posts. As I am new here, I haven’t checked out many of your posts, but I will soon try checking each one of the 7 mentioned here!

    I was nominated once and believe me, this was the toughest post ever. For me, it was like choosing between my friends, I never knew which one was my favorite. Popular was easy to define. Again, even I don’t think I have written anything controversial. So it took me a long time to finally hand pick my 7 🙂

    Will drop by again to read your hand picked 7!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

      You are so right Hajra!

      The 7 links challenge surely is catching up and I have read so many bloggers accept the challenge as well. I guess its a nice way to bring out your older posts and nominate other bloggers also.

      Yes indeed, choosing the posts under the various given topics does get tough. Guess I was lucky, as i really didn’t have much of a choice! Would be wonderful if you do manage to spend some time and read all the mentioned posts 🙂

      Controversial post was a tough one for me also, though I managed to make that out more from the comments that people left, which really made me decide on it.

      Thanks for stopping-by. Have a nice weekend as well- until next time 🙂

  3. Praveen Rajarao

    January 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Wow Harleena…you made my day. I was so thrilled when I was nominated for the SunShine Award by Ruth and now this coming from you doubles the honor.

    The posts you have mentioned above are very familiar to me, though I need to read the Health Tips you have in your list and see why it didnt get much attention.

    Thanks once again for nominating me and I will surely accept and write about this shortly.

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 12:45 am

      You are so very deserving Praveen!

      I would surely love to see your list up of the posts you choose, as you put up one nearly every day. 🙂

      Yes indeed, the one on Health Tips was may be too old a post for people to really relate to, though it sure did have some good and informative matter in it. So sweet of you to have re-tweeted it 🙂

      Thanks for stopping-by, and looking forward to reading your list 🙂

  4. Leora Wenger

    January 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Harleena,

    I’m new to your blog, so I find this list of posts beneficial. I really liked the theme of How to Install Gratitude in Your Children. That’s a hard one! I find myself giving my children things or allowances that I didn’t have, but sometimes they take it for granted. My older children (who are teens) get when I say no, but my youngest still argues with me. I told her recently she could ask for anything as long as it didn’t cost money. She got very creative with that one!

    I also liked reading about your father. So wonderful that he instills such pride in you.

    Best wishes,

    Leora

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Welcome to the blog Leora!

      I have been seeing you around on many blogs, and its nice of you to connect and reach out 🙂

      Glad you liked the post about how to instill gratitude in children. I think that related to most of us who have kids, or those who remember their childhood and how their parents kept trying hard to instill value in them. Yes indeed, kids nowadays do take us for granted and it becomes really tough to deal with them or make them see reason.

      When we were younger, we were happier with less or may be we never got the liberties we give our kids. Ah…and yes- the younger ones are always a step ahead than the older ones. My elder one also agrees or understands things much better than my younger one 🙂

      My father sure has and is my pride, and I just loved sharing the lessons about life he has taught me along the way. I guess those are things none of us can really forget!

      Thanks so much for stopping-by. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  5. Vidya Sury

    January 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    🙂 Congratulations, Harleena!

    Somehow, going through your blog over the last few days since we connected, I had a feeling that there is a lot more here than 34 posts 🙂

    I love the posts you’ve mentioned in your 7-link challenge. You have a wonderful blog here. Looking forward to staying connected!

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes Vidya!

      Most people feel the same that there is a lot more than only 34 posts on this blog. Guess the comments speak a great deal too! My writing blog also has a handful of posts. I need to start writing more often now- once my blogs and websites are set up well and proper!

      Thanks for the kind words and glad you like the blog. It sure is wonderful to connect with fellow bloggers anytime.

      Have a great weekend 🙂

  6. Justin Mazza

    January 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome Harleena.

    We have a lot in common in regards to why we started blogging. Blogging is a vehicle of expression for me and also an awesome creative outlet. Thanks for the nomination.

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Guess we do have a lot in common Justin!

      Nice to know that we share the same reasons for why we started blogging. It is indeed a creative exposure and outlet for me, and if it also becomes a way to make some additional income, that would be wonderful!

      You do deserve to be nominated and I wish you pass on the torch to others, while we all look forward to check out your list of 7 posts.

      Thanks for stopping-by. 🙂

  7. Adrienne

    January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Well congratulations for this nomination and I think Carolyn chose a great candidate to continue on with this challenge.

    I had a blast going back through my posts to find the ones that I wanted to share. I was really hoping as you went down your list that the one you wrote about your father would be included and it was. I don’t think I’ve read all of the ones you’ve mentioned here so I’ll have to stop by and check those out as well. Wasn’t it fun going back through these to see which ones you wanted to include? Now everyone can go back and read them if they didn’t have the chance the first time around, me included.

    Wonderful job Harleena and you nominated a great group of people to continue with this challenge.

    Have a wonderful day and great job!

    ~Adrienne

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes Adrienne!

      Yes indeed Carolyn has been kind enough to nominate me and I remain ever so grateful 🙂

      I remember going through your wonderful list when you shared your 7 link challenge with all of us. I hadn’t read some of them, and such challenges give us an opportunity to go through all those older posts as well.

      Yes indeed, I had to include my dads post, as it always remains close to my heart and something that came with realization. Some of them are the real older ones and then the blog underwent a switch over to WordPress from Bloggers so there was a slight break before I could really continue being regular with my posts.

      It sure was fun going through my list of posts, though there weren’t as many as yours, so never took all that long. But I was glad that I had the chance to bring up the not so popular posts also, or the ones that I can best relate to. Having them all under one head was great 🙂

      I just wanted to nominate so many more for the challenge, but then didn’t want to repeat those who have been nominated earlier- which of course included you- nor the ones who had been awarded earlier on this blog.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by and have a nice weekend as well 🙂

  8. Chadrack

    January 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Wow, a great job and Carolyn must be proud that she nominated the right person!

    I will definitely be going through those posts I have not read so far. That one about How to Instill Gratitude in Children, sounds really interesting indeed. I’m sure your nominations will be great also. I’ve been a friend of Justin Mazza’s blog for sometime now and must say he is great.

    Since hearing of this 7 link challenge I’ve always wondered if I will be able to pick out just seven posts that will meet this challenge. With over 160 posts already published, I think this will be a real challenge indeed! But all in all, this is a good way for bloggers to show case their forgotten works. And must give kudos to the minds behind this idea.

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 1:03 am

      Hope she is Chadrack!

      It was indeed kind of Carolyn and of course Ntathu as well to have nominated and thought about me. Would be wonderful if you do manage the time to stop by and read the posts that you haven’t so far.

      Yes indeed, Justin’s blog surely is wonderful and I like the way he puts up different posts that relate to most of us in some way or the other.

      Wow! 160 posts- well then you surely would take a lot of time sorting and listing out your chosen 7! However, I remember people have listed out their chosen few even when they have written more than 3-400 posts, so once you get down to it, it would happen! I wish you too are nominated or if I had the chance to nominate more than only 5, I would have nominated you also and seen the posts you come out with 🙂

      It sure is a wonderful way for bloggers to bring up their forgotten works and connect with each other as well.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by 🙂

  9. Carolyn

    January 28, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Thank you so much for accepting the challenge. Like Jens, I am very surprised that you have only written 34 posts. You seem to be a pro at this!

    My favorite post of yours is the one about your father. Such a moving testament to a truly incredible man.

    I am glad you chose those five bloggers. That is the most difficult part of the challenge in my mind. There are so many wonderful blogs out there but I knew I had to choose yours.

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Thanks so much for nominating me Carolyn!

      There was no two-way about not accepting the challenge, especially when I love taking up challenges 🙂

      I take that as a compliment then, though I would add another 12 posts of my writing blog with this so that the total rises a little! Still nothing as compared to the number of posts you write daily. Truly inspirational and unmatched 🙂

      Glad you still remember my dads post, it always remains close to my heart as it did come right from within. Yes, he is an incredible person.

      Choosing ONLY 5 bloggers was indeed the toughest part, but something that has to be done! To select a handful from the awesome bloggers in the blogosphere and then to ensure they have not been nominated earlier does take a little time. But am glad there was a list to check out from that made it a little faster.

      Thanks once again for giving me this opportunity. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  10. Deeone

    January 28, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations on getting nominated for this, Harleena!

    You’re definitely deserving of it!

    I have read each of the post you linked too, and I enjoyed each of them equally! I would put the one with your father in with the most beautiful as well. It really was a touching post, I still think that it was one of my faves. However, I can totally understand why you choose to make it the one you were most proud of. 🙂

    I know of each of the blogger’s you chose except for one, and that is Praveen. I can’t wait to see what the other’s will choose for their power links also.

    Great stuff, my friend. Thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Thanks so much for your wishes and kind words Deeone!

      Am happy that you enjoyed reading the linked posts and may have gone through one or two of the older ones as well. Yes- the post about my dad was indeed the closest to my heart- guess everyone liked it a great deal. Because I am so proud of my dad, I chose to make it as the one I am most proud of 🙂

      Glad you know everyone on the list as I feel we do have a lot in common, and Praveen is a wonderful blogger as well and someone great to connect to. Would be wonderful if you also visit his blog and check it out 🙂

      Don’t worry, you too are going to be nominated real soon by someone or the other- so prepare your list in advance as well dear friend! You were on my mind for nomination as well, but like I mentioned in the post, I didn’t want to pass on the torch to those who had already been nominated or awarded earlier on the blog- giving others an opportunity 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping-by and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. Teresa Cypher

    January 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

    All good posts, Harleena!

    I love that you chose “My Father, My Pride” as your favorite. I so enjoyed that post, too! 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      January 28, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Glad you liked all the posts Teresa!

      Yes indeed, the post written on my dad was truly close to my heart and meant a great deal to me. I am happy that so many readers of the blog liked it as well.

      Thanks for stopping-by. 🙂

  12. Hiten

    January 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Congratulations for being nominated for this challenge Harleena!

    I just read your post on the benefits of walking. I loved it and it reminded me of how much I love walking when I’m travelling. I’d rather just have an idea of some places I want to see, and then walk around the area to find them, asking questions and talking with local people as I go along.

    By the way, I love the way you write. Every time I come to your blog to see your posts, I know your words will exude peace and harmony. You have a real talent! 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      January 29, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes Hiten!

      Ah…walking…something I don’t like missing, except on Sundays when its my total day off! Yes indeed, I think when we are travelling, its best to be on foot and walk if you really want to enjoy the place and capture everything in detail. I have often done what you mentioned about going around different places on foot asking questions and talking to the local people about the place- more so when we go uphill.

      I guess such kind of leisure walks are good for you, where you don’t really come to know the distance you have actually covered and its accompanied with entertainment or exploration of a new place as well.

      Thanks so much for those kind words Hiten- I guess my words come from my heart, with the hope to touch the heart of others 🙂

      Thanks for stopping-by and adding so much more value to the post. 🙂

  13. Odesanya Taiwo

    January 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Am quite surprised at your level of development. Now I know what it means when it is said “inborn is different from ability”.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Harleena Singh

      January 29, 2012 at 12:10 am

      Welcome to the blog Odesanya!

      Thanks for your kind words. I guess it is all His grace coupled with a little bit of hard work and wonderful connection with friends that makes the blog what it is today.

      Thanks for stopping-by. 🙂

  14. Samantha Bangayan

    January 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Wow! I’m loving this overview of your blog, Harleena! =)

    I especially appreciate you bringing up the posts on walking, and health & fitness. This ties in nicely with what I’m aiming to work towards. And of course, your post about your father is one that really resonated with me as well!

    I’m sending you heartfelt gratitude for the nomination! =) I’ve already got my 7 Links in place, so hopefully they’ll suffice. =) Hugs! =)

    • Harleena Singh

      January 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Glad you liked the overview of the blog Samantha!

      I guess such challenges do give us a chance to shuffle up our posts and bring out those selected seven links that need to see the light of day once again. My dads post of course always remains close to my heart. 🙂

      Oh!I didn’t know you had already taken up the 7 link challenge earlier as I looked for your blogs name at TripBase Blog but never found it there, or may be you didn’t leave a link of your blog there to that they know about it and add it to their directory here http://bit.ly/wNvHSI .

      Thanks so much for stopping-by 🙂

  15. Linda

    January 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Great job on your 7 Links Challenge! I recognize a few people here on your nominee list – all wonderful bloggers, as yourself.

    So, this blog is fairly new, huh? I am sure your freelancing job keeps you pretty busy!

    Love your blog by the way, unique and personal – love it!!

    Linda

    • Harleena Singh

      January 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Welcome to the blog Linda!

      Glad you liked the links and could recognize a few familiar bloggers from the nominees. It was indeed a tough task to select just a handful from the wonderful bloggers in the blogoshpere- but I guess you do have to pick out and give a chance to those whom you haven’t earlier.

      The blog is not that new, though the posts are surely a handful! yes indeed, my freelance writing work and projects do keep me involved most of the time.

      Thanks so much for liking the blog and for stopping-by. 🙂

  16. Marcus Baker

    January 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    I enjoy all your posts as they are always quality pieces from the heart no matter what you write about Harleena.

    Thank you for nominating me to be a part of the ongoing chain. I was so very close to “killing off” my current blog recently so I think going back though my posts using the seven links framework will be a very interesting and reflective exercise.

    I look forward to sharing my insights soon!

    ~Marcus Baker

    • Harleena Singh

      January 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks so much for those kind words Marcus!

      I guess I relate best to what comes straight from the heart, with the hope that it touches the heart of people 🙂

      You are most welcome and deserving to be nominated because of the wonderful posts you put up as well. We never really get to know our own potential till someone let’s us know about it, so go back to your old posts, enjoy reading them and take up the challenge!

      We shall look forward to checking out your chosen 7 links whenever you are ready with them.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by. 🙂

  17. Ilka Flood

    January 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    These challenges are always fun, aren’t they. Congratulations on being nominated and for sharing such great posts. Some of them I missed, but I thoroughly remember the one about your father. What a wonderful tribute from a loving daughter!

    Now I’ll gave to go bookmark and read some of the others that I missed. I know it will be a treat.

    Have a wonderful day, Harleena!

    Ilka

    • Harleena Singh

      January 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks for the kind wishes Ilka!

      Yes indeed, such challenges are always fun!

      I guess to be able to dig deep into your older posts and shortlist just 7 of them is the most challenging part, and I really wonder how people with over 4-500 posts manage to do that!!

      Glad you liked the post about my father- something that most readers of the blog could relate and remember as well. It was just what was there for a long time within my heart and something that I wanted to share with everyone as well.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by. 🙂

  18. ntathu allen

    January 31, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Bless you Harleena and well done for sharing and accepting the challenge!

    Am enjoying reading your post and your wish and resolutions post re-spending more time with family and less time on work..so I am switching off and doing just that. Tomorrow is a new day and like you, spending time with girls is one of my committments..so thanks for the reminder. Hugs and I will read rest tomorrow.

    • Harleena Singh

      January 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks so much Ntathu for the nomination!

      Glad you are enjoying the earlier posts! I guess such challenges do give us an opportunity to go back to our older posts and take a look at them and share them with everyone.

      Yes indeed, spending quality family time at least some time during the day is very important. I am glad you are thinking about spending time with your girls, which I am sure they will really welcome 🙂

      Thanks for stopping-by. 🙂

  19. Cat Alexandra

    February 1, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Dear Harleena,

    How very nice to meet you and learn more about you by way of your 7 Links Challenge! It is my first time here visiting your blog. I have definitely seen you around in the community and found my way here because of Samantha Bangayan’s CommentLuv Premium (gosh I LOVE this plugin!!).

    Anyway, it’s just so nice to see these 7 Links Challenges because they present such a well rounded representation of the writer.

    I’m looking forward to delving into your links to read these articles in full. Thanks for sharing of yourself, I hope we may become better connected together this year!

    Highest regards,
    Cat Alexandra

    • Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Welcome to the blog Cat!

      It is indeed wonderful of you to have stopped-by, and yes, Samantha is a wonderful friend whom I need to thank for making us meet 🙂

      I too have seen you around though never stopped over at your blog, but will make sure to do so now! And yes, the CommentLuv is surely a wonderful plugin- something that does make great connections also!

      Hope you do find the time to delve into the links and read the articles- as they are the chosen ones.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by- and am sure we would surely get better acquainted this year 🙂

  20. Dee Ann Rice

    February 3, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Harleena,

    Congratulations on being nominated for the 7 Links Challenge.

    I have so much fun writing my post for that. I so enjoyed going back and looking at my posts from a different point of view than when I was writing them.

    What a fabulous list of posts. I have not read most of them because I have just recently come to know you but they all sound great and there are several I would like to go back and read.

    Again congratulations and thanks for sharing all of your posts with us.

    Dee Ann Rice

    • Harleena Singh

      February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thanks so much Dee Ann for your kind wishes!

      Yes indeed, it was a lot of fun going back and looking at my older posts and choosing only 7 from among them! And I am grateful I didn’t really have so many posts to choose from, so it didn’t take that long!

      Glad you liked the posts, and would be wonderful if you could manage to take out the time to go through them.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by, and have a wonderful weekend as well 🙂

  21. Bryce Christiansen

    February 3, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Congrats, it was well deserved. I can’t think of a wordsmith I like better. I’m truly envious of how well you make words flow on a page and can see how Freelance writing comes so easily to you.

    Although genetics play a part in it, I’m sure you grew those skills on your own as well.

    Have a great weekend,

    Bryce

    • Harleena Singh

      February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes Bryce!

      Ah..your words make me reach cloud-9!! I guess it must be mainly due to the fact that I have been a freelance writer for so long and writing comes rather naturally to me- and the best part for me is to be able to convey my thoughts on paper. it is almost like I am communicating or talking to the person in front 🙂

      Yes indeed, genetics must be playing a major part in it and I would love to give my mom the credit for my writing- though her kind of writing was more heart felt and for her own personal use and not for freelancing or work related.

      Thanks so much for stopping-by and have a great weekend as well 🙂

  22. Ayesha Kanwal

    February 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I have read most of the posts you listed and they are all good. I am going to go back and read the one that I have not read.
    I also read 2 or 3 of the blogs you mentioned. I will be going and checking out the rest as I am sure they are great blogs or would not be mentioned.
    This is a great challenge not only for you but for your readers as we benefit greatly from it.

    • Harleena Singh

      February 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Welcome to the blog Ayesha!

      Glad you liked the blog posts. It would indeed be wonderful if you could spare sometime to go through the older posts as well, or the ones that you have not read as yet. I am sure you would find some value in them. 🙂

      Yes indeed, the challenge has indeed been wonderful for me as I was able to check out my older posts and put them forth for the readers of the blog as well.

      Thanks for stopping-by. 🙂

  23. Anne

    March 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this before now, but it’s a beautiful way to look back on what you’ve done. It’s also a great way to get your reader’s interested in the posts they may have missed before. I like the fact also, that other bloggers are involved. It’s a great community spirit.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Welcome to the blog Anne!

      Yes indeed, such kinds of challenges sure are wonderful ways to look back and juggle up your older posts so that they can see they can see the light of day! Other readers too love to check out of the listed posts that they may have missed out as well. I guess such challenges bring out the best in us as well as the readers.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  24. Ana Hoffman

    March 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I love it when someone makes us think about our content and what difference we feel it makes for our readers, Harleena.

    I didn’t do the challenge because it was more thinking that I cared to do, lol, but glad you took on the challenge!

    • Harleena Singh

      March 31, 2012 at 12:04 am

      You are absolutely right Ana!

      It did make me feel wonderful to go through my long forgotten posts, and just to recollect all that I had in mind when I wrote them. And tougher still was picking out just 7 from the list. But yes, I didn’t have to really hunt long as I haven’t got those many as yet on the blog!

      Ah…I can well understand as to why you didn’t take the challenge Ana, as it would have taken you ages to choose just 7 posts, because you have written innumerable of them 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by from your busy schedule. It’s always a pleasure to have you over. 🙂

  25. Reginald

    July 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Whoa! Nice post!

    What’s more? I am so jealous of you 🙂 but at the same time, I’m absolutely glad that it worked out for you.

    Nice tips as well that you shared above and congrats again for the nomination 🙂

    Reginald

    • Harleena Singh

      July 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Reginald,

      Ah…this was an old challenge that I’d accepted, so no need to feel jealous 🙂 I’m sure if you were nominated, which you just might be soon some day, you too would take it up – isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind wishes 🙂

      • Reginald

        July 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

        Well, if I get nominated…hmm…of course I would! Haha…but I really believe you deserved it.

        Keep it up! You are doing great 🙂

        Good luck!

        • Harleena Singh

          July 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm

          Thanks so much for your kind words of appreciation. 🙂




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