Greyhounds CAN Sit passed on a blog challenge to me earlier this week. I have finally run out of pictures from the disc dog competition last weekend, so am rounding up my seven posts to fulfill this challenge.
My most beautiful post:
I finally settled on this post from last Christmas. I got a lot of really good pictures of my dogs, for what seemed like the first time. I was just getting used to editing pictures, and over-sharpened some of them, which I regret, but overall I love the pictures from that Christmas, and they are some of my all time favorites of my dogs.
this one, about candy making in a rain storm. (That's a bad idea, by the way.) The pictures of the candy came out really well. They still make me hungry to look at right now. In fact, looking at them is making me already plan for a candy making party this fall, hopefully NOT in a rainstorm this time!
My most popular post:
Wordless Wednesday: Puppies post.
A lot of people asked questions about the pups, and thought they were super adorable (which they were even more so in person). For those that didn't see the update afterwards, they were Tibetan Terrier puppies belonging to a friend of mine. The one pictured with the bottle was getting a little extra to supplement what Mom produced, as he wasn't gaining weight as quickly as his siblings. All the puppies are doing great, and just turned a year old this month!
My most controversial post:
stretching, which many people had opinions about, many of which differed, or else the Flyball Training: Not so simple post. I received a good number of responses on both of them, with people's differing opinions. I enjoyed writing both of these posts, and enjoyed the comments on both of them. Controversial though they may have been, everyone was nice to each other in the comments. This to me is what a controversial post should be, that is, an opportunity for people to share their views, opinions, and experience in a way that will be safe and respectful. Thank you everyone who commented on either of these posts!
My most helpful post:
Flyball Boxes post is one of the most helpful on my blog.
A post whose success surprised me:
one. I hadn't had a chance to go to flyball practice in a while. My dogs were wound up. I'd been reading way too many relatively depressing homesteading books, which also focus strongly on the the-world-is-falling-apart-and-about-to-end aspect of things. A lot of people commented on flyball, on the world-is-not-ending front, and on the question I asked (are my dogs too skinny?). It was really nice to go online to check out the blog and any comments and see how many people actually care about the mishmash that I posted that day. Just one more thing to love about blogging: being able to connect with people who understand.
A post that didn't get the attention I felt it deserved: (Though I should say, I don't feel like my posts deserve or require attention, and am always pleased with any comments or pageviews on a post)
With no picture on this post, maybe I already have the answer for why it was not as popular as I was expecting. But still, I thought the title of What is stranger than a camel in a minivan would garner some attention. Then, with not only a camel in a minivan, but Koira being chased down and bit by a coyote while walking a very popular, paved bike/walking path, it seemed to me to be full of action and drama. Only three comments were posted, however (unless you want to count my own comment). Maybe I should learn my lesson and only post with pictures? Or not on Thursdays?
The post I'm most proud of:
What A Wonderful Weekend is the post I put up after Koira returned to flyball competitions after a year and a half off for retraining, and returned with a bang. She earned her first two titles, and did a really good showing of herself. I couldn't be more proud of my little girl.
In fact, just yesterday I ran into the instructor we started flyball with, and when she asked how Koira was doing and I shared the news, she was so happy for us as well. Its great that Pallo does good in flyball, but Koira is my first dog, my heart dog, and to see her turn on and love this sport that I enjoy so much means the world to me. I am especially proud when, looking back over posts for this project, I found this post from just last winter, wondering if I should just drop Koira out of flyball, or if I should continue on with her. Boy am I glad I stuck it out, found what worked for her, and got a chance to see her turn it on.
I will decide which blogs to pass this onto soon, and let each of them know! Thank you Greyhounds CAN Sit for the opportunity to go through all my back posts, walking a bit through the past. I really enjoyed getting this post together.
Now, everybody go enjoy the weekend, and have fun with the blog hop!