Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat selected this blog for a 7×7 blog award. Basically, once tagged those selected may decide to respond to a series of questions:
1) tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows
2) link to a post that fits the following categories
Most beautiful Piece
Most helpful piece
Most popular piece
Most underrated piece
Most pride-worthy piece
Most surprisingly successful piece
Most controversial piece
Pick on select 7 other bloggers to tag.
This is much more difficult than I first thought. For one thing, I don’t consider any of my posts ‘beautiful’.
Ok, what about helpful? For that I’ll pick the first in a series of posts I wrote about A Hero of our Time. I can’t say whether or not it’s helpful but it gets a lot of hits.
Doing a stat run on the most popular post isn’t exactly accurate as some posts have been up for years–others for a few weeks. But even with that disclaimer, I’ll have to say that Lolita 2010 appears to win–although given the search terms that pop up, I suspect most of those who arrive here are looking for something on the wild side.
The most underrated piece would be all the posts no one ever looks for. Too many to connect to.
My most pride-worthy piece would have to be the series on posts on the Rougon-Macquart books by Zola. There’s a whole page devoted to those.
The most surprisingly successful piece has to be The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. Given the age of this book, I am surprised by the number of hits this post gets.
The most controversial piece: easy Peter Kocan’s The Treatment and the Cure. Kocan was locked up for attempting to assassinate a politician, and the book is a fictionalized account of his life in an Australian asylum. I get obscene comments about this book and the author. Curious really as even Kocan’s victim forgave him.
Now for my seven victims… apologies in advance.
This is tough: