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Take the 7 Link Challenge Today #7links

Posted By Darren Rowse 16th of July 2010 Writing Content 230

Today I thought it might be fun to do a bit of a fun challenge together that draws on a number of things that I’ve previously taught here on ProBlogger (see below for what these teachings are).

The idea is to publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that respond to the following 7 categories. Your links should be to:

  • Your first post
  • A post you enjoyed writing the most
  • A post which had a great discussion
  • A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written
  • Your most helpful post
  • A post with a title that you are proud of
  • A post that you wish more people had read

You might like to add a few explanations to different links – for example to talk a little about why you enjoyed writing a post or what you like about the post on another blog that you link to or why you regret the post you regret.

The main aim of doing this challenge is to create a list post that highlights some of the posts in your archives to new readers (a sneeze page), that links out to another blog and that hopefully is a little fun (and not too much work) to do.

If you tag your posts or are going to tweet a link to it – use #7links as a tag to help the meme continue.

I’ll post my own 7 links tomorrow here on ProBlogger – stay tuned!

PS: once you’ve written your 7 link challenge post – link to it in comments below so we can take a look!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. Hi Darren,

    This is a great idea (and apparently a great way to get comments). :) Here is a link to my “entry”:

    http://www.icebluebanana.com/the-7links-challenge-to-write-a-sneeze-page/

    Have a great day!

  2. DONE!! What fun! :-) Our Blog is a Community Blog so it was even that much more challenging to choose. Thanks for the challenge and here’s our link: http://www.shejustgotmarried.com/blog/2010/07/the-7-link-challenge

  3. I tried it. Thanks for the idea – interesting to try. My attempt is here http://nancysblog-seeker.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-like-challenges.html

  4. Nice little task. :)

    Mine is in Dutch, so most of you won’t be able to read it, but I thought I’d share it anyway: http://arnoboerman.nl/7-links-challenge

  5. I love this challenge – thanks Darren. It gave me many many pointers about how to improve the blog :)

    Here she is: http://www.organikal.com/2010/07/27/the-problogger-7-link-challenge/

    p.s. was it cheating to edit the posts as I went along? ;)

  6. Here’s my 7Links post (I added an 8th since I saw ProBlogger used a “most viewed” one as well):
    http://www.fencing.net/2994/7-best-posts-on-fencing-net/

    It was fun, but there is so much content I didn’t even have a chance to look at since I’ve got several years worth of stuff on there.

  7. Loved the challenge Darren. I have met so many new bloggers as a result. Thanks! I’m grateful for the opportunity to play.

    Here’s my link: http://bigfishtopdogs.com/2010/07/do-you-wish-you-were-more-creative-productive-and-better-looking-7links/

    Off to check out some more!

    Theresa

  8. Though my blog is still somewhat new, I found this activity to be a great way to highlight some of my first (and therefore least read) posts! Thanks!

    http://www.survivingnjapan.com/2010/07/seven-great-links.html

  9. There we go: http://migre.me/11g42

    Good fun.

    Cheers,
    Rita

  10. I loved doing this and it’s drawing a great response from readers, as well. Here’s my post: A Virgin Blogger Takes the 7-Link Challenge: http://bit.ly/96bYBF #7links

  11. Thanks for the Challenge, Darren.

    I learnt a lot by taking it, as I’ve described in my post, but I guess that was why you suggested it! Clever!

    It took a long time but it’s made me ‘stretch my foot to the end of my blanket’ and push myself beyond my good old comfort zone.

    Now I’m goind to read through these comments and keep on learning!

  12. Ooops! Forgot to add the link…. should have been an 8 link challenge…

    http://lindahewett.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/how-to-take-a-challenge-you-didnt-know-you-could/

    Hope this link works!

  13. Seem to have missed this until I read Nick Daw’s latest email.

    Great idea, gave me a chance to have a good think about how far my site has come since 2004, as well as what I might change.

    Here’s the link: http://www.kasterborous.com/2010/08/03/where-have-you-been/

  14. Thanks so much for this! It had been on my to do list for a while to get a “sneeze” page done… this really gave me the push I needed to just do it. :-)

    http://3boysandadog.com/2010/08/blogging-basics-i-took-the-seven-link-challenge/

  15. I’m in! I took the challenge! Here’s mine!

  16. Sort of late to the game, but here’s my seven links post:

    The 7 Link Challenge

  17. This challenge was a lot of fun and I hope to see more like it. I joined in and you can check it out here:
    http://blog.self-improvement-saga.com/2010/08/7-links-challenge/

  18. I’ll be darned!
    How could I have missed this fantastic exercise?
    I thought, for sure, Darren didn’t send this one to me… until I checked my Problogger folder and there it was. LOL!
    I will do the exercise and come back and post it here. Thank you Darren. You’re the best!
    Eliz

  19. This is a great exercise I discovered via Musings of an Inappropriate Woman
    Here are my seven links:
    http://earlybirdcatchestheworm.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/on-the-net-seven-links-in-heaven/

  20. Darren – what a great exercise. I was on holiday when you this was posted and put it on my “to-do” list so here you go. Thanks!

    http://kwmblogspot.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/my-response-to-“the-7-link-challenge-today-7links”-by-problogger/

  21. i agree that This challenge was a great fun and I hope to see more like it. I joined in and you can check it out here:

  22. Darren, This was fun! Would love to see more challenges like this. But I cheated! :)

    7 link challenge plus: http://wp.me/pSdO8-109 #7links

  23. It took me a while to sit and write the post, but I made it finally,
    you can see it here:
    http://www.korwelphotography.com/2010/08/28/take-a-tour-of-my-blog-the-7-link-challenge/

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