Darren Rowse, ProBlogger, put out a challenge which was quite interesting. The challenge 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.”
Pretty interesting idea, and I like where he is going with this. So, I’m stepping up and putting forth my entry to the #7links challenge. Here we go:
- Your first post – Hello World! KWM Joins the Blogging Community – Holy cow this was a completely weak and unoriginal post… but it did get me started. I believe I was making a silly “splash” into the world of blogging but in hindsight, this was just ridiculous.
- A post you enjoyed writing the most – LinkedIn and Twitter… Not Perfect Together – I wrote this early on, very close to when LinkedIn announced the introduction of Twitter into your dashboard and profile. I was very happy with the timeliness and direction I took this post. I was also happy that I received a few comments which are always a nice result to achieve!
- A post which had a great discussion – Foursquare: I’m Not Sold – This post opened a can of worms with a lot of people. Yes, I tried foursquare prior to this post and (gasp!) I have tried it since this post. Guess what, I’m still not sold. It was a lot of fun to gain peoples feedback and see what their opinions were, quite a journey indeed. I also enjoyed the video aspect of this post, pretty interesting to do a pro and con in the same post.
- A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written – Social Recruiting 3.0 – Fast Forward to the Era of Leveraging Conversation and Social Interaction – This post truly made connections and leveraging contacts grow up, so to speak. Josh took a lot of time to understand connections and how they impact recruiters. Just a really thought-provoking and forward-thinking topic. I have this one bookmarked on my laptop.
- Your most helpful post – Internet Safety – Protect Yourself – This is a subject that is often spoken about and rarely heeded. Every single day you hear about someone posting something they shouldn’t and the employment ramifications that come from it. This posts inspiration came from The Disney Channel of all places but it truly broke down internet safety into an easy to digest form. It is one post that I refer others to whenever a question arises.
- A post with a title that you are proud of – How I Landed My Dream Job – Simply put, I never thought I would write this post at this point of my career. The position I have is an incredible role and I learn something new every single day. I only wish each person has the ability one day to write a post with this title.
- A post that you wish more people had read – Social Networking: Relationships, Encounters and Spam – I believed this to be a fairly well articulated post with a different spin on the social media relationship spectrum.
This was a very insightful exercise. I definitely see how my blogging skills have increased over time and how the varieties of topics have expanded. This may be worth revisiting again in the future and see how my answers evolve over time.
Photo credit to ProBlogger
*** NOTE *** I made my choices based solely on posts from the HR farmer and not from any other blogs that I have submitted posts. I thought it only fair to choose this platform as a true evaluation (although it would be interesting to see what my responses would have been if I incorporated my additional posts).
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