Thursday, September 01, 2011

For the 7 links challenge

I've been blogging for quite some time now and it is a time to reflect upon my work so far. Priya of Now Serving has invited me to play the game of the 7 links challenge. Thank you Priya for giving me this wonderful opportunity, where I get the chance to look back and do a self-rating of my posts so far.

1. The most beautiful post

This one has been real tough. Each post has been written with commitment and prepared with compassion. When both these elements come together, the end result would indeed be beautiful. Anyhow, for the game's sake, let me name a couple of them which are close to my heart: Bruges

and Hello in there

2. The most popular post

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies - This one was quite easy to choose. I just oriented myself on the number of comments received.

3. The most controversial post.

I do not have any.

4. The most helpful post.

Lamb Biryani - Most of our friends who have visited us and tasted this Biryani have liked it and asked for the recipe. However good we explain, a written recipe is always better. I think, this is also my longest post so far. I am happy that I have taken the pains to write down all the step by step instructions with pictures and documented it for ever, so that anyone can refer to it anytime. That way, it rightly deserves to be called the most helpful post.

5. A post that was surprisingly successful.

Kohlrabi Dhal Curry - I never expected this post would gain so much popularity. I have also noted that many google search has directed to this post of mine and I'm of course, happy about that.

6. A post that did not get the attention it deserves.

Risotto ai Funghi - This is a very yummy Italian recipe, which I'm also proud of getting it right at the very first try. Back then, I did not have as much as readers as today and so it naturally went less noticed.

7. A post I am most proud of.

Basil Pesto - There are many reasons why I'm proud of this post. Trying a dish from a foreign cuisine is not always easy. That too making it the traditional way is quite a challenge. I'm glad that it tasted very authentic and lasted long on my very first try. Apart from that, the snaps have come out beautiful and it was the first one to be accepted by Foodgawker ;-)

Hope you continue to support my blogging journey as ever. So, why end the fun here? I'm taking the privilege to tag the following fellow bloggers too:

1. Shilpi Bose of It is Tasty Ma
2. Nashira of Plateful
3. Priya Sreeram of Bon Appetit
4. Nisha of Look Who's Cooking too
5. Ambreen of Simply Sweet 'n Savoury
6. Umm Mymoonah of Taste of Pearl City
7. Aipi of US Masala

And hey, the list is not limited. If you have not yet been tagged, but feel like it is fun to share your thoughts, feel free to join the challenge. :)


  1. lovely post enjoyed looking at these delicious dishes

  2. Woww fabulous pictures,wonderful collection..

  3. Fabulous post ... each picture has a story..

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Nice post!!! And a lovely collection of recipes..Something about your clicks & your way of writing that makes me wanna go over the posts again & again!!! And for me..all your posts are the best ones...Like u said it shows how much thought has gone into writing & presenting each one..:)) Keep rocking!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. A lovely remembrance and collection of varied interesting recipes. I enjoyed reviewing them.

  6. tht's a happy recounting of posts u r proud of; loved the risotto and indeed it deserves more attention; hey thanks for tagging me !!

  7. Learnt about you thru Reva's basil round up !! and lovely space here. happy to follow you as well.. Do drop in when free !!

    Current Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

  8. Loved your 7 links post =) Great choices!

  9. beautiful picks - great highlights :) Thanks for sharing

  10. @All, thank you all for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed my posts. It is really motivating :)

  11. Vielen, vielen Dank, das war sehr nett von dir. Thanks a million for having me right on top there.

  12. I am sure all of us bloggers must have gone through these types, almost wanna say '7 stages of blogging'... lol. Thanks for the tag. Will be glad to blog about the 7 stages.

  13. first time here...and glad to have come here...a happy follower now. do visit my blog when you find time.


  14. I'd love to have a plate of lamb biryani right now.

  15. Lovely picks & yummy posts. Thank you so much dear for tagging me for this 7 links challenge. :)