This 7 Links meme has been making its way around the internet, and it’s a fun one. Jennifer of Chez Loulou tagged me for it, and I’ve been having fun going back through the archives – 410 posts in three and a half years! – to find posts that fit the criteria.
1. Most Beautiful
The colorful tiled houses and intricate monastery architecture make my first post about our trip to Lisbon last winter an easy choice.
2. Most Popular
Hands down, my most popular post by far is the one I wrote about gougères, entitled Cheesy Poofs Kick Ass! This one post actually represents 1% of the total page views on my blog, ever, and it has more than six times the number of views of the next most popular post. Was it the title? The step-by-step photos? I have other posts with clever titles, and good photos, but for some reason this one really caught on. Maybe I should quote South Park more often.
3. Most Controversial
Strangely enough, my most recent post, on El Guacamole, a new taqueria in Paris, has generated a bit of a debate regarding the relative quality of Mexican restaurants in Paris. Who knew tacos could be a divisive issue?
4. Most Helpful
5. Post Whose Success Surprised Me
Must Be Scallop Season is actually my second most popular post. Apparently many many people want to know what a scallop looks like alive. Who knew pictures of scallops would be in such high demand?
6. Post I Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved
It had a good title, a delicious recipe, and pretty pictures. So why is Put the Lime in the Coconut down towards the bottom of the stats list? I was so sure it was going to go viral.
7. Post That I Am Most Proud Of
Being asked to make the cupcakes for the wedding of my dear friends Hope and D. was an honor. I was proud of how they came out and so happy to be a part of their special day. The Great Cupcake Extravaganza was actually a five-part series, covering recipe testing, frosting, tasting, and finally the wedding itself. (If you only want to read one of those, make it the last one.)
And now, I get to tag five of my blogfriends!
Hope of Hopie’s Kitchen
Hannah of Wayfaring Chocolate
Hails of Coffee Helps
The Hungry Dog
Melissa of Researching Paris
and one more, because I like to break rules sometimes: Jenni of The Balanced Pastry Chef
Tag! You’re it!
On this day in 2008: Baked Chocolate Mousse
Originally published on Croque-Camille.