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We have a crazy busy day today with the family, so much so that my husband actually took off work for it! I have several posts almost ready to go up but I was having a hard time deciding which to finish up and post until I received an email in my inbox this morning with a challenge to write a post featuring seven links to specific posts that I have written in the past. As I went down the list of how to choose the posts, I knew that this was what I was meant to do today on Southern Plate, so here we go!
1. Your First Post. The first post I ever wrote for Southern Plate is what got me all started. Back then I didn’t actually have SouthernPlate.com yet, I was just blogging on a little free blog over at vox.com. I posted a tutorial with step by step photos of how to make homemade banana pudding, with a goal of making it easy for anyone to make, regardless of cooking experience. The very next day Vox featured it on their homepage! I was so excited that I quickly put up two more tutorials and both of them were featured the next day as well. By weeks end I was on the phone with my husband saying “I think if I got my own domain I could get four or five hundred readers…”. I sure do love y’all. Here is my very first post, Homemade Banana Pudding.
2. A Post you enjoyed writing the most.I most enjoyed writing this post because it was about an experience that really opened my eyes to the fact that my life had come full circle. I will never forget this moment. Read: Steak Tips Over Rice And The Significance Of A Doughnut Shop
3. Post you wish you’d written. I don’t actually wish I’d written this one but its a section of a website I enjoy very much. Tipnut.com features pretty much anything and everything under the sun, filled with helpful tips! But as someone who dearly loves hand embroidery, I struck gold when I realized the wealth of free vintage embroidery patterns available there. I’m linking you to her archive page that lists all of the embroidery pattern posts. Sit back and get comfy, these are real gems and it will take a while to go through them all! Tipnut.com’s Embroidery Pattern Archive (free!)
4. A post that had a great discussion. My post on Southern Sayings is by far one of the most fun to read the comments on. I go back to it at least once a week to catch up as folks are always adding new things. Some of the sayings are things I have not heard since my childhood and some others are completely new to me, but I have integrated them into my conversation now! Your Favorite Southern Sayings
5. Your most helpful post. This is a tough one so I’m gonna go with what I’ve been craving most here lately that has saved me a ton of money. My post on how to make iced coffee at home teaches how to cold brew coffee, so that it won’t have that acidic after taste or vary in strength like machine brewed coffee does. In order to have iced coffee, you need coffee concentrate so it won’t weaken when you pour it over ice and will still maintain its strength even with the addition of milk. This post shows you how to do that at home with no special equipment.
6. A post with title you’re most proud of. I’m not very good at post titles. I wish I was at times but its not something I’m gonna beat myself up over. Still, when I wrote the story of Seven Cakes (which is one I had been longing to write about for years) and it ran in a local nwespaper, the editor chose such a wonderful title that I went back and changed my post title to that as well. So thanks to Jennifer Hill, who came up with a title that says it all. The post also features a little gift for you to print. Read Seven Cakes – Though Dirt Poor, They Had Cake For Christmas
7. A post you wish more people read. While this post was well received, the content is just something that I feel could benefit a lot of people and a lesson which really altered my life once I learned it. Read: Our Best Pancakes, Attitudes, and Mules
So there ya go, my 7 link challenge. 7 links that are significant to me. I hope you enjoy them and maybe find a gem or two among the pile that you can take with you. Have a wonderful Friday and thank you for being such a big part on my list of people I am grateful for.
Your next action could change the world
so make it a good one.
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