The goal: “To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.” The rules are simple: list the posts that best fit the headings below.
After nearly 2 years of GlobalGrasshopper fun, we are proud to present our 7 Links…
Our most beautiful post
This is a hard choice because we try (almost obsessively) to find the most inspiring and beautiful photos to put on our blog. Although if we had to choose one we’d have to go for our Best of Thailand post which is also one of our most popular. Thailand is one of our favourite travel destinations and easily one of the most photogenic and we definitely feel the photography in this article captures this.
Our most popular post
It was coming up to Valentine’s Day and we wanted to create a sweet photographic post inspiring romantic travel. Many StumbleUpon ‘likes’ later and the post has now been viewed over 700,000 times proving that most people love looking at pretty photos.
Our most controversial post
We tend to shy away from controversial subjects but if we had to choose one it would be our North Korea post. Our friends had just crossed over the border for a tour of North Korea, we just had to find out what it was like. James and Bruna wrote about their experiences on a chaperoned tour which included a very strange opening ceremony of the Mass Games. During this organised event, thousands of people dressed as chickens (and eggs) performed in front of an audience of very few people. The photos were a great chance to see a bit more of this mysterious and oppressive country.
Our most helpful post
Our resident health advisor Camille wrote about the pros and worrying cons of antimalarial drugs addressing the concerns of many travellers. Camille suggested some alternatives to the usual prescriptions, and we had a lot of feedback saying how useful people thought the post was. Antimalarial drugs continues to be a controversial issue but we feel the more people write about it the better.
A post whose success surprised us
We wanted to write about cities in Europe that we felt got overlooked far too often. So many people are sadly only interested in going the most well known touristy cities and many of these cities on this list are close to our hearts. We weren’t really expecting it but the post was a huge success and it’s one of our most searched-for posts, currently enjoying a great ranking in Google!
A post we feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
Our close friend is a constant nomad and also a very talented travel photographer. She allowed us to interview her and include some of her photos in our post. She gave some great advice and had some interesting stories to tell but we were in our early blog days and it just didn’t get the recognition it deserved.
The post that we are most proud of
This is a post we wanted to write from the beginning as we have very close ties with some the charities on the list. The sanctuaries do great work but don’t always get a huge amount of media attention. We waited until our traffic grew and the strategy paid off – the post got Stumbled and had thousands of hits, raising awareness for many great charities.
Our nominations to carry on the My 7 Links project:
- @thetravelchica www.thetravelchica.com
- @pocketvillage blog.pocketvillage.com
- @manonthelam1 www.manonthelam.com
- @nomadNIV www.nomadniv.com
- @BlkChickOnTour www.blackchickontour.com