7×7 Award

A few days ago blogger, Julie Farrar, nominated me for the 7×7 Link Award. I must admit, I was tickled pink, especially coming from Julie, whose down-to-earth and often-humorous blog, Traveling Through, is always a joy to read. Thank you, Julie!

7x7 Blog award graphicThe way it works is that you review all the posts you’ve written and then list your top posts under seven different categories.

The other part of the award is that you pass it on to seven other bloggers.

Simple enough. Here goes…

Most Beautiful: Mom.
A tribute to my beautiful mom on what would have been her 77th birthday.

Photo of my mom when she was at the beach

My second choice is The Geography of Bliss, which reviews Eric Weiner’s beautiful book and celebrates the happiest places on earth in words and pictures.

Geography of Bliss book cover photograph

Most Helpful: 10 Things You Learn When the Love of Your Life is a Photojournalist. I’m not exactly sure how helpful this post is, but it gives a glimpse into the unpredictable lifestyle of a photojournalist, and the impact it has on a relationship.

Most Popular: Jeffrey Aaronson’s Improbable Journey with Steve Jobs, the Guy Who Changed His World (and Ours)–Part One and Part Two. This two-part post is by far my most popular. It has been read and mentioned everywhere from India, Italy and Thailand to Denmark, Canada, Romania and Japan.The posts pay tribute to Steve Jobs and the friendship my husband shared with him when they were both 29-years old. It also shares personal anecdotes and rarely-seen photos from the weeks leading up to the launch of the first Mac 128K computer.

Photo of Steve Jobs at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA, 1984

Steve Jobs leading his team in a meeting at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA, 1984. ©Jeffrey Aaronson.

Most Controversial: My Crash Course in Living Through the Lens. While I don’t think this is controversial, the folks that run the show in the country where information is often censored might have a different opinion about what happened during the Democracy Movement in Tiananmen Square.

Photo of the Democracy Movement in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, ChinaPhoto of soldiers in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China 1989, Democracy Movement

Most Surprisingly Successful: Improbable. This is my inaugural post announcing the launch of my blog. I was astounded by the reaction.

Most Underrated: How Jeffrey Created His Most Published China Photo THEN…My Michelle Obama Moment NOW. I’m not sure I’d call it underrated, but this one received a few less views than others. I included a video in this post.

Most Prideworthy: Beyond Rangoon THEN…A Feather in Her Cap NOW. This post shares how Jeffrey photographed Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, when she was first placed under house arrest in 1989, and also celebrates a memorable moment in our lives now.

And now for the other part of this award, I’d like to nominate the following fantastic bloggers for the 7X7 Award. Click on their blogs below to check out what they have to say. You won’t be disappointed.

All Write

Allegro non tanto

Being Arindam

Crazy Lady with a Pen


Play 101

Suess’s Pieces

The Blog of a Vet’s Wife

Have fun with the 7×7 Award, fellow bloggers! And thanks again, Julie, for the award!

11 thoughts on “7×7 Award

  1. Pingback: Blog Awards: Kreativ Blogger Award, Liebster Blog Award, 7×7 Link Award, the Candle Lighter Award and the Happy Blog Award | Play 101

  2. I am so happy to see you’ve received an award! Your blog is insightful, enlightening and always heart-warming. Congratulations!

    And thank you for the nomination. I appreciate it very much, and will create my 7×7 post soon. For now, I am eager to read the entries you’ve selected for your own post. And visit both the known and new-to-me bloggers on your list.

    I am certain this award is just the first of many. I keep waiting for the day I will log in and see you on Freshly Pressed! :)

    • Thank you Melissa, and congratulations to you. I hope lots of people swing by your blog and delve into your wonderful stories. I also hope you enjoy the other blogs I’ve mentioned. My friend Jessica (Allegro non tanto) always leaves my heart filled to the brim.

    • Congrats to you. You certainly deserve it. Your writing always makes me laugh and think, and then want to share it with others. So it’s Dan is it? I was wondering who was behind Harper Faulkner…or John Donne. : -) You might get a kick out of tomorrow’s post about names.

  3. Congrats Becky :)
    And i can’t really believe that you nominated me for this award. Thanks a lot. It really means a lot to get nominated by you.
    Although till now i did not understand how to do with this one. But i hope after going through your post one more time, i will get it.
    Thanks a lot Becky. I could not ask for more. :)

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