When blogging, I’m usually looking forward, thinking about what comes next, scheduling posts, reading books for reviews, etc. It’s not often that I take a look back. But now it’s time! Grouchy Puppy tagged me in Tripbase’s My 7 Links blog post project, created to unite bloggers of all types to highlight some of their favorite posts that deserve the spotlight. The idea is to post links in the 7 categories below… and then to nominate other bloggers to do the same.

I spent a good part of the afternoon looking back. So here it is, My 7 Links:

1. My most beautiful post: Kelly visits life sized sculptures.

I enjoyed photographing Kelly taking her place among these statues in downtown Albany NY.

2. My most popular post: The Dogs of Toy Story 3

For a post with 0 comments, analytics consistently shows this post about Slinky Dog and Buster as one of my most viewed, with many thousands of pageviews!

3. My most controversial post: A 6-Toed Puffin Retriever

Some found this unusual breed of dog beautiful. Some found his extra toes creepy.

4. My most helpful post: How to Make Your Own Dog Toys and Homemade Holiday Gifts for Dogs.

In today’s economy, it seems that tips to save a little money really hit home.

5. A post whose success surprised me: Magical Mystery Mutt Tour

I had so much fun with this one! Will My Dog Hate Me, I Still Want More Puppies and Peggy’s Pet Place joined forces to present a fun dog breed guessing contest. The blog hop was great, and even resulted in a company offering us DNA test kits to try on our own dogs, and to give away!

6. A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved: Mouth to Muzzle first aid

Probably everyone should be familiar with basic first aid for their pets, including how to administer rescue breathing.

7. The post I am most proud of: 32 Simple Things You Do that Matter to Dogs.

It came from the heart.

Now, here are the bloggers I’d nominate to feature their own My 7 Links:

1. Frankly Speaking

2. Pip Gets Back in the Game

3. Two French Bulldogs

4. Bocci’s Beefs

5. Cindy Lu’s Muse

And here is one that is not a dog blog, but I think you’ll love it anyway!

6. My 5 Sons

Thank you Grouchy Puppy!