Now, typically I don’t play these types of blogger games, the kinds with awards and 25 things you didn’t know about me – even though they appeal me (they are fun! but mostly they are just fun for me, less fun for you). However, last week I was tapped by Matt Frazier from No Meat Athlete, a vegetarian running blogger that I really like and respect, to participate in this blog game that has been circulating around the internet. The basic premise is that I choose one post for each of these categories, and then I nominate up to five other bloggers that I would like to read about doing the same.
Most Popular Post
Without a doubt, Medicinal Marzipan’s most popular post is Thoughts on Being a “Pretty Fat Girl.” Seriously, y’all, I do not know what it is about this post! It has been syndicated, stumbled, retweeted so many times it makes my head spin. Do me a favor? Tell me what it is that you love so much about it? Is it the inclusion of photos? Subject matter?
Most Beautiful Post
I think that my most beautiful post to date was International No Diet day, in which I wrote about my memories of dieting as a young child and teen, and the remarkable ways that my life changed when I stopped hating my body. I just loved that post.
Most Controversial Post
We don’t get a whole lot of controversy around here, and it would seem that if people are thinking nasty thoughts about the material that I write, they are keeping it to themselves (Thank you). However, there was a bit of controversy surrounding a recent Food As Medicine post, and my firm stance in an “everything in moderation” approach to eating.
Most Helpful Post
Every day I get at least 30 google searches with the words, “what to do when you’re lonely,” after which googlers are sent to a post I wrote about a year ago with the same title. I don’t believe that this post is helpful in a traditional sense – it won’t tell you how to change a light bulb or re-tile your bathroom, but it seems that for a small group of people it has been really important.
Post Whose Success Surprised You
Surprised? Like, a post I thought was really bad that you guys liked? My general rule of thumb is, when I over think it, you guys HATE it, but if I am rushing because I’m passionate and excited about what I’m working on – I’m on the right track. I’m pretty surprised that people are still digging Some Roly-Poly Little Bat-Faced Girl out of the archives. Truly bizarre, with a side of Uglydolls.
Post You Don’t Think Got The Attention It Deserved
I think that the post Learning to Manifest Your Dream Life has been one of the most important and useful posts for me personally, but I do LOVE some manifesting. Seriously you guys – fiance, blog success, grad school? Read the post.
Post You Are Most Proud Of
I think that the post Marzipan and the Case of the Healthy Living Blog was pivotal for the trajectory of this site and the development of my writing voice. I’m pretty proud of that. The Marzipan Manifesto was a good follow-up to that piece.