I’m a little bit late with this but I thought it was the perfect way to start year two of Claire K Creations. Last month, Not Quite Nigella posted her My 7 Links. It’s a little bit of a trend going around the blogosphere (although I fear I have missed the boat) where you nominate seven of your posts under seven categories. At the end of your round-up, you nominate 5 more bloggers to continue. It’s a bit of an internet game of tag or old-school chain mail. So why me? At the end of her link round-up Lorraine nominated me to continue. So without further ado…
Most beautiful – My favourite photo
I’m still yet to take a photo that I’m more proud of. I know, technically it’s probably not a very good photo but I love how eerie the water looks and if you look closely, there is a Fijian man in traditional dress standing on the pontoon AND you can see stars in the sky, something I’m yet to recreate.
Most popular – Nigella’s salted crunchy nut bars
Nigella’s salted Crunchy nut bars are the most viewed items on my blog. Astonishingly, they account for 5% of my total traffic in the last year. They were a huge hit at the Christmas party I made them for too.
Most controversial – Salted caramel macarons
I haven’t really written any controversial posts as yet so I’m nominating this one because it’s the only post where I’ve received a negative comment. It was so mean I actually deleted it. In the post I admitted how terrible looking these were but I was sharing my failure in the hope someone might learn from it. The commenter expanded on how bad these were with quite a few nasty words :-(.
Most helpful – How to glaze a ham
My Christmas ham post received quite a few hits. I am in charge of the ham for my family every year and since Will and my first Christmas living together, I’ve started a tradition of baking a ham on Christmas tree day (December 1st) as well.
A post whose success surprised me – Giant macaron cake
I was terrified making this cake. This was the first time Google let me down when I was looking for hints on how to create a giant macaron. I was completely on my own but very surprisingly, it worked!
A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved -Muesli
This is one of my favourite things to have for breakfast and such a money saver making it yourself. It wasn’t my most popular post though.
The post that I am most proud of -Shanghai Dumplings
I’m proud of this one for a few reasons. Firstly, I’m proud that I found it. Admittedly we walked for over an hour hunting down this place and Will was oh-so-patient with me. Secondly, we walked into a place that had no English signage or menus and was definitely not somewhere frequented by tourists. Finally, this is the biggest thing for me cause I used to be such a fussy eater, I tried something that I had no idea what I was eating. It was so much fun!