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My 7 Links Project

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This blogging meme has been circulating throughout the travel blogosphere for quite some time now. Bloggers are tagged and asked to share seven links from their blog that helped to contribute to their success. I never could pass up a good meme, so here are my top 7 links from My Several Worlds.

1)    My Most Beautiful Post:

12 Incredible Images from our Taiwan Photographers

I’m passionate about photography, and while I’ve posted a lot of photo essays on My Several Worlds, it’s this community photo post from Taiwan Photographers that has remained my favorite to this day. A quick glance through this post not only tells you what there is to love about Taiwan, but also showcases the love that our expat and local communities have for Taiwan.

2)    My Most Popular Post:

Suffering for Beauty – Graphic Photos of Chinese Foot binding

I’ve written about plenty of interesting customs and traditions from various cultures around the world, but this 2007 post, which explains the history of foot binding in ancient China, has been my most popular post right from the get-go.

3)    My Most Controversial Post:

Why I Won’t Write For Free For Commercial Travel Sites

My opinion piece explaining why I won’t write for commercial travel sites for free drew a lot of commentary from the blogging community and sparked a number of spin-off articles from travelers who wanted to share their own thoughts on when to submit free articles to a site and when to charge a fee.

 

 

4)    My Most Helpful Post:

Teaching in China: 12 Tips for Your First Weeks Living Abroad

I’ve written a number of helpful posts on a variety of subjects ranging from budget travel to teaching abroad, but this post  has remained one of my most popular. As an overseas recruiting consultant, I help ESL teachers around the world find good schools to work at in countries all over the world. China’s ESL market is exploding with its demand for teachers, and many teachers write to me to find out how I liked teaching there and how I dealt with my first few weeks abroad.

5)    A Post Whose Success Surprised Me:

Getting Inked in Taiwan: Needle No 8 Tattoo Studio

Who would’ve thought that people were so interested in Taiwan’s tattoo culture? Not me!

6)    A Post I Feel didn’t get the Attention it Deserved:

Slums Around the World

I admit that I have already received quite a bit of traffic on this post, but I think it’s an important subject that more people need to be aware of.

7)    The Post that I am Most Proud of:

A Guide to Taiwanese Street Food

This post was a lot of fun to write and shoot. Plus, I love to eat.

8) Special Mention to Ava Apollo

Self-Realizations from Living Abroad

This special mention goes out to Ava Apollo, a feature writer here on My Several Worlds. Ava’s series on Self Realizations From Living Abroad has been a popular series with our readers, and we are all very sorry to see it come to an end. I, for one, can’t wait to see what she decides to write about next!

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Taiwan since 2006. I'm a bit of a jack of all trades! I love art, gardening, flower arranging, reading (that's an understatement if you've seen my GoodReads profile), and snuggling with my cats. Animal videos make me cry. I hate cooking. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my garden bloom! Learning about new cultures and exploring the world has been my thing since I started traveling at age 19. A self-professed autodidact, I can speak comfortably on many different subjects and hold a special place in my heart for science, technology, law, health and medicine, and history. You can find me nerding out at home most of the time due to being chronically ill and housebound. If I'm not engaged in one of the activities listed above, I'm probably building websites. Check my About page under Carrie Kellenberger to learn why I'm taking you on this journey with me through My Several Worlds. I can't wait to get to know you better!

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