July 16, 2010

Seven Links

Via Carolyn comes a fun Friday timewaster: The 7 Link Challenge. It's harder than it looks!

1) Your first post: Like Mother, Like Daughter
This is from 2005! Puppy was a mere two months old. Don't be fooled into thinking I've been blogging since then, though. I didn't really start in earnest until 2007. Five years ago, the blog was called Unproductive Reproduction and I thought I would have a lot to say about (in)fertility. Turns out, not so much. Then I discovered I could prattle on for quite awhile about adoption (and actually needed to get some things out to stay sane). Production, Not Reproduction was born.

2) A post you enjoyed writing the most: 25 Things I Said Today
I wavered between most fun and most cathartic. Fun won. (Oh, look at that. I snuck in an eighth link. One of my all-time favorite posts.)

3) A post which had a great discussion: My T-shirt Today is a Solid Grey
Commenters building on one another, folks offering opposing viewpoints. Good times.

4) A post on someone else's blog that you wish you'd written: Before Sleep at Journey Mama
"I sit and think about small regrettable things."

5) Your most helpful post: Supporting Family Members Who Are Adopting
Self-explanatory, yes? I'm curious what post all of you would have answered is post most helpful.

6) A post with a title of which you are proud: Doing Some Unpacking
Not that the title itself is anything to write home about. (I very much dislike thinking up post titles. Ugh.) But it captures exactly what I was doing in that post: beginning to tease apart my privilege as a non-adopted person, in order to be a better adoptive parent. I don't know if proud is quite the right word, but that post means something to me.

7) A post that you wish more people had read: What's Your Damage?
Pretty much anything from 2007? Go read the archives! I have a soft spot for that particular bit, though.

7 comments:

Mia said...

You're so right to be proud of Doing Some Unpacking.

That's one of my favorite blog posts of all time, and I've saved it to use and use again in educating folks who tend to see being adopted as either no big deal or as a big bucket of lucky. Like my bio kids, and my parents.

Claudia said...

What fantastic posts. Thanks for (re)sharing!

cindy psbm said...

Hey, so the link for the 25 things isn't working for me...

Otherwise, very smart!!

Heather said...

Oops, fixed the link. Thanks, Cindy!

Patti said...

I haven't read any of them, but I am so excited to dig in and read all of them. :)

Patti, one of my roles is birthmom.

Patti said...

I haven't read any of them, but I am so excited to dig in and read all of them. :)

Patti, one of my roles is birthmom.

Waiting Lisa said...

Making a mental note to come back to this when I am not working and have time to read. :)

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