seven link challenge

I love things that bring people – that bring communities together. It’s one of the main reasons I love sports.

There are few things in this world that can bring diverse or even divided communities together, but sports are one of those things. I saw it in high school when our championship basketball team united a fairly cliquish school. I saw it in grad school when our whole campus would converge on Autzen Stadium or Mac Court for game days. And I lived it in Boston when I saw a city whose divisions date back to the 18th century (British soldiers vs. Colonists, Brahmins vs. Irish Catholics, Southie vs. Roxbury) all still to listen and root for the same team when their beloved Red Sox, Celtics or Patriots are in the playoffs.

For a seemingly disparate group, the blogging community – a constellation of souls spread around the world – come together quite often (in a technological sense of course). It seems counterintuitive, but there’s an amazingly well connected online community that blogs “together” from time to time. I participated in sfgirlbybay’s blog it forward mash-up project last spring. And now Darren Rowse’s seven link challenge has caught my eye. He chose the categories and I’ve chosen the posts. As I come up on my 3rd year anniversary with this blog it was fun to read through past posts. Enjoy!

first post: the last days of disco

post I enjoyed writing the most: snowy memories

post which had a great discussion: inspiration knows best

post on someone else’s blog I wish I’d written: how to fall in love with you

most helpful post: be the change you want to see in the world

post with a title I’m proud of: two peas in a pod

post I wish more people had read: behind the curtain

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