seven great links

A recent post on Problogger encouraged bloggers to try a certain 7-link post as a way to highlight previous posts. I’ve dug through what I’ve got so far to present my 7-link list to you. Enjoy.

1. My first post - ようこそ and welcome. This post sounds a lot more like my about page, but provides more back information. I remember how excited I was to get that post up on my brand-new sparkly blog.

2. A post I enjoyed writing the mosthow to have a “cheap” wedding in Japan. The third post in a three-post wedding series, this post allowed me to write about my own wedding in Japan while having fun with a satirical tone.

3. A post which had a great discussion - quite a few posts have garnered a lot of ideas from the readers, but how not to make a fool of yourself at a Japanese wedding provoked readers to share their own experiences getting married in Japan or attending weddings, which added so much to the information of the post.

4. A post on someone else’s blog that I wish I’d written - Tofugu’s How the Japanese Address System Works. Koichi’s got a lot of great info on a variety of topics about Japan and learning Japanese over on Tofugu and his how-to’s, like this one, are quite helpful.

5. My most helpful post - while I aim for all of my posts to be helpful to readers, I’m choosing how to find (good) deodorant in Japan as my most helpful (and it's still the one with the most views out of all of my posts). This post is useful for new and experienced folks alike, thus applicable to a much wider audience.

6. A post with a title that I’m proud of - titles can be a little difficult to get just right. I want them to be catchy, but short and to the point. And really, with so many “how to” posts on SiJ, the titles are often catchy as is. But one I consider the catchiest is moving to Japan? read this first.

7. A post I wish more people had read - Japanese words to know when ordering online. The original title, order lingo, probably wasn’t the best title to catch people’s attention. Though not a complete tutorial, there are some great website links and a bunch of words to know or look out for when ordering online.

And of course, for more posts, visit the how-to index above.

Lastly, do you have a burning question or really curious about how to do something in Japan? Feel free to contact me and ask - I'm here to help!

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