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The 7 Link Challenge – #7links

This is a response to a challenge set on The idea of the challenge is to publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that in the following 7 categories.

Here’s the list, what do you think?

  1. My first post – The first post I wrote on here in August 2009 was The Big Red Tomato Company – now featured on Alltop but at the same time 52 posts from my original blog were also imported.
  2. A post I enjoyed writing the most was creating inspiration as it gave me lots of fond memories of going on holiday when I was a kid with my parents.
  3. A post which had a great discussion – one of the posts which had one of the best discussion was a post called So, what’s your problem (part 2) where readers responded to business problem posed by one of our readers – had a lot of discussion.
  4. A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d writtenHow to get big results by small ideas a guest post on David Risley’s Blog by Ian  Nuttall – great post about small ideas giving you a competitive edge.
  5. Your most helpful post – How a Tomato can help you get more done – the story of the promodoro tomato  – a more productive way of working by spliting working into 25 minute segments.
  6. A post with a title that I am proud of – Spend Money on the things you love, so difficult to pick one post but I like this title because there’s nothing wrong with spending money as long as it’s the things that you really care about.
  7. A post that I wish more people had read – Not so much a post, but a series of posts: March is Money – where I dedicated a whole month to improving personal finances – useful content for anyone looking to improve their finances. Whilst the posts did get a lot of traffic and comments it did surprise me more people didn’t visit.

This was a great challenge which I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed creating.

If you have time head over to to see the rest of the entries.


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  • Eleanor Edwards said:

    Money March was awesome Matthew. And the timing (leading up to the end of the financial year) was fab. I don’t think I’ve read the promodoro one so looking forward to that.

    Great list and it inspired me to play too so thanks for that 🙂

  • Simon Croft said:


    Great thinking, trying to get focus on internal and external links. Certainly gets you thinking. Mine’s only a new blog but I would still struggle.

    Will have to pop over and take a look.

    Many thanks


  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hi Simon, thanks for stopping by. It certainly took me a lot longer to write than I thought it would, but I discovered some great articles in the archives!

  • Karen said:

    Hey Matthew,

    I agree that your series on Money in March should/could have been better read by more people. It was great.

    I didn’t know that you had an older blog before this one. See, I learned something new from this challenge 🙂


  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thanks Karen! Well to be fair my earlier blog was an experiment – 2 years to post 50 posts!

  • Ben said:

    Matthew you put some great content out that and are truly an expert in leadership and entrepreneurship.

    Between you and Chris Ducker I don’t need any other inspiration to be my own boss and work virtually.

  • mark said:

    Hey Matthew,

    This is a great look back on BRT’s history. I especially liked “Spend Money on the things you love” – and it is really appropriate for me this week.

    I had not actually read Darren’s blog before so thanks for pointing me in that direction. I took a stab at that ‘challenge’ as well.

    Have a great day!

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hey Mark, glad you’ve found the time to take the challenge!

    I think it’s a really useful thing to do, even with blogs a few months old because history moves on so fast.

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