The blog meme "five things you didn’t know about me" has been circling the blogosphere for several weeks. I got tagged and ponied my five answers and as the game suggests, tagged a few other folks.
Well, our little game has made the big time. AdAge’s Digital Media Morph has referred to the game as"bringing a human side to online chatter." You can check out the story here or Download adage.pdf .
Isn’t it amazing how the filter of a writer can frame the story? I can’t help but wonder if last March when Tom Glocer and the MSM was busy trying to label all bloggers as “citizen journalists” what a story like this might have said . . . even many bloggers think that this meme is silly — when it’s really not much more than an extension of the simple About Page being passed around as a fun game.
I’m glad that the fear, or whatever it was, has gone down so that folk can look and have a simple opinion about a simple thing that’s happening. 🙂
Way to go on playing your part in changing the perception of Blogging.
That’s just fun.
It feels like we’re a part of a revolution here… and it’s good.
Thanks for taking the leading role that you have buddy!
Oh… and hey… nice spot on the TV NEWS. Saw your smile on the TVs at the gym this morning… and it helped me to wake up! Thanks!
Happy New Year buddy!
You are exactly right. (Of course!) It is just like our about pages, but come to life…illuminated with personality. That’s what blogging brings to the communication world.
It is not formalized. It doesn’t have to be structured. It isn’t about watching your P’s & Q’s. It is about holding out what you have to offer, warts and all, and letting the world decide if you’re a good fit.
Infusing our personalities and quirks into our blogs is why they don’t sound like corporate newsletters or adverspeak.
Warts and all…they are us.
I have no doubt that my face on a bunch of TVs did more than wake you up this morning!
I think you are right — we are a part of a revolution. A change so dramatic that one day our grandkids will be saying “you mean people didn’t blog?” and we’ll smile and tell them about the early days.
Hope you can make it Friday for the DSM Blog Bash!
“Human side to online chatter?”
So who’s chattering … androids?
Funny, I thought we were conversing, chatting, sharing, communicating and having a bit o’ fun.
Cool about the TV shot, Drew!
I know…I laughed when I read that.
It just goes to show, no matter how far along we think we’ve come, that most of the non blogging world does not understand what happens here.