December 18, 2007

Help! I've been Tagged!

My Blogger pal, Kathy of Well Placed Words, has tagged me. I am supposed to spell out the rules of the tagging adventure:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.

  4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I don't know if I can say much more about myself than I already have in my about me section and previous posts. I will try.

  • I have a wonderful husband and we have two girls. One is a teen, thinks she knows more than me, and is driving me crazy. The other is just turned 4 and thinks mom and dad are heroes.

  • I am owned by two cats and a big dog.

  • I love animals, especially horses. (I don't have a horse, this is a neighbors that I have an affinity for).
  • I love water sports

  • I love the beach

  • I am an amateur photographer. Perhaps novice is a better word. Heck, I just like to take pictures.

  • I think all people are good but sometimes they do bad things. When they do bad, it's like the snowball effect and it escalates beyond their control.
Now for the final portion of my tagging quest. I read a lot of blogs, but I do not comment on all of them. (Some are wordpress and I have this thing about entering my email at random.) Thus, I cannot go to comment about the tagging on their blog.

In light of this, I will bend the rules, give some points I like about the blog, and link to them. If they read this post, they will know.

The first blog I really became interested in online was the eBay blog. Not one blog particularly, but the whole community of bloggers. If you scavenge through the hello, goodbye, and what are you eating posts, you can find a wealth of information, meet lots of people, and hock your goods.

A blog that I have found useful is The Barefoot's blog: Barefoot Scribbles. I came across it because he offers tips, hints, and advice for Associated Content Producers. There are also a lot of funny blurbs and cut throat antics strung throughout.

An inspirational blog I discovered recently is Angesbiz's Buzzing with Ange. Very motivational and enlightening.

I know he's going to hate me for this, because he was just memed recently, but I'm doing it anyway. Peter's blog St. Vincent's Hospital Male Nurses has been a wonderful place to visit. He posts pictures, talks about his boys, his career, his life. A true representation of reality in blogging.

A wonderful poetry and writing blog I read is Wayne's Nutty Steamers. His poetry is thought provoking and honest. I love the exercises and the examples he works up from his writing assignments, very entertaining.

An insightful blog that I have come to love: Casdok's Mother of Shrek. I happened upon her blog when she commented on mine one day. I liked it so much I bookmarked it to check in on it. Though I do not comment as often as I should, I love to read it.

I regularly read a few tip blogs, in addition to the Barefoot's. One is Bradblog's Daily Rambler. This blog is about blogging and what you can do to make your blog better. The others are highlighted in my great blogs section, which is a work in progress so don't be offended if you don't see yourself there yet.

Since my first tag was really a community, I would like to say that Kathy's Well Placed Words was one of the first blogger blogs I ever commented on. Not a tag back, just a kudo. I came across her blog after I signed up with blog rush. I noticed her post, Inspiration and Memory, and needed to put in my two cents.

In exchanging with her I met Conda, Conda's Creative Center--she's the tagger who hit Kathy. Again, Conda, not a tag, just a kudo.

I read many more but I can't put them all in here, your fingers would suffer from clicking exhaustion.


  1. D'oh!,D'oh!,D'oh! Ok! But I might have to slightly bend the rules a bit - regards Peter

  2. Peter that's exactly what I did. After discovering what this is exactly, I did not want to burden anyone directly--especially at this time of year. I just wanted to give recognition to some of my favorite bloggers.

  3. My goodness, Muse, I'm impressed. You're so well focused and your blog entries continue to be so well done and frequent. And you have two girls. One a teen. And it's the holidays! What's your secret? Share!

  4. Conda, it's no secret. I wake up before the kids. The teen is pretty self sufficient in the morning.

    I usually have at least 4 hours before the little one wakes up to get most of my computer stuff done. Plus, the little one still takes naps in the afternoon.

    I'm a fast reader and I can type fast. Lately, ideas and expressing thoughts have come pretty fast too.

    I have to add that a few months ago I started this quest and I am driven to make a go of it.

    This tag post did take a little longer than my other posts with the additional links and uploading the pictures. However, most posts take very little time.

    I maintain a schedule for reading, writing, and family. I am rarely on the computer past a certian time in the AM on the weekdays.

    If I'm working on an AC article, and I need extra time, I wait to complete it until my husband and/or the teen get home.

    When the little one was an infant I don't think I could have accomplished what I do now. Believe me, I have seen others that are putting out upwards of 10 articles a day, maintaining blogs, and their families (and they have more little ones). I have no clue how they are doing that. Right now I'm doing approximately one article a month and the blogs.

    As far as Christmas, I'm doing all the shopping on Christmas Eve! Just kidding. I've shopped online for some stuff, shopped throughout the year, and last minute stuff is done by my husband.

    Actually, today will probably be my last post for this blog until next Wednesday. We do have family coming over. I have some cooking and shopping details to get done to prepare for that.

  5. Hi! Just letting you know that I have responded to your tagging. Came out on the 21. All the best for Christmas - regards Peter


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