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The World Is Full Of Wonderful Bloggers


Oh the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street. Those are lyrics from one of my favorite Sesame Street songs! (Don’t laugh)!

More important are the people that you meet when you’re surfing the blogosphere. I want to give a shout out to all the nice people that stopped by last Sunday for the Community Network Meme. It was a good idea and I hope we can continue or even expand upon on it — did you hear me Tom?

Everyone who left comments for me and spent time visiting this old raggedy site, I appreciate it muy mucho! To the great sites I visited, please come by and see me sometime. It was both fun and a learning experience.If you were not a part of this meme, contact Tom Baker and let him know you want another one. I know he’s got a stash of things in his mind just waiting to get out.

Peace.

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Community Network Meme


Questions/Answers

1. If you could interview anyone on your blog (alive or dead) who would you chose and why?

I would like to interview Jesus just before He started His ministry by turning water into wine. I think I would ask if he was nervous or apprehensive.

2. What do you feel is your strength as a blogger?

I think honesty is my strength. I am not going to share everything about myself, but the things I choose to make public I will be honest about.

3. Can you share a little bit about yourself that you have not already mentioned on your blog?

I wasn’t going to mention this but my husband James was the one who chose the  URL (sybianuser) of A Rose Is A Rose because he had recently purchased the Sybian machine for us.

4. If you were forced to change the name of your blog, what would you change it to? Why?

A Blogger’s Life because well it is mostly about my life with James and the rest of my family.

5. What do you think is the most fulfilling part of being a blogger?

Sharing thoughts and experiences with people I would have NEVER come into contact with before the internet.

6. What would you do with your last day if you found you had only one more day to live?

I would spend it in service to others, then with my family and then in prayer talking to the creator of the universe, whom I am about to meet face to face!

7. You’ve been doing medical research for decades and have finally found a cure. What was it that you found a cure for and why did you choose this particular ailment?

Diabetes is a disease that can cause lots of other problems so I would cure diabetes.

8. What is your most guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is my Sybian machine and the great pleasure I get out of it with or without my husband! But, mostly with him. Maybe I will make a post about it.

9. Answer only one. What is your favorite book, movie or TV show?

All time favorite movie is Ever After. This is Drew’s best performance and a most clever idea for a movie.

10. What do you think is the very best smell in the world? The one smell that can take you back to a time and place of a very vivid memory in your past?

Vanilla and bacon. Not separate but the two smells together. It reminds me of Sunday mornings when I first started cooking for my parents.

* This is my first meme but I found the questions to be more thought provoking than the usual ones I have seen. Good job Tom.

Master Meme Blog List
Please add the blog(s) and link in the comment section below and I will add them to the list.

1. exCOMMUNICADO
2. Over A Cup Of Coffee
3. Scent Of My Heart
4. IDIOTBOX
5. Femininity iMagazine
6. The Liminal State
7. Connoisseur of the Feminine Physique
8. Fraudulent Mind
9. Iron Cook: American
10. Humanity vs. The Apocalypse
11. A Rose Is A Rose
12. Morpho Designs
13. That Chick Person
14. Finding The Humor
15. Just Kissie
16. My World Is Getting Smaller Every Day
17. What’s Up With That?!?
18. The Pat To The Present
19. Coffeeboi Streetwalker

On Saturday November 27th, a blogger from a site called Sunday Stealing found out about our meme and was not aware of the December 12th post date. So the meme has been started early. I would like for you to include the sites listed below in the sites you visit on December 12th. Just remember to look for their November 27th or 28th post instead of December 12th when you visit them. Thank you. They are calling it the Baker’s Meme.

1. Lady Grinning Soul
2. Ellas Devil
3. Princess Wannabe
4. nina
5. Bud Weiser
6. aneerietapestry
7. Harriet
8. Sangita
9. Jennyholic
10. Marites, Pinaylighterside
11. Hazel
12. Trish @ Thoughts Online
13. Misc. Ramblings
14. The Gal Herself
15. A Housewife Little Abode
16.
Reymos
17. DIXIE CHICK
18. Bag of Thoughts
19. zoan
20. Chie Wilks
21. Sanctuary of my Emotions
22. ai Ne
23. medhini
24. HOOTIN’ ANNI
25. Chris
26. Marie
27. Mig
28. In the Company of Me
29. Kamikazee Girl
30. Shaz- sexy
31.
DJ Kathy A
32. Candy @soulistic. org
33. Mary Anne’s Musings
34. The Peregrinator
35. Kwizgiver
36. Hearts Make Families
37. Postcards Crossing
38. Rebecca
39. akawest
40. Shy’s Mixed thoughts
41. Paula
42. Jaquandor
43. Jigs Blogged Life
44. Sexy
45. Kimmy
46. Captured Memories
47. Christine
48. Fishlover

Community Network Meme


Creating a post every day, every other day or even once a week can be a daunting task. We are being pulled in many directions by friends and family, work, stress, fatigue, school, children, writer’s block, fear and the list goes on. Everyone who blogs has their own network of people who have visited and sometimes commented. That is your network, your personal blogging community.

Most times a blogger’s personal community of visitors and commentary stick to their own network. That means they do not interact with the personal community of other bloggers. In other words the people who visit your blog will not visit my blog just because you do. People coming to your blog will not necessarily visit the sites on your blogroll. So, everyone has their separate little network.

I’m not trying to change that, it’s just a fact of life that there are cliques even in the blogging community. What I was thinking though, is a community blog post. Before you click out of this post thinking I’m crazy, here me out… I just learned that there is a name to what I am proposing. It’s called a meme, (pronounced ‘meem)’. A meme is contagious content that spreads quickly throughout the Internet and gets the attention of many web users especially on social networks like Facebook. As a matter of fact, a meme spread through Facebook last year. Females were posting the color of the bra and panties and none of us males had any idea what the colors meant. Some of us guys are still without an idea!

I want with your help, to create “meme-like” content passed on from one blogger to another blogger. The difference is I want this planned ahead of time so that as many bloggers who want to participate, can do so; all of us on the same day and time. The numbers could be in the thousands if everyone on your blogroll takes part, and everyone on their blogroll, and so on and so on.

Suppose I asked five bloggers to participate in a community post where we all came together to answer a questionnaire. You have ten bloggers that regularly visit your blog and you ask them to participate as well. They in turn ask their friends and visitors and so on and so on.

What we would need is a group of questions, a set day to post the comment and a cumulative list of all the blogs that are willing to participate. Everyone schedules the post for that day and time and there is a potential for hundreds if not thousands of new visitors for every blog on the list. New visitors, new readers and potentially new friends. I have chosen December 12th as the date because it is far enough away for all who want to participate, to do so and it gives you the ability to get your answers finished.

If you think this is worthwhile or just a fun idea, just repost this onto your blog as soon as possible in it’s entirety. Email everyone you know who has a blog and might also be interested in this. Ask each person who is a firm commitment to add their name and blog’s name to the master list. Everyone will need to include the list in it’s entirety to their post so everyone will have the same list on their site and everyone has an equal chance at exposure.

Rules of Participation

You must agree to the Community Network MeMe date which is December 12, 2010 at 12:01.
You must agree that on December 12th you will visit at least five blog links that you have never visited before and leave a comment on their responses (my site, A Rose Is A Rose, not included). Replace my site with your site.
You must answer each of the ten questions and with more than a simple yes or no response.
You must post the entire Master Meme Blog List of blogs participating regardless of how long the list may grow to be below your answered questions. (Please continuously update the list).
You must title your post the same as everyone else, “Community Network Meme”.
You must promote the Community Network Meme at least once on Facebook or some other form of social media, even if it is just your own blog to get even more bloggers to participate. Provide the link back to your original post so they can post this in its entirety, just like we did.
If you would like to participate and write the post in your language and not English, feel free to translate it or you could post both translations.
Make sure to either vote for or like the post appropriately.

Questions

1. If you could interview anyone on your blog (alive or dead) who would you chose and why?

2. What do you feel is your strength as a blogger?

3. Can you share a little bit about yourself that you have not already mentioned on your blog?

4. If you were forced to change the name of your blog, what would you change it to? Why?

5. What do you think is the most fulfilling part of being a blogger?

6. What would you do with your last day if you found you had only one more day to live?

7. You’ve been doing medical research for decades and have finally found a cure. What was it that you found a cure for and why did you choose this particular ailment?

8. What is your most guilty pleasure?

9. Answer only one. What is your favorite book, movie or TV show?

10. What do you think is the very best smell in the world? The one smell that can take you back to a time and place of a very vivid memory in your past?