Thursday Thirteen #13

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Eight Random Things and 5 Thoughts on 8 Random Things and makes 13 (and answers a few questions I’ve been asked in the last month too) because I was tagged by She ages ago and only just got round to it…

  1. I’ve been blogging since 2006 as a way of trying to keep track of what projects I’m doing and make me finish some of them. This has worked a bit but not a lot.
  2. I’m male, single, in my thirties and could do with more exercise.
  3. If you must know my birth sign I’m a Libra. You can tell how much attention to pay to my zodiac sign because I had to look it up. The first site I found went into great detail about each sign but neglected to list the dates!
  4. I’ve now got everything I need to go with the lazy susan I bought and time permitting will try and make use of it this weekend.
  5. It took me a year to start doing any of these Memes but now I’ve done 13 TTs and several Wordless Wednesdays.
  6. Today I’m late because I’ve been just too busy to come up with a TT.
  7. I’ve written and illustrated articles about tabletop gaming.
  8. I have too many ideas. Many of them are probably of no interest to anyone else but it’s probably safer if I don’t bottle them. As you can see here, with almost 500 posts to my blog I’m not one to keep them to myself…

Plus 5 thoughts on 8 random things

  1. I’m normally a follower of rules except once in a while. Hence in the case of this post why I’ve got the TT stuff in place (following the rules) but not the 8 random things (because I don’t feel like following them.
  2. In a similar not following the rule way I’ll not be tagging anyone who doesn’t ask me to. Most of the bloggers I know who I could tag seem to have been already. If you want to be tagged leave a comment asking me to.
  3. The pyramid of people tagged with 8 per person tagging goes something like… 1, 9, 73, 585, 4681, 37449, 299593, 2396745, 19173961, 153391689, 1227133513, 9817068105 … pretty soon there are more blogs needed than there are people on the planet. Its not unlike the Second Half of the Chessboard except it starts to get silly on the second line of the chess board.
  4. It’s the link building equivalent of what in finance would be a pyramid scheme. As with a pyramid scheme it rapidly reaches a level where it isn’t sustainable. Fortunately, unlike a pyramid, scheme no one gets hurt when it falls apart.
  5. It probably doesn’t hurt anyone so I’m probably just being a grumpy old whatsit…

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Stone Girl
2. spyscribbler
3. SusieJ
4. falnangel7
5. Susan Helene Gottfried
6. christieo
7. Tink
8. Fence
9. Crimson Wife

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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10 Responses to Thursday Thirteen #13

Crimson Wife Friday, June 8th, 2007

My DD is a Libra too. Not that I believe in horoscopes (I'm Catholic).

Fence Friday, June 8th, 2007

Memes can be anoying, but most of the time I'll play along, if only because they can be easy way coming up with a post :)
I think the random things started out as 7 random things, at least I think I remember doing that version.

Happy T13

Tink Friday, June 8th, 2007

I usually don't tag others, the pyramid thing crossed my mind too!
Thanks for visiting my Google TT.

Sword Girl Friday, June 8th, 2007

Hey Mark! I made it! :-D

I'm a Leo. It's so good you have a lot of ideas and especially writing them down so they don't get forgotten.

Christie Friday, June 8th, 2007

entertaining list! i'm a virgo but i don't really pay attention to it either. happy tt!

Susan Helene Gottfried Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Rules are meant to be broken, ya know. Besides, I do it all the time.

Happy TT!

SusieJ Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Yes, that pyramid blog thing is pretty amazing. Pretty informative list for a 13.

spyscribbler Thursday, June 7th, 2007

I'm a Libra too, who also doesn't like putting people on the spot and 'tagging' them, LOL. Hypocrite that i am, I do enjoy being tagged, now and then!

Stone Girl Thursday, June 7th, 2007

A grumpy Thursday Thirteen is better than no Thursday Thirteen at all, I always say.
Well, not always. Just made that up. I think your list is fine!

Emma Wayne Porter Thursday, June 7th, 2007

You done scared me a little with the blog pyramid. LOL

Have you seen the 'need' meme yet?

Put "Mark needs" into google. This is the new thing, apparently. Although I have to say I didn't understand it was a meme right away, so the first site I hit today that featured this meme raised my brows to my hairline and beyond.

I'm babbling. Sorry. Thanks for visiting today =)

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