I usually avoid blog memes. To me, they're a bit like chain letters and a way to game link ranks. But they are fun, and I often enjoy reading them. But Maggie Fox just tagged me on the latest meme. This being a slow news day, I've decided to play.
I'm supposed to tell you eight things about me that you didn't know. It seems you probably could have lived your entire lives without knowing them, but here they are. Then I'll tag eight more victims who will do the same, and so one until every member of the blogosphere makes similar revelations. That will give Maggie about 1,223, 564,871,550 links.
The envelope please:
1. I used to be an avid sailor, but I've grown lazy. Now I garden. I go out in my yard and dig, weed, plant & prune. It's where I do my best thinking.
2. I used to be very shy. I was petrified of speaking in the front of a room. On rare occasions when I asked a speaker a question from the floor my knees would shake. I got over it.
3. I have had Adult Type 2 diabetes for 24 years. It has made me a physical fitness and diet buff. In the long run, I will probably live to an older age because I have an incurable, degenerative disease. How ironic.
4. I never my own kids. I inherited a couple by marrying Paula, but it's not the same. My love of spending time with young adults who share my interests has much to do with my life inn social media.
5. I am among the world's worst dancers.
6. I once aspired to be a professional photographer. I sold my work at street fairs in the late 60s and early 70s. Got lots of compliments, but sales usually did not equal the cost of booth space rentals.
7. Robert Scoble was the 4th person I approached to write a book.The second was David Weinberger who told me he didn't collaborate very well.
8. As a PR guy, I invented the term "PC Sound." It seems obvious now, but it wasn't back in 1990. The best thing anyone taught e in PR was Regis McKenna, who had me interview corporate customers anonymously, then feed the results back to clients. That was in about 1982.