It’s possibly the most contagious “flu” going around this holiday season – the “five things” blog-tag game. I’ve been tagged numerous times now (thanks Tony, Igor, Luc and Sreejith) and it’s about time I acted on these requests to join the epidemic.
First though I had to find out who was responsible for this craze and as far as I can tell the person who deserves the blame, and a slap on the back for some nice link building work, is Jeff Pulver. This blog tag game a lovely case study on viral marketing in the blogosphere.
This is actually a reasonably hard activity for me since I’m pretty revealing about myself in this blog already, in particular my business timeline dissects much of my personal and professional life thus far. I apologise in advance if I cover old territory in this list.
Now without further ado – Five things you probably don’t know about Yaro…
- I am an only child. Yes that means I was spoilt rotten – actually no, I really wasn’t that spoilt, at least I don’t think I was compared to other children I’ve seen (it’s all relative) but certainly I can appreciate the mentality you form as a result of being an only child. In general I enjoy time by myself more than with other people, I have trouble negotiating things like cooking in the kitchen with others – I have to be in charge of that – and introversion is definitely a characteristic of mine. Whether I can lay the blame for these personality styles on the fact that I am only child I don’t know – but it seems relevant to me.
- I’m a star trek fan and proud of it!
- I’ve never had a full time job in my life. The closest I ever got to it was a permanent part time position, 20 hours per week, at a computer helpdesk, which lasted all of one month before I headed to Tasmania on a backpacking trip.
- I am not a vegetarian, I’ve never smoked pot or cigarettes or done any drugs – in fact I’ve never had any drugs like antibiotics in my life (up to this point anyway) – so just because I have long hair doesn’t mean I’m a hippy or have any hippy-esque tendencies people! Although I certainly think and discuss the meaning of life often enough to be considered spiritual – hmm, “new-agey” perhaps – no I don’t like that one either. I’m definitely more geek than hippy – but that’s enough labels, it’s clear they do not work well as a means to describe people.
- And finally, I was on the 1998 Magic: the Gathering World Championships Australian team, something I’m particularly proud of. Yes, “geek” is definitely the right label…
Well there you have it. I’m not sure who is left in the blogosphere who hasn’t done this five things tag game yet, but let me see… I tag Neil Shearing, Burt, Mike Filsaime, Rich Schefren and Suzanne Falter-Barnes.