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…