What the heck does meme mean, anyway?
In case I'm not the only one that wasn't sure, here's part of the definition:
A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet (for example, email, blogs, social networking sites, instant messaging, etc.).
I've participated in meme's before, I just didn't know there was a word for them or that there was a function to them other than entertainment.
Melissa over at Hope for the Hopeless tagged me on this one, and I love that it has more guidelines than usual.
Here's the deal:
Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. But there is a catch:
Link 1 must be about family.
Link 2 must be about friends.
Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are… what you’re all about.
Link 4 must be about something you love.
Link 5 can be anything you choose.
This is a great way to circulate some of the great older posts everyone has written, return to a few great places in our memories and also learn a little something about ourselves and each other. Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better. And don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!
1. Family , I'm short on Jeff material because I think he'd kill me, but my blog is full of my kids.
2. Friends I don't post much about friends, but I think this one says it all.
3. Me, here, here and here: in a word? Boring.
4. Something I love besides my family?
5. Random , plus this, and this
I'm tagging (and there is a method to my madness. I'm only picking one blogging friend from each "cluster" of friends that I know visit each other so that they in turn can tag others that I would have, AND I've given immunity to those I tagged in my last meme): Shannon with Following Our Bliss, Cecily with My Chaos My Bliss, Tammy with the Halcomb Hellions, Heather of In the Quiet Heart, Robin from Around the Island. Anyone else that wants to participate is invited. I really look forward to reading more about all of you since this should produce a chain effect.....