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So, What’s a Meme?

17th November 2007

So, What’s a Meme?

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I’ve been involved in a few memes on this blog, but have your ever wondered where the word “meme” came from? The word actually evolved from a Greek word, mimeme which means something imitated. Basically what it boils down to for bloggers is, someone writes some questions and tags other bloggers to answer them. They then repeat the questions, providing their own answers and tagging others. It continues on in this fashion for who knows how long with the goal of hopefully allowing fellow bloggers to get to know each other and possibly even meet new bloggers along the way. For this meme I was tagged by Lissie and to whom I apologize for taking my sweet time to do this.

So, today’s meme has the following questions:

5 Questions about the ONLINE YOU…

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
3. Are You trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?
4. Tell me 3 things you LOVE about being online.
5. Tell me 3 things you STRUGGLE with in the online world

And my answers are:

1. How long have you been blogging?
I’ve only been blogging since the beginning of July, 2007. I am what many would call a newbie.

2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
My sister inspired me to start by blog, she is also my mentor along with so many others I have met while blogging.

3. Are you trying to make money online or just doing it for fun?
I am doing both. I really do enjoy blogging, it’s like keeping a diary and I have met some wonderful people online. And why not make some money while I’m doing something I enjoy?

4. Tell me 3 things you love about being online.
I love the instant access to friends and family as well as the ability to stay in touch. Email and instant messenger has made it so easy to keep up on a more daily basis with my family since we are spread around the country. I also appreciate how much faster we can find information by using the internet, I feel we have the ability to become more knowledgeable in different areas.

5. Tell me 3 things you struggle with in the online world.
I am technologically challenged, mainly because I am somewhat afraid of technology. Creating a new site makes me feel overwhelmed and I must rely on so many others for help. I would much rather feel independent than reliant, but that is not to be for me online. Next I would have to say I am not too good at marketing myself and my site. I need to improve in this area if I want to continue to earn money online. Finally, My name is Lynne and I am addicted to the internet!

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning something about me and now I will tag my niece Stacy who was just promoted to Petty Officer 1st class in the Coast Guard and is home on leave for two weeks so I know she has time to do this! And so that he doesn’t feel left out, I will tag Stacy’s brother (my nephew) Greg who I know is busy, but hopefully will take time to do this one for his aunt.

If I didn’t tag you and you would like to participate, leave me a comment with your blog URL and I will tag you too.

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  1. 1 On November 17th, 2007, Jaynee said:

    Popping over here from one of Venomous Kate’s websites. Had to laugh because I used to use this theme you have now (the tulips)!! It’s the first time I’ve seen another blogger also using it!

    So obviously I think you have good taste. =)

  2. 2 On November 17th, 2007, lynne said:

    Hi Jaynee! Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you like my theme! I love tulips so I knew I had to use this one. I don’t recall seeing anyone else using it either, another reason I like it. :-D

  3. 3 On November 17th, 2007, Karen said:

    I have been wondering what a meme is! I mean, I kinda knew but wondered where the word came from. Now I know! Thanks.

  4. 4 On November 18th, 2007, Lissie said:

    Thanks Lynne. I have an internet problem too – as soon as we got home from a few days away – back on the laptop!

  5. 5 On November 18th, 2007, lynne said:

    Karen, Glad I was able to provide a linguistics lesson! :-D

  6. 6 On November 18th, 2007, lynne said:

    Lissie – It’s good to know we are not alone in our addiction! :-D