A stage in a big tacky theatre in Branson.
(Oh, what the hell, let’s say it’s my theatre. We’ll call it the Christine Theatre.)
I’m standing in a spotlight.
I’m wearing a sparkle-y lavender gown. (Halter-style, like Celine Dion prefers.)
Someone has done my hair. (Otherwise I couldn’t possibly do this show or have this theatre for that matter)
The stage is filled with that smoke-y fog that makes the lights look ultra-cool.
The orchestra strikes up a chord and I begin singing.
Bloggers who need bloggers
are the LUCKIEST BLOGGERS in the WOOOOOOORLD!”
Tears fill your eyes. This is your favorite song. (It HAS to be. Otherwise you wouldn’t be in Branson, now, would you?)
Now that the stage is set, allow me to explain what a “meme” is.
A “meme” is kind of a blogging virus. But in a good way.
It’s a blog idea that spreads among bloggers and spreads love and joy. (Love equals LINK in blogland. You LINK to other bloggers.)
Blogging is a tight community. Here’s an example: Recently, I found a blog that had plagiarized my work. A person had apparently hired a writer who had gone around and lifted other bloggers’ writings to create posts for this money making venture. I was more than a little freaked out. And I wrote to Liz Strauss, whom I adore. She jumped in, along with a few other bloggers, and the offending blogger removed the post and apologized hastily. This happened within a matter of hours after I let these bloggers know about this.
So, in some ways my little Branson scenario is serious. (Minus the gown, and the stage fog. I would, however, like to have my hair done nice. And my very own theatre.) Bloggers really do support each other.
And so this meme that’s going around is about linking and forming a network through the linking and the Google-ing and the Technorati-ing. If you still don’t understand, that’s okay. I just had a conversation with a promoter yesterday who said, “I read your blogs, but I don’t understand the blog world at all, and I don’t read any other blogs.” This is fine. But here’s your chance to look at a few other bloggers and what they’re doing. I’ve included my own favorites, too, but a special thank you goes out to Starbucker for being the first to add me to the list!
And then you can rush back out to Pier 1 to buy more fruity smelling Christmas candles…
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