The bounteous, beautiful, bubbly, blog goddess Mary McKnight posted today that she'd been "memed".
What the heck is a "meme"? We'll let Mary explain. She's good:
I was memed this morning by my friend and competitor, Paul Chaney of Blogging Systems. For those of you that don’t know what a meme is: It’s a thought stream carried from one person to another, or, to be more precise, a “unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to the other,” so says Wikipedia. Basically, it’s the blogging equivalent of a chain letter. The cool thing about blogging is that the meme can be tracked. Entire websites are devoted to doing just that. Some memes, however, are deliberate…sort of a social game to build community and engender relationships. (Jay's emphasis)
Judging by the comments on Mary's post, there's a lot of us out there who think this is cool.
So why not an AR meme fest? It'd be a great way to get to know each other better.
How do you do it?
It's EASY. Email THREE Active Rainers (the easiest way is just click the "email me" link under their picture. Or go to their AR profile and click on the link by "Email") Put "YOU'VE BEEN AR MEMED!" in the subject line and copy this into the body of the email:
Greetings! You've just been MEMED on Active Rain!
"WHAT?" you say? Go to this post:
and make a comment telling us "What 5 Things You don’t Know About Me". OR, put it on your "other blog", but please put a link to it in the comments of the AR Meme Post (link just above here).
Then contact 3 other Active Rainers and meme them!
Just do it. It's fun!
Once you pick your three meme victims, please come back to this post and put the victims names in a comment. I'll compile them as frequently as possible to avoid the same people getting memed more than once. We'll see how it goes. I'll put a post on my other blog in a couple of days, with links to those memed.
This post is "public" so keep it clean people!
UPDATED: Please post the five things about you as a comment here, or post it on your "other blog" and put a link to that in the comments here. Or make a separate AR blog post like Maureen did , and link it here. Whatever.