Internet interactions

by tamarjacobson

Gratitude abounds for my Cyber connections, on this my fifth day of count down to Thanksgiving. This includes blogging, Facebook, Twitter, or net-surfing in general.

Indeed, ever since I started blogging in January 2005, my life has changed. For starters it is as Frank Paynter once described it in answer to a blog post that I wrote:

This is a playground. Web publishing is the society that contains the playground.

I am able to play – seriously. 

There are bloggers for whom I am most thankful:
Danny, for constant support, and suggesting I start blogging in the first place.
Jean, for always being there from the very beginning.
Frank, for inviting me to Facebook and Twitter, linking to me from time to time, and encouraging me whenever I thought I would give it all up.
Ronni, for early blogging encouragement, and, especially for helping me accept and enjoy aging.

Blogging, is a very real way for me to express myself whether it is emotional, political or just for fun. Even though I do not have a great readership base, nor do many people comment, or link to my posts, I find this venue extremely conducive to exploring my inner life. Indeed, I am able to see myself more clearly, and have been able to achieve self-alteration in a deep and meaningful way. As an early childhood educator, I know that children learn through play. They learn about life, how stuff works, interactions with others, and how they fit into their society. I guess that I, too, am still learning seriously through play.

One of the games bloggers like (or dislike) to play, is a Meme. And when Paynter actually agrees to take one on, and then throws out an open invitation … I am bound to participate. 

So. Here goes:

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random arbitrary things about yourself. 
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. 
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. 
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Here are 6 arbitrary things about me:
  1. When people poke me on Facebook, I poke right back.
  2. I have stopped collecting Buddhas.
  3. I am still an atheist.
  4. I am described as a "Berk" by life partner because, as he says I am "in all ways Berkish."
  5. I became a feminist when I was 43.
  6. I believe that if you were brought up by an adult, you need therapy.
I would not dare to tag anyone with this! But I will let Frank, the arbitrary tagger know that this entry is up.

Frank – I am thankful for you.

P.S. To all the bloggers, Facebook friends, and twitter followers and followed, out there, who I have not thanked specifically, please know that I am thankful for each and every one of you.