Thursday, 21 February 2008

I've been tagged ...

From: Lee
To: Terry Fletcher
Subject: I've tagged you

Hey Terry
I noticed we now seem to have our backlink link back. LOL!
I tagged you for an archive meme. Don't know that you are into that much but I had fun with it.



I don't usually succumb to invitations to involve myself in MeMe posts. Not because I am dismissive of them, but because I've never considered my blogging on Blogger to be sufficiently interesting enough to take up a bloggers valuable time. Unless the blogger in question was looking for some form of HELP, this site is mostly off the average blogger's radar!

Damned if you do (boring, boring, boring), and damned if you don't (boring, non-participant), I have nevertheless gleaned significant insights about fellow bloggers by reading their MeMe's to be intrigued! And since this was from Lee with whom I have been corresponding about blogger-related stuff for some time now, it felt right to go take a look at how she intended to 'stitch-me-up'!

Lee's original tag post laid out the 'rules' and I realised immediately that I would not be able to participate in this MeMe with anything off this site. Here are the basic rules:

"Go back through your archives and post links of your five favourite blog posts that you've written. But here's the catch ..."

  • Link 1 must be about FAMILY
  • Link 2 must be about a FRIEND or FRIENDS
  • Link 3 must be about YOURSELF
  • Link 4 must be about SOMETHING YOU LOVE
  • Link 5 can be about ANYONE or ANYTHING you choose

I e-mailed Lee to explain my predicament and tentatively mentioned that I run a 'hidden blog' called the FLOG on my main website, and if that was acceptable then I was up for the challenge. Her response was an unqualified YES. So here goes ...

Link 1: (Family)
Some reminisces of the way things used to be - way back when!

Link 2: (Friend)
About my friend Tom.

Link 3: (Self)
An insight into the complexity of a simple person!

Link 4: (A place I love)
About the Maldive Islands.

Link 5: (Person)
On the outside, looking in.


Now for the hesitant part. I have to nominate 5 bloggers to continue with this MeMe. But 2 of them must be new blogging friends.

Okay, the deed is done. If you visit my links, please leave a comment, naughty or nice, it doesn't matter. So long as I know you've visited ...!

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Jenera said...

Thanks for tagging me! It doesn't happen too often. I'll get right on it as soon as I'm get home from the road!


Fletch said...

Go for it, Jenera.

Glad you're entering into it in the spirit it was intended ....

CrazyCath said...

What a wonderful site! I came over from David's and I am having sooo much fun doing this blogging stuff. It is keeping me sane! In fact, I comment so much all over the place I am probably becoming the proverbial PITA!
I'm off to check your other posts now. Eventually I might be able to take in all the information you have on here and wow my totally IT literate son!
Excellent interview with David btw. Thanks.

CrazyCath said...

Read the 5 posts now. Fabulous! Thanks.

Momma said...

I popped over from David's place. I loved the interview, and I particularly enjoyed reading "The Old Lady." There have been a few posts I've found today, yours among them, that gave me hope for the world.

Peace - d

Fletch said...

Thanks for the comments Cath. Makes it all worthwhile.

Fletch said...

Thanks, momma. I'm sure there is still 'hope' for this world.

Peace, indeed.

CrazyCath said...

Hi Terry - I've been looking where I can but not found what I'm looking for. Could you please signpost me to a link that tells me how to add links into comments?

I have just learned to backlink (I think) and I've prettied up my blog a bit, but eventually want to know how to sort out my title bar - the pics a bit big and the text I wanted to add as title has no picture or a way of getting a picture on. Eventually I might find out how to change the background behind my blog posts and add a right hand column. There seems to be a lot of wasted space but I like this template - I like my posts in the middle, but would like to spread out other stuff.

Anyway, I'll be more than happy if I can add links in a comment instead of having to ask others to do it! I can do it in a post, just not a comment box. Many thanks for any signposting/help you can give when ever you can.

Fletch said...


Please email me at

I haven't been able to track down your email addy ... !

Catmoves said...

Just found your tag and will see what I can find to do the post. Now I'm going back and check out the other tagees to see what goes on with some new to me bloggers.
Tally Ho!

Fletch said...


Thanks for being so gracious about the fact that I tagged you and didn't bother to let you know!

Darn, but it just has to be old age catching up ... !!

Maggie May said...

Hi, you were kind enough to give me instructions for making a link on a comment, over a David.s place. I just wanted to say "Thank you" and will be practicing the advice soon. I have made notes. Many thanks.

Fletch said...


No thanks necessary. I hope you get much pleasure from being able to use the 'tip'.

CrazyCath said...

You ARE a good egg! I passed your instructions to me to Maggie May but she uses a mac and I know nothing about them so not sure if it would work. I told her about you and hope you do not mind. You were such a help to me.
She's got the linking up and running so that's another one helped by you!
Saw your note on David's and just thought I'd touch base and say thanks again. Good to know you're there. It means I do not have to have a teenager huff, puff and humiliate me!! Thanks.

Fletch said...


Of course I don't mind. The more people that ask, the more the knowledge spreads.

Just remember that teenagers are the price we pay for the fun we had when we were young!

I've emailed you about the other things.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hell spells Terry, popped over to tap your......... abundance of knowledge and find I've been tagged....
OK, will do this soon! But hey ho I'll do it honeybunch. Am having problems over on my blog.

Fletch said...

That was AGES ago, Denise, and you really don't need to respond - unless you wish to, of course.

Wandered over to your blog and couldn't see any problem. I noted a post by you about the display not showing up correctly, but it looks like you've fixed it.