First thing I said to myself, “Wow, that’s pretty cool.”
Second thing I said to myself, “What’s a meme?
So, me being a lover of research and learning new things, trucked myself on over to Wikipedia (yeah, I didn’t say I was looking for accuracy–just looking for a general idea).
First, as is usually the case on the good ol’ Wikster, the article has the headline of, “This article needs additional citations for verification.”
Whatever. I’m looking for a basic concept so I continue reading only to find a whole bunch of boring. (Click here if you want to read it in full.)
On to another internet source of information…Google.
And that’s where I find another link to Wikipedia, and this one actually makes sense.
The term Internet meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/, rhyming with “cream”) is used to describe a concept that spreads via the Internet. …The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase. The meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services.”
Okay, so now I’m thinking it’s like those Blog Awards and Blogfests that are popular with bloggers.
So, of course I’m in!
To start this meme off, I’m supposed to answer a few questions about myself, so here goes…
If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?
First time I held my twins in the hospital. It was incredibly scary and incredibly amazing all at the same time.
If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
Lots of the little stuff that didn’t matter all that much but made me look like a fool or a b*tch, but none of the big stuff.
What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?
I ducked out in the middle of these questions to watch a few minutes of my one of my favorite John Wayne movies, McLintock. As a result, Maureen O’Hara’s character, Kate, is the first that comes to mind.
Might as well throw in the trailer to that movie while I’m here…
If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?
No one. Instead I’ll just settle for putting them in my novels and making their character a complete moron and one that readers will hate. That way I can reread as needed .
Name one habit you want to change in yourself.
I’m suffer from procrastination with enough self-doubt thrown in to really sabotage myself, so I’d probably start with one of those. Someday.
Describe yourself in one word.
Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.
Bloggernewbie (I just made up a word! Seriously, she just created her blog so click her link at the top of this post and support her!)
Why do you blog? Answer in one sentence.
To write for public consumption on a weekly basis, and to make connections with other writers.
Name at least 3 people to send this meme to, and then inform them.