A Columbus Blogger Started a Meme…

by Maureen McCabe on August 18, 2007


“I started a joke, which started the whole world crying,
But I didn’t see that the joke was on me, oh no.
I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing,
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me.
I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I’d said.
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I’d said.
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was one me.”

It’s a song from the 1960′s by The Bee Gees? It goes on and on and get’s kind of morbid….   A Columbus blogger started a meme, that started the whole blogosphere memeing. 

Actually Tina of Green Buckeye and another more personal blog did not start the meme.  Tina was tagged and Tina  tagged me.  Tina’s Media Consumption Meme was not on Green Buckeye.  It was on her personal blog, her blog for introspection…  her blog for seeking knowledge from the universe or looking inside…  Tina’s meme.

I did the  Media Consumption Meme  here on Columbus Best Blog but some people I tagged did it on their ActiveRain blogs.   They are real estate agents, they are people I know from real estate blogging,  most have a local blog, or real estate blog where something like this may or may not fit. 

I blogged about the meme a bit on ActiveRain.. or maybe I was blogging about Columbus Ohio’s  inimitable Doo Dah Parade…  or navel gazing.

Tina talked about blogging at Blog Tour USA.  I  hope Tina’s comments  made the video that Rudy took from sea to shining sea as they crossed the USA talking to bloggers, including one partly sunny afternoon in Central Ohio.   I would love a transcript of what Tina said to the “wanna be bloggers” or maybe they are really if truth be known “don’t wanna be bloggers.”   

We had name tags, some of us had familiar faces even…  but it was overwhelming. A high point of the day for me was Tina talking about blogging.    

Tina started a meme… or passed it on to me that is now going around in the Real Estate Blogophere, which is connected to the Green Blogosphere and the Financial Blogosphere and the Columbus Blogosphere. 

Active Rain Media Consumption Meme… some did the meme as members only post  but here are some public examples:

Carole Cohen in Cleveland

Jeff Dowler in the San Diego area

Eileen Landau in Naperville Illinois

Teri in the Dayton Area did the media meme on her TheBrickRanch blog.    

Bonnie Erickson did the media meme on  Real Estate Snippets   a St. Paul MN blog.

I know Toby in Delaware did the meme but I can’t find it. 

ActiveRain profiles of “Members Only” media memes on ActiveRain included:

Kelley Koehler in Tucson Arizona

Sarah Cooper  in Hurricane WV

Sally Cheeseman in Mililani Hawaii   

Anyone else catch this viral infection from someone who caught it from someone who caught it from Tina?

There’s a few memes going around ActiveRain. The original meme there was 5 Things You Don’t Know About Me but there’s also a book meme, a new members meme and the ‘Good News Plague’  Meme’s the word on ActiveRain

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