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Playing Tag - Should I or Not?

There's a new trend in online communities called 'tag'. It works like this. Someone tags you, you reveal five facts about yourself, then you tag five other people. Seems harmless enough and it gets you seen online in a similar way to how link rings used to when they were all the rage.

I was first tagged in the video version of the game on Youtube, where you can watch my five fact vlog train response, Now I've been 'blog tagged' by Artist, Eric T. Francis, errr... thanks Eric... I think?

Whenever these games come around, the kind that you didn't know you were playing until you're... well... playing by being tagged there's that brief moment where you think will I keep this thing going or will I be a killjoy and stop it right here? Will anyone care? Should I put this same decision in five other bloggers hands?

To continue this game I'm going to have to spend time looking for people to tag... I guess I'll go looking for people who might appreciate something to blog about - even if it's just to whinge about the inconvenience of having to tag five more people.

But first, five facts:

  1. I was born in South Australia, moved to Western Australia when I was eight then moved back to South Australia at age 29.

  2. I've never traveled outside of Australia and whilst I wouldn't pass up an offer to travel overseas I really don't have any desire to do so. Would rather travel within my own country.

  3. I'm not Sting (the singer) though two people I've never met in person have said I look like him - so don't get me confused. (he has a much cuter nose than mine... oh, and he can sing and play guitar where as I can do neither).

  4. I was instrumental in establishing a community gallery in my home town. It's been open for two years and I've only ever exhibited four paintings there in all that time.

  5. I'm a Batman fan from way back. The first, live action batman on TV I ever watched (back in the 1970s) was the original 1949 cinematic series (which I now own on DVD) that features the best, live action interpretation of Robin (the character) thus far. He's played almost as an equal and very capable side kick to Batman (not a jealous, snot nosed side kick or a flowery verbal mirror to Batman's deductions).

Now my five tagees:

  1. R B Grange - A blog about the Art World through the eyes and experiences of R B Grange (well obviously).

  2. Belinda Lindhardt - Belinda is a great Aussie Artist whose unique art journal I should probably visit a lot more than I have.

  3. Bob Abrahams - Bob is a West Aussie Artist who introduced me to 'plein air' painting (or to be precise gave me the term for that style of art - I just thought it was painting outside but no, 'plein air').

  4. Daniel Sanger - Another Aussie artist and now moderator of Australian Art Forum. Daniel is just as handy with a brush painting as he is creating digital graphics.

  5. Lauren Perkins - Original founder of Australian Art Forum, these days Lauren's taken a back seat so she can spend more time painting girls with longing, far away looks in their eyes (amongst other things).

To finish, for my tagees, the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

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