OK, blame this on Jeff Pulver – found this amusing idea on his blog just the other day.
“As a blogger, people may know you, but how good does anyone ever really know anyone? During the past few weeks I've attended a number of charity events in and around New York City and I've run into people who otherwise would be total strangers to me except for the fact that they recognized me from my blog and spoke to me as if they knew me. Most of the time they picked a relevant topic of conversation based on what I had recently blogged about and kept me engaged in an idle chit-chat.
And this experience put me down a path of thinking about some of the people I only know of in the blogosphere and for a moment I looked at them as under developed characters in a novel. And I asked myself, "How would we get to learn some additional information about these characters?" And then I stumbled upon a bubble of people talking about "Blog-Tag."
Turns out there is a game of Blog-Tag going around the blogosphere in which bloggers are sharing five things about themselves that relatively few people know, and then tagging five other bloggers to be "it."
They in turn tag other bloggers, and so on.
Being new to the blogging game, I’m not sure how many of bloggers I know or read will be up to this, but in case you are…
(if you’re not one of the five poor souls I’ve inflicted this on and wish to join in – don’t let me stop you! ;)
Five facts not that many people know about Dave Gale:
- I received
Natal provincial colours for dinghy sailing while at school. (I claim it was more for my ability to handle skipper whose language would have been more suited to a fisherman on a Kalk Bay trawler than a schoolboy Mirror sailor).
- I can play the flute (very seldom of late and consequently now badly), and have a saxophone I have yet to learn to play.
- I’m competent behind an audio mixing desk, having for many years run the ‘sound’ teams for the churches I’ve been a member of.
- While at Varsity (longer ago than I can to admit), 3 mates and I once rode (in relay) a genuine Penny Farthing (we borrowed it from a restaurant in Obs who had it on the wall and a mate who was doing Mech Eng overhauled it) in the annual Argus Cycle Tour race.
- I don’t own a TV (and no, I only have 2 kids, and yes, they do moan about the lack from time to time!)
OK, that’s me. Secrets revealed!