Meme is such a solipsistic sounding word…

December 8, 2008

Drats. Grease has wormed its way into my wordle.

Drats. Grease has wormed its way into my wordle.

Clay Burell tagged me for my very first meme!

1. Create a wordle from your blog’s RSS feed.
2. Blog it and describe your reaction. Any surprises?
3. Tag others to do the same.
4. Link back here and to where you were first tagged.

Impressions? Well, I’m not surprised by the results; my last two posts of substance have both climbed close to 2,000 words in length, and both dealt with similar themes, so I’m not surprised at the words that came out on top. I think it will be interesting to revisit this in a few months and compare what comes up then with this first effort.

I’m supposed to tag others, but since I’m not exactly established enough to have any frequent and familiar readers, I suppose I’ll just tag the last few people with blogs who commented here (not counting Clay, obviously). So feel free to run with this:

Steve Ransom

Bill Farren

And a free spot… With which I guess I’ll just tag the next person who wants it?

The last spot goes to jhawtin! See her creation here.

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5 Responses to “Meme is such a solipsistic sounding word…”

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve really been enjoying your blog ever since Clay directed me to it. I’m actually a high school sophomore, but many of your ideas resonate well with me – particularly your slow blogging piece, which I will be responding to soon.

  2. spgreenlaw said

    Well thanks, Morgante. I must say that I’m really impressed by your blog as well. Brilliant stuff. Oh, and I look forward to reading your response.

  3. Hell is the titles of movies about other people dancing on cars showing up in your Wordle?

    I found looking at yours more interesting than looking at mine. I especially liked the TIME, REFLECT, SLOW, READING, and SH!THEAD.

    Oh wait. That last one wasn’t there.

  4. spgreenlaw said

    Clay, I see you’ve been paying attention. My hatred for Grease runs deeper than I thought, apparently.

    But your Floridaesque “Oedipus” was a scream! I’m surprised I didn’t end up with a few curse words dotting the wordle landscape. I swear like a sailor when I write, and only edit them out after the fact. I usually miss (more than) a few.

    Incidentally, I wonder what Richard Dawkins thinks about how everyday his word “meme” has become. It’s usage is fairly fitting for internet phenomena like this, I think.

  5. @jhawtin said

    Thanks @cburell and @spgreenlaw
    I will cheekily send a cleanskin wordle
    http://crankymango.blogspot.com/
    Interesting to do =)
    Cheers
    Janet

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