Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tagging - Helping Your Fellow Bloggers

What a great idea - you can tag other bloggers to bring attention to their blogs. And by doing so, you will be bringing more readers to your own blog!

I first learned about it from a blog by Arty Allsorts , a photographer selling affordable fine art prints and notecards on Etsy.

It's a really cool way to introduce yourself to other bloggers, so I'm going to 'tag' her blog and then add to the Tag List six other bloggers you should meet.

Here are the rules (pretty simple ones, too):

1. Link your original tagger, and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some weird.

3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

So here's my Seven Facts:

1. We have four cats, all adopted strays who needed someone to care about them, except for one Ms. Sophia, a half-Persian we actually bought because she was just too adorable to let anyone else have her.

2. I've been a freelance writer/photographer for 30 years, and sure wish we'd had blogs and digital cameras way back then.

3. Antiques have been my vocation and true love (right behind my husband Tom) for nearly 30 years - I've exhibited at antiques shows in 28 states, from Maine to Texas.

4. Love cooking good simple food, especially anything Asian . . . and really enjoy baking all those things sweet and sinful that I'm not supposed to have but can't live without.

5. Learning about Twitter has really improved my networking with other photographers, small biz people and a whole lot of new friends around the world. I highly recommend it to everyone.

6. Weird?? Nothing really comes to mind, except my obsession with my husband, who is very tolerant of me while I'm driving him nuts.

7. One of my favorite photographer forums is The LooneyBin, where an active group of us stock photographers share info, kid around a bit, and generally have a really good time. If you like photography and enjoy being around really nice people, join us at the LooneyBin.

Here's the Seven Bloggers I'm tagging, and I'm not giving you any clues about any of them - they are all worthwhile reading:

1. Artsy Allsorts Twitter: @artyallsorts

2. Jim Connolly Twitter: @Jimconnolly

3. Creative Wisdom Twitter: @Creative Wisdom

4. Cars 4 Causes Twitter: @Cars4Causes

5. Darren Rowse Twitter: @twitip

6. Robert Gebbie Photo Twitter: @RGebbiePhoto

7. Sharlyn Lauby Twitter @sharlyn_lauby

Now that you've seen how tagging works - make it work for you, and share with us 7 of your favorite blogs!

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