I'm Tired Of The Blog Tag Game -- Can We Change It?

December 18, 2006
By Robbin Steif

For anyone in the blogosphere who has been living under a rock (that must be hard to do at the same time), there is a game of blog tag going on. The idea is, you tell five personal things about yourself and then tag five other bloggers to do the same. June Li tagged me but I am ready to turn the game upside down now. (No offense June, and your article on Mountain Dew not owning their own chatter was excellent.)

Let’s face it, readers really don’t care whether I hate my mother-in-law or that I got kicked out of the sixth grade for telling the teacher that she was wrong. On the other hand, I am dying to know who you all are. (Well, maybe not dying. But certainly, incredibly curious.)

Every once in a while, I find out who reads my blog. Thrice I’ve gotten emails about things that were broken on my blog. Sometimes I find out by seeing myself in another blog. Sometimes I find out through my role in the WAA (I’m co-chair of the marketing committee), and I’ll be going about my WAA business, working with a volunteer who then volunteers, “Hey, I read your blog.” On Friday, someone sent me a RegEx question.

So, in the same vein that Time Magazine voted you Person of the Year — do tell about yourself in the comments. You don’t have to say how you embarrassed yourself in junior high (so what else is new?) or that your boss doesn’t approve of blog-reading time or anything else personal. Just… tell us who you are. But if you don’t know what to say, or just don’t want to say, maybe you will answer some of these questions:

  • What do you like about this blog and/or why do you read it?
  • What do you hate about this blog? (I’m a big girl, I can take it.)
  • Are you more interested in web analytics posts or conversion rate posts?
  • Do you have a Regular Expression that you are trying to figure out (and if so, what is it?)
  • If you are one of a handful of people who come to the blogsite all the time but never subscribe — why not?

Well, that’s five suggestions to my five readers, maybe I can feel like I still played the game.

Robbin Steif
LunaMetrics