January 25, 2004

Somethin' to do when ya are bored - new idea

One of the things I notice and blog about often is the endless circles we find ourselves in, just visitin' the same blogs over and over ... and thought of one way to get out of that rut by doin' somethin' a bit different. Let's call it Go Back Five. Pick any blog on your blogroll, open the main page, go to the fifth entry, find a link to another blog, click it, if archived page, go to main page, go to fifth entry, click on a link to another blog, do this three more times until you are lookin' at the main page of that last blog, then find somethin' on that blog to blurb about.

Here we go: Opening Drumwaster's Rants* ... fifth blurb links to michele ... go to main page of A Small Victory ... went down five posts to find this link to bradchoate.com ... opened full weblog and scrolled to fifth post where I found a link to Silverberry in the comments ... where I had to hit the archives to find the fifth post which was this one where I found a link that took me to this post ... is that FIVE? Close enough for this inane example: And we wind up at ConnieLane's LJ.

I was particular entranced with this blog entry:

Well, I have just done something monumentally foolish. But I can't undo it, and I don't think I want to.

Oh well.

ETA: Just so everyone knows, I didn't trade weapons for hostages or anything like that. This truly not that big a deal to anyone but me. I tend to blow these things way out of proportion.

EFTA: Feel much better now. Though not necessarily less foolish.


*This was not actually my first choice, as my first choice did not regularly link blogs. The rules are flexible as it is the end result that is important.

Posted by notGeorge at January 25, 2004 03:47 PM

Then you should see how long it takes to get back to someone on your own blogroll, or even your blog.

Posted by: michele at January 25, 2004 05:18 PM

I'm flattered to have been ONE of the choices, at least.

I like Michele's idea, too... kind of a "Six(teen) Degrees of Cyber-Separation"

Posted by: Drumwaster at January 26, 2004 07:15 PM

Well, just my idea, and I like michele's amendment also, and will definitely do so next time. Now, who else is playin' the game? I ain't seein' much evidence of anyone doin' so, yet.

Posted by: Tiger at January 26, 2004 07:28 PM