Monday, October 08, 2007

250 / I've been tagged

Well, Blogger tells me that I've reached my 250th post! I've been blogging since 6/12/06, so just about a year and a third. I hope that the 249 previous posts have not been a matter of me speaking in tongues, but a matter of me speaking in love. :)

LivingSword from Life on the Blade has tagged me, so what better time than now to follow up on that. I'm not sure if I'm quite doing this right but essentially what this is about is that I'm going to link to three of my previous posts in the comments section of LivingSword's blog. I'm also going to link to them below. And also, I'm going to link to LivingSword's three posts that he chose.

And then I'm going to tag five people to do essentially the same thing! If I tag you, you can reply with your three posts here in the comments section. And don't worry... I'm not legalistic about all this stuff. If I tag you and you don't participate, or if you change it somehow, that's fine with me! This just seems like a neat way to promote your own stuff and to read some great stuff from other people.

Here's da rules:

Start tag:

This is based on the SEO theory that links to posts inside your blog are more important than links to your home page. I have selected three posts I want to promote along with my site’s name. You should do the same thing. Keep it simple and spread our good work around to both share and build some ratings! Pick three posts that you feel are your best or those you simply want to promote. Your site name is listed with your 3 selected posts beneath. Once you have your post up: Add the sites and post links of the folks you tagged onto your post. Try to add the site and post links to anyone involved to maximize the effectiveness. Tag a minimum of 5 people! Try your best not to double tag people so it will spread better! Please actually read the posts from everyone so you can see some really good work from our beloved blogging friends! Make your title a little different from mine to avoid repetitive titles. Please try maintain some friendly updates to your post too.

Here are my three posts, followed by LivingSword's three posts, followed by a list of those I'm tagging!

Grace Roots (I'm digging back to some of my earlier posts):
What's RIGHT with you
A big difference
Life has always been by grace

And one for good measure... Yes, I'm cheating! But as I looked back on my posts I couldn't pass up this video that should be required viewing. ;)
We're Not Gonna Take It!

Religio-Hedo-Sexual-Unlife: Graffit on the Soul?
Letter to Osama...
Commuter Stories: Traffic, Transit, Torture or Tranquility

And now I'm tagging:
Somewhere in my Memory
Branch of Vine
Walking in the Spirit of Grace
Grace in Flood

Remember, if I tagged you, reply in the comments section with your 3 posts. After you do that, I'll insert them into the actual post. And if I didn't tag you, but you want to do this, go ahead and let us know that you're participating! I don't want to leave anyone out!


  1. Hi Joel;

    I think you have changed it a bit…but I actually quite like what you have done with it!

    I look forward to reading the articles you have referred to and visiting the blogs you listed.

    Thanks so much for your participation, today is Thanksgiving in Canada and one of the “things” I am thankful for is you, keep up the good work.

  2. Hey Joel,

    Thanks for tagging me. =) I love doing these sort of things. The hard part is posting my favorite posts of yours lol. You have so many that have encouraged me. But I'll try. ;)

  3. Hey there LS,

    I didn't intentionally change it, but I read through the instructions a few times and each time I got a different understanding of how it works, so I just went with what I thought in the end. :D Either way, it's fun and I'm glad it's providing an opportunity to 'promote' other blogs!


    I've really enjoyed reading your blog, and I look forward to reading more!

  4. Joel,

    I'm confused! Am I supposed to leave a comment to this post with a link to three posts from my blog and three from you blog?

    Do I post something to my blog as well?

    I think I need to go get another cup of coffee.

  5. I too am a bit confused and when I try to think I get stressed as well :)
    I like the simple ones such as 5 things about Jesus, 8 things about myself etc...

  6. Hi Gary... I was confused by it too and I ended up going off course with it all, but LS was very gracious about it. :)

    The way that I ended up doing it was that on my blog I posted his 3 posts along with 3 of my own that I chose and then I also added my 3 posts in the comments section of his blog. Then I tagged others, and they can leave their 3 posts in the comments here, and I'll add them to this post.

    So, if you want to do it the way I did it, you would link to my 3 posts on your blog, along with 3 of your own, and then put your 3 posts in the comments section here (and then I'll edit the original post to add them there).

    I am sure this is not the way this was all originally intended. :) But I think the gist of it all, at least from my perspective, is to be able to "spread the wealth" - to be able to 'promote' your blog as well as to promote the blogs of others. In that respect, the main thing is to have fun with it. :-D

  7. LOL Bino. :) Yep I think keeping it simple is the way to go. For me, the fun of this was to be able to promote other blogs that I enjoy reading, and also to go back and read some of my own posts and link to them as well.

    I aim to make life simpler and not more complicated, so just have fun with this. :)

    If any of you tag anyone else, you could even change the 'rules' to make it simpler!

  8. Hi Joel;

    It was very confusing, you did well, and I appreciate the interaction, as I have also enjoyed looking at your pod casts.

  9. By the way I meant the instructions were confusing not what you did with them!

  10. LS,

    The interaction was the fun part for me! The instructions, even if not followed correctly, at least provided an opportunity for the interaction. :)

    Thanks for the comment on the podcasts. We've been doing them for over 2 1/2 years, and we really enjoy our weekly discussions.