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I’ve just been Blog-tagged by Nick Rice of Strategic Design. Unlike in the game where Jeff Pulver asked bloggers to write about 5 things people didn’t know about them, this meme has moved me to answer 5 different questions. Without further ado, here are my answers:

  1. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED SO FAR FROM VISITORS TO YOUR BLOG
    I don’t know where to start… I’m a huge fan of comments (If you haven’t realized already) and I consider them all rather than just discarding them. Perhaps the most useful thing I have learned from my visitors is that I cant be too judgmental. I’ve also learned that you should respect their opinions and learn to look through their eyes (something which I am still working on).
  2. IF SOMEONE OFFERED TO PAY FOR A COURSE (OR MORE) FOR YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    I’d get a BA of Urban Development and Planning. I’ve had a keen interest in the area and I believe that these people will become hugely important in our society as the human population puts increasing strain on the planet’s limited resources. Not only that, I also believe that a well planned city can foster a more supportive community spirit.
  3. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED IN 2006?
    Almost… but not quite enough as 2005. Whilst I mostly focussed on career last year, I neglected other areas of my life. I’m currently working on a balance at the moment and I hope to achieve more exuberant goals this year such as developing my EnvironBlog website into something substantial, visiting New Zealand (which I am currently saving up for) and buying an established site which I can manage freely.
  4. HAS BLOGGING CHANGED YOUR LIFE IN ANY WAY?
    If anything, blogging has opened my eyes to the opportunities available to me. The most significant of which, were namely writing for Small Business Branding and traveling to the USA to attend Mplanet 2006. Since last year I have been offered several new opportunities which I am not sure whether I can discuss with you all right now, but I will definitely reveal them to you in the near future.
  5. IF YOU COULD MEET THE ONE PERSON IN THE WORLD THAT YOU TRULY ADMIRE, WHO WOULD THAT BE?
    I’ve always been a fan of James Bond. I’d meet him at the drop of a hat if he were real. OK, I know that’s cheating but I’m not decided upon someone who I’d like to meet at the moment. If however I could change the question to “Who I was looking forward to meeting most?”, it would probably be Yaro Starak who will be coming back to Australia, in a months time.

That was interesting for me to think about but now I think it’s time to pass the meme onto others. I’m going to tag Des Walsh, Ed Roach, Christine Buske, Jaya Schillinger and Cristian Mezei. Enjoy it guys!

3 Responses to “Blog-Tag: A 5 Question Meme”

  1. I’m not sure what you mean by tag Robert, But I’m assuming you want me to reply to the same questions? So here goes…

    1. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED SO FAR FROM VISITORS TO YOUR BLOG?
    Honestly I wondered if people would take issue with my posts, but for the most part I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the positive feedback. I watch my stats every evening and traffic is growing and I get most during the business week. Any comment I am fortunate enough to get I respond to and visit their site if they identify themselves. It’s nice to know who you’re talking to.

    2. IF SOMEONE OFFERED TO PAY FOR A COURSE (OR MORE) FOR YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    I paint in watercolour, so there are painting tours in the mediterranian where a renouned painter takes a hand full of watercolourists and they go on a painting holiday from town to town for about 14 days.

    3. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE ACHEIVED IN 2006?
    I’m satisfied with my efforts in business, not quite satisfied with results. I’ve met most of my targets but I put a lot of pressure on myself to over come my short comings.

    4.HAS BLOGGING CHANGED YOUR LIFE IN ANY WAY?
    No, not really. I view it as another channel of exposure. A future opportunity that should assist our projects I am working on to advance my goals. One more tool in the shed (if you will).

    5. IF YOU COULD MEET THE ONE PERSON IN THE WORLD THAT YOU TRULY ADMIRE, WHO WOULD THAT BE?
    Tough one. I guess Steve Jobs comes to mind, I’ve been on a Mac since they entered the market, so I believe him to be a true visionary in the face of a lot of challenges.

    Ed Roach

  2. Thanks for replying to my tag, Ed. Although it was intended for your blog I can keep it in here for your safe keeping.

    By the way, I’ve got a hunch that Macs are going to become a hell of a lot more popular. No doubt you’ve seen all the buzz about Windows Vista - well I’ve tried it and I hate it. My computer can run it just fine but it’s so bloated you wouldn’t believe! It looks like Mac is doing the same things Vista is trying to do in a quarter of system resources.

    I’d like to give a Mac a go sometime.

    Robert Kingston

  3. Hi Robert! I just picked up your blog tag!

    Check it: https://www.inspirationalbusiness.com/2007/02/blog_tagged_5_q.html

    Jaya Schillinger

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