So here’s an odd form of Internet marketing. Bloggers have started a game of tag, where they name five things about themselves that few people know and then tag five other bloggers to do the same. I got tagged by Marshall Sponder, so here goes. It feels like a chain letter, but, gee, all the kids are doing it.
Five things you probably don’t know (and maybe don’t want to know) about me:
- I have four kids aged eight through fourteen, and my oldest (David) has Down Syndrome, so we are members of the disability community. My wife and I have an e-mail newsletter that helps parents set up a Life Plan to take care of their disabled family member when they no longer can.
- My wife, Linda, in addition to being the erstwhile editor of my books, is an author herself with a popular book on how to ditch diets and be at the right weight for your body. Several years ago, we both lost a lot of weight this way and we’ve kept it off. (OK, about ten pounds have crept back onto me from the 70 I lost.)
- I have been playing fantasy baseball for 25 years (even before the original Rotisseries baseball book was published—we made up our own game). I finished next to last in 2006, but I have won the league several times also, including 2004 and 2005.
- I’m a Chicago Cubs fan. Stop laughing. Any team can have a bad century.
- I’m not an avid biker—just taking trips around the area with the family (including pulling David in a large trailer behind my bike)—but each year I take a bike ride to Yankee Stadium from my home in Ridgewood, New Jersey and park it outside to watch a ballgame. I have a 1970s Schwinn bought at a garage sale for $10, so my bike lock literally costs more than the bike. The first year it took me seven hours round trip (lots of hills in New Jersey), but last year I had it down to three hours. This is as close as I get to feeling like an athlete.
Well, that’s it about me. Let me try to find five people that I don’t think have been tagged yet. I’m going to focus on blogs that I read from people who don’t post every day (like me). I’ll tag Mike Grehan, whose stories about travelling the world of search marketing conferences helps me stay connected with people I know even though I can’t get to many of the conferences. I’ve always liked Alex Bosworth’s blog, although he’s been quiet recently. Everyone reads Danny Sullivan on search marketing, but I also read his personal blog, I can’t have any list with one Cubs blog—my favorite is by Derek Smart, although he hasn’t posted in a few weeks now (maybe he is stunned by the Cubs unusual off-season activity). And I have to tag my wife, Linda Moran, who has blogs on subjects as diverse as math instruction, normal eating, and parenting teens and tweens. I sent you to her home page to see more about her and pick what interests you.
About Mike Moran
Mike Moran has a unique blend of marketing and technology skills that he applies to raise return on investment for large marketing programs. Mike is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Senior Strategist at Converseon, a leading social consultancy. Mike is the author of two books on digital marketing, an instructor at several leading universities, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Society of New Communications Research.