Follow the links…

Blogging is a strange thing.  I’ve had a web site for a long time and it has always been a place for me to keep notes, links, files, etc. somewhere that I could always get to them.  Then to make the process simpler last year I switched to keeping my stuff on a blog as it was much easier to work with.  It also meant that I could keep notes of what I thought of a movie or keep something interesting I found on line.  One of the many things that blog providers give is information on how people get to your blog.  In particular if a page has a link tomy blog then it is known as a referrer.  I noticed that my referrers list has growen recently.

Generally speaking top of this list has always been GadgetVicar (like the new photo BTW),  WordPress and Bloglines.  Which makes sense.  More recently Simon Varwell’s page, Wishing and Hoping and Thinking and Praying (the longest blog name I know of), Board to Certain Death, ClanKidz… these I kind of understand, we refer to each other in blogs, and know one another so cool.

Then I discovered:

poppadom.wordpress.com

thisismyveryown.blogspot.com

m0ok.wordpress.com

so, my mission now is to try to discover who they are?

POPPADOM – links to GadgetVicar, me, M0ok, SimonVarwell and “the scottish lemon” and her ‘about me’ says “Married to m0ok” so the plot thickens…

M0OK – links to the above and lots more…  (including www.scottishchristian.com which has recently bloged one of my videos!!!) but very few clues to the identity of m0ok?

THISISMYVERYOWN – lynzy, who has taken a much more open approach to identity than m0ok, poppadom and myself.  And who is a referrer because of a link to the Deeper pages.

This is great.  St Silas is too big to know everyone, blogspace is even bigger and yet these connections and blogrolls link us all together and I spent the evening finding out about other people I worship with.  Even if I can’t put a face (or name) to them :-)

It has also made me think about the anonymity of blogging.  Obviously some people who know me know I blog, some don’t and some I wouldn’t want to but I’m not sure why.  So although there are enough hints to figure out how to find me, my email address isn’t obvious and you would have to dig a lot to find pictures of me.  I need to give this some thought, however in the mean time if lynzy, m0ok or poppadom are around on Sunday and can track me down come and say hi!

Lastly:  on my travels around blogspace I found that The Scottish Lemon had posted these two videos taken at the St Silas carol service 2006 and this blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHG00vS9R-k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl23cgT_lag

6 Responses to Follow the links…

  1. poppadom says:

    Hiya G,
    Maybe it’s time to start a new group at St S, along the lines of Bloggers Anonymous… Good to meet you last night, nice to have a face to go with the name/blog. Funny to be included in the notices though…
    Sorry for dashing out.. we had a 30-40min drive home and Jack Bauer doesn’t wait (VHS just doesn’t do anymore these days.. and we don’t have a Sky+ box…)
    Sanna

  2. m0ok says:

    Hey, nice to meet you, if superbriefly. I second Sanna’s apology, but it’s Sky’s fault for lining up 24 and Lost one after the other on a Sunday night.

  3. Graham says:

    I have the advantage of living 2 min from chruch so made it back to see Jack in action (I gave up on Lost after season 1). It was nice to meet you and figure out who’s who.

  4. lynzy says:

    hey grayza! well this is weird, after googling my blog name to get into it i discovered that other people have referals and links to me that i never knew existed! and that X has a blog! i used to work with her! anyway, i have no idea who u are but i like ur point that its nice to have a vague idea of the other folk we worship with on sundays! i’v bn coming to st silas when i can for about 18 months and there are still so many people to get to know! look out for me on sunday and say hello… (oh, and in reference to my most recent blog, i had a bad week!)

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