Monday, March 9, 2009

The benefits of tagging

Tagging was a curiosity when I first started blogging.  I would visit blogs I'd discovered mostly from DSFDF.   Now that I'm more comforatble and getting in the groove of the blogasphere I've come to look at the benefits what tagging will do for a blogger.  First you find out why people read your blog, second you discover other talented people through your tagger's wonderful blog choices and most importantly your friends are giving you free exposure by tagging you! 

So today, I discovered I was tagged by R. Garriott with this award and that Sam Dolman and Martina Alberts also tagged me.  These artists are ones love and adore and I'm truly honored.  The  tags require I list five favorite blogs and Sam's asked for five things about myself.  I'm sure they won't mind if I combine them so I don't have to list 15 blogs (though I easily could with all those wonderful people out there.)

Sam also requires I list the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules in your blog
3. Write five random things about yourself
4. Tag random people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each person know they've been taggedThings about me:

1.                  I’m part Alaskan Indian.  My grandmother was the tribal chieftess for the Eyak tribe in Cordova.

2.                   My favorite cuisine to eat and cook is Italian.

3.                   I’ve dabbled in a lot of martial arts but never settled into staying with one.  Akido, Kung fu, Kali, Escrima, Tae Kwan Do.

4.                   I researched and developed the DUI checkpoint program for my former police department.  The best times were when we were conducting the checkpoints in freezing weather during Christmas season and we’d keep warm by doing silly dances while we waited for traffic.  [Yes, I’m talking about 6 foot brawny cops and me.]

5.                   One of my most embarrassing moments in my old job was when I was running after a burglary suspect and I slipped and fell into a puddle of mud.  We [ okay the other cops] caught the guy but I ended up having to go to the station looking like a mud monster.

So the blogs I'm tagging are.... 

Angela Elledge,  lovely lady and lovely painting style.

Gwen Bell   A wonderful artist I discovered through DSFDF.

Carol Nelson Another treasure find from DSFDF

Carrie Griesemer  Check out her McGiver set up for her plein air paintings!

Carol Horzempa  I love her work and the way she shares her thoughts and process with us.


Michelle Burnett said...

Well deserved! And thanks for sharing the fun stories.

simoart said...

Thanks for explaining the benifts of tagging, love to read about you. Congratulations.

James Parker said...

So very true, Sheila. I've discovered so much talent and wonderful people since my first participation in DSFDF. I don't think Karin realizes the impact of that project. As talented an artist as she is, the effects of DSFDF may far surpass her canvas. A community has sprung up that grows outward and closer with each new day. RG blessed me too, but I'm not posting till Thursday..still resting from Blog Party. Alaskan Indian? That's fascinating....but when's the lasagna ready?

Manon Doyle said...

Congrats on your blog award Sheila!! I'm also third generation Native American Indian from Canada!!

Stephen Gardner said...

Congratulations Sheila, you are certainly stacking up those awards. Well deserved and well done. Mud monster eh, wish I could have seen that.

Paula Villanova said...

Congrats on your award and gee, you're royalty too! Cool!

artbyakiko said...

Congrats on your award! Aren't you also a part Japanese? You have done so many different marshal arts! I wish I knew some martial art.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Your tag is well deserved. I always enjoy your postings you bring joy to the sphere.
Bye the way I have just discovered that I was not in your following list. Is this because of the changes that Google made recently?
If so do I have to re follow all followers?
Sorry for the complicated question, but I am worried that followres will think I am ignoring them.
Best regards

Dean H. said...

You deserve all the awards you can get! Isn't the blogging world a fun place to be?!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sheila!
congratulations on your tag!

Mona said...

Sheila, that's amazing about your grandmother. Is she still living? Do you recall attending any ceremonies or special occasions where she officiated?