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It feels a little strange posting on here as it is, essentially, an Xmas blog, but its a good cause so…

Our good friends over at Birmingham: It’s Not Sh*t (it seems I still remember we are a family blog even if it took me a while to recall how to link!) have started an interesting game, getting bloggers in Birmingham to Tig and Tog. Heres what they say:

So, here’s a way to find out if there’s anything out there, it’s a bit like a game of consequences, a bit like a chain letter – we’re going to do a post and throw a challenge out to a couple of other Brum blogs – then they get to do likewise, and so on. Other people have called this sort of thing “blog tag”, but when shortening “tig and tag” us brummies call it “tig” don’t we?Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with an odd, but fun, fact about Brum and one odd, but fun, fact about their blog.
2. At the end of your blog, you need to choose two people to get tagged and list their names.
3. Tag your post “birminghamUK” and “brumblogtig” (the second one is a memetag).
4. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (with their version of the post) and post these rules (or link to them here). They can tie it in with their particular subject if they so wish.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Well Paul Bradshaw of the Online Journalism Blog tagged me so I’ll do my bit and carry on the chain.

Birmingham Fact: The city prides itself on having two of the oldest football teams in the country, Aston Villa (1874) and Birmingham City (1875). This is, however, rubbish in comparison to my home town of Reading, which boasts a football team formed in 1871. Who funnily enough are rubbish in comparison…

Blog Fact: Amazingly, the inspiration for this site came from a video produced in Paul Bradshaw’s Online Journalism module. That doesn’t seem amazing until you watch it:

Named Neil and Todd’s Adventure it features no adventure whatsoever but we found it funny. On watching that, I had the idea to create this blog for Xmas at around 3am one morning. The name is another matter…

I shall tag Joanna Geary and Pete Ashton.


1 Comment »

  1. 1

    Eek! And so I enter a vortex of blog tigging!

    Thanks for the shout Todd, but does my previous tig count as a response?

    I only had 50% success with mine. Whilst Tom Lennon responded, Bunny Bissoux did not (And not surprisingly either… as I’m sure she’d never heard of me in her life!) :).

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