Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is a good meme that was passed on to me by the Teuchter (what a lovely word Teuchter is). I have to provide a list of the last ten commenters on this blog and then answer some questions about them. They should then do the same thing.

1. Rosie: A Bitch About Brittany
2. Ms Mac
3. Engelsk
4. Lucy : Box Elder
5. Neil: Neil Writes the Blog
6. Deborah (independent commenter!)
7. Le Laquet
8. Anne : Belgian Waffle
9. Frankofile
10. Dick of Dick Jones' Patteran Pages

1. What is your favourite post from number 3’s blog?

I quite like this one - there was a similar one last year I think.

2. Has number 10 taken any pictures that have moved you?

Dick's blog is about words more than pictures. His poems have certainly moved me.

3. Does number 6 reply to comments on their blog?

Deborah still doesn't have a blog but her daughter Lucie who is an extremely talented artist started a trilingual one recently. I give you Lucie Geffré.

4. Which part of blogland is number 2 from?

Ms Mac lives in the Village of the Damned in deepest Switzerland but as I know only too well you can take the girl out of Scotland but you can't .........

5. If you could give one piece of advice to number 7 what would it be?

I'd praise her rather than give her advice - well done lightweight!

6. Have you ever tried something from number 9’s blog?

I'm sure I've nicked something at some time from almost all of the blogs I read - and I'd quite like to borrow Sky, Frankofile's black lab.

7. Has number 1 blogged something that inspired you?

Rosie's posts about teaching music to autistic children are more than inspiring, they are life-enhancing.

8. How often do you comment on number 4’s blog?

I comment on Lucy's blog quite often - usually to say nothing more interesting than that I love a photograph or agree with a beautifully expressed observation.

9. Do you wait for number 8 to post excitedly?

I have to be honest and say that I don't exactly wait excitedly for anyone to post, but when I see a new post from Belgian Waffle in Google Reader my cursor does tend to go straight to it.

10. How did number 5’s blog change your life?

Ha! I could write a book about how Neil's blog changed my life. ......... it would be a very short book.

11. Do you know any of the 10 bloggers in person?

I've known Deborah for a very long time. I have never met any of the others, I would definitely recognise a few of them if they passed me in the street (Ms Mac, bespectacled Neil, Rosie...) and would respond enthusiastically to a dinner invitation from any of the ten!

12. Do any of your 10 bloggers know each other in person?

Rosie and Lucy are friends. Ms Mac comments on Rosie's blog. Lucy and Dick link to each other. Le Laquet and Ms Mac link to each other. Does Ms Mac know Anne? Maybe because her friend Heather definitely does. (Does anyone else miss Heather's blog? Come back Heather.) I'm not sure about Frankofile. Engelsk and Neil are the wild cards in this group.

13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently?

Ms Mac, I think. (although I miss the daily dose of her 365 photos on Flickr).

14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing?

Neil mostly (who wouldn't laugh at these photos?)

15. Which of the 10 has made you cry (good or bad tears)?

I can't say that any of them have made me cry. Smile. Worry. Frown. But not cry.


Anne said...

You are very kind, but not at the moment it doesn't, I'd say. I am committed to describing everywhere I have ever lived for Nablopomo and I am not going to give up now but it is killing me.

I see from down here that you are reading Arlington Park - any good? I have mixed feelings about Rachel Cusk.

Anne said...

Oh yes, forgot to say - come back Heather, I miss you too.

Lesley said...

Anne: Arlington Park is quite dismal and depressing. It's about the disappointment of women mostly.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for participating, Lesley. The good thing about this meme is that one gets a chance, via other's lists, to visit lots of new and interesting blogs.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Teuchter is a lovely word but wondering how it is pronounced ... teu as in peu, ch as in loch? and I agree with you Teuchter, I love visiting lots of new blogs.
But I'm sure it is important to have independent commenters around all the same (trying to justify not being a blogger)! Like cars, there would be far too many clogging up the roads if everyone had one.
The downside is that I am always trying to tell my stories via Lesley and they often have no connection with her posts!
Today for example, received a letter from Mongolia, it's a long story so more soon when Lesley is back to posting about her travels!

Lesley said...

Teuchter: that's true - I had never heard of most of your commenters and ended up visiting most of them.

Deborah: Choo - ch (as in loch)-ter. Am intrigued about the letter from Mongolia.

Anonymous said...

It's fascinating to find out which posts people like. I had no idea! :-)

I've just worked out which were my last ten commenters, and I realised I wouldn't be able to do this meme without having to be highly diplomatic at times. So I'm afraid I'll have to be a meme-breaker - sorry!

Lesley said...

Engelsk : I was lucky, I have only had quality commenters recently!

Lucie G said...

Yes, the blogosphere is fascinating. I'm endlessly following links from one blog to another. Thank you for your nice remark Lesley!

Le laquet said...

Cool meme - thanks for your encouraging words ;o)

Lucy said...

What a lovely meme, makes us all feel special!

I like thinking about the possible links between different bloggers I know, and finding the connections. It's very rare that I find a blog that has no connection to any I know already. I feel very chuffed when I think people have found each other's blogs through mine, don't know why but there it is!

I think I might do this when I've a bit more time.


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