When we blog we become part of a global community. We can communicate across countries, communities, race and religion. Time zones do not affect us – we tend to be obsessive compulsive and most of us are online a majority of the time anyway.
We get insights into each others thoughts work and families, but we don’t really know what the blogger looks like. There is a radio mystique similar to your favorite radio station personality – we definitely recognize their voice and style, but we only have an idea of what the person looks like. When we do finally see them – I know for me they normally look nothing like what you think.
David Airey started an interesting idea –
Putting a face to the name of someone you haven’t met helps recognition and adds a more personal feel to your conversations.
As blogging is truly international, and the chances of meeting the people behind your favourite blogs are slim, today I’m announcing The Face Behind The Blog meme.
What photograph shows you in a light we don’t often see through your blog?
So this isn’t typical post on a technical blog, but in the spirit of community building, continue to see my participation. I have split the post so for those of you that are uninterested can scroll down, and miss some interesting pictures of me (ok not really that interesting).
1st Step – Photos of me (Thomas – Technical Blogger @ ScissorMonkey)
In no particular time sequence
1 – Me at Pyramids of Giza, Egypt (Yes it was a great trip)
2 – My Wife (Shannon) and I (We are Far Left)
3 – Family – Shannon, Nicole and I (Back in 2003)
4 – Always ready to present
5 – Not the best – but L – R: My Mother, Me, Nicole (under the influence of Cold Medicine), and Shannon (Most recent picture)
2nd Step – Links to other members of the community
The Paper Bull at (oddly enough) The Paper Bull
Lisa Sabin-Wilson at Just A Girl In The World
Dawud Miracle at dmiracle.com
Wendy Piersall at eMoms at Home
Dennis Bjørn Petersen at Petersen Inc.
Randa Clay at Randa Clay Design
Drew McLellan at The Marketing Minute
Becky McCray at Small Biz Survival
Phil Gerbyshak at Make it Great!
Steve Woodruff at StickyFigure
Dave Olson at Live the GREAT life that you desire
Greg at Become a Remote Control SEO
Ariane Benefit at Neat Living Blog
Genesis at the At Home Mom Blog
Armen at iFFECT.NET
Mihaela Lica at Online Public Relations
Tara at Graphic Design Blog
Doris Chua at Home Office Women
Edward Mills at Evolving Times
Tony D. Clark at Success from the Nest
Jonathan-C Phillips at SmartWealthyRich
Update to Add Meme Members- 06.13.07
Update to Add Meme Members 07.08.07
Update 10.02.07 – There have been quite a few additions to the meme. Adding these additional people.
3rd – Tag others
I got nothin – if you have made it through this far, and have not participated in the face behind the blog, I choose you.
Update to Add a Tag – 06.21.07
Bluerose at Death Blog for Cutie who also blogs at
Note – Now Bluerose has already decided not to participate, but I figured I would ‘officially’ tag her.
4th – Notify David
Expect notification shortly.