Blogging Trends: The Multi-Meme

I see a new trend… bloggers who are behind memes group them in one and give collective answers. This is a very interesting trend and I’d say quite… productive. :) Yes, Laura, I’m answering your giant all-in-one meme first.

The Productivity Meme

I cannot describe myself as a person who plans her time effectively. I manage to keep my deadlines, but it is hard to say how. Magic? Probably…

I am a very creative individual and I base my work on inspiration. I should plan what I do first, but instead I go with the flow. Sometimes I even start two articles at once and write as I feel. Now I have two ebooks in progress and although their contents are planned carefully, the texts still need a lot of work.

I cannot write when my heart is not there. To perform research effectively (identifying the best keywords, analyzing the market trends, measuring campaign costs versus revenue, etc) I use special software.

On the other hand, Pamil Visions receives quite often design orders: logo and stationery, web design (banners, web pages, AdWords landing pages, newsletters, etc). I usually delegate these, but when the subject is interesting and I feel inspired, I design them myself.

If I think about it… I have quite an impressive design portfolio (for someone who is not a designer). Web design, as painting, relaxes me and helps me think.

Do I have some secrets that help me finish my projects in time? Sure I do… Am I ready to share? Why not… it’s common sense: I never start a job I cannot do. I do not promise what I cannot deliver. I don’t leave for tomorrow what I can do today. I put my heart in what I do: passionate workers deliver quality results. I respect my clients and make sure that their requests are answered in time. I use alerts and reminders to keep my focus…

And I have a motto for each day of the week: Mondays are my “wishing” days. Tuesdays I stay out of trouble. Wednesdays I work harder than ever, because Wednesday evenings are reserved to salsa dancing and Thursdays I sleep longer and do easier jobs (for example design). Fridays I plan my work for the weekend (including house work) and Saturdays I do “exchange” jobs for my collaborators and affiliates. Sundays are my lazy days: I read, paint… pamper my senses…

As you see, dear Laura, my productivity is based on the way I like to live. Because, unlike you, I am free and have no responsibilities: no kids, no family here, not even a pet. OK, I give… I have three plants.

For this particular meme I tag… Steli: supercoll teacher, tell us how to be productive.

The Thinking Blogger Award Meme

Thinking Blogger Award.I’d like to thank Dunn and Alina for the Thinking Blogger Award. I’m supposed to give 10 such prizes to 10 different bloggers now, to continue the meme. Because this is a good meme, that recognizes value, I will not skip my duty. So here they are:

Robert Redl of leuropa.eu, Phil Butler one of the authors at profy.com and a dear friend, Julia Temlyn – Mrs. Write Right, Ed Roach of The Branding Experts, Lillie Ammann – Writer & Editor, Justin who authors a photo blog about Romania, Simonne of All Tips and Tricks, Yaro of Entrepreneurs Journey (visit the site and subscribe to his newsletter!), Chris Cree of Success Creations, and Dio for the Fine Art of Blogging initiative.

The 8 Random Fact About Myself Meme

This tag comes from the wonderful and talented actress Maria Riboli. I’m supposed to list here 8 random facts about myself and tag other 8 bloggers.

Well, one random fact about my self is that I don’t like lists. So there will be no list here.

I am not going to tag 8 particular bloggers either because I’d like to ask my readers instead to visit Maria’s blog and to learn from this wonderful woman how to fight for a dream. Besides, she has a few pictures of very sexy actors and actresses on her blog so… enjoy.

But the fact that I don’t like lists will not stop my ramblings about… myself. I don’t like sweets. Wait! I think this is not random because… it’s a way of life. I randomly eat strawberries. There’s nothing I enjoy eating more than I enjoy strawberries and French-fries.

I am a convinced fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger the Mr. Olympia, the actor and the governor.

I breathe Latino music: salsa, merengue and bachata – this is my chocolate! I like the Cuban style: erotic and passionate.

And there’s more about Mig here.

The Face Behind the Blog Sort of Meme

The Face Behind The Blog comes from David Airey. Take a look at the original post and you’ll know why I made this Photoshop collage. These are a few pictures showing you the different faces of Mig. I hope you’ll enjoy them. For this particular meme I tag Maria because I want to see her blonde. :)

Mihaela Lica and friends.

Prose from the Pros:

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Comments

  1. How fun! I’m glad the multi-meme trend has taken off, they are quite interesting to read.

    BTW, since it’s Wednesday, have fun Salsa dancing.

    (You’ve just got to tell what the peppers strung around your neck mean. You can’t leave us hanging.)

  2. Thank you so much for the Thinking Blogger Award! It was a very nice surprise :).
    Your photos collage looks great. I like very much the first picture: your lipstick and those red peppers match so well!

  3. Dearest Mig,
    You are simply the best! I am flattered to not only be your friend but to recieve the award too. I am sure you indentify with my experiences on the Web and are in tune with how wonderful it is to meet people, like yourself, who inspire others and exhibit the very best human beings can dispplay consistently and seemingly effortlessly.

    I will be writing a piece on you pretty soon as I started a series called “People of WEb 2.0″. You are truly a lovely and inspiring person! :) Where is my spam mail? I am having withdrawal symptoms!

    Always,
    Phil

  4. HAHAHA I ADORE YOU!!!

    Alright I’m off to find some good pics…it might take me a couple of days…but I’ll be Back;)

    Love,
    Maria

    PS: I hate lists and chains as well but I got caught in one hehehe;)

  5. Wow! Nice collage, Mig!

    I think it’s superb that you’ve joined in and showed us a personal photographic insight.

    I’m with Laura, what’s the meaning behind the chillis??

  6. Hi Laura,

    Your idea was great and I’m not the only one following your example. :) I don’t remember exactly now who wrote the second all-in-one meme, but I’m sure it was one of the bloggers from our circle of friends.

    About the peppers… As I said, Romanian traditions are strange. The peppers replace garlic… There’s a long story behind this. It was the night of St. Andrew – in Romania this is also called Wolf’s Day – and it is very similar to Halloween. We were preparing to attend a party and were supposed to wear masks (vampire, witch, etc) and come armed with all the charms against the evil spirits. Since we had no garlic bands we used peppers… My best friend, Liliana, made a tiara out of her peppers. I preferred the simpler variant. :)

  7. Simonne, you deserve the Thinking Blogger Award. So you don’t need to thank me. I’m really glad you discovered my site and more than glad you find time to visit so often.

  8. Don’t worry Phil, I’m going to spam you when I need you. I’m a very selfish spammer…. He he!

  9. Hi Maria,

    Why am I not surprised that you don’t like lists either? Could it be because, in essence, we are very much alike?

    Mig

  10. Hi David,

    I’m glad you like the collage. Now that the peppers’ mystery is revealed, I hope you don’t consider me too boring… :)

  11. Mig,

    For the last week my internet connection has been working poorly, so when it does work I’ve been pretty focused on the ebook job I just got. I am so glad I didn’t miss this post – this little golden nugget! I really enjoyed learning more about who you really are, and you are every bit as lovely on the outside as you are on the inside! A rare beauty, i would say.

    But I think what I love most about you is the way you are passionate about everything that you think, breathe, and do. That’s unusual – a rare quality in our world, but a breath of fresh air. You are a lovely lady, Mig.

    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Sweet Lisa, I cannot find the words to tell you how your comment has touched my heart! You made me so happy. I know we are alike…

  13. OK… you are the cutest thing! It is fun to see all the joy and delight of your soul! Thanks for sharing darling self with us!

    XO,
    Jen

  14. He he… ;) I challenge you to join David’s meme too. I’d love to see more pictures of you.

  15. Wonderful way to group all your memes together. And beautiful pictures too! Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us. Always nice to *meet* new people via their photos.

  16. I´m not able to say no to you Mig! You´re way too cool! I hope you enjoy the post about productivity. Much power to you!

  17. Hello Phil,

    Pleased to meet you too. It was about time for us to meet, if I think about it… I’ve heard a lot about you! Even lurked around your blog every now and again…

  18. Steli, I am sure I will enjoy it! No doubt about that!

  19. Mig,

    Thank you for tagging me for the Thinking Blogger Award. I consider it a high honor coming from someone as insightful and passionate as you are.

    And I love your photo collage. It’s fun to see your different faces. Yesterday was our 40th anniversary, and I posted pictures of my husband and me on our wedding day and today – different faces, for sure. :-)

  20. Thanks for letting me know, Lillie! I’m on my way to your blog! :)

  21. I love the term “multi meme”. I think both the term and the concept could catch on. I also enjoyed reading about the way your structure your week – Monday are “wishing days” etc.

    The photo montage reinforces beautifully what comes through in your writing … a passion for life, creativity and people. There’s just one pic missing… the salsa dancing… :)

    All in all this is a wonderful multi meme roundup.

  22. Yeah, I know. Maybe tonight I can convince Boris (the DJ in Barocco) to take a pic of me and my salsa partner!

  23. Nice to *meet* you too. Stop lurking and come out and play! I finally am :)

  24. Lol, Phil! That was the sweetest comment ever! I will! Promise.

  25. Hi! Just posted Face behind the blog as to follow your meme, do visit my blog to know more about me, thanks

  26. naisioxerloro says:

    Hi.
    Good design, who make it?

  27. Is there any simple backlink creation software or something?

  28. Of course there are, but you shouldn’t use them. Any shady linking strategy could bring google penalties.

  29. Free climbing? Nice photo! What/who are you smiling at on this photo? Please write more about your climbing – do you climb outdoors too?

  30. And you should be proud of yourself and your work because we also are proud of you just by reading your blog. So this new trend isn’t my type.

  31. you are a good planner. Only few people plans there whole week. Frankly speaking i am professional web designer and SEO executive. i try to planned my whole week but couldn’t follow, because i have a family, small child and lots of work at home but still i try so heard to keep my client so happy. sometimes i work so heard full 6 days and Sunday also a lazy day as you have but i do something different from you.

  32. It is inspiring to see someone who plans her days well and deliver her projects on time. I’m an organized person, but sometimes I just don’t measure up.

    I love those pictures of yours and it’s hard for me to choose which one is the best. They all look cool.

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