Ok, so it looks like I am going to participate in this blogging “link exchange” mayhem, as I was tagged by Kilian Valkhof who keeps insisting on the fact that I don’t blog enough! So my immediate task is to write seven things about myself, some weird, some random. That’s what the rules say anyhow. Let’s see whether I can russle up some interesting facts.
Seven Things… about me
1) My full name is Felicitas Beatrice Betzl. As my mum didn’t want to pass on the name Klara, which has been passed down through generations to females on my mum’s side. My parents thought very long about my names and both, Felicitas and Beatrice mean Happiness. So I try and be happy most of the time. Well, I smile a lot anyway and am very well known for my sometimes uncontrollable giggle fits. Life can’t always be that serious.
2) My first computer experience was with my father’s Viktor VPC when I was 7 years old and was root cause for my addiction to Frogger in my early computer days. I really did like arcade games a lot, and I should probably not publicly admit to this, but I am known to play a secret game of Tetris on occasion.
3) I’ve been working in online marketing for almost 6 years now, and although I wouldn’t dare calling myself a geek, I can honestly say that my job is also my hobby. My biggest passion lies probably in SEO and social media, which probably has lead me to the fact that I twice dreamt about being a search engine spider, which was a pretty awesome dream. All hyperlinks, were tunnels lit by UV light, which was almost like being in a very futuristic nightclub, however the music in the background, as far as I can remember was the themetune of the Neverending story, which worries me slightly, even though I was a big fan of the book and movie years ago.
4) I own a black Junior bass guitar (as I have too small hands for a regular sized one), which I named Yoda. It’s now living with one of my friends Neil Raeside, a very talented musician based in Glasgow. I never really played it much, as Guitar Hero was just far easier and more fun, I guess. I have a great affinity to Yoda, as I am convinced that he is secretly German, as sometimes my English regresses to Yoda speach although I lived in Scotland for almost 11 years. Sometimes I wonder whether I will look like Yoda when I am old and wrinkly.
5) My first programming experience was during highschool in an extracurricular informatics class. We made a kangaroo walk from the lefthand bottom corner to the top righthand side and made it disappear through an exit. That was my first and last time programming in Turbo Pascal.
6) I do google myself on a regular basis for reputation management purposes and to see who links to me. So far I’ve not had any nasty surprises. Let’s not jinx it!
7) I used to do a lot of Ballroom dancing when I was a teen and I still enjoy dancing now. My favourite dance is the Tango.
Wow, that wasn’t that hard. Well, now I have to find 7 people who are going to share 7 facts about themselves.
First of all I am going to tag some of my Glasgow crowd (friends, people I know throughworking in this industry)
1) Elaine McVicar - A good friend of mine and one of the few girls I know who feels as passionate about the web as I do. Go, Lainey!
2) Rob Johnson – A Glasgow based Flash developer, an old workmate of mine from Dog Digital who likes to laugh as much as I do!
3) Richie Kelly – Another online marketing geek and the master of paid search. Also a good friend and always willing to get beat at pool by me
4) Mike Briggs – Well known SEO guru, who I still haven’t had the pleasure of working with. Maybe one day?!
Now to the Barca crowd
5) David Poblador Garcia – System Admin and fellow SEO geek at my new job.
6) Diego Campo – A really nice, old workmate of mine!
And finally from the USA
7) James Omdahl – One of the most knowledgable online marketing guys I’ve ever worked with and also a great laugh!
And here’s the rules of the game:
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.