Blog Tag: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Danny Sullivan

There’s a new blog tag game going around where you have to "tag" five people
and get them to tell 5 things others might not know about them. I got tagged by
multiple people and OK, I’ll bite.

  1. I restored all the wooden floors in our old house, the wooden staircase
    and opened up four fireplaces. If I never see a dust mask or sander again (I
    burned through three of them), I’ll be happy.
     
  2. I shoot a pretty good game of pool honed by working my way through college
    as a youth leader in a recreation center. Pool tables were a central feature.
    I went from slop to call pocket as a survival mechanism.
     
  3. Robert Heinlein is my favorite author, and I wrote him a letter as a kid.
    He sent back a personal reply, one of my favorite possessions.
     
  4. My first job was for Carl’s Jr. flipping burgers in a mall. Like
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High,
    only without Phoebe Cates. To this day, I can crack open heads of lettuce in
    ways that will stun anyone who isn’t a fast food professional.
     
  5. I think ichthyosaurs are pretty cool and discovered that domain name
    hadn’t been registered several years ago. So, I gabbed it. A few months ago, I
    finally did something with it and started
    The Ichthyosaurs Blog
    . Ichthyosaurs are dinosaurs that look a lot like
    today’s dolphins. The best news story so far this year was a new species
    discovered, the Ping
    Pong Ichthyosaur
    , named after fossils that were left under a university
    ping pong table for many years. My blog feed, by the way, as two subscribers
    — me and someone else.
     
  6. Bonus fact — because at first I thought I’d blogged everything about
    myself but then came up with six items!

    Like
    Matt McGee, I used to write a traffic column. He did it for the Los
    Angeles Daily News. I did it for the Los Angeles Times’ Orange County Edition.
    Sorry, Google News Archive
    has been absolutely useless in pointing you to any. So was
    Factiva.


Andy
pointed to the Blog
Tag Tree
and links to many search marketers who have been tagged. I’ve got a
ton of people I’d love to tag, but they’ve either been hit already (central
registration of this game would have helped) or don’t have blogs. ShoeMoney, so
far, probably had the most jaw dropping revelation I’ve seen with

his story
of massive weight-loss. I’ll kick it out to the researcher area. I
tag: