"In the beginning"


The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily the views of the blog management, (on the other hand, they are not necessarily not the views of the blog management).

No effort has been made to stay within the bounds of the truth in this blog as it has always been the view of the management that the truth should never be allowed to stand in the way of a good story.

Friday, January 12, 2007

10 Degrees of Separation.

There's another birthday on Sunday 14th, it's also Joy's big day.

There are a couple of bloggers birthdays coming up, Jerry aka lz on Sunday 14th and Ivy’s on Monday 15th if you want to say Happy Birthday.

I had a visit on my Poetry Galore site by Pamela, from;


she came to my site via some “Aerobic Blog Hopping”
which you can read about by visiting her site, Say Hi while you’re there.

This started me thinking about the movie “Six Degrees of Separation”
and wondering how many moves it might take me to travel from a random blog and via the blog rolls of sites I visited to get back home to Holties House.

So for about 2 hours I zoomed around sites I’d never heard of before,
this started out with a randomly selected site, not as simple a task as I had envisioned, by the process of selecting “next blog” I had to bypass probably the first 35 sites I landed on.

No, I was not cheating or trying to find an easy path, the sites I rejected were (a) in a foreign language about 15, (b) were instructional or sales sites about 15, (c) were sites without a blog roll, which I needed for my next move, about 5.

What I was looking for initially was a site just like yours and mine and I finally found one, you can trace my progress with the links below, from the starting point in South Africa, The Phillipines 2, England 2, USA 5.

The first name I recognized was The Complimentary Commenter,

That led me to Ribbitcus who I had also heard of and finally to Marti, who is on my blog roll, an interesting way to while away a HOT afternoon.












doodlebugmom said...

So THAT'S what you were doing while I was sleeping!

Anonymous said...

What a great trip you had! That is a really neat idea, and it sounds like you had a lot of fun! I'm so delighted you ended up on me! (giggle)

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Raggedy said...

What a trip...
erm...do you have to much time on your hands?
It sounds like it might be fun.

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Jamie Dawn said...

What a neat, around the world adventure!

I'm surprised it happened so quickly!

With ALL the blogs out there, it could have been 10,000 degrees of separation.

Marissa said...

what a cool idea! i'm really glad you stumbled across me. it's amazing how small this big, wide blogosphere can actually be, isn't it?!
have a great weekend!

Lee said...

I was going to suggest you need a hobby if you've got all that spare time on your hands, Peter....but it would seem you don't! ;)

It is so true 'six degrees of separation'...it works so many times...when speaking with total strangers, so often one finds a link.

Anonymous said...

Why, hello Peter! I popped open Apple's Safari just to come here. I usually use blazing fast Camino, but for some reason, it cannont render your website. Weird.

What an intriguing idea, that Six Degrees idea. That might be a good research project for a statistician or math student.

Glorious blog, Peter the Great. I'll see you soon.

Lightning Bug's Butt.

kenju said...

Peter, for some reason it took a very long time for your comment box to pop up tonight. Whew! I was about to give up.

Thanks for the visit. I know I had Colleen listed twice and I am not sure why Bloglines allowed that to happen. I will get rid of one when I change things around again. As for Mike? He has his site listed that way and I am sure he did it so it would go right to the top of anyone's list....LOL

Pamela said...

I think I have a fatal case of bloggeritus. I just can't quit.
Now I see your list and my fingers are twitching to get to the mouse and start clicking!!!

Hi Ho Silver...Away...........

Anonymous said...

Peter glad to see you are using your time wisely (smile)

Miss Cellania said...

That sounds like a fun game! I should try it. How do you know when you are far enough away from your circle to start coming back?

Joy Des Jardins said...

Hey, thanks sweet guy....hugs to you.... -Joy

Granny said...

Happy Birthday to all!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter
Nice way to travel the world.
only got Joanne,Colin and family here now,there going home Tuesday. so able to get to my puter.LOL
Thank heavens for the pool for the kids, its getting a lot of use with this hot weather. Hottest in the state Wed.43c and high 30s since.Take care Keep cool,Jan

Cliff said...

Now that was a neat trial Peter. I've wondered the same thing myself. I too am surprised it only took a few hours.

Hale McKay said...

THat's how I began to initially build my Blogroll.

But I never thought about trying to find a route back to my own.

I have a hard enough time trying to find the time to earn enough money to pay attention.