August 9, 2007

It's The Seven P's Blog Meme!

I was just tagged by the lovely Danielle of Pink Internet Marketing for the Seven P's blog meme, which was created yesterday by Bucky, the West Virginia blogger behind The WVb blog.

I do my best on this one, however, I must warn you! I'm a little worse for wear! See, I had an incessant bout of insomnia last night - which means that I've been up nonstop since 6:00 a.m. yesterday. And just to give you a little point of reference here, it's now 4:01 p.m. the following day.

Holy disrupted circadian rhythms, Batman!

Yeah, so here we go. And I'm gonna get a little creative on this one as well. I'm going to answer each word by using just a single line from one of my all-time favorite quotes. Neat idea, eh? Yeah, my sleepless, acorn-of-a-brain thought so, too! :P

Passion - to appreciate beauty
Purpose - to leave the world a little better
Pursuit - to find the best in others
Position - to have succeeded
Pummeling - endure the betrayal of false friends
Progress - a redeemed social condition
Personality - to laugh often and much

The Famed, Misattributed Quote

The following quote is often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (and sometimes Robert Louis Stevenson), however, that's not correct. It's actually an adaptation from a poem written in 1904 by Bessie Anderson Stanley for a contest covered in Brown Book Magazine.

In fact, no version of the quote has ever been found in any of Emerson's writings. Nonetheless, here's the quote...

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

The "Real" Success Poem

Success (What is Success? or What Constitutes Success?)
By Bessie Anderson Stanley

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.

Tagging - The Fabulous 7

For this blog meme I'm tagging the bloggers who've most recently visited this blog. And what better a way to show my appreciation than to give a little link love. Of course, this meme doesn't require that I tag "seven" people, but since it's called "The Seven P's" that's how many I'm choosing.

So the Fabulous 7 are: JessicaTheCat, Terence Culkin, Bush Mackel, Valentin, Terence Chang, The Rich Blogger and Cristian Raiber.


  1. Thanks for the mention Aaron, just as a note, my name is spelled Cristian not Christian.


  2. Hmmm ..

    First off all, coincidentaly or not, you memeized me right in the middle.
    3 before me, 3 after me.

    So, I`m average ?
    I`m in safe`n`protected position (as kings-presidents walk surrounded by guards ?

    Anyway, Thank you for pointing 7 P`s against me :-)

    ps : once you read here (above), why don`t you also read ?
    :-P :-)

  3. Cristian: You're welcome, my friend. And correction made!

    Valentin: You're welcome my safely protected by three-on-each-side buddy! :) And I'll try to find that post and read it; your link was cut off.

    Shine on,

  4. I really liked how you integrated the quote into your 7 Ps -- very creative!!! :D Two thumbs up!

    Hope you had a chance to get some sleep.

  5. Thanks Aaron! I'm on it!

  6. Danielle: Thanks! I was hoping it was appreciated by some fine minds. :)

    Bush: You're welcome buddy!

  7. HELLO, I see you tagged me..I am not 100% sure of how to do your tag, but I will check it out at leisure and see what its all About ! It may take me a while to post it up, as I try to balance my blog with all different kinds of posts..and I am a bit behind in all my tags . :) Thanks for thinking of me with this one ! Have a happy day

  8. Great answers there buddy. Loved the quote.

  9. JesseTheCat: You're welcome. And you have a happy day too! :)

    Brown Baron: Thanks buddy! I enjoyed working on this one very much.

  10. gulp, I had no choice but to tag you, see my latest blog post at ...only play if you want to

  11. LOL, thanks Jesse! I'll get working on it.

    Shine on,


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