Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Connect the Dots

My family used to go on a lot of road trips when I was young. I became an expert at that game where you draw dots and then each person gets to make one straight line (at a time) and try to make boxes. Once you made a box you would put your initials in it. Loved that game. I thought of myself as quite the strategic little thinker.

Making connections in real life can some times be like that. You make a friend, introduce a friend to that new friend and voila new connections are made. Maybe you are looking for a new job and have to try and leverage the people you know into a new opportunity for yourself.

I have a friend who says he trades on the relationship market, as oppposed to the stock market. Who does he know? are they rising for falling? Interesting way to think of all the people we meet, deal with, like or dislike.

Here is the connection questionairre -- tell me about your dots that are connected!
  • Do you come from a large family? Is your family close in a traditional sense?

  • Do you like to throw parties of strange groupings of people?

  • Where do you make most of your connections?

  • If you wanted to make a new friend, where would you look first?

  • Who is your most trusted with a secret connection?

  • Who is your connection who knows the most people?

  • Who is your connection that you have lost touch with but would like to rekindle?

  • Do you make a lot of new connections or stick with your older connections?

  • Have you ever had to move and start over?

  • Do you believe internet connections are as powerful as real life connections?

10 comments:

krystyn said...

I'm just going to answer here since my blog is private:

Do you come from a large family?
No, tiny family. I am an only child.

Is your family close in a traditional sense? I'm close w/my parents, but there has recently been a very stressful "falling out" with my aunt, so I'm not talking to her anymore.

Do you like to throw parties of strange groupings of people? I imagine it would be fun, but I haven't done it.

Where do you make most of your connections? On-line.

If you wanted to make a new friend, where would you look first? I have no idea, which explains why I don't have many friends.

Who is your most trusted with a secret connection? Myself

Who is your connection who knows the most people? My friend, Mary.

Who is your connection that you have lost touch with but would like to rekindle? Jamie, I guess.

Do you make a lot of new connections or stick with your older connections? I make new ones since I have moved often, but they usually die off after I move again.

Have you ever had to move and start over? Yes, many times. I've lived in 4 states in the past 10 yrs.

Do you believe internet connections are as powerful as real life connections? Probably not, at least until you meet in person, then I think they can be wonderful connections.

Elizabeth said...

here's mine:

http://itsmythingy.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Posted the answers on my blog!

http://happy-2-scrap.blogspot.com/

Regina said...

Answers are on my blog!
http://reginasfamilyseasons.bogspot.com

Pam said...

Mine is posted on my blog

http://pammc.typepad.com/glue_fabric_hooks/

Colleen said...

* Do you come from a large family? Is your family close in a traditional sense? My family is huge on my dad's side...he comes from 9. Some are close, some aren't. I'm not really close with any of them except my aunt Flo

* Do you like to throw parties of strange groupings of people? not really

* Where do you make most of your connections? academia and in scrapbooking

* If you wanted to make a new friend, where would you look first? probably the scrapworld

* Who is your most trusted with a secret connection? my best friend

* Who is your connection who knows the most people? not sure about that one

* Who is your connection that you have lost touch with but would like to rekindle? maybe some friends in high school, sometimes i wonder what happend to them

* Do you make a lot of new connections or stick with your older connections? both

* Have you ever had to move and start over? yep, a few times with school and research

* Do you believe internet connections are as powerful as real life connections? yes!!

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Beth said...

My answers are on my blog!

http://mentalgraffitti.blogspot.com

scrapyogaguru-rani said...

I ANSWERED ON MY BLOG TOO:
http://scrapyoga.typepad.com