Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Kids in Kansas

I have some young friends that I haven't had occasion to meet yet. I will meet them someday, I am confident. My nephew Marty got me started reading them. They are John and Terah Goerzen from Kansas. Marty and John worked together at one time. Terah blogs about many and varied topics. She's a social worker, and her husband John is a geek. At least by Terah's standards. I can't tell you what John does for a living. Not because it's Top Secret, but because farmers can't explain this kind of stuff. He works with computers and programming. Go take the GEEK TEST on Johns site. I scored 2.something.
John probably isn't a geek as I think of them. He is able to talk down on my level. Some of John's blogs go right over my head however. When I say right over my head I mean I never even saw it, it was going so fast. John is famous in the computer world. (google John Goerzen)
My point here is John gets lots of readers on his blog because of his expertise. He has a 'reads' meter on each blog and when he writes stuff I can understand it may only hit 100 reads, most of his tech stuff gets hundreds and one I saw got up over 5000 reads just on one blog. Check them out. You'll enjoy.

14 comments:

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

I'm on my way to try the GEEK TEST.

terah said...

Thanks, Cliff! We really enjoy your blog, and we especially appreciate your great comments!

Jerry said...

I got a 13.2% - Geek tendencies. Mostly due to my job (systems analyst) and my college major (computer science). I can live with that.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Got a 7.6 - I thought thjat was high score.
Ralph

Jamie Dawn said...

That was a LONG Geek test.
I got 6.9%. I'm not too geeky.
My hubby and kids would rank a lot higher... that's a compliment.

Rachel said...

Long geek test! I got a 1.77%. I ain't very geeky I reckon!!

Tiffany campbell said...

I got a 14.2 on the geek test

Cliff Morrow said...

Tiff yer twice the geek your dad is. But I'll bet your mother can compete.

Dan said...

I can't even come close to Tiffany on the geek test. Only 3.35%

Triplet Dads said...

I had the pleasure of working with John for a period of time I will always cherish. John introduced the "million monkey" playing style at our company fosball table and I will forever have a grin any time I read about him. He's been blessed by God and I have big expectations.

John Goerzen said...

Wow, thanks for so many kind words, Cliff and Marty!

I'm still a little surprised that anybody finds my blog interesting. (I think Terah's is much better than mine, really.)

And I have many fond memories of foosball too. Marty got so into the game that he actually damaged the table (or the foosball men) more times than anyone else. But the strategy seemed to work for him.

Cliff, we saw that you had a visit from Jerry recently and got to talking about when we might be able to visit you... if you can put up with a geek and a social worker for a little while ;-)

Carolyn said...

Didn't take the geek test yet, but did go check out Terah and John. Great blogs -- and from Kansas to boot! Love my fellow Kansas bloggers!

Anonymous said...

Geez...33.7% on the geek test...makes me a Total Geek.

Nephew Jeff

Cliff Morrow said...

Jeff, If I say you 'hide it well', is that a compliment or not??