Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Six Degrees of Blogs?

I'm sure you've heard of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.  It's based on a theory of Six Degrees of Separation, "the idea that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare."

This phenomenon also happens in the fly fishing blogosphere.  Take my most recent experience.  I talk with Emily Block the writer for the blog Mysteries Internal from time to time.  I was looking for suggestions on artists who specialize in fishing.  She recommended Becca Schlaff.   I contacted Becca and asked if she had a design my TU Chapter could use for T-Shirts.  She generously offered a brown trout design. 

I recently got the shirts done and posted a picture of the shirts on Becca's facebook page.


I found out later that apparently this design was inspired by a fish caught by the author of the blog Fontinalis Rising.   It's interesting when you think none of this may have happened if fly fishing blogs weren't around 

6 comments:

  1. Kevin
    This I why I love to blog, not only for the communication but for all the cool ideas and products one can find. Really like the shirt---thanks for sharing

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  2. Me, too! Nice shirts. What goes around comes around.

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  3. Very nice shirts...Mel see if you can order some for the shop.

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  4. Cool shirts Kevin. I follow Becca's work via her FB page. She's really good.

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  5. Thanks Kevin, I am not a blogger (blasphemy in the blog-o-sphere) but I periodically venture outside my comfort zone and do enjoy reading the blogs. Please let me know how to obtain these shirts ... make a great present to fishing partners. Bob

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