ninjaI’ve been following a lot of people on twitter lately. I do follow people intentionally. I read profiles and decide whether to follow. Sometimes I’ll sit down and follow 100 or more people in one sitting. Yeah, it’s a lot of profiles to read in a sitting.

However, I noticed that many people are taking on the title of “ninja.” Like, “I’m a blogging ninja. Or they’ll just claim the title of ninja. I think it was funny the first few times I read it, but now I’m finding that there are a lot of ninjas out there. That’s not nearly as cool as I thought it was. Unfortunately, I really want to be a ninja. Come on, what guy doesn’t?

So, that brings me to a couple of questions. Can one really claim the title of ninja? I really don’t think so. Just becasue you think you’re really good at something doesn’t mean you can just claim the title. I think I’m a pretty good leader and I have a lot of good ideas, but I’m not going to claim the title of “president.” I think there are a lot fewer ninjas and a lot more ninja wannabees. Personally, I feel that someone has to observe you in your awesomeness and say something like, “Dude, I watched you mow that lawn and you’re like a mowing ninja.” Then I think you get to claim the title of “mowing ninja.” If I read your profile and you claim the title ninja, I expect to see some throwing starts and some kick-butt roundhouse kicks.

So, like I said, I’d really like to be a ninja. I don’t really care what kind of ninja… any kind will be fine. Is there anyone out there that would like to nominate me for a ninja title? I just want to be legitimate. I’ll be forever grateful!