Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thinking bloggers

In a manner of speaking.
What can I say? I'm thrilled that the deeply ponderous and deliciously wicked Chitty considers me one who thinks.
ahahaha my Ma would be proud :-D

What am I on about? The Thinking Blogger award. For me. You can read all about its origins here - it's not very long and is quite easy to read so really, take a look.

And having a somewhat compulsive nature I cannot pass up a tag. So now the trick is to tell you about 5 blogs that I find thought-provoking.

I'm also obliged to include the rules, so here they are:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that tickle your grey matter,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).
Now onto the meat of the matter...

1. The Clarity of Night - This is where I go to find a bit of peace in the world. He may be a lawyer by trade but if you ask me, he missed his calling. An immensely talented writer, his words, often combined with photographs, soothe the soul... or make your hair stand on end, depending on the subject, mood and genre of his current post / vignette / series. In between the fiction he also manages to occasionally run short fiction contests; and it would be remiss of me not to mention the poignant posts focussed around his fascination with old and beautiful gravestones.

2. Reluctant Nomad - You just never know what to expect from this blog. An informative post on quantum physics or a laugh-out-loud re-telling of a night in the life of a gay South African in England or, since his latest move, Amsterdam. Reluctant Nomad not only entertains, but he also does a lot of the thinking for us, always a bonus, in my opinion.

3. Angel's Mind - Angel is a single mother in South Africa whose teenage son has ADD. Her blog is a mix of normal everyday working mom stuff and passionate, heart-felt musings about life as a single mother, things that have been or will be, and life in general. And then there are the short stories about dragons...

4. Dawn Unplugged - Now I know this is the second tag in a row for Dawn but she really deserves this award. Yet another South African ex-pat, she lives in the USA with her husband and children. Sometimes her thinking posts are SO much deeper than I am, that no matter what comment I leave, it sounds trivial, yet I can't help returning because the warmth of her personality transcends the cables and static that is the Internet.

5. OK I'm going to cheat here and not do a 5th one. I read a handful of blogs - OK, maybe 2 or 3 handfulls (handsfull?) - regularly for various reasons and each of them gives me something, be it emotional support, entertainment, or deep thinking stuff. [Is it even possible that someone who uses the term "deep thinking stuff" was awarded The Thinking Blogger Award???]
So choosing a 5th is just not working for me now - sorry!


Wow, will ya look at that? I broke the rules. Maybe I can think for myself after all... or maybe the OCD is wearing off at last hahahahaha!


Anonymous said...

Wow! How ultimately cool for you to pick me! Thank you for the honor, Terri, but even more for the very kind words. :)

Looks like I need to get to work on my post. ;)

anne said...

Congratulations! On winning and on breaking the rules... ;)

kyknoord said...

I'm considering doing a thwimming blog variation.

Reluctant Nomad said...


And thank you for making me a winner too. I shall get on to my winners over the next few days.

eKapa said...

congratulations! it'll be my mission to get spot number 5 :)

Chitty said...

Nicely done, Terri.
Alan (Nomad) reckons the meme tagging has become bit incestuous. Ha ha... you just made him a part of it.

Terri said...

Jason - It's well-deserved :) Besides, we can't have you hanging around with nothing to do, LOL!

Anne - But especially on breaking the rules!

Kyknoord - That'th a marvellouth idea.

Nomad - I look forward to reading your nominations. Your meme's are usually particularly interesting :)

Ekapa - Dude! Howthehellareya?! Nice to see you again. Hey, does that mean you're back on the blog? Yay, yes it does!!! Me happy :)

Chitty - I think he may be right. I had to do a good deal of checking around to try not to nominate someone who's already done this... but hey, keep it in the family and all, eh?!

eKapa said...

dudette, yes it does :)

Dawn said...

OH MY GOODNESS - wow, you have taken me by serious surprise here! GULP!!! THANK YOU. I am at a loss for words. I will follow your instructions and hope I pull the technical aspects off ... you know me, totally technically blogmatically challenged!!! Again, though - THANK YOU, china - I really take this as a BIG honor coming from you. Have a good week! xox

Terri said...

Ekapa - Double :-)

Dawn - Ah yes, the technical aspects had me a bit flustered in the beginning. But you're a bright girl - you'll figure it out ;)

angel said...

oh my glory- how could i be so friggin slow! this no laptop at home thing is REALLY starting to get me down... i m THIS close to swearing!
thank you terri! i am truly very flattered that you think of my scribblings this way! truly!