The talented and funny Jaye Wells has awarded me with the Thinking Bloggers Award, for which I’m thankful. She was kind in her comments and made me blush. I blog mainly for myself, to find out what I think about what I think about, and to provide other writers with a window into my process and open a dialog which might benefit them, others and myself. It’s a conversation, I hope, and I enjoy it. This award means that at least part of that conversation has been appreciated by someone other than me, and that makes me very happy. Best of all, the award is not simply a cool image to add to my site (see above). It also grants the responsibility to pass the award on, to share those five sites which tickle my brain and make the internet more than simply a series of tubes.
The rules, from The Thinking Blog site:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
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).
So there it is. The rules which I pass on to the following sites, none of which needed my help in being heavily trafficked, none of which will probably even care that I’ve noticed them, but which nonetheless get me thinking and which call for me to drop by, every day, by being interesting…
The thinking blog awards go to:
Anne Mini A writer’s site with a far too prolific author, Anne Mini. For anyone who tries to put pen to paper, hers is a site to be checked out.
John Scalzi Another author, another must visit. His blog is like sitting in his livingroom and having a bull session. Pretty cool stuff.
Miss Snark For those done putting the pen to paper and ready to query query query, let me summarize Miss Snark for you: Follow the rules. If you don’t know them, check her out (and wear a cup).
Wil Wheaton More than just an actor. More than just a writer. More than just a guy who thinks he’s a geek. King of the Geeks. I kneel before him.
Toyman Smart, funny, talented. Also, possibly related to me.