Thursday, May 24

Making Memes: Thinking Blogger

I have to admit that I've never been one to swim in the sea of memes, but when this one came from Sleeping Kitten - Dancing Dog! by Theresa Hall, I was honored. Hall is one of the nicest bloggers I've stumbled across in the world of social media. So I accept the honor.

Besides, what's not to like about about the Thinking Blogger award? It was started by The Thinking Blogger earlier this year after he noted: Too many blogs, not enough thoughts!

Well, finding blogs with thoughts is easy to do when you know where to look. Here are five thinking blogs, some that I've mentioned before (and a couple new ones):

The Recruiting Animal. Love him or hate him, he'll make you think.

Media Orchard by the Idea Grove (Scott Baradell) always makes communicators think twice (his 10 Dumb Things That Smart Communicators Do is a classic!).

The Buzz Bin. There is no doubt that Geoff Livingston's blog is one to watch. His Great Blogs of Fire! posts always include pointed picks.

Find The Boots by BoonDoggie recently rounded out some CBS "errors" in handling the Jericho fan movement. I haven't bought into every thought, but his recent post (and others) gave us pause to think.

David Airy is a recent Blogcatalog find of mine that makes design worth thinking about.

So there you have it. Five thinking blogs. All with real merit.

If I were going to give an honorable mention, I might have included Nina Tassler (if she had a blog). Not for blogging as much as it might inspire her to give Jericho some second thoughts. The total nut count is closing in on 15,000 pounds. And that's just from one store.

So now that these five fine folks have been added, they can accept by choosing to participate. It's easy ... just cut and paste the rules:

Congratulations, you won a Thinking Blogger

If you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

The participation rules are simple:

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).

That is the thinking blogger's meme. Just please remember to only tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!


Geoff_Livingston on 5/24/07, 1:03 PM said...

r the hat tip, Rich. Always nice to be though of from a fellow thinker. Hope you are well.

Rich on 5/24/07, 3:01 PM said...

Thank you Geoff. It's one my ways of saying that it's about time I shuffled you into the blogroll. I'll do it this weekend; have a cold at the moment. :)


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