Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thinking Bloggers

Mary at The Sour Dough nominated me. I'm honored. It's a little hard to imagine that I've been making anyone think lately. Maybe soon I'll get my "voice" back. Tomorrow. Next week. I can't say with any certainty. But soon.

The Thinking Blog meme was started by Ilker Yoldas as a protest against the inane memes proliferating around the blogosphere. Or perhaps, more positively, it's a support and affirmation of the helpful blogs out there.

So, in the spirit of the thing, here are five more blogs that make me think.

Mike at Musing's Musings blogs about politics, religion, civil rights... and pretty much everything else. The man can write.

David at Reader, I Married Him is a classics teacher, who writes about same sex marriage, books, travel. Here's another guy who can write a damn fine sentence. And besides, he loves books and named his blog with a quote from Jane Eyre.

Jill at Writing or Typing is another one who can turn an elegant phrase -and be mind-bendingly funny and insightful. And she knits and does yoga. What's not to love?

Franklin at The Panopticon can make me cry with laughter, cry in sympathy, and bang my head on my desk in frustration because I want to be able to write like he does. And knit like he does. And think up crazy characters like Dolores. He doesn't do memes, for which I can't blame him, but he deserves this acknowledgment.

Then there's the crowd at YogaLila. This is an ensemble blog that deserves more attention than it gets. Lianne, who got the ball rolling, really has a heart for participatory inquiry, shared leadership, and the role that technology might serve in all of that. All the writers there have a special place in my heart and my yoga practice. "What would Aline or Sophie or Loretta" do? is a frequent mantra in my yoga practice. Go find out ;)

Winners, now you get to nominate five blogs that make you think. Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

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.

1 comment:

David said...

Andrea, thank you for your tribute. I appreciate the recognition it implies.

You have got me thinking now about the five sites that I will name. Not a fast process.

On the other hand, what advantage is speed in a process as important as thinking, eh?