Monday, June 25, 2007

Twice Tagged For Thinking Blogger Award

Much to my surprise and delight, I've been tagged not once but twice in recent days for the Thinking Blogger Award. I mention my surprise because I don't tend to think of my blog as being thought provoking. My first thought was that my blog didn't seem worthy of the honor. But those nominating my blog cited the Carnival of Genealogy and I do certainly strive to make people think with the COG. So I'm going to graciously send out a big thank you to footnoteMaven and Bill West for bestowing this honor on my blog. For those of you not familiar with the Thinking Blogger Award, here's the scoop.
  1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think, tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!

  2. The origin of the meme, is at The Thinking Blogger.

  3. Display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

And now it's my turn to tag 5 blogs that really make me think. I know for certain that a couple of them have already been tagged and it wouldn't surprise me to learn that all of them have been. But these are ones that I read regularly and they really make me think, so I'm going with 'em!

  1. Darren Rowse at ProBlogger Blog Tips because Darren makes me think about how to be a better blogger every single day. The man is a genius and he makes me stop and think about this thing I do called blogging, and inspires me to do it better.
  2. Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress because Lorelle is the queen of making people better bloggers (even if they're not using WordPress blog software). She definitely makes me stop and think about my blogging efforts. I first discovered Lorelle's genealogy blog which was wonderful but unfortunately I think she's given up on it now. But her blog on blogging is wonderful too. (Lorelle was previously tagged for this award by Dana Huff on her blog some time ago.)
  3. TherapyDoc at Everybody Needs Therapy because like myself, she's a social worker/therapist. She writes with great personality and terrific insight. I read her blog to keep up with current thinking in the field of psychology and clinical therapy. She makes me think, and think again. I especially enjoyed her series of posts analyzing and playing with the diagnosis of the Virginia Tech shooter a few months back. (She too has previously been tagged for this award.)
  4. Daryn Kagan at because nobody does uplifting and inspirational stories better than she does. Daryn used to be a news anchor at CNN but now has her own web site and blog where she tells stories of human triumph each and every day. She not only makes me think, but she makes me think about the goodness in people as well as amazing animal stories. Her stories are told in video clips with comments on her blog.
  5. Paul McWhorter at Old Picture of the Day because the pictures featured on his blog make me think about how things used to be. He usually adds a comment/caption to explain each photo but the pictures themselves are thought provoking. I learned of this blog from Chris and now not a day goes by that I don't visit it. Thanks Chris!

Who's got you thinking these days?