Thinking bloggers

Okay, I could say it took me a few days to think of which blogs I’d nominate, but it actually took me a few days to realize I’d even been mentioned.   At first, I found my name on Erin‘s blog and then, just the other day, Evey gave me some props too.

Thinkingblogger
If you read even a few blogs, you’ve probably started to notice this little Thinking Blogger Award graphic around.  Apparently the blog world is having a heyday promoting all the blogs that its population of bloggers love to read.  Never one to shy away from this kind of thing, the minute I got mention, I decided to jump on that trend too.

The rules.

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 or blog that you enjoy.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.

I’ll tell you this, both Erin and Evey would have had spots on this list if they hadn’t already been involved in this.  Now that I’ve said that and you’re all up to speed, let’s get this party started.  (Blogs listed in no particular order.)

  • Leave The Man Alone.  This is one great sports blog.  I hate feeling excited about the fact that it is written by a woman, but I am.  Okay, so the fact that she’s a Falcons fan and seems to have a soft spot for Michael Vick helps me love her, but she does a great job of being fair, balancing criticism with objectivity.  And it’s not just about football, she actually makes other sports seem interesting.  And she avoids all mention of hockey, always a plus.  Read the intro here.  That alone should make you an instant fan.
  • A Fanciful Twist.  Every visit with Vanessa is a magical walk down an imaginary lane.  She is a fantastically talented and creative woman who is constantly showcasing everything bright and beautiful.  It’s like living in a fairy land, if only for a few minutes a day.
  • Monkee.  This blog came on my radar through Blog Explosion’s Battle of The Blogs and I immediately made a point of bookmarking it.  (How could I not be inspired by this post?  Such creativity and attention to detail!)  Monkee has an amazing way with words and has quickly become one of my favourite bloggers.  Her posts are always peppered with great photos and she does a fantastic job of taking the reader along on her journey through life.
  • A Yoga Coffee Outlook.  Now here’s a girl who’s got it going on.  Kelly is confident, independent, super fun to read and a real woman about town.  You’ll never tire of reading about her adventures and her take on things.  She’ll even make you laugh.  A lot.
  • Mrs. Mogul.  This is a seriously fun read.  Part celebrity gossip, part real life experience, this is one blog that will have you hooked from the get go.  How can you not love someone who fashions their About Me page into a movie pitch?

So, there you go, my five Thinking Blogger Awards.  While there are scads of great blogs that I wholeheartedly recommend, I tried to choose some that I have rarely if ever talked about before in the hopes of broadening the blog reading experience for my many fans.  I’m thoughtful like that.

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3 Responses to “Thinking bloggers”

  1. Courtney Says:

    I love Monkee’s blog, too. I keep forgetting to bookmark it. Remind me to do that. Oh, hell, I’ll do it right now. I haven’t read the others, but I should go do that!

  2. chuck Says:

    Glad I got you tuned into Leave the Man Alone – she is one great blogger! Sports blogs account for over half the blogs I have bookmarked . . . is that wrong or what?

  3. Tisha Says:

    I have to put on my thinking cap when I come visit you Carly! mouaaah

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