Sunday, June 24, 2007

I Am A Thinking Blog – Am I? – I Am?

Janice Brown of New Hampshire's Cow Hampshire Blog, one of my daily stops on the Blog Express, has just received two awards – the Editor's Choice for Best Historic Blog by New Hampshire Magazine and the Thinking Blog Award. Congratulations and well deserved! I love your blog and often wonder where you find the time (do you sleep?) to do such a professional job; it is truly a thing of beauty. So much food for thought! Please read her Celebrating our Heritage Through Tea, it was so interesting.

Janice also left a comment for the fM on my Jane Austen post. In it she said, “You've been tagged! I hereby award you the Thinking Blogger Award for all your fine posts that make me (and others too I am sure) THINK.”

I am honored Janice, coming from you I consider that to be high praise. Thank you, because if our blogs are food for thought you are a steak and I am a hamburger.

The rules of engagement for awarding the “Thinking Blogger” designation are simple:

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 Too many blogs, not enough thoughts! at The Thinking Blogger,
3. Display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.


It has been said of me that I’ve never had an original thought, so I will name five genealogy-history blogs that never fail to set me thinking and are always original.

1. Jasia at Creative Gene who is the Ringmaster for the Carnival of Genealogy and forces us all to push the envelope of thought when we Blog the COG.

2. Miriam at AnceStories, my fellow Washingtonian, and Blogger par excellence, who directs our thoughts in chronicling our own lives.

3. David Bowles at Writing The Westward Sagas, and his best friend and companion Lulubelle, who really should meet my best friend and companion Zoë someday. David really made me think recently in one of his posts about the use of authentic language and when it’s appropriate.

4. Becky Wiseman at kinexxions. Always a thought provoking read and as a bonus, often a good laugh. I was a sand crab in San Diego at the Naval Air Station, Becky, maybe our paths have crossed.

5. Susan A. Kitchens at Family Oral History Using Digital Tools, who always makes me think I’m short changing myself by not learning to use those expensive toys I keep buying. She is the Digital Diva and if she doesn’t give you something to think about, no one will.

So there they are – five thought provoking bloggers. I could have listed so many more; I didn’t even get to my international favorites.

Thanks Janice!


Blogger Jasia said...

Honored I am. Grateful I am too. And if I'm honest, let's add tickled too!

Thank you, Maven!

June 24, 2007 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Janice said...


What a great selection of blogs you chose. I'm having the greatest time following the "Thinking Blog" awards as they are passed on.


June 25, 2007 at 7:14 AM  

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