Thinking Blogger Award
The official rules for participation in the Thinking Blogger Awards meme are as follows:
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.
Yes, I'd have tagged Allie and Dani's Green House by the Sea back if I could! That one often gets me thinking. Actually most blogs I read, especially home ed blogs, make me think so it's going to be very hard to pick out five in particular. But I'll try!
Paula's blog, Aspie Home-Education, always makes me think. It's a mind-blowing compendium of thoughts, ideas, links, quotes, clips etc., mostly with an educational theme - mostly raging against the machine, like myself! I can't read and think and wonder and nod my head in agreement as fast as Paula posts the stuff. I don't know where she finds it all and am frequently amazed by some gem or other that she's found.
Jax and Tim at Making it up, of course, which has just celebrated its 4th blogday and I've really enjoyed reading the blog over the years. I think I love it most for its quirky variety. You never know quite what you might find there next! Also Jax writes sometimes about motherhood, events and decisions with a stark honesty that's often brought tears to my eyes or a big smile to my face.
Gah, I want to tag Tech but she's passworded..
Mother Damnable AKA Sharon, usually gets me thinking. Her posts often trigger a lot of questions in my mind - and in her comments box!
Mieke over at Dutchess Discloses has been making me think recently. She's been to Findhorn - high on my list of real life places to visit! I especially love her mantra: HOLD THE VISION; TRUST THE PROCESS; DO NOTHING.
And last but not least Tammy at Zen Pizza is right on my wavelength, this post on happiness being a perfect example. She writes with clarity and thoughtfulness and I'm dead impressed.
Interestingly, some of the blogs that make me think the most tend not to be the blogs I read very often! I think I often sit to visit my regular read blogs when I'm quite tired and don't want to be coaxed into complicated mental gymnastics at that time. I do enough of that on my own blog! I do love reading those kind of blogs when I've had loads of sleep and/or a decent shot of caffeine ;-) Otherwise I'm more often roaming around my regular read blogs that sometimes make me think but in a less drastic kind of way! They're often blogs run by people I know in real life, or people who are just deliciously blogging their day-to-day stuff. Blogs that are invariably thought-provoking tend to be posted to less often, maybe? I don't know, I might be generalising too much there.