Thank you to Rachel for giving me a Thinking Blogger Award. I was touched by the lovely and encouraging words she has shared on her blog. What a lovely blessing this week.
Here are the rules of the Thinking Blogger Award: 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.
Let me fulfill #1 of the tag. While a lot of blogs do make me think, these five are the ones that make me go “hmmmmmm” the most.
Sidetrip with Howie Severino – Howie Severino is a journalist associated with GMA Network. He says his blog’s mission “will attempt to find relevance in the exotic and the commonplace, value the undervalued, and satisfy my personal curiosity about all things that have anything to do with being Filipino.” He does so in a very engaging way.
gapingvoid — Hugh MacLeod is a marketing strategist and a guy who draws cartoons “on the back of business cards.” I especially like his thoughts on advertising and the Web 2.0. And his drawings are simply brilliant and make you want to see more, more, more.
Adopt a Microbe — Emma Laurie makes bacteria, virus and parasites seem snuggly. When you see how she’s transformed them into cute characters with notes spoken from the first person, you’ll see how that’s possible.
Reading Matters — kimbofo is a bibliophile, which makes her site a gold mine for bookworms. I was intrigued by the book The Amateur Marriage because of her great review; that Anne Tyler book has become one of my favorites. I scour her blog for her many wonderful book reviews and any literature-related tidbits.
From East to West — Originally written by one guy from the East and one guy from the West, this blog is now maintained mostly by West. I’ve always known West was a talented writer (we go way back), but it was through this blog that I discovered his passionate and insightful way of writing. He writes mostly about his gay experiences in his part of the world and does so in a very intimate way that makes you feel you’re right there in his apartment, waxing poetic about life and its intricacies.
Show these five blogs some link love and discover why they make me go, “Hmmm….” and maybe you’ll be “Hmmm…ing” along with me soon.
Happy weekend beautiful ones!