Woke up to a nice surprise this morning. Bob Glaza of One Reader at a Time fame ‚?? along with David Reich, the perfect partner to talk newspapers with ‚?? nominated me for an award/meme called a ‚??Thinking Blogger Award‚?Ě.
In his words:
‚??The following five bloggers are ones that deserve the award - if they choose to accept it. They change the focus of my lens. They challenge me with their points of view. In short, they make me think. They make me laugh, cry and alter my thought process - all good and worthy. To them, I offer the Thinking Blogger Award.‚?Ě
Moving back a couple of steps, you land on C.B.‚??s Flooring the Consumer blog. She did a little digging back to the origin of the award. In her words:
“Getting back to this wonderful award - I was curious as to the origin of the award. After a little research, I came across Ilker Yoldas’ blog titled The Thinking Blog and the post announcing the Thinking Blogger Awards. It’s an antidote to memes that don’t necessarily relate to a blog’s mission… How fascinating!”
So now it‚??s my turn. Here‚??s my list of the five blogs that not only get me thinking the most, but also of ones where it‚??s evident that the blogger is doing a lot of great thinking as well. Also, I‚??ll try not to nominate the people I‚??ve seen nominated already.
So here goes:
Techno//Marketer: Regular readers here know I have nothing but respect for Matt Dickman. His posts are insightful, well planned and thought out. We can all learn something from Matt.
Conversation Agent: The perfect alias for Valeria Maltoni is the name of her blog. She‚??s without a doubt one of the most capable conversation starters online and off.
Pow! Right Between the Eyes: If you read Andy Nulman‚??s blog, there‚??s little doubt of the effort he puts into his posts. But not just that, he stays perfectly true to his blog‚??s purpose every time out. His is a brilliant example of staying consistently on topic ‚?? but always with a surprise.
Bad Idea, Indeed: First of two blogs from Belgium on this list. Philippe Deltenre is great at bringing people together, asking interesting questions and generating new ideas, like his idea for an awards show based on listening, rather than the ones that award talkers. Brilliant stuff over here.
‚??Cross the Breeze: Kris Hoet is the Marketing Manager of Microsoft’s EMEA group. Kris is great at keeping us all abreast of tech happenings and marketing events from all around. I generally find that if it‚??s of interest to Kris, it‚??s of interest to me too. I’ll have the great pleasure of meeting my new friend in New York next month.
There‚??s my fab five. I put them under no obligation to do the same. Just thought that it would be interesting to tell you all why I hold such admiration for these writers. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed.
If you are inclined to continue this on, I‚??ve got the specs to follow here:
Here are the participation rules for 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 (or this one or this one) 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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
Bob, again, thank you for the nomination. I’m honoured to be included on your list.