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Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogs That Make You Think

Marijean Jaggers from StlWorkingMom took me completely by surprise last week when she awarded Flooring The Consumer a Thinking Blogger Award.

As Marijean notes in her post, she works for the Standing Partnership, the PR firm that corporate Solutia [my company] works with. She and I finally started talking/emailing after Sue Cannon, our common Solutia contact, urged us to talk. I was certainly eager to do so as Marijean not only has podcasting experience, but is equally intriged with social media newsrooms! In the process, though, we clicked - that's the magic of the blogosphere - and I hope to hook her up with my niece who will be atttending University of Virginia Nursing School in the fall. Thank you, Marijiean, for this honor!

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, in the spirit of honoring those blogs [and bloggers] that make me think, [note: these are mostly blogs and bloggers I became aware of thanks to the Z-list!] I award this to:

- Reshma Anand from The Qualitative Research Blog

- Bob Glaza from One Reader At A Time

- David Reich from My 2 Cents

- Tim Stock at Brand Noise

- Liz Strauss from Successful and Outstanding Blog whom I met while in Chicago last week and whose conversation continues to percolate in my brain.

I am always grateful for opportunities to look at the world with a new set of eyes, or to consider the new with a wise set of eyes, and these are some of the thoughtful bloggers whose blogs keep me on my toes....

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 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).

Who makes you think? Who turns the world upside down for you so you see it from a totally different perspective?

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Bob G said...

C.B. - thank you for the honor bestowed :) I'm not sure much higher praise can be given - to cause another to think and to be considered a thinking blogger. The bonus is there are 2 blogs in your 5 that I've never visited. Great detective work!

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Wow! Thank you! I'm not feeling like much of a thinker tonight. But now I'm inspired. I'd love to know what you're percolating on. :)

CB Whittemore said...

Bob, I love whom you have chosen to share the Thinking Blogger Award with...

Oh, Liz, you exude thinking! And, I'm percolating on Your Friend Peg's comment about 'conversation' and blogs. That a few other things.

Anonymous said...

C.B., thanks so much. I'm flattered and I hope I can keep you thinking. Good to be in the fine company of Bob, whose blog I regularly read. And I'll look forward to reading the others you honored.

Now I have to point to five who make me think. Hmm, let me think about it.

CB Whittemore said...

David, I'm looking forward to reading your honorees.

H. Martin Calle said...

First time I heard about the thinking blogger award. Thank you.

CB Whittemore said...

h.martin, you are most welcome. It's a concept that by its very name makes one step back and think not just about other bloggers [how do others make me think], but also oneself [how do I make others think].

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