Thinking Blogger Awards

Mike Miller over at the excellent Be a Good Dad blog tagged me in the Thinking Blogger Awards meme.  Thanks Mike.

Here are 5 blogs that make me think, with a little commentary on each.

1) Nick Carr.  Nick was like beer to me in the blogosphere.  At first I didn’t like him at all.  But because all my friends read him and I thought it made me cool, I kept reading him.  Then, all of the sudden, I really started digging him.  Nick can turn a phrase like Cormac McCarthy.  Regardless of whether you agree with him or not, no other blogger writes as well as Nick.

2) Seth Finkelstein.  I admire people who show you how smart they are, almost as much as I dislike people who tell you.  I concluded a long time ago that Seth is smarter than just about anyone else.  And he is spot on most of the time.  No one listens to him, because they don’t like his message.  But he stays the course.  I really enjoy his blog. 

3) Susan Getgood.  When something brilliant or stupid happens in the blogosphere, Susan’s blog is one of the first places I go for a reasoned, well considered reaction/discussion.  Take this post, for example.  Plus, she is a sci-fi fan.    

4) Wally Bangs.  If Nick Carr is the blogosphere’s Cormac McCarthy, Wally is our William Gay.  He is a great southern writer, and as a musician who lived in Nashville back in the 80s, his stories about that era’s Nashville music scene are of great interest to me.

5) Doc Searls.  This may come across as pandering to an A-Lister, but I can’t do this list and not include Doc.  He is the most insightful tech blogger to ever pound out a post.  And as good as his tech stuff is, his life stuff is better.  Doc has changed my opinion about something in a single post more times than I can count- and those who know me will tell you that my mind is not the easiest thing to change. 

For those of you I tagged above, here are the rules of participation, should you wish to do so:

  • If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
  • Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
  • 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).
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