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The Thinking Blogger Award - Living, Writing and Passion

The wonderfully talented and generous Thomma-Lyn honored me with a Thinking Blogger Award.

How does one define a thinking blogger? Well, according to an article posted on The Blog Herald:

These are the bloggers who will keep me thinking about their words long after I’ve finished reading them. Their passion boils up through their writing to flow out of the computer and into my heart and mind. Two, three, or four hours, maybe a day or two, or even months later, their words will bubble up out of my unconscious like an old song I can’t get out of my head.

Their words invoke images, vivid thoughts, and possible changes of mind. Their words are food to my hungry spirit. I want more.

Their blog represents a body of work which creates a sense of trust and respect for their opinion and advice. I know they honestly know what they are talking about.

These are the bloggers who don’t need to brag, show off, or honk their horns. They don’t need parlor tricks on their blogs. They don’t need to. These are humble folks who blog about their passion and it shines through. It can’t help it. You know it, you feel it, you experience it effervescing from among the sentences on the page.

You know this person is living, and writing, their passion.

Do I think I qualify? Ah, no. But there is one sentence that I do strongly identify with: living, and writing, their passion.

In the short time that I’ve been writing online, I’ve discovered an entire community of authors and artists who have welcomed me into their world. The exchange of ideas, the banter and the commitment to their craft amazes me.

That’s why, for example, I “tagged” Thomma-Lyn last week. Her writing makes me want to be a better writer. Her sense of humour and compassion makes me want to be her friend. Thank you.

Here are the 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.

So, who am I going to tag with this award? Who lives and writes their passion?


1. Rana at Frogs and Ravens
2. Bud at Chekhov’s Mistress
3. Cooper at Wonderland Or Not
4. Shirl at New Age
5. Rhian at From My Brain to Yours

So, what are you waiting for? Go check out these talented, amazing people!

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I am just now catching up on blogs after moving back to Maryland and getting ready to start a "real job".

Thank you so much.

I am giving this much consideration.

I am going to spend some time going over all the new blogs I have been reading lately and come up with some special thinkers.

There is so much out there to filter through, but lately I have come across gems both old and new.

Thank You


Congratulations! I liked reading the quote from "The Blog Herald". I've been blogging since February and it has been a wonderful new beginning for me in so many ways. Not least of which is meeting so many passionate people through their blogs. Glad to have found yours.

Aw, shucks. Thank you!

*goes off to check links*

I'll have to give them all visits after work today!

Awww, Christine! Thank you so much. You made me feel all warm and fuzzy, and since I'm perennially covered in cat hair, we're talking *major* warm fuzzies here! :)

Your kindness, talent, passion and insight make me want to be your friend, too *big smile*.

Oh, I posted today about my editing and revision processes, if you'd like to help me throw some ideas around! I'm always so interested in how other writers do things. :)

Congrats, Thinking Blogger -- an award well-deserved!