Thinking Blogger Award

You might have noticed that I have a spiffy new button on my sidebar. Michelle from Scribbit: A Blog About Motherhood in Alaska honored me with it, saying that she selected me because “she (meaning me) thinks about words and is a good writer.” Those words are high praise. Thanks Michelle.

Which brings up something else I’ve been thinking about… Maybe you’ve noticed that some blogs are great with adding photos or images to go with nearly every post. I must admit, I enjoy seeing all those photos; they’re always great additions. But I often don’t think to add photos to my own posts. And I even got a new camera to help inspire me (to be reviewed in an upcoming post).

I think it’s because words are my primary medium. It’s my job as a writer to help spark my readers’ imagination so they can create their own images in their own minds. I don’t feel that I’ve done a good job unless I’m fairly certain that my painting pictures with words has you feeling that you’re a fly on the wall when I’m talking with Cait, or getting into high jinks with my furry four-footeds.

I guess that’s a long-winded way of saying, I’ll be trying to remember to add more photos, but there will always be some posts where I’ll be wanting you to sit back and imagine yourself as that fly on the wall… :)

Now, back to the thinking blog award. When Michelle was honored with the award, she turned right around and shared it with a few blogs she thought fit the criteria. Also wanting to foster the spirit of passing it forward, I was thinking about how the heck I could pick only a few people on whom to bestow this award — when the only blogs I read are by people who think; that’s my first requirement.

So even though I’d be inclined to pass this on to all the blogs I read, I’ve narrowed it down to a couple that really are about deep thinking on a regular basis. So, without further ado, I nominate: Rory at Hamelife because he thinks about how to be the best parent he can be; and Linda over at Everyone Needs Therapy, because she thinks about why people do what they do.

8 thoughts on “Thinking Blogger Award”

  1. Thank you, Karen. I feel extremely honoured. I’ll try and be doubly serious in future.

    And, of course, your own works deserve the praise as well. I have already been given much to think about through your stories and experiences. The picture of Cait you present is a wonderful goal to aspire to with our own daughter. Thank you.

  2. So glad to see Rory on the list, he certainly deserves it as well.

    Your post about the fire was terrific by the way, I thought it certainly deserved an award.

  3. Thanks Meredith! And I know, Jennifer, that muffin riff was a quite bender. I’m still recovering. :)

    Jenny, thanks so much. I’m glad my words have played a role in helping to find you.

  4. I’m so glad you write…and yes I believe in the power of language. You write well and deserve this nomination. Your nominations are excellent. I took a peek and now I’m hooked! Linda’s blog really grabbed me. I was a social worker in another life, before I became a mother and a farmer. I started working on an MSW but fell out of it. Great blogs there and so is yours!

  5. But. But. If I sit back and close my eyes, I won’t be able to read the rest of the post!!

    Uh, yeah, sorry. I think I may have been scarred by all that analysis of the Muffin Joke.

    Thanks for stopping by! I like to look in on folks who comment, so here I am :)

  6. I think you are right, photos are nice, but a well written story does not need a photo. I agree with Scribbit, you write well.

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