Another week of Thinking Blogger

Two weeks ago, for the first time in my blife (blog life), I was tagged! A big thank you to beccy, who tagged me.

Then about a week ago, I was tagged again! A big thank you to sabrina, who tagged me that time.

Before I go on, a word about beccy and sabrina. These two girls are my blogging sisters. Firstly, we have triplet blogs – we all chose the same blogger design! Great minds, I tell ya (and I’m not usually a fan of green).

Secondly, I love dipping into their blogs every day and reading about life in the Emerald Isle – they have great stories about haircuts, music (1, 2, 3), food and shopping, all of which I totally relate to.

Thanks beccy and sabrina.

So, let me introduce you to the Thinking Blogger.

If you’ve been doing the blounds (blog rounds) over the past week, you would have seen the Thinking Blogger MeMe turn up all over the place.

Here are the instructions:

1. If you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to the post (or posts) that tagged you, so 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 (in my case, I’ll have to figure out how to do that πŸ™‚

As I said, last week really was Thinking Blogger week, and most blogs I read were tagged. So I’m tagging some people who I’m sure haven’t been tagged. Here goes:

1. *Squishyness* – Amelita is a food lover formerly of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. She has a large family to cook for, and cook she does – she makes the most AMAZING recipes. She recently moved to Far North Queensland, and I’ve been jealously reading her posts about seafood and tropical fruits. You need to pop over and visit Amelita and drool over her food. And her pastel drawings.

2. I love Brisbane – Wes is a fellow Brisbane-ite who set himself the task of creating one post a day about a landmark or attraction in Brisbane, Queensland. He finds out the most amazing places, and makes me hugely homesick for my youthful haunts in the process. If only there was a blog like this about all our favourite places, then we’d always feel like we’re keeping in touch with home!

3. Olechko – Olechko currently lives in Kyiv, and being a native Ukrainian speaker, she finds out all the cool places to go – galleries, restaurants, events and even towns (like Lviv). And then, she’s kind enough to tell English-speaking expats like me all about them. Her blog has an artistic bent, and she shares her great photography and/or sketches in every post.

4. enidd (third-person singular) – enidd’s blog entertains me no end. Not only is it bloody excellently written, but her mind makes me really jealous. When I think or speak in abstracts, I sound dumb. When enidd has an abstract thought, she’s totally hilarious. She has a great talent for making me laugh, and hopefully you’ll discover she has a great talent for making you laugh too. (Is that worth a jar of Vegemite from Tesco, enidd?)

5. This is a split – two friends in the States – Amy and Zandria.

Firstly Amy: She’s moving to Australia, or she’s not, or she’s almost, or she definitely is again. It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the past three months (boy, can I relate. Took us five months to decide to come here, daily conversations about Ukraine weren’t fun). Amy uses her blog to explore her feelings about moving to Australia, and Australia itself, and talk about her feelings about uprooting her family and making this life-changing decision. Although it’s a crazy ride, everyone who’s moved would relate.

And Zandria: This girl could publish a magazine in her own right. She’s a great writer with really thoughtful pieces and interesting stories. She has also compiled a list of ‘101 things to do’ and keeps her readers updated on her progress through the list. I tell ya – it takes guts to make a list and make yourself accountable like that.

So there’s my five.

But I’d also like to make a special note of the anti-heroes of this MeMe – Willowtree and Dirty Uncle Mark (both said they would not accept an award. Seriously. Boys, tsk!). I read both these blogs on a daily basis and they make me laugh. And they’re worthy of mentioning soley because they didn’t want to be mentioned.

But, I do wear my heart on my sidebar, and I’m not lying when I tell you that my daily reads really are on the sidebar. I keep it relatively up-to-date, so if you’re up there, I’ll just say thanks for the good reading. If your name isn’t up there, then leave a comment so that I know you exist!

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12 thoughts on “Another week of Thinking Blogger

  1. Oh, wow! I’m so touched that you would say that about me.

    **big smile**

    Seriously, thank you so much. The feeling is mutual. πŸ™‚

  2. wow, little miss moi, thank you so much for that wonderful write up. enidd’s blush muscles are getting very tired and achy.

    enidd thinks it’s worth an extra large jar of vegemite from tesco’s! (and she might even spare you the creme egg she was planning…)

  3. Firstly thank you for your kind words.

    You have introduced me to five new blogs to go and read and I’m really looking forward to them.

  4. Thanks, blogster (blog +sister). Is it strange that I had not realized we all had the same background? Thank you for the sweet words, and I will look forward to enjoying your daily dose!!!

  5. little miss moi I had noticed you all picked the same green background. You have given me some more blogs to check out and I’m not sure whether to thank you or not, I’m so easily hooked and I already have so many I enjoy reading.

  6. A mini-post inside a comment for you:

    “Why I Heart Little Miss Moi”

    1) Yes, long ago, and far away, my original template was the same as yours…and Beccy’s…and Sabrina’s (and yes, a few others). I always felt an immediate kindredness with those who gravitated towards the same design. Yes, I gave it up to have my own design, but I always like it when I see it :).

    2) You make up words :). Workable, usable words. That’s a good ability to have. It has come in handy in my blife when I’m making blounds.

    3) Sidebar loving makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Reverse alpha order makes me feel hot and fuzzy. Subtle difference, but it’s a difference that makes all the difference in the world (huh?). Just go with it ;).

    4) You sound so stinkin’ sweet when you begin all your comments with “Dear ________”. Me likey.

    I’m done. Please forgive me for writing such a lengthy comment. I will try to exercise brevity in the future.

    p.s. Thanks for pointing out some interesting new blogs to read…because I don’t have enough feeds in Bloglines already πŸ˜‰ :/.

  7. Hello, this is my first visit. I found you through Chris B of Ms Cellania. Congratulations on your award. I look forward to peeking at those folks that have been nominated here.

  8. I read more than half of the reads on your sidebar – you have good taste! I guess great minds think alike πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on the award!

  9. Thanks for the honorable mention! My blog really has been for the main purpose of keeping a record for myself. I figure someday I’ll read this stuff again and say, “Oh, my God! What we went through to get here!” Or maybe not. Still, it’s like my personal diary, which hopefully other people find interesting.

    I have been enjoying reading your blog, too. I like your sassy style. I will have to check out some of the others on your sidebar, especially since I could use a few new Aussie friends now!

  10. ME2 is making me keep my comment short so I can go visit those.
    Especially the one with the to do list.

    Mine exists… but I’ve never followed through. I fear I may never

  11. Dear zandria. Hey, it’s true! Your blog posts always make me think!

    Dear enidd. Whew. I’m so glad the bribery worked, OH, that is, like… I totally meant what I said..? Hehe kidding.

    Dear beccy. No problem! Thanks for tagging me in the first place. I hope you enjoy the new blogs (oh.. if you have time!)

    Dear sabrina. Didn’t you? I noticed right away. Oh well, you know now! The question is, will you change from Emerald to another colour when you depart Ireland?

    Dear chrisb. Yes, that’s the evil of memes like this – you end up discovering so many blogs, that all you can do it read blogs!

    Dear robin. Only exercise brevity for your own sanity and time saving devices. I quite partial to long comments myself.

    1) Ahhh you’re a closet quadruplet sister!
    2) I’m surprised how many words I make up. I made up holy shiboly the other day. Must be a side effect of living in another country?
    3)Ermm.. I’m glad I make you feel HOT and fuzzy (eek!). It’s because I like giving the Zs, Ws, and yes, even the Rs, a chance in this bworld.
    4) Aw shucks.
    And sorry about all those new reads… 😦 I mean πŸ™‚

    Dear karmyn. Glad I could show you something new πŸ™‚

    Dear mjd. Hi, thanks for visiting! Yes it’s always nice to find new blogs. I hope you enjoy.

    Dear susan in va. Yep, I certainly agree great minds! But you’re not in my sidebar, so thanks for commenting and I look forward to reading all about YOU!

    Dear amy. No problems! I feel for you, I really do – but I can’t even empathise truly because I’m not moving three kids as well! Hope it’s all going well, and don’t worry, you’ll survive (I thought I wouldn’t, especially when I fell over in the neighbour’s yard).

    Dear pamela. You could take a leaf out of Zandria’s book and make your to do list blublic (blog public). Well help keep you motivated!

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