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.
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 🙂
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?)
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!