11 April 2007

Thinking Blogger

I was tagged for a Thinking Blogger award. Now I don't usually post meme's or quizzes. I did when I first started blogging but I have since gone back and removed those from my archives. I think I got them all, probably missed some though. Why don't I do them? Because I was using them as filler, just as a way to get a post in when I had nothing to say. Nothing to say? You can stop laughing now. As a new blogger, I didn't really stop to consider the focus of my blog and found myself speechless at times. Now the true Paula is out. Anyway. My first thought was "What is this Thinking Blogger award?" For research, I did what any self-respecting computer literate would do: I Googled. Ilker Yoldas' blog "The Thinking Blog" came up. I followed the link and found that this was started on Feb 11, 2007. There is even an icon for it.

Now, I usually try to post about either quilting or knitting, crochet or other fiber related adventures with an occasional side trip into books. That is the focus of my blog, after all. I think I'm doing a fairly good job of staying on topic(s). Like Ilker, I don't post a blogroll in my sidebar. Why? I have over 200 blogs that I read (I have way too much time on my hands during daylight hours because it is actually 300; note to self: whittle that down) and I feel that nobody but me would scroll through an hellacious list like that, so I don't do it. What I do instead is to give you a link inside my post that you can follow (or not). If I were to include a blogroll it would be a diverse fibery thing that includes quilters (art, crazy and traditional), knitters, crocheters, fabric dyers, scrapbookers, photographers and journalers. Plus the uncategorized ones like Ilker's. Thank goodness they don't ALL post daily! There are actually a couple of blogs that I read that I have in my del.icio.us account because there just aren't any feeds to them.

So. Onward. I especially like to read posts that I can ponder and think about. And so, before I post my list of 5 that I read to make me think or laugh or cry or walk down memory lane or just to pour a cuppa & pull up a chair for a chat, I want to thank Connie of "Simply Quilted" for including me in this meme. And I mean this sincerely because this one made me stop and think. I have lucky number 13 in my 'Daily Reads'. It is going to be hard to prioritize them but here goes (and because I can't follow directions I've thrown in an extra one or two, tee hee!).
  1. CrazyAuntPurl
  2. A Simple Girl
  3. Pieces from my scrapbag
  4. Gone to the Dogs
  5. Kim's Big Quilting Adventure
  6. With Heart and Hands, A Quilting Journey
  7. In A Minute Ago

From Ilker's blog:
Congratulations, you won a

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. I thought it would be appropriate to include them with the meme.

The participation rules are simple:

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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).


  1. I would also list your blog as an inspiration. You said what I feel about meme's and quizzes. I thought I had a lot of blogs with 149, but you have me beat. I've had to set a time limit for me when reading them so I don't spend all my free time on blogs and have time for quilting.

  2. Hi Paula, a heartfelt thank you for the 'tag' and liking what I blog about..*VBS* I am so very flattered...I like things that make you think.
    I haven't posted from the 'tags' as yet. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to do the name only link. So far I've puddled along with putting in the whole http business..LOL.
    Wish there was a help desk for stuff like that or having a header, etc. I guess for 66 I don't do so bad, so I won't complain. Big hugs, Finn

  3. I have a huge bloglines list too, and sometimes it takes me a while to go through them all, although I don't make it to everyone every week. You're on my daily reads, and I would have nominated you too, except I was trying not to duplicate Connie's list. There are a couple of names that sound new to me, so I'm off to pay them a visit.