Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thinkin' and Bloggin'
Thank you to Laurie at A Chronic Dose! She named me one of the top thinking bloggers. I feel all proud and stuff...
Now, it's my turn. I have to name my top 5. Here goes:
A Chronic Dose: I don't know if it's against the rules to name the blog that named you but I don't care! Laurie has lived with all kinds of maladies. Despite that, she has gotten her MFA, written a book, is a wonderful caregiver to her dogs and is a compassionate support system for her ailing family members. That nutshell of a resume aside, her posts are funny, smart and make me a little jealous that I didn't think of those things first! :) This blog makes me think about how to be a better writer.
Donor Cycle: I always love to see life on the other side of the illness fence. This blog is close to my heart because it is the musings of a transplant coordinator. Seeing life from her world is a real eye opener. Besides, she's hip, insightful and every once in awhile her writings will bring a tear to my eye. This blog makes me think about the perspective of all those professionals I blog about.
Midlife Midwife: I strive to be a more compassionate person but fail more times than I succeed. This woman lives her life with unmatched intensity, consciousness and love. Her stories are fascinating and her heart shines through each one. This blog makes me think about how I can be a better person.
Rachel's Wide World of Lunacy: Rachel deals with the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder. Her blog is honest and takes you on a roller coaster of experiences. This blog makes me look at the frustrations of non-physical illness--compare and contrast.
Chronic Babe: Okay, we all know that Chronic Babe is one of, if not the best, websites for chicks dealing with chronic illness. I like reading the many different posts and selecting from the many, many topics. That's not what makes me pick this blog, though. Chronic Babe makes me think about going bigger and better. I find that site an inspiration of marketing and vision. She's taken her lemons and made them into a fancy cocktail with a twist of sass. Chronic Babe makes me think about being a better entrepreneur.
Whew! That was harder than I thought! I had plenty more I could name, but a girl has to follow the rules...
Here are the rules for winners. If you choose to participate, please make sure to pass the rules on to the next Thinking Blogs you tag!:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to five blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post 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.
* This award was started by Ilker Yoldas at The Thinking Blog