Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thoughtful Bloggers

After writing the most depressing post that I could possibly come up with yesterday, something positive had to happen, right? Well it did. First of all, a big thank you to everyone for cheering me up. The blogging community never ceases to amaze me with the sense of kinship and support that's created through it. I really wish we could all just meet for coffee! You've all become such great friends. So speaking of how thoughtful you have all been, Stephanie has nominated ME for a Thoughtful Blogger award! Stephanie is an amazing person and I always enjoy her blog, her reviews, and her musings. Thanks Steph :) In turn, I'm supposed to nominate 5 people, and it kills me that I can only nominate 5! You've all been so thoughtful lately!
1. Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings - Thoughtful is a word that describes Carl well. Here's a blogger who is always thinking of others and loves to share his passion for reading and art with everyone else through his challenges (and those amazing prizes ;), his words, and his actions. He's also been a great friend and one of the first bloggers that I "met".

2. Elaine at Quixotical - I always look forward to Elaine's posts and get excited when there's a new one! She could write about potatoes growing and it would be interesting because she DOES put so much thought into her posts. And her photos are some of my favorites.

3. Nancy at Bookfoolery and Babble - The Bookfool is another one of my favorite bloggers. Her reviews are absolutely top notch, but what I enjoy most are her comments on day to day life and her amazing photography. She has plenty of wonderful thoughts to share and her posts always interest me to the point where my comments are sometimes longer than her posts :p

4. Pat at Here, There, and Everywhere - You may know here as Deslily. Pat's an amazing woman! She can always make me smile, she's written her own trilogy of fantasy of novels, she's met some amazing people, she's a wonderful artist, she's worked at the Shambala preservation with lions and tigers and elephants (oh my!), and she's just an all around cool person!

5. Kim at Honeyed Words - Kim is one of the more recent blogs that I started following, but it's quickly become one of my favorites! She definitely puts tons of thought into her posts. She writes these amazing posts about food and recipes, but they're so much more involved than that. And then we also get our wonderful, beloved book reviews....and then there's everything else...the ongoings of life.

These are only 5 of the many wonderful, thoughtful blogs that I read every day. I wish I could nominate everyone as each blog I read is special in it's own way.

Thanks again Stephanie!

19 comments:

DesLily said...

Oh My is right! The Beetle named me for an award!

Awww, thanks for thinking of me Chris :o)

(this doesn't mean you are off the hook!)

If getting this award, and passing it on makes you feel better.. well.. I guess I won't shoot you for making me choose just 5 people to pass it on to!

Chris said...

Deslily, you popped in my head right away :) yeah, yeah, yeah...I'm not off the hook.....

Booklogged said...

Congratulations, nice guy. I totally agree with Stephanie you are definitely thoughtful. You always write thoughtful blogs and I get hints that you are sensitive and kind. You deserve this nomination.

I agree. Let's all meet and have a delicious chocolate desert.

Chris said...

Booklogged, Well thanks :) You name the time and the place and I'll be there for chocolate desert! lol...I never turn that down.

Bookfool said...

Oh, thanks, how sweet! I see some bloggers I'm not familiar with . . . oh, boy, more to check out. :)

You definitely are a "thoughtful blogger". I'd have to agree with - oh, crap, this heat - was it Stephanie? I can't hold a thought in my head, I swear. I asked a mother if she had a child on the high school swim team, yesterday. And, the moment she pointed at him, I thought, "Oh, my gosh. This is like historical stupidity - the kind that you never, ever live down." The whole day was like that.

What's that about chocolate? I see a cure on the horizon.

Carl V. said...

Despite humming the song "If I only had a brain" I find that I am award with a thoughtful blogger award. Thank you so much! Now of course I will have to tuck away the really stupid post I was going to put up tomorrow and do something all intellectual and 'thoughty'. ;)

Chris said...

Bookfool, you definitely deserve it :) The heat seems to be sucking the brains right out of my head too, so don't feel bad ;) Chocolate is the cure!

Carl, Nah...really stupid's more fun :p I say combine the two! And besides, I think you're incapable of writing a really stupid post. All of your posts have thought behind them.

Remy said...

Bah! No love for the new friend!


Remy
www.thefantasyreview.com

Chris said...

:p much love for the new friends Remy, lol! I really do dig your site...like I said, wish I could give out more than 5 of these!

Kim said...

Thanks for the award Chris! Now I have the equally hard job of picking 5 people to pass it on to.

And, as Carl insinuated... Oh, the pressure to write something thoughtful to live up to this ;)

Chris said...

Like I told Carl, Kim...Anything you write will be thoughtful. See, you're already thinking about it!

Heather said...

Congratulations, and I'll have to go check out your nominations!

Stephanie said...

Chris, you totally deserve it!! Of all the blogs I read, I think I missed yours the most!!

The heat is such a killer though. At least now that we are home, it's finally cooling down!! It's only 85 right now! Yeah!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations! And those are some great choices of bloggers to pass it on to.

Chris said...

Thanks Heather :). They're all great blogs. You'd enjoy them!

Stephanie, well thanks! What a compliment! I missed your blog too. Isn't the heat HORRIBLE? We're at a nice cool 95 right now!

Nymeth, You would've been right at the top of my list ;) But I saw that Stephanie had nominated you as well, so I passed it on to someone else.

Nymeth said...

Aww Chris, thank you and likewise! In fact, between you, Stephanie and Kim a lot of the people I'd want to pass it on to have been covered!

Quixotic said...

Awww, thanks Chris. I feel similarly about your blog. :)

Jeff S. said...

Congrats Chris! I think you have a wonderful thougthty blog especially when your're thinking of Megan! :)

Also congrats to all of Chris's nominee's. It looks as if I have a few more blogs to check out.

Chris said...

Thanks Jeff :) There are so many great blogs out there. I recommend any of the blogs that are on my sidebar. Like I said...wish I could nominate them all!