It kind of sucks that I did not get this from another source, because Barry is probably one of the bloggers that makes me think the most. I am not one to have mentors, my Grandpa was probably the only person that I have ever considered a true mentor, but in the blogging world I really look up to Barry, not just as a blogger but as a father, family man and a friend. On top of that he took away my capability of giving an award to Mickey… but I guess that was his friend first.
The people that read here constantly know how much I like to ramble, awards are always done with speeches so here is my litte rant. Our world might seem to be going downhill, but I truly think that bloggers are going to change the world. Why you ask… well, you can read some of that when you see who I give my awards to, but just think… we are bringing discussion back into society and little by little I think accountability might be a word to understand.
First… the rules:
1. 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.
And Logtar’s 2007 Thinking Blog Awards go to:
Many of you might not know this, but Bea used to have a pretty significant following back in the beginning of the blogsphere. She has moved a couple of times and it is not as politically active as she used to be… but I have not only been inspired by what she posts, she has truly made me think.
De Guia is probably one of the best writers I know. If I was the kind of person that felt envy, I would totally envy his capability of putting thoughts into words. He does not write as often as I sometimes hope, but when he does he it is worth my while.
Mr Hit Coffee has perfected the art of blogging, being super personal but not letting us know who he is. Several times I have felt smarter after reading his blog. Another excellent thing about it is that the discussion on his comments are at times just as good if not better than the actual post. He takes the time to respond to his readers and feed discussion.
Tony Kansas City is someone I read before I ever even thought about moving to Kansas City. While he is not the most safe for work blog that I read he discusses things with a candor that I do not see very often. He does what movies don’t do anymore, he doesn’t think his audience is stupid. I truly find his humor refreshing and his commentary always on target.
5. Hispanic Pundit
I have felt many times as an outsider in the Hispanic community because of some of my political views. However I found this dude thanks to Oso. His goofy flickr icon is only a glympce into his hilarious humor. The man that swears he can beat me at Chess… (until I explained to him that chess with beans is called checkers.) LOL … Hispanic Pundit gets my last Award.
Now go VISIT, COMMENT, and PARTICIPATE!