The Thinking Blogger Awards

March 30, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under blogging, contests


I’m not really sure how I initially met Mert of Almost Somewhat Positive but she has become one of my favorite blogging buddies.

Not only is she a survivor of an abusive childhood, but in spite of that, she has also grown up to become a wonderful wife and mother to 2 of the most adorable girls around. Plus, when it comes to blogging stuff, she’s the one to go to. She has more creativity in her little pinky than I do in my whole body times 10.

That’s why I was so honored when she chose me as one of her recipients of the Thinking Blogger Awards.

Me? Really? I’ve never really thought of myself as a thinker. Supporter? Yes. Organizer? Definitely! Thinker? Hmmm.

But hey, who am I to question a blog award especially when I get to add another cool button to the page! Yay!

This is how it works:

  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.

Only 5? I have about 100 blogs that I subscribe to in Bloglines and I can only pick 5. *sigh*

  1. The Dust Will Wait – Pamela is a genious in being able to describe something and make you feel like you’re actually there. She is also a brilliant photographer and I have learned so much about nature’s world from her.
  2. Scribbit – Whether its about movies, books, recipes, or just every day life in Alaska, Michelle can certainly tell a story. She often gives blogging tips and even came up with a Custom Search Engine for MomBlogs. Now that’s what I call using your noodle!
  3. Be A Good Dad – Mike is always one step ahead of the game. He’s continually trying to learn more about the technical side of blogging and has helped me numerous times. His blog addresses raising twins and children with Autism. His posts are funny, insightful, and always human.
  4. Are We There Yet? – What I like about Christine’s posts are that she usually ends them with a question or a request for feedback. When you visit her, you can’t just leave a 3 word sentence. She makes you think about the subject in your own perspective. Plus, she’s one of the nicest bloggers around!
  5. Write From Karen – Karen is one of my newer blogging friends and she’s hilarious. She can take a simple topic and just run with it. She has a very creative writing style which holds your interest till the very end. That’s saying a lot considering my short attention span.

So there you go, my 5 nominees for the Thinking Blogger Awards.

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


3 Responses to “The Thinking Blogger Awards”
  1. Mary (mert) says:

    You are just as bad as I am when comes to accepting an award like this LOL! You stinker! Well, I am sure a lot of people would agree that not only do you make us think about the state of the world, but you are a very thoughtful person… in every sense of the word. :D

  2. Pamela says:

    Thank you Kailani
    I’ve got to think about this (that wasn’t a pun)
    … because you’ve been chosen, Mary has been chosen , etc.
    I think everyone I read has been acknowledged. Which just goes to prove what a fantastic group of bloggers that I have bloglined.

    Like you said…. how can I choose only FIVE!!!!

    You are a thinking blog. Often my visit to your blog in the morning is one of the happiest moments of my day.

  3. Write From Karen says:

    For once, I’m speechless …

    Shall all take a moment to savor the moment? *grin*

    Okay, moment over. Seriously, THANK YOU for nominating me!! How cool is this?? Who knew that anyone would actually pay attention to what I wrote let alone liked it? lol

    I’m SO glad I ran across your blog, Kailani. Ever since the rent my blog thing, I’ve been back every day to see what you would say, or do, next. Your blog is fast becoming one of my all-time favorites. :) Your girls are absolute baby dolls and I love hearing about your funny, wacky work stories. And you do indeed post many thought-provoking and interesting pieces. In fact, your post about blog comments got me to thinking about how I respond to comments on my blog … and how I HAVEN’T been. I’m making it a goal to do better in that area from now on.

    Thanks again for the nomination … now I need to narrow down five blogs. Gads, this will take me all weekend! :)

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