Blogs That Make Me Think

I have been tagged by two of my blog friends recently and of course I feel flattered and honored. It was Pearl on her Humanyms and Irish Church Lady in her ‘Sláinte! It’s only Me’. It was Ilker on his The Thinking Blog that started it all. Click them all as they are worth a visit if you like something of the thought provoking variety.

The 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: Display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.

Of course it’s hard to choose as I have so many lovely blog friends and there is such a great variety of blog sites that make you think out there. Never the less, these are the one that came to mind this evening:

The Thinker” -a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin.

I’ll start with the magnificent photo blogger; ‘My Sari Sari Store’, Mr. Sidney actually from Belgium who photo blogs about the Philippines. He is a man of few words, although sometimes with interesting stories, but what make you think are the impressive photos he provides you with.

The next pick is Ginnie’s ‘In Sole’ from Georgia in US. She is a great photographer too and takes us around the world with insight and interesting posts. I met her on her blog after (sorry it was not before so that I could have met her!) she had been in Oslo and posted about it. Like I often say: Blogging – connecting people and I do hope she’ll come visiting Oslo again one day!

Then I will draw your attention to Eirik Solheim on his, a fellow Norwegian who has an excellent blog about Home Theatre PC’s, the media industry, travel, food, drink, the universe and everything. I met him when he gave an educative and interesting presentation about blogging for the Norwegian Computer Society. Since then I often visit him if I need thoughts and advice about these kind of subjects.

Italian’s Insight to Travel Italy by David Anderson is a great place whenever you like to know about food, wine, hotels, art, culture, and people in this country. He is actually from US, but has been living in Italy for 20 years and even met his wife there. He always makes me want to visit Italy and experience what he writes about when I visit his blog.

Then we have a fairly new blog friend of mine; Norma from Ohio in ‘Collecting my Thoughts‘ and she shares them with interesting insight. She is an retired Associate Professor who writes and paints and actually has a lot of interesting and thoughtful blogs. You just have to visit her impressive librairy!

And last but not least, is Charles: The Queer Chef. He is a Philippine now studying media in Bergen, Norway. It’s a merged food and personal blog and he always surprises me with recipes mixed from his own and Norwegian food culture. Charles is also my one and only blog designer, so he has giving me not only interesting thoughts about how a nice blog looks, but also given me the proof of the pudding:-)

That was tonight’s votes from RennyBA’s Terella jury – okay, it was six but I could not resist. Hope you’ll enjoy the trip in my thoughtful blogsphere. Tomorrow I’ll be going to Trondheim (mid part of Norway) for the weekend, attending The Norwegian Computer Society’s annual meeting. There might be important discussions about efficient use of Information Technology, so I have to see to that the right decisions are made you know:-)

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  1. How nice of you to mention my blog and that it makes you think. Blogging is a nice way to meet people.

  2. Hi and thank you for stopping by at my blog ( I love it that you affirm your feelings for the Nordic region so clearly. We need more of that in Scandinavia!
    Just a tiny remark; “the significant four seasons” well, here in Iceland we have almost the same weather all year around. At least is that the way I feel – a Swede living in exile in Iceland. =)
    Cheers! //Calle

  3. thank you very much for the award. i am deeply honoured about it. the Artist also awarded the same too. I am sooo touched.

  4. oh,Renny was doing a tag,too! :D

    I`ve never known that Mr.Sidney was from Belgium,i though he was also a filipino coz his pics are all about the philippines.thanx for sharing :)

    enjoy the rest of your day,Renny!

  5. @Norma: Yea, blogging connecting people you know:-)

    @Calli: Always great to welcome new readers! We’ll have to stick together you know and yours are great too!

    @Chase: Thats because you deserve it my dear friend and blog designer!

    @Britt-Arnhild: Thanks – I’ll know how to dress for Norwegian spring time you know!

    @Ghee: I did some research you know!
    You too and the rest of your week:-)

  6. I did not know that Pearl had nominated you too! That’s funny because I think she is from Ottawa too!

    Renny – great choices, a few which I also know. Norma and Chase (introduced from your blog) and from his blog I went to Sidney’s photos a while back and they are amazing.

    And on it goes….

    Have a great weekend at your geek … I mean IT conference!

  7. Congratulations! You’ve earned it :-)

    Very wise choices Renny!

    there really are so many good fellow bloggers out here. I love it.

  8. You’re such a sweetheart, Renny, and all your sentiments are mutually reciprocated. You have greaty honored me more than I can say. Thank you

    It really IS a small world when you blog and can learn so much about each other. Just think how relatively new this experience is! Our children’s children will find it to be old hat before long. But for those of us who are older, it’s such a wide-open world!

    I often think of my mom and dad who have been deceased now for many years. What would they think of all this that we do from around the world!!!

  9. you love photoblogs. hehe.
    for me, if someone wants to learn about norway, the best webiste to show them is your blog :)

  10. Great links, thank you! I wasn’t aware of many of these blogs. I can’t wait to go exploring!

  11. I only know Norma’s blog, I will check out the other ones :)
    Have a good time in Trondheim even if you have to work… :)

  12. I check out Charles’ blog quite often. I’ll go take a look at the others. Thanks for the referals.

  13. To all: Still busy at the Norwegian Computer Society annual meeting and as the chairman, so please excuse me if you don’t see me around that much this weekend!

    @Pearl: And thanks to you who nominated me!

    @ICL: Thanks for the kind words and yes, it goes on – givers gain you know!

    @Nan: I think so too:-)

    @Lime; Yea, blogging connecting people you know!

    @MrsLifecruiser: Thanks for your support and yes, there are a lot of good bloggers around!

    @Ginnie: Thanks and you know I’m glad I met you too!
    I do agree, but also I think blogging is for all ages and will be for a long time – communities features on the net is growing you know!

    @Tin-tin: Thanks – the best endorsement I’ve ever got and a great inspiration to go on blogging about Norway you know!

    @Lynanne: Glad I could lead you into new and interesting once!

    @Mar: Thanks and I can assure you, I know how to combine work and pleasure – I’m a network evangelist you know:-)

    @Teena: Your welcome and I do hope you (and everyone else) find something of interest!

  14. Wow, only five? That is tough.

    I love the links of your choosing. I am new to the world of photoblog, but I love them…they can take me out of my dooldrums whenever I get enough free time to have them.

  15. So many to choose from little time to visit and I have met 3 of these on yours and Toraa’s.
    Learn lots at your conference.

  16. bonjour Renny

    Yes blogosphere is a beautiful and interesting world!
    Here in france it’s time of the president election! An important moment for our futur! the two candidates for the secound round are some convinced Europeans!!
    Sarkosi against Ségolène royal: The first time a woman could be president in france!
    A bientôt

  17. Hi Renny,

    Thank you so much for the award. I am very pleased I got this from you!
    Not sure if I deserve it but it makes me happy!

    Enjoy the Norwegian Computer Society’s annual meeting. I hope you get the opportunity to meet again a lot of people.

  18. Something else:

    Why don’t we, the cruisers at least, but every one else is welcome too, mark each other as Technorati Favorites, to support each other?

    Read more about it here:

    Lifecruisers Technorati Favorite Exchange

    Bonus today at Racquel – link on my blog.

    Don’t forget next port: Tuesday+Wednesday – A peaceful Savannah, US. Debbie is going to guide us :-)

  19. Congrats to you, my dear! And I will have to check out those 5 you gave the Award to, too!

  20. Renny, you have been my inspirer, teacher and mentor into the blogger world. You and d will have mine and Anna’s gratitude during this summer.

    I do know, I have been aware og my workload lately. But I’ll post something from Trondheim – nor the same as you – that’s why it’s so fabulaous to cooperative the two of us…

    from A and T

    to U and D

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