Monday, April 09, 2007

Bloggy Joys

Two things made me feel extremely happy this morning. First, I discovered that a reader of this blog, Bonnie Jacob ("You don't know me, or know that I've been reading your blog, but I thank you for the time and effort you put into what you post") gave me a Thinking Blogger Award.

I am particularly thrilled because it comes from someone who reads me right on the other side of the planet - in Chatanooga, Tennessee! (No choo-choo jokes, please.) That actually makes me feel very humbled, and very happy at the connectedness of us all.

Bonnie must be an even more mad keen blogger than I am because she has five blogs. She writes on environmental issues (also very close to my heart) and her litblog is Bonnie's Books.

The award itself is a blog meme invented by Ilkar Yodas' of The Thinking Blog.

I now have to tag five bloggers whose writing makes me think. These are:

1. read@peace - Deepika Shetty
2. Kak Teh's Choc-a-Blog - Kak Teh
3. Eliza's Haberdashery - Eliza
4. Tropic Temper - Glenda Larke
5. So This Is Where You come to Escape - Madcap Machinist

This note is for them:
Congratulations! Your have won a Thinking Blogger Award:

The rules are quite simple.

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.
The participation 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: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!
Now choosing just five blogs for me was the nightmare part because I read so many blogs with intelligent, well-written content. I would love to see the meme get passed around in Malaysian and Singaporean cyberspace for a while and many more blogs included.

The other thing that happened this morning was that Blog Webmaster Malaysia posted a list of top Malaysian bloggers according to "page strength" (which he explains) based on's list of 50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia and this blog is hanging in there quite respectably! (Wow! I'm still higher than Anwar Ibrahim! Books for Prime Minister!)


Dina Zaman said...

you're my daily digest while the rest are read at end of the week, due to time constraints!


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Read@Peace said...

So flattered Sharon, I can almost fall off my chair.

Thanks for the tag. A timely reminder to make time for blogging again. Btw, I've been in and out of Malaysia - first to cover the Bollywood Awards in Genting and then to Melaka. Since it's a start, KL will definitely be my next stop.

bibliobibuli said...

thanks Dina. have to keep dropping by to read your blog too! (and the comments)

sympozium - thanks too

read@peace - when you're in kl, and if you have time, do give me a call and maybe we can meet up for a gossip ...

Madcap Machinist said...

OH JOY! From such a voracious reader it's an honour. Cheers Sharon!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Good job! Looks like you chose five good ones to pass the torch to. Let's keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

In the words of bonnie, I passed the torch..thanks for the award, Sharon.

bibliobibuli said...

it's a very nice thing to do and i've already been to eliza's blog to have a read of her favourites, discovering some new voices

i KNEW eliza would nominate dina which is why i don't feel so bad now! a thinking and fun blogger!

machinist - even though you are a very quirky sort of thinker!

bonny - it's very nice to be in touch with you and thanks again. hope you enjoy the malaysian and singaporean blogs that are getting linked to ... see what you started!

Kak Teh said...

thanks sharon, will do it soon!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I read you religiously Sharon but since you tagged me...:-) Anyway, am I that predictable? You KNEW I would tag Dina huh? Well shows I'm a true Dina fan...hope to meet you soon!

bibliobibuli said...

i knew, yes.