Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thoughtful Blogger Award

Originated by Christy at Writer's Reviews:

For those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping others bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.

Seiche was kind enough to award me the Thoughtful Blogger Award, as I've mentioned previously. I can think of enough instances of thoughtlessness to disqualify myself, and I hate memes, unless they're for a good cause, like this one. So here goes...

1) The most thoughtful blogger I know is The Lady at Not Quite Love and Light. You might notice that this blog is fairly new, but The Lady has blogged before, and is the first person to find my blog on her own in its first days, and to encourage, advise and support me in ways too numerous to list. She made me feel at home at my own blog, as well as at hers. The sense of community and sharing at her own site was a shining example to me, and it is she who made the one suggestion for Indeterminacy that so many people tell me they like the most: the open participation. For The Lady, the Thoughtful Blogger Award needs to be the size of a movie marquis.

2) Santiago Nemec of Mundo en Llamas is a blogger I don't know very well yet, but I saw a beautiful comment he left at a blog I adore, a comment that struck me for its thoughtfulness and personability. Santiago is from Argentina, and his site is primarily in Spanish and Engish. I hope to get to know him better in the future.

The Big Three of Creative Blogging: Doug, Mrs. Weirsdo, and Tom (& Icy):

3) Doug has to be the master of building community and making his visitors feel at home. Just look at any one of his posts to see an example of this. Additionally Doug has taken a lot of time to help me with feedback and advice on a number of issues, not all of them blog related, so I say he's a thoughtful blogger.

4) About Mrs. Weirsdo I can say pretty much the same. She's created a blog which is homey and gemütlich all in one, a very pleasant place to visit and stop a while. There used to be some rather thoughtless characters there like Pansi and all her friends, but Mrs. Weirsdo has shipped them off to other bloggers, and now it's even more thoughtful than ever.

5) Tom is a master of putting other people in the spotlight, as you can tell by some of his various blogs, which create something of a meta-universe:
Icy's Playground
Asinine News
Asinine News 2

It's not unusual to find oneself making a cameo appearance in one of his posts. In addition Tom has given me and others valuable advice and feedback about blogging, and as a graphics guru has gone to the trouble of creating icons for all of us. Icy is thoughtful, too.

6) Cooper is another blogger who has done an impeccable job first of all, of posting thought provoking content, and second, of serving as the moderator of the discussion that invariably follows. She takes time to draw attention to other interesting posts she has seen, and has always been there for me with valuable advice on issues I couldn't decide for myself.

7) I've known Mushroom since I began blogging but for a long time he didn't blog, so it's hard to call him a thoughtful blogger. But has been extremely thoughtful and helpful with just about any technical issue I've had. His site, where he does monthly posts of found photos along with his own captions is Laughter is the Spackle of the Soul.

I think I'm only suppose to do five - so I should stop now, but when I think about it, I only seem to know thoughtful bloggers, so where do I stop mentioning them. Just click any one link in my blogroll and the chances are you will find yourself visiting a thoughtful blogger.

Here are the rules, if you'd like to repeat this meme yourself:

1) If you have received an award simply choose either the dark or light background image and save it to your files, then post it proudly on your blog!

2) Pass the award on to five other people, you can choose any of the awards from the series, you do not have to pass out the exact award you received. Choose whichever of the awards below that you'd like to give out. You can give out one of each or five of the same one, whatever you prefer.

3) You can change the size and color of awards to suit your blog, that's up to you, it's your blog, just leave the titles the same.

4) Please link back to this post so that people can read these rules and so that the meanings of the awards will not be lost.

5) If you feel that you or a friend are deserving of an award and no one has given one to you yet then email me at sayhitochristy(at) and tell me about your website.


Joey Fanelli said...

You diffently deserve the thoughtful blogger award. Hands down, no question about it. When I began blogging a wile back no one made me feel more at home than you, and no one could of ever as helped me as much as you have. So you deserve it.

Cie Cheesemeister said...

Yes, I think that you are a thoughtful blogger. And if not for Tom and Weirdso, nobody would know I existed. So I certainly agree with those nominations.
I honestly TRY to be a thoughtful blogger. But since my awful temper surfaced and I ripped sh*t on that troll who bothers me on my random thoughts blog, I think I'm out of the running for life!

Indeterminacy said...

Joey & Cheesemeister: thank you very much for the kind words. I think of both of you as very thoughtful too. But I had to finally end the post and go to sleep. It was after 2AM.

Lorena's Blogbilingüe said...

What a nice thing to do, giving credit to people who are nice!! If we were all thoughtful, supportive and considerate of each other, the world would be much pleasanter. John Lennon was right, all you need is love!
Thank you, Indie and all of you winners of the Thoughtful Blogger Award.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and well deserved Indie.
Thank you for the kind words, and all the thoughtfulness over the years (can't believe we've been at it so long).
I also owe big thank yous to Doug, T&I, and Cheesemeister.
Pansi is fuming as usual.

Diane Dehler said...

Well done, Indie. You deserve every award you get. I have been a bit out of circulation lately but getting back into the flow. I will come back and check out all the blogs you have mentioned after I catch up all my usual round. Take care and best wishes from Ca.

The Mushroom said...

I consider myself a "thoughtless blogger" though in all honesty there are blogs with even less intellect involved. I'll stick to pictures and captions, it keeps me honest, and ranting about stupidities.

Thanks for the inclusion, Indie! :)