Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tagged again - the "Thinking Blogger" meme

I was tagged by Bill West at the "West in New England" genealogy blog for being a "Thinking Blogger." This started the other day...

The idea here is to "tag" five other bloggers who make you think. The rules as passed down by Bill include:

"The rules for the meme are straightforward...

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think;

2. Link to the original post at The Thinking Blog, so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme; and

3. Optionally: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ graphic with a link to the post that you wrote. "

There is a "What kind of thinker are you" quiz on the Thinking Blog page. If you take it, you have to provide name, address and email to get the results. I took the test...and am a ..... well, the connection went down between the time I filled in the form and pressed the button to send my information. Oh well, maybe I'll take it again.

My honorable task is to select five bloggers who make me think (and try not to duplicate blogs that others have tagged - this is hard, because the meme proliferates quickly!). My five choices (based on who I know have already been picked and on my blogroll) are:

1) Boston 1775 (J.L. Bell) -- this is the best colonial history blog site I've found. I read every post and marvel at the information presented.

2) Ancestor Search (Kathi) -- this blog posts genealogy news and many technology articles, especially Google related. I try out everything she recommends!

3) Family Matters (Moultrie Creek/Denise Olson) -- this blog covers technology things, especially as they apply to genealogy. Each article is interesting and informative and makes me wonder "do I want that?"

4) Anglo-Celtic Connections (John D. Reid) -- I really enjoy reading this blog and the activities of the BIFHS in Ottawa, plus his own research posts.

5) The Genetic Genealogist (Blaine Bettinger) -- this blog posts solely on genetics and DNA research as they apply to genealogy. There is excellent information in some scientific detail, which I appreciate, without going way over my head.

Those are my five that make me think, and I could have chosen from many more. Hopefully, they will find my Tag and will then find five more "Thinking Bloggers."

The "Thinking Blogger Award" widget? Well, I haven't figured out how to do those types of things yet on the "old Blogger."

Thanks to Bill West for tagging me. Let's see how far this tag meme goes this time!

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