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Thinking to Thoughtful: thanks!


Thanks to Jolly Roger & Friends at the excellent Reconstitution for choosing this blog among their nominations for the Thoughtful Blogger Awards (see From Thinking to Thoughtful).

Its always nice to get peer recognition, particularly from a blogger whom you respect and regularly read, so I am honoured.

thinkingblogger.jpgJolly has been nominated for a Thinking Blog seven times, an indication of the esteem in which Reconstitution is held. He in turn nominated this blog for one of those, and many other great blogs I was delighted to discover. (Here’s my post on the Thinking Blogger Award; I’ll reserve my selections for this Thoughtful Award for a forthcoming post when I am afforded some more time).

The Thoughtful Award is for the following:

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.

I’m chuffed! Jolly very graciously (methinks he’s being very modest too) writes:

Reclaiming Space also deserves this award. Ann is very, very in depth, and she will patiently break it down for you if (like me) you don’t quite absorb it on the first go-round.

His citation for the Thinking Blog Award was: “Reclaiming Space is all over the place-politics, world events, humanity, the environment, technology. The posts are all in-depth, written by an author who knows the subject. Whatever the subject of the day happens to be.” Thank you, Jolly Roger. In the spirit of this award, I’ve noticed Jolly also has a Blogroll Round-up introducing new blogroll links which I think is a great idea, and another way of welcoming people into the blogging community. With a burgeoning and thriving blogosphere that embraces critical thinking and doesn’t swallow the Fox News-type media, Jolly memorable notes: “We hardly need a MSM anymore, except to spit and sneer at”.

Let’s keep up the good work, dear friends, and be the world we wish to see, to paraphrase Gandhi. Hope you have a lovely weekend, and I’ll be back on deck next week. Teaching got into full swing this week, and I had a few writing projects, which is why I managed to keep away for almost a week. I did it! ;)

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5 comments on “Thinking to Thoughtful: thanks!

  1. Bluebear2
    12 August, 2007

    I’ll Second that nomination!

  2. Ann El Khoury
    12 August, 2007

    Thank you kindly Blue Bear :)

  3. Pete
    18 August, 2007

    Great blog Ann, please keep up the good work and having read a few pages I see why you deserved to get nominated for that award.

  4. Ann El Khoury
    19 August, 2007

    Hi Pete,

    Pleased to meet you and thanks for coming by. Look forward to browsing through your fine site.


  5. Pete
    20 August, 2007

    Thanks Ann, very nice of you to say that, hope in the future I can do your time justice :)

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This entry was posted on 11 August, 2007 by in Blogosphere, Friends' sites, Gender, Quotes.

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"