I wanted to thank the very talented Deborah for mentioning me on her post today in concert with Thinking Blogs. I googled The Thinking Blogs to see what it was all about. Gosh, I giggled, because most of the time, I believe my brain is not *thinking* at all. Although, I try to be witty, caring, inspirational. I always just wanted this is be a place for visual inspiration, as Erica was for me. Reading her blog opened me up to all sorts of treats, treasures, her blogger buddies and I was always so thankful every time I logged on and see what treat she had in store for us that day.
Sometimes I have a little mental pity party about my stats, or *the popular* blogs out there, or if someone has posted some great link that I had months ago, theirs resulting in 50 comments, mine 2. But I stop myself. No. 1 reason: I am not good at commenting on others blogs and I know the blog community is all about reciprocity. It is not that I don't love everyone else's blog, I hop around, see and read some and move on. Commenting for me can be difficult. Hence, if I don't comment so often, it isn't that I don't love what I am experiencing, reading, seeing. Blog hopping is acceptable in my estimation. Time is so limited in my life. Time IS my enemy right now. No. 2 reason: I started this blog for me and only for me. I want to keep that perspective. I love that I have bloggers linking to me and me to them. I love that I have a sense of the creative community, that I feel so connected to, so in love with, so ONE with. But at the end of the day, I take my little flower photos, learn html or how to do technical stuff, find some great links ... selfishly, for me. And share it with the rest of the world, or the world that might be reading my blog. ;) And I hope if I keep doing that, I will not lose my love for my daily retreat into cyberspace and photos. Does any of that make sense?
Anyhoo .... I am thinking of "thinking blogs" for this post.
My first has to be my most amazing friend, Rita. She is the funniest, quickest-witted person I know. I have told her plenty of times she should be writing a book, or a column ... but in the meantime she writes and creates for her blog --Fatale Abstraction. Sometimes I spew red wine from my nose laughing so hard at something she has written. I enjoy that, because ... I am not a humourous person. ;)
No *thinking* list would be complete without Liz! Sweet, smart, adorable, honest, honorable, beautiful Liz.
I have been in love with Matt and his photography since I spied him on Flickr when I first joined. His food adventures, his images, his passion for his work, his cute little dogs, his lovely relationship with his partner. Well, one could get a little envious of all talent!
Paula Becker, thinking with pens and paints. Always a treat to see what has popped out from her hand via her (thinking) head.
Maureen at Raven's Nest, I have met her in person, I know she is a thinker and her passions translate nicely to cyberspace.
Sometimes I get weepy just looking at the wonderful photography Susan post on Visual~Voice, not to mention, the girl can write.
There are so many more I could/should/want to add. Okay, I went over my 5 limit, but I wasn't thinking.