Friday, April 06, 2007

The Thinking Blogger Award and Other Blog Notes



When I'm tagged, I do my best to get out of having to respond. There is nothing I hate more than disclosing personal information. Less is known about me on a personal level, than even Sonia- Belle. My blog was honored by New Lines from a Floating Life with the prestigious "The Thinking Blogger Award",is not to be ignored. New Lines from a Floating Life is a real thinking person's blog. I was sold on it at my first visit. It is highly literate, concentrating both on literature and activism. The notes explaining why my blog was picked read,"Renegade Eye is one I have been visiting for quite a while, and sometimes comments come this way from there too. This is one very substantial blog. From Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. This blog is secular and socialist; influenced politically by Leon Trotsky, musically by Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, and the tango music of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel, artistically by Pablo Picasso and Carlos Paez Vilaro. That gave me a few things to look up in itself! Much more Marxist than I am, but well written, well informed, and often refreshingly different". I think New Lines from a Floating Life is the refreshingly different blog that should be visited.


Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. I thought it would be appropriate to include them with the meme.
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 ([T]here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).


My five picks in no particular order:


Wordsbody Molara Wood writes from the Nigerian diaspora, usually about literature and art of African artists at home and abroad. She gives plugs to many struggling artists unselfishly, while she is an artist with words.

Desert Peace This blog never loses its humanism or decency, in a land that is always on war footing.

State Street Lynn posts almost everyday. You never know what will be on his mind. Whether its the pretty woman in the pub or starvation in Darfur.

Black Looks Is a group blog that is highly readable, dealing passionately with issues of African women.

A Poetic Justice Mark is the hardest working man in blogdom, with his several artistic blogs, speaking for the suffering.

Again thank you from my team on this blog.

I have a counter on my blog, that tells me where people are on the internet before coming to my blog. I have discovered key words are importrant to get traffic

ROLEX

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Again visit, comment and link to others blogs. Explore what others say.

RENEGADE EYE

24 comments:

thepoetryman said...

I am most flattered my friend. I am so glad you find my blog worthy and I certainly hope it inspires you and others to salvage what we may of this world.

Peace.

Lynn said...

Many thanks for the endorsement. As you know, your blog is one of my favorites. You and the others always have thoughtful posts. Keep up the good and valuable work.

Puppeteer said...

I like Steve's blog. I sometimes feel he's more dedicated to the Palestinian cause then Palestinians themselves, let alone us Arabs...
I'll look the rest when I get some time. Now I gotta run.

Wordsbody said...

Renegade,

Thank you for the wonderful compliment and endorsement. I shouldn't be surprised; you've always been a steadfast blogfriend. There's an Easter lull here in London and I've got a whole bunch of kids staying over. I'm taking them swimming now. Then I'll be back.

Keep doing what you do,
MW

DesertPeace said...

Thanks for the honour Renegade... I'm in the process of posting my nominees right now.
Thanks Puppateer for those kind words... much appreciated.

CB said...

Congrats Ren,

I enjoy the opportunity to encounter and challenge the passion I find here.

The Sentinel said...

What a bunch of gushing sycophants, and over something as utterly irrelevant too!!

artie said...

Cheers to the thinkers and the art you inspire.

troutsky said...

Well done. This site is a hub from which I know I can always find a higher level of discussion.Ill explore your picks (those i havent already)

The Sentinel said...

Its like the Oscars in here!!

folkrockgirl said...

I don't think the world would end if you revealed some personal information, Renegade ;)

ramo said...

Congrats for the award! And it is quite well deserved. Keep those refreshing offbeat ideas and news coming.

betmo said...

for all of the reasons you were chosen for the award- that is why i read as well! congrats! hope that you get a new ROLEX- just doin' my part :)

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Well done on the well deserved award, your blog is always a powerful and compelling read.

Take care.

DHG

Aaron A. said...

Congratulations

The Sentinel said...

Yeah, well done. No, very well done. This is fantastic. You must be thrilled. What a buzz! You have reached the pinnacle now.

Larry Gambone said...

Hi thanks for linking. I have just lined my blog to your too, Cheers, Larry

sonia said...

I don't think the world would end if you revealed some personal information, Renegade ;)

I agree. The only think we know about you is that you're from Minneapolis and that your first name is Marvin. Or maybe not. Personally, I always suspected that you might be Ralph Nader or Dennis Kucinich blogging under a pseudonym...

Renegade Eye said...

Sentinel: If all goes well, you might get one too.

Sonia: I would have picked your blog, except it would have been incestuous.

Welcome Larry.

Graeme said...

One of my favorites blogs Renegade. One of the best for discussion. Keep up the great work!

Redwine said...

Has been for more than a year now: always a good discussion, a good thread to read or to comment, to agree with or to oppose. . One of my favorites, definitely.

ninglun said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment, but my blog is really quite modest...

LeftyHenry said...

congrats on the award. Your blog is definately worthy of it.

Ana said...

congrats on the award and thank you for your encouragement to a new blogger.

In solidarity & struggle
Ana