Sunday, April 22, 2007
I'm a Thinking Blogger
Thinking Blogger Award.
There is no money in this award. You get it because someone thinks your blog makes people think. In my case, Nuraina A. Samad thinks my blog makes her think. What I've got to do for getting this award is to tag 5 blogs that are supposed to make me think. It's a clever con job but thanks for the award, anyway, Ena.
Every blog I open makes me think but lately these five have been making me think again or think harder.
1. Jed Yoong
This young lady runs Freelunch2020. She is about to go back to blogging anonymously because she has decided that there is a conflict in interest between FL2020 and her new job as editor of the Rocket, the official newsletter of DAP, an Opposition party. Her blog has made me think hard about freedom of the blog.
Big Dog blogs anonymously and passionately. A pro-Umno fella who was the first to come out to try and protect Jed Yoong's right to blog without fear or favour, even though the lady works for the DAP. Will he stop blogging anonymously to prove his point about blog freedom?
3. Tony Yew
An ex-Anonymous blogger, Alliedmartster launched his blog called Must Stop This for only one reason - to fight for justice for Audra, his dear wife, who was sacked by Malaysia Airlines for being pregnant the third time. He has changed his blog's name to Can you see it? and expanded its coverage to include issues that affect life in general. It's David vs Goliath and Romeo & Juliet in one blog.
4. Susan Loone
This former journalist is a consultant for an NGO based in Bangkok. She started the Bloggers United "official page" following the lawsuit against Jeff Ooi and I by the NSTP and 4 others. She seems to see a link between the DPM and the murdered Attlantuya, based on her postings on the subject, and recently created a controversy by proposing that All-Blogs must go to Ijok.
5. Jun-E Tan (formerly June Tan)
This student of blogs and bloggers has been in the thick of the blog movement even before the lawsuit and was present at the meeting to form the All-Blogs (she was even nominated for the post of Treasurer but declined). She is not afraid to speak her mind as she recently did when she responded swiftly and surely to Susan' with her own All-Blogs must NOT go to Ijok.
Now, for the commercials:
This award was started here.
Each of the five recipients above, after taking a bow, will proceed to award five others whose blog he/she thinks deserve this award.
Now, my dear recipients, should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. 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 award
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.
Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!