Thinking On A Hot Summer Day


There's a new tag meme in town. Well actually it's been going 'round since February 2007 when the thinking blog came up with a new award: Thinking Blogger Award. At first glance it seems like an easy one to play along with .. no hard questions to mull over.
Sidebar: Thanks to C.B. Whittemore for the research on the story behind the awards.

Participation rules for the Thinking Blogger Award

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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

Thinkingbloggerpf8 So when Bob Glaza, one reader at a time, honored me with the Thinking Blogger Award I thought .. hmm .. something I can do while sipping a John Daly (which I think will become my newest fav summer drink) with little thinking. Which was just fine with me girlfriend, especially on a Hot'Lanta day.

But who to tag became a major thought process. There are too many wonderful, talented bloggers with more coming on every day. Actually, I'm thinking we should close the gates to the blogosphere for awhile and just get caught up before we allow more blogs in. But that's a post for another day. As C.B. Whittemore said in her Biz Blog Profile interview, " I wish I could read faster."

I'm giving my 5 Thinking Blogger Awards to 5 blogger with less than a 5 Google ranking today .. but will sooner than later have rankings to the virtual sky! In the words of Bob Glaza - "They change the focus of my lens. They challenge me with their points of view. In short, they make me think. They make me laugh, cry and alter my thought process - all good and worthy."

Please enjoy some great reads.

Jane Genova

Merrill Dubrow

Rajesh Lalwani

Carol Kirshner

Geoff Livingston

Oh Bob, thanks for making me think on a hot summer's afternoon!


Trackback url:

» Sipping Some Thoughts... from Rajesh @ Blogworks : blogs & social media in India; public relations; brands & marketing!
I don't know if I deserved this, but then you don't really question a Diva, you simply bow and accept the honour - Thanks a lot Toby. A brief background, Thinking Blogger Award was conceived as a tag meme by... [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 22, 2007 12:06:23 AM


Absolutely, Toby...its good to think on a hot day :) especially with that John Daly - no that's a heavy hitter. Thank you for accepting the award. You are well deserving -

Posted by: Bob Glaza on Jun 20, 2007 4:56:16 PM

Wow! THank you This is my second designation as a "Thinking Blogger" in a month. I passed on the TBlogger love to five others who my readers may not be familiar with (Toby, you have a permanent spot on my blog roll as I find you to be an invaluable resource)... so I tapped these folks:

Should I tag five more in the spirit?

Posted by: Geoff Livingston on Jun 20, 2007 7:44:46 PM

Toby, what a wonderful way to pass on Thinking Blogger magic!

Posted by: C.B. Whittemore on Jun 20, 2007 8:14:09 PM

Bob - thanks again for your kind words .. maybe I'll save the John Daly for the weekend!

Geoff - from the interviews to your weekly blogs of fire wrap up the buzz bin is making things happen!

Thanks C.B. It's fun to introduce "friends to friends!"

Posted by: Toby on Jun 20, 2007 8:24:28 PM


Bob beat me to you. Darn him! Congrats Toby.

Posted by: Lewis Green on Jun 21, 2007 1:36:16 PM

Lewis - shh..don't tell anyone but you were on my list .. but you were too darn hot .. in Google ranking to make the 5 for 5 under 5. (smile)

Posted by: Toby on Jun 21, 2007 10:23:58 PM

Congrats Toby. You were going to be on my list too, but Bob G beat me to it. I guess those guys out in Spokane are faster on the draw than us supposedly always-in-a-rush New Yorkers.

Posted by: David Reich on Jun 21, 2007 11:55:20 PM

David - You are too kind. Maybe the life style in WA gives our west coast friends extra down-time for blogging. No matter for my 2 cents you are as the Bostonians say wicked cool.

Posted by: Toby on Jun 22, 2007 9:14:52 AM

Congrats Toby -- this blog's the best! Thanks for the interesting posts!

Posted by: ellen weber on Jun 24, 2007 9:48:49 PM


Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. It is an honor to be considered.

You have been my inspiration from day one!

Thanks for everything.


Posted by: Merrill Dubrow on Jul 20, 2007 9:47:39 AM

The comments to this entry are closed.