Intellectual Blogger award
I must thank Mahendra for tagging me for the Intellectual Blogger Award. I must confess however that I found it very difficult to name three bloggers who I think are deserving of this award. That is because I know more than three or four bloggers who do deserve this award, and having to choose three out of them was very difficult.
The bloggers I have chosen are all very different….they fall into different categories. Amongst the very popular and successful blogs, Engtech is my favourite. And amongst the new bloggers, its The Brain Chimney. And when it comes to another, very different kind of blogger…it’s Fear the Seeds. He runs three different blogs and all of them have different content.
There are others too like AE and Kamangir who deserve this award (all of these blogs are far far better than mine) and actually I feel tempted to add at least 5-6 more…but adding a long list won’t be fair to Mahendra, who asked me to name just three.
Also, there are some wonderful blogs out there which I have not had the time to read…and ofcourse there are also some blogs which I have not discovered. So I am naming the ones above very hesitantly and humbly opologise if I have not done a good job of it.
This Award needs to be taken further and the people I have mentioned are to name their three favourites for this award. Well, no pressure on anyone you know…
Update: As is evident from Mahendra’s comment, the number to be tagged are five, not three. Or as he says it can be only 1-2. I think thats a good thing, gives flexibility. Also I am adding something that I should have written in the above post: This is how Mahendra decided on whom to nominate:
The Intellectual Blogger Award
This award is intended for those bloggers who demonstrate an inclination to think on their own. This is what I think is needed in today’s blogosphere. The term ‘Intellectual’ has often been derided in recent times, and this is one way to resurrect the true meaning: “An intellectual is one who tries to use his or her intellect to work, study, reflect, speculate on, or ask and answer questions with regard to a variety of different ideas.” The rules are:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that you think are of “Thinking Bloggers”,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Intellectual Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.
This initiation is open to all blogs, except:
– Groups of bloggers (for e.g. desimutiny.org)
– Bloggers who simply replicate content from other (online or offline) sources
I wish to differentiate between bloggers who simply duplicate content found elsewhere,
and bloggers who aggregate. Bloggers who aggregate can nevertheless be champions, unlike others.
Mahendra has also added another image that can be used, as an alternative to the one above: