I have been tagged by two of my blog friends recently and of course I feel flattered and honored. It was Pearl on her Humanyms and Irish Church Lady in her ‘Sláinte! It’s only Me’. It was Ilker on his The Thinking Blog that started it all. Click them all as they are worth a visit if you like something of the thought provoking variety.

The 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: Display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.

Of course it’s hard to choose as I have so many lovely blog friends and there is such a great variety of blog sites that make you think out there. Never the less, these are the one that came to mind this evening:

The Thinker” -a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin.

I’ll start with the magnificent photo blogger; ‘My Sari Sari Store’, Mr. Sidney actually from Belgium who photo blogs about the Philippines. He is a man of few words, although sometimes with interesting stories, but what make you think are the impressive photos he provides you with.

The next pick is Ginnie’s ‘In Sole’ from Georgia in US. She is a great photographer too and takes us around the world with insight and interesting posts. I met her on her blog after (sorry it was not before so that I could have met her!) she had been in Oslo and posted about it. Like I often say: Blogging – connecting people and I do hope she’ll come visiting Oslo again one day!

Then I will draw your attention to Eirik Solheim on his eirikso.com, a fellow Norwegian who has an excellent blog about Home Theatre PC’s, the media industry, travel, food, drink, the universe and everything. I met him when he gave an educative and interesting presentation about blogging for the Norwegian Computer Society. Since then I often visit him if I need thoughts and advice about these kind of subjects.

Italian’s Insight to Travel Italy by David Anderson is a great place whenever you like to know about food, wine, hotels, art, culture, and people in this country. He is actually from US, but has been living in Italy for 20 years and even met his wife there. He always makes me want to visit Italy and experience what he writes about when I visit his blog.

Then we have a fairly new blog friend of mine; Norma from Ohio in ‘Collecting my Thoughts‘ and she shares them with interesting insight. She is an retired Associate Professor who writes and paints and actually has a lot of interesting and thoughtful blogs. You just have to visit her impressive librairy!

And last but not least, is Charles: The Queer Chef. He is a Philippine now studying media in Bergen, Norway. It’s a merged food and personal blog and he always surprises me with recipes mixed from his own and Norwegian food culture. Charles is also my one and only blog designer, so he has giving me not only interesting thoughts about how a nice blog looks, but also given me the proof of the pudding:-)

That was tonight’s votes from RennyBA’s Terella jury – okay, it was six but I could not resist. Hope you’ll enjoy the trip in my thoughtful blogsphere. Tomorrow I’ll be going to Trondheim (mid part of Norway) for the weekend, attending The Norwegian Computer Society’s annual meeting. There might be important discussions about efficient use of Information Technology, so I have to see to that the right decisions are made you know:-)

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