Five (or more) Blogs That Make Me Think (The Thinking Blogger Award)

We were tagged a week or so ago with the “Thinking Blogger Award” by our friend (and fellow mathematics enthusiast) meeyauw. We appreciate meeyauw's endorsement and complete, and encourage readers to check out her other recommendations.

Since the rules are for five recommendations, I decided to break it down using CatSynth's motto:

Cats. We are tagging Megan and the Bad Kitty Cats, for their mix of thoughtful writing and love of cats, and helping to bring our own “Cat Blogging” at CatSynth to another level. Megan also tagged us with a meme recently and I will get on that one soon…

Synthesizers. A slight deviation of the rules, we're spitting this one. Matrixsynth is our starting off point for all explorations synth-related, we've found several interesting instruments and other synth blogs by reading – plus it features Cats and Synths. While Matrixsynth remains focused on its core, Muff Wiggler provides a more eclectic mix of personal commentary often revolving around synthesizers and electronic music.

Music. We recently found a few interesting new-music blogs, including New Music reBlog. The authors add their own writing around music and performances, and follow a lot of the same live improvisation that I do.

Art. I have to give a shout out to Placebokatz for presenting modern art via a black cat. While a lot of the performance or human art is not usually my taste, I expect no more and no less from any real-life art exhibition. Also, pawful, the creator of the visual livecoding Fluxus has at least one page that counts as a blog – I have reported in his projects including Fluxus and Quagmire in the past.

Opinion. Our friend jellypizza combined cat blogging with progressive/liberal political commentary and eclectic references from bygone pop culture and our home in Westchester, New York. We miss Taboo; but we're also grateful for setting this example for the rest of us.

Should any of abovementioned sites 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 meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ?Thinking Blogger Award? with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative gold version if silver doesn?t fit your blog).

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4 Responses to “Five (or more) Blogs That Make Me Think (The Thinking Blogger Award)”

  1. Megan and Bad Kitty Cats Says:

    Hi Kids! hehe, well THANK YOU. We are very very honored! HUGS… we all just love you and Luna so much!

    I can't wait to see your seven things meme… hehe. It will be good fun!

    Also hint hint… we enjoyed you hosting the Bad Kitty Festival and would LOVE if you would like to pick up a weekend sometime. HUGS!

    See you around (now that we are out of hiding!)

    Purrs and Scritches and loves

  2. whaleshaman Says:

    i'm [i]really[/i] honored to be chosen here as an opinion blogger who makes you, amar, think! heh-heh, maybe i just leave you scratching your head in puzzlement trying to understand the weirdness?

    either way, i have been reassessing my favorite blogs by "Thinking Blogger Award" criteria and realize many i visit are to prevent me from tiresome thinking [not yours!] and get me either laughing or even crying at the sweetness.

    but eventually i turn to the mundane and the profanely profound [or vice versa] until insanity sets in again, and i must return to my center rooting around the blogs that offer great heart returns for my efforts. a few even make me think…about getting kittens. ;-)

    so, many thanks, but it may take me few more days to get my act together, 'kay?

    ws

  3. Muff Wiggler Says:

    WOW!!! I'm totally amazed, the great CatSynth (I LOVE your website!!!) has named me a 'thinking blogger', wow!!

    The blog is a lot of fun, but often I think it's just mindless self-indulgence. I do try to keep it fun and interesting, but I have to say, this sort of thing makes it all worthwhile, and give me a big push to keep updating and working on the blog!

    you totally made my day, thanks!!

  4. mactac Says:

    Nice. So much better than most “web awards” that basically rely of popularity & people amassing as many votes as possible by getting their friends to game it the voting.