Nominated..and nominating..Posted: September 11, 2008
*I’m making this a sticky post till Sunday, just so that those who got nominated can find this quickly.
Got nominated for this “Brilliant Weblog Award” by Patricia – The English Cottage. Was a pleasant surprise really! Don’t know if I’m even “worthy” of this award, but hey, they say if you are offered gifts, you don’t reject them.
So here’s a big thank you to Pat!
And as per what she posted on her blog, I’m supposed to:
Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere.
Here are the rules to follow:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
I actually wonder what good it would do for me to “promote” other blogs, seeing as how they’re much well-read than mine, but I think they’re “brilliant”, so here goes my nominations, in no particular order (drumroll…):
1. Antares – Magick River
His is an interesting blog really, because he simply speaks his mind, and doesn’t give two hoots about whether you agree with him or not. And he not only writes about politics, though I half-suspect that’s what he writes most of the time. He also writes on other stuff, which I don’t even know how to categorise! So go check him out.
2. Dr Rafick – Rights2Write
A political blog, mostly. But one that presents some very valid arguments, and some of them I don’t necessarily agree with. But his arguments have been good, and he mostly presents viewpoints that are so different from mine that perhaps he’s the “check and balance” for me in some ways. Don’t agree with him? Leave him a comment. He’s most likely to reply. His is a good place to visit.
3. Aziz Hassan – mana-mana
Another “check and balance” blog. In fact, I think his was one of the earliest blogs I discovered, notwithstanding the fact that we were both early bloggers at that time. Like Dr Rafick, his views are so totally different from mine. But so well presented. And like what he states in his blog, we have agreed to disagree, and I don’t think we necessarily get on each other’s toes that much. His views are much appreciated by this blogger.
4. Walski – myAsylum
I don’t know what to say about this guy, just “GO READ HIM!” Sometimes he’s busy (so says his good self), so sometimes there will be bouts of “un-updatedness” on his blog. But when he writes, you can be assured that they are well-thought out. And he adds some splash of interesting analogies too, just to keep the spice up! Good one to check out!
5. Lulu – Whatalulu
What do I like about Lulu’s blog? Almost everything really. She keeps her posts short and sweet, and strikes me as someone sincere. No hedging around the bush, no sugar-coating. Just straight up what she thinks of a particular issue. A good read, especially when you feel the need to “get away” from all the long, detailed analyses and just stick with the facts, and their direct relation to reactions and feelings.
6. Lilian – The Obnoxious 5xmom
This is definitely one blog that I don’t need to “promote”. She does it well all by herself, and besides, she’s got tons of readers! And I don’t blame her too. Simply because she’s another very straighforward person, and she’s not afraid to admit it. I don’t want to describe her in too many words, lest she say that I’m too “syok sendiri”. Haha. Go visit her blog and you’ll know what I mean. It’s a really fun place.
7. Cendana287 – Recovery from Drug Addiction
This is one blog that I wasn’t sure if I should ‘nominate’. I find his blog a fascinating place to find myself, but I wasn’t sure if he’d be comfortable with my “promotion”. But I figure that since Rocky’s Bru, the “king” of bloggers, had already previously made a mention of this blog, my little “promotion” would be just a mosquito bite. The title of his blog should say it all. Another good place to “escape” to.
Well, that’s my 7.
Thanks again Pat for the nomination. And yes, as X-Files as it sounds, it’s great to know that “we are not alone”.