Thursday, 22 March 2007


I've just discovered that Notsaussure has nominated me as a thinking blogger, or thogger. I am deeply honoured and flattered. If I do make anyone think it is a miracle as I rarely do any thinking myself; something I tried to point out at Ian's place but just sounded angry (which I wasn't). I am, as I've said before, impressionistic and instinctive. I know some bloggers think this is the worst side of the blogosphere, but for me it makes a terrific mix of daily reading to be able to digest policy or analysis posts, and then to switch to more emotive or feeling-based posts. As most important issues are decided for most people (I think - hoho) on a sort of mixture of logic and a kind of unreason based on tradition, instinct, a "feel" for what is right, or custom (or lack of), that seems to me fair enough in terms of trying to learn from the blogosphere itself.

So....trying to avoid people I know have already been nominated, 5 thoggers for me:

Matt Murrell. He doesn't write too much, or using too hard words. But he very often has real nuggets of insight and good ideas.

Deogolwolf. I get tied in knots with the philosophy, especially if "cirdan" is commenting, but it's great nonetheless.

Welshcakes Limoncello. Bear with me on this. This is a really good example of a different kind of, culture, creativity...and it's written in a very approachable style.

Trixy. She's developing into a really fine policy poster, who mixes a very high level of detail with outrage and a bit of swearing.

Notsaussure. This is not nepotism. You cannot fault his legal knowledge and his willingness to go into detail whereas I'd rather be at the pub but really need to know some of this stuff (even if the bits where he praises Lord Falconer grate with me!)

apologies to anyone who's already been nominated, and to those who find this kind of crap the blogosphere at its disappearing up its own jacksie worst. I kind of agree, but on the other hand some blogs deserve promotion and deserve, erm, thought.


Crushed by Ingsoc said...

There's two on that list I have not sampled- but any site that derives inspirition from JRRT deserves a visit.

Bel said...

Same here. I hadn't heard of two of the blogs on your list, but I have now had a quick look, and they are very good.

Deogolwulf said...

Ta very much, Mr Drummer.

The Tin Drummer said...

Um...deogol...I cannot spell your name, despite, er "majoring" as the Americans would have it, in Anglo Saxon...oh well..."the drummer waes on rode" or something...

Trixy said...