Genealogy of a Thinking Blogger Award


Two fellow genealogists recently nominated me for a “The Thinking Blogger Award.” My honored thank you to Tim at Genealogy Reviews Online and Randy at Genea-Musings. The rules of this meme are pretty simple:

1. If you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think;

2. Link to the original post at The Thinking Blog (see above) so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme, and;

3. Optionally, display the “Thinking Blogger Award” graphic.

Being the genealogist that I am, I was curious about the history of my particular award. The meme started on February 11, 2007 at The Thinking Blog, so it had 136 days to travel the blogospfhere!

The genealogy of my thinking blogger award is below, underneath the 5 blogs I’m nominating for the award. Amazingly, my award traveled through 70 blogs before it reached me! It traveled around the world, from the U.S. to the U.K. to France to Syria and back to the U.S. The types of blogs varied widely, including genealogy, politics, social change, environmental, art, and parenting. It was a incredibly interesting trip through an ‘award-winning’ series of blogs. Building blogs is so much fun and you can create a blog on all most anything you want! If you are interested in creating your own blog then you may want to also build some social media sites to connect to your blog in order to bring more people to your blog. You could build an Instagram page for example and you can make contacts and network with others to grow your account, if you have the resources then you could even use an Instagram growth service to build your dream blog, and perhaps even start a successful business! Don’t forget to look into free instagram followers no surveys needed if you’re interested in other options.

Here are the five blogs I would like to nominate for the Thinking Blogger Award. I wish I could nominate everyone I enjoy reading so much (especially all my fellow DNA Network bloggers – I wanted to nominate EyeonDNA and Scienceroll, but of course they’ve already been nominated), and unfortunately I can’t nominate Tim or Randy again!

  1. PHD Comics – If you have a Ph.D., or ever thought about getting one, this comic tells it exactly how it is.
  2. John Hawks Anthropology Weblog – Always interesting information from the latest in the anthropological world (which of course is relevant for genetic genealogists and probably all geneticists).
  3. Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog – Ditto.
  4. – Ditto again.
  5. Anglo-Celtic Connections – All the latest genealogical news.

Here is the genealogy of my Thinking Blogger Award:

From Genea-Musings – June 24, 2007

  1. West in New England
  2. Cow Hampshire – Cow Hampshire is both my award-grandmother and my award-great-grandmother, so I’ll follow the line below:

From Genealogy Reviews Online – June 24, 2007

1. Cow Hampshire

2. Seacoast NRG

3. Caught in the Stream

4. Climate of Our Future

5. The Alien Next Door

6. Somerset Bob’s Place

7. Cinq door handle

8. Notes of an Asian Gastronomist

9. Jolly Green Girl’s Confidential

10. The green fingered photographer

11. Me, My Life, My Garden

12. Everything and Nothing

13. Around My Kitchen Table – June 9, 2007

14. Elizabeth Grace

15. Dirty Little Secret

16. Mom and More

17. Showintale Journey

18. Places to Go

19. MyBootsnMe

20. ghosts in the machine

21. Sleeping Kitten – Dancing Dog

22. …why paisley?

23. Inklings

24. Modern Musings

25. SeevsPlace

26. Family-Counts – May 1, 2007

27. Loula dans l’oeil de l’ouragan

28. Murmures

29. eatbees blog

30. Decentering Damascus


32. Under the Holly Tree

33. Peace in the Desert

34. Renegade Eye

35. New Lines from a Floating Life

36. five public opinions

37. HarrangueMan

38. Magic Bellybutton

39. Shishyboo

40. cRaZy tRacE – April 1, 2007

41. fracas

42. Juggling cats

43. eat my f-ing stilettos

44. celluloid blonde

45. Jippy Jabber

46. A Family Story

47. Jason. For the love of God…

48. Cameron’s Corner

49. Uncommon Nonsense

50. Cakerwakers

51. cribchronicles

52. From the Mountain Top

53. The Mad Momma

54. Exiled in Toyland

55. i obsess

56. 24/7

57. Redneck Mommy – March 2, 2007

58. A Work of Art

59. The Journey

60. Under the Mad Hat

61. Bub andPie

62. So Fast Away: Journal of a Joyful, Grateful, Manic Melancholic

63. Life, the Ongoing Education

64. CaliforniaTeacherGuy

65. History Is Elementary

66. another history blog

67. Primordial Blog

68. Sandwalk

69. Greg Laden

70. The Thinking Blog – February 11, 2007

16 Responses

  1. Bertalan Meskó 28 June 2007 / 8:57 am

    It’s an honor that you wanted to nominate Scienceroll. 🙂

  2. Miriam 28 June 2007 / 9:57 am

    I was very amused that you traced the genealogy of your award! How clever!

    By the way, you also were on my initial list of thinking bloggers before I discovered Bill and Tim had tagged you!


  3. Danielle 28 June 2007 / 10:02 am

    I am the author of Modern Musings and have been graced with the Thinking Blogger Award four times. Your take on this traveling meme is a wonderful way to show the many thinkers out here in the blogosphere. I thank you for highlighting my own site and wish you all the best for you and yours.

    Be well and enjoy the day.

  4. Susie 28 June 2007 / 10:57 am

    very cool! Thanks for the link up to Jolly Green Girl but now it’s the Accidental Environmentalist. I was wondering how I ended up on a Genetics blog. Now I know. 🙂

  5. elementaryhistoryteacher 28 June 2007 / 12:12 pm

    I’m one of your blog great grandmothers. 🙂

    Some else a way back did this as well and it was interesting to see where my nomination led to and the growth of the award.

    This week I was doing some review of my father’s efforts to locate members of his family line and it amazed me that we had gotten as far back as 9 generations including my children. I lamented that we have no images of the earliest members of our family dating from the late 1600s and have no diaries or journals that indicate a little bit more about them.

    Wouldn’t it be great if they could reach across time like I’m reaching across the Interet to say, “Here I am. Come check me out.”?

  6. Renegade Eye 28 June 2007 / 4:30 pm

    Thank you for my moment in the sun.

  7. Merry 28 June 2007 / 4:58 pm

    Wow. I guess that makes me one of your distant, thinking relations.

    This was a very interesting take on the meme heard round the world. Congratulations on the award.

  8. SF Girl 30 June 2007 / 12:25 am

    What a cool thing you’ve done! I enjoyed following the legacy from inception of the thinking blogger award with Ilker through my site and to yours. Well done! And excellent of you to link to all along the way. Best,

  9. Pantelis 12 January 2008 / 12:53 am


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