Huh, how very much like me. So apparently I got THUMKED by Tom Allen over at The Edge of Vanilla quite a while ago and I failed to really notice. Not that I didn’t read the post or anything, but I didn’t actually get that the thing was a meme, because I’m silly and care little for memes of that sort.

However, I also completely missed this week’s Wednesday Wanderings, so I figure now’s the perfect opportunity to make up for it by participating in this conveniently appropriate little meme thing.

So in accordance with the rules:

The rules (if you choose to play by them) 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 silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
The Thinking Blogger Award Thinking Blogger Award

So, who makes me think? Lots of people, but narrow that down to people with lots of content on their blogs and it gets very difficult to name folks that haven’t already been named.

  1. Without a doubt, Richard’s blog at Down on my Knees is incredibly thought-provoking and writes about so many topics (in so many places) that I get lost trying to keep up. What I like most of all is that he shares even the briefest insights, and he makes his experiences that much more valuable for doing so.
  2. Of course, Alexandra, aka. the Sensual Sadist is often the other side of the coin to Richard’s musings, and I would be remiss not to mention her blog here as well. It’s so nice to see writing from dominants and being able to cross-reference their writings with the other point of view. Few couples do this so openly as these two do.
  3. I think I need a little Bitchy to temper my thoughts, too, so that’s why I’ve really been enjoying Bitchy Jones’s Diary more and more lately. I’m not always such a realist, even though I want to be, but she seems to be dead-on-balls consistent when it comes to things like that.
  4. A lot of the time things that people do make me think just as much, if not more so, about things than the stuff they say, which is why I’ve very much enjoyed reading Mistress 160’s blog recently. I love the way she writes about the play she does with her submissive husband, Sol, and just her creativity alone is enough to spark lovely and devilish thoughts in my mind.
  5. Who else? Well, I’ll bend the rules a little and list Eileen, even though her blog isn’t chock full of entries or anything yet. She’s the one that makes me think more than anyone else, and the one with whom so much of my experience has been growing with. That’s the stuff real insights are made of.