It’s August 31st, BLOGDAY. Time to discover some new blogs. First, I would be remiss not to recognize Sarah at St Bloggie de Riviere for putting me up for a Thinking Blogger Award (see rules below)* and whose blog is a regular favorite of mine. Having been tagged, and in a kind of mashup with the BlogDay 2007, I am happy to nominate my five winners for blogs with content. I would also like to point out that exactly a week ago, it was Blog’s 8th birthday, courtesy of Blog Herald.

In no particular order:

  1. Opinionated Marketers – a joint effort of three marketers, John Whiteside, Maureen Rogers and Sean Branagan with plenty of wit and steady, interesting content. [Secondary plug for Maureen Roger’s own site: Pink Slip – Book in the making].
  2. Eric Blot – a French entrepreneur, covering a wide range of topics: business, politics, sports and food (of course, he’s French, alors ici on parle français).
  3. Tigerhawk – aside from being another “Atlas Shrugged” fan, Tigerhawk (nom de plume) is an outstanding spot for interesting viewpoints on current events and life in general. Been blogging for 4 years, so lots of material. Despite the Princeton link (I’m a Yalie), always enjoy popping by.
  4. Go Web 2.0 – By Orli Yakuel, this is my most enjoyable and complete source of information on new applications of web 2.0 Wit accompanies a wide-ranging coverage of new applications. Not to forget the comprehensive directory at
  5. Vilhelm Konnander’s weblog – Given my keen interest in Russia, I have found Konnander’s commentary rich in analysis and facts on the area. A Swedish expert on Russian politics (and security), Konnander covers events in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and regularly sweeps up opinions in the blogosphere on those areas. I recommend his commentary on the Sochi Olympics story.

*Rules for the Thinking Blogger Award:
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.

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