Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

I was tagged for a Thinking Blogger Award!

Congratulations, you won a Thinking Blogger Award! The participation rules are simple:
If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,That was that! Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!

This all started at:
http://www.thethinkingblog.com/2007/02/thinking-blogger-awards_11.html

The blog that tagged me is:

http://theyreourchildren.blogspot.com/
And I was very interested to discover this blog and add it to my reading list.

This is the link to the entry in which I was tagged:
http://theyreourchildren.blogspot.com/2007/09/thinking-blogger-award.htm

I was also fascinated by another blog that was tagged, Sunshine Girl On A Rainy Day. She's a former foster child who now writes about foster care issues and how kids in foster care could be better served. Very interesting!

So now I have to tag 5 blogs that make me think. I have not been able to find many blogs in the therapy world, so if any one knows good ones please post in comments. I read a lot of blogs about promoting change, and non profit management.

One of them is: Change This
http://blog.changethis.com/changethis_newsletter/
"ChangeThis is creating a new kind of media. A form of media that uses existing tools (like PDFs, blogs and the web) to challenge the way ideas are created and spread. We're on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds." Since I am working on changing how treatment is provided to children, this blog often gives me good ideas.

World of Psychology
Dr. John Grohol's daily update on all things in psychology and mental health. Since 1999.
http://www.psychcentral.com/blog/
This blog is part of Psych Central, "the Internet's largest and oldest mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals to guarantee reliable, trusted information and support communities to you, for over 12 years." It contains updates of the latest news and information in the mental health field, which can be very helpful.

The Trouble With Spikol
http://trouble.philadelphiaweekly.com/
is a blog by Liz Spikol, "managing editor of Philadelphia Weekly. She writes the award-winning column which began as a chronicle of her struggle with mental illness, and has since expanded into humorous musings on everything from graphic novels to how to use a mop. This blog is about mental illness- policy, news, personal journeys and more." I like the combination of personal experience and news updates.

Net Squared
http://www.netsquared.org/blog
New Squared is a central site for the non-profit community which introduces us to Web 2.0. They state that: "Our mission is to spur responsible adoption of social web tools by social benefit organizations. There's a whole new generation of online tools available - tools that make it easier than ever before to collaborate, share information and mobilize support. These tools include blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasting, and more. Some people describe them as "Web 2.0"; we call them the social web, because their power comes from the relationships they enable." I have gained much useful information here.

Nonprofit Communications
http://www.writing911.com/blog/

Descibes its content as: "Tips and ideas on nonprofit communications, publications, marketing and PR. As a nonprofit consultant, I love helping organizations communicate more effectively with their members, donors, volunteers and other supporters, so they can make the world a better place." I like the fact that each entry is a "carnival"; a compilation of many articles on a certain subject. It is a wealth of information.

Then here is a bonus blog. I love Mind Mapping and use Mind Manager for all my planning, writing and thinking. Therefore I also love the official Mind Jet blog:
http://blog.mindjet.com/

"This is the blog of the Mindjet Corporation, the makers of MindManager® software. Mindjet Corporation is the leading provider of productivity software for visualizing and managing information, allowing individuals and teams to more effectively think, plan, and collaborate. The Mindjet® MindManager® enables users to visually connect and synthesize ideas and information to improve decision making, shorten business planning processes, and harness the intellectual capital in their organizations."
I get many ideas as to how people are using Mind Manager in new and creative ways.

I hope this post leads you to some interesting reading. Please add your own favorite blogs in our field in the comments. Thanks!

1 comment:

Nicki Mann said...

Great choices! I love the Thinking Blogger Award because when you read people's entries, you get to find all sorts of interesting blogs!