Friday, July 13, 2007

You schmooze...you win!



My new friend Frigga at AnyApples has nominated me for this award! I'm completely flattered, super excited, and just a little bit verklempt..."Talk amongst yourselves"....

Okay, where was I? Ah yes, the award..."As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship."

This award is especially meaningful to me coming from Frigga, because pretty much from the first blog entry I read of hers, I knew we'd be buddies. We're still in the "getting to know you" stage of our friendship, but I can just tell the blogosphere has probably succeeded in finding me a new friend. Anyway, enough with the mushy stuff...onto the nominations!

I'm not really sure how many people I'm supposed to nominate, and I'm semi-new to the world of blogging, so that I don't have all that many regular blogs I visit and comment on regularly...so I decided to go with lucky number THREE...here they are:

JennieBoo at OSOMOLOVE is one of my new SheWhoBLogs buddies. I just love this girl, she's a bright spot in the blogosphere, and never fails to comment on my blog entries, always with something sweet, informative, constructive, or just plain nice. And I know she does this with not just me, but all of her blog friends, therefore, she definitely deserves the SCHMOOZER Award! ;-)

Frances over at Blog Jem definitely earns this award as well. After all, it was through her power of Schmoozing that the SheWhoBlogs group was even created. She also always makes sure to pop over and comment to let you know she's reading and enjoying your blog.

Sognatrice at Bleeding Espresso gets my next one. One of my favorite things about her blog is how she keeps the conversations going in the comments section, always replying to comments, and even using the comments as topics for future entries. I'm still working on the art of replying to all comments, but she's mastered it, and that shows her true power as a Schmoozer.

Now, put your own schmoozing power to work, and go visit these ladies and tell them how great they are! Get out there and mingle!

5 comments:

JennieBoo said...

Karina,

What a wonderful surprise that was waiting for me in my email this morning!

It is so sweet and nice of you to grant this award to me. I never knew just being myself would have such a positive impact.

My self-esteem is realitively non-exsistent, but you've really made me feel great about myself! Thank you from me & "The Hubby", too. (I emailed him a link to your post. He was happy and told me so in an email from work!)

Thank you, again, for brightening my day with your kindness.

I hope you have a blessed weekend!

YaY!!!!!!!!:D

sognatrice said...

Congrats on your own award, and thank you *so much* for your kind words; I'm so happy that I've "met" you through She Who Blogs, and I couldn't agree more with your other two choices for this award :)

Frances said...

Oh wow! What a nice surprise for Friday the 13th.
Years ago I worked at a magazine and the owner used to called me The Schmooze.
A million thanks winging their way to you from New York,
Frances

julia said...

Congrats on the award! I met you because you scmoozed your way over to me, and I'm glad.

Literary Feline said...

A well deserved award! :-) Congratulations, Karina. I am off to check out the sites you mentioned.