Monday, July 16, 2007

The Schmooze Award

Well, this is interesting. Let's Talk has honored me with A Schmooze Award. What's interesting is that I grew up very shy, unable to talk to people until I discovered better living through chemistry (drugs and booze.) And now, sober, I seem to be able to talk to people and listen to people without being shy.

According to Mariuca, 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.

Here are my 5 recipients of the Power of Schmooze Award:

  • Coffee Messiah weaves images, sound, humor, and insight with a heaping dose of politics. He's really a gentleman, and I love his blog.

  • Peacechick Mary of Knock, Knock is a real hero to me. She's forthright, she's funny, she's intelligent, and she's kind.

  • Lulu Maude of Take Your Medicine is wonderfully funny, and spent the month of April with a real focus on Poetry. National Poetry Month, of course. She's well worth a visit.

  • Sagefever is a blogger I'm JUST getting to know through The Sirens Chronicles. She's quite courageous, and she's a peaceful person.

  • WeezieLou is a blogger who struggles with the day to day of life, and does it well. She's a seeker of truth, and I like her blog.

  • Well. Tough to limit to just five. But there you are. Now THEY have to pass it on.


    WeezieLou said...

    thank you! do i get to put that picture up now?

    DivaJood said...

    Yes, Weezie, you do! And you have to name five other blogs. That, my dear, is the hard part.

    sagefever said...

    Wow~you just gave me goose bumps and now tears~Thank You so much,I am not so couragous but I like to think I leave smiles and friends behind...

    Peacechick Mary said...

    Thank you. I've been thinking of you today - hoping you are taking good care of yourself.

    Larry said...

    Congrats on being an award winning Schmoozer.

    Good choices you have made as well.

    Coffee Messiah said...

    diva: I appreciate your kind words, but am puzzled by the "schmoozer" thing. Awhile ago someone made an attempt at the "thinker" too, which puzzled me more.

    Please do not take offense if I simply let it slide by.....I continue to keep myself from "labels" even though these are not quite the same.

    Thanks so much for the thought! ; )

    DivaJood said...

    Sage, you are a powerful writer. Really.

    Peacechick, I'm okay. Been processing Meri's death, and will be in Chicago in a week to be amongst the group. Thanks.

    Coffee, oh, I didn't know you were anti-meme. Well, I still love ya, kid.

    Pursey Tuttweiler said...

    How wonderful, you are a thinking schmoozer or a schmoozing thinker.
    Just in case you are wondering, I am in computer hell in a handbasket. Hector is on his way over for the second day of exorcism trying to save my main computer. I think I am just going to chuck it in a river.

    Coffee Messiah said...

    Oh no, not anti anything. Have only attempted to stay away from putting anything other than my usual on the blog.

    Don't want anyone thinking I'm gettin' too big for my britches! ; )

    DivaJood said...

    Pursey, I'm a schminker.

    Coffee, I got too big for my britches, so I went to Jenny Craig. Now my britches are too big for me.