Flattery will get you everywhere

17Jul07

Angella at DutchBlitz has bestowed an award upon me! It’s my first blog honor, and I’m thrilled!

She tagged me with the Power of Schmooze Award.

Schmooze!

Here’s the definition of the award:

Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly comments, happily making new friends along the way.

I often wonder why I blog. I’m still trying to figure it out. But I do realize that one big part of it, the part that I never really thought of until now, is that it’s fun to make blog friends all over the country (and the world!). People who, if they lived nearby, would probably be your friend in “real life.” And it’s fun to think that maybe, someday, you might be able to meet these nice bloggers who take an interest in your writing.

And really, it’s fun to get comments! But you don’t get comments unless you leave them as you go… it’s blog karma!

So now, I’d like to pass along the honor to the following two bloggers who work their magic by faithfully commenting and making their fellow bloggers feel special.

Beach Mama – This woman works overtime with her commenting! I see her name everywhere, and she’s always upbeat, leaving thoughtful comments wherever she reads. The first time she left a comment on my site, I felt so honored! Beach Mama left me comment!! Eee! She’s very sweet, and her devotion to her family is heartwarming. I look forward to seeing pictures of her brand new daughter who is due next month.

Just Jane – Not that Jane is busy enough with her daughter, a career change, a big move, and her tireless dating life, but she updates her blog daily with good, long posts… AND, she is always reading and commenting as she goes. I don’t quite remember how Jane found my site, but she was one of my first out-of-the-blue readers, and I look forward to her visits. Jane and I have bonded over her blog transition to WordPress, and I even know her real name!

Honorable Mentions – My real-life friends Little Miss Mel and 180/360. My blog wouldn’t be the same without their constant support and witty remarks. (Are you sick of me mentioning them yet?) And Angella, thanks again! I enjoy our blog friendship… you’re a good egg! (That’s an old norcal term for a strong, reliable person).

Now for the Schmooze rules:
* If, and only if, you get the Thinking Blogger Award or The Power of Schmooze Award, write a post with links that make you think, or have schmoozed you into submission.

* Link to this post and Mike so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

* Optional: Proudly display the “Thinking Blogger Award” or the “Power of Schmooze Award” with a link to the post that you wrote.

Happy Schmoozing!

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8 Responses to “Flattery will get you everywhere”

  1. Lvgurl! You are so sweet and kind. Truth be told I think I finally checked out your site because I saw you commenting on so many of the blogs I read. So I guess it goes both ways.

    And thanks for the reminder that I only have a month to go! Ack I need to get organized.

    It would be really fantastic if we could all get together and meet in person, I do feel like I know you all so well already.

    Thank You, BeachMama

  2. Another 2 well-deserved winners!

  3. You TOTALLY deserve it. I just may have to plan a trip to Vegas so we can meet…or maybe BlogHer next year???

  4. 4 jane

    you so sweet! How did I find you? Lemme try and refresh my memory- it was through another blog- maybe TKW? I am not sure but then again my brain is fried as of this week.

  5. Ah that was *such* a lovely post – thanks 🙂

  6. when first reading the award title, i read, ‘the power of the schnozz.’ wow! how rude! you don’t have a big nose!

    what? oh, right…. the power of being a great internet commenting friend, even if it’s not reciprocated like it should be from certain nameless parties. me.

    you certainly do deserve the award!

    The Power of Schnozz… I’ll be smiling all morning!

  7. 7 Lefty

    If anyone knows how to schmooze, it’s a girl from Vegas.

  8. Congrats on your award! 🙂


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