Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"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"
I want to thank Jenn in Holland for her acknowledging me with this schmooze award! This was extremely kind and schmooze-y of her, as I am so new to this whole scene! Thank you again, Jenn!
I'd also like to pass on the award to some wonderful schmoozers that I've met in the online universe both recently and not-so-recently:
First of all, Jenn in Holland, may I return the compliment?
Anno, my friend both on and offline, through coffee and children and creativity, etc., etc., etc. She's as generous in real life as she is in the blogosphere.
Charity, who practices this as a writing muse and advisor to writers both fledgling and published.
Pseudowife, caretaker of those who need TLC, both through her writing and her actions
Yvonne, mom extraordinaire and animal whisperer for creatures great and small
Fourier Analyst, whose analyses and visits are always stimulating and interesting
Jennifer, who took time during a difficult time to come and say hello and take interest here.
I'll write more tomorrow - we just got back from a family reunion, which was lovely, but we had a horror story night (funny, not serious) which I'm too tired to comment on just now...