It’s official I am a schmoozer.
I told my Mom she could put it on the shelf with all my many
Rehab Completion Awards & Arrest Reports ….
She didn’t think it was funny.
So what is the “Power of Schmooze” award…
Created by Mike at Ordinary Folk and Danielle at Pink Reviews this award helps
“recognize those people that were [are] exceptionally adept at creating relationships with other bloggers by making an effort to be part of a conversation, as opposed to monologue.”
The rules? Below:
-If, and only if, you get the Thinking Blogger Award or The Power of Schmooze Award, write a post with links to 5 blogs 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.
This award was passed on to me by the wonderful and amazingly sweet Kemari, author of Phattitudes. Defined by her as “the way you feel about yourself, the way you present yourself to the world and the way you allow the world to affect you.”
Her positive message promotes a refreshing outlook on all aspects of life. Inviting readers to embrace the optimistic aspects everywhere in order to seize the opportunities that negativity often hides from us.
The award was passed on to her from another amazing woman......
the one and only Wonder Woman of DiSjoiNteD IntelLigenCE.
The idea behind the award is to help new (me) and established (not me yet) bloggers to be acknowledged. Not only for their blogs, but also for their willingness to step out and make friends and network with other bloggers old and new.
There are to say it bluntly there are … A LOT of blogs.
In the multitude of so many one can easily get lost in the mix. But those that make an effort to reach out to socialize and establish positive relationships with others stand out.
Thus the award is a powerful message that recognizes the importance of developing relationships with bloggers from the many different communities as well as the world of blogs at large.
I feel very honored and proud to be recognized for my ability to Schmooze.
(I knew one day my dope fiend wit and skill would serve a higher purpose.)
So with my new “Power of Schmooze.” I proudly pass it on to the following Bloggers who have welcomed me into this new world and who deserve to be recognized.
1-Bev- The author of Perpetual Expressions. One woman’s journey as she states, “… about learning to passionately walk in God's Grace and stumbling along the way.” I love this girl! She freely shares her own journey of finding her path including the bumps and bruises she encounters along the way. Open and honest, her gentle words of encouragement have supported me my own journey. She’s Schmoozed her way into my heart to which I am so grateful.
2-Sibba-The kind and gentle author of Seeing is Believing and Believing is Seeing. An insightful blog dedicated to helping others achieve a life that is one that is a reflection of a life lived in harmony with ones self. Sibba has an amazing way of breaking down complex ideas into simple steps that are realistic and practical. Kind and generous she has offered her schmooze in my own processes of understanding.
3-Christina- Kooky, quirky and passionate for Sir Paul McCarntney and all things “Beatles”. Christina authors the Blog Sir Paul McCartney & The Beatles Guest Band Purplemelon as well as The Beatles and Eveyone that Loves Them. Her humor and free spirit has allowed me to discover everything in the known universe in regards to the Beatles. Her willingness to ask questions as well as her ability in developing relationships by networking is a definite “Schmooze” quality.
4-Billy Warhol- With an amazing sense of humor. Billion Dollar Baloney speaks volumes of Billy’s wit as he put it by openly and freely displaying his" rants on Flickr Photos Booze Babes Party People Music Fashion Sex Peace Love Politics Religion Fun Art Rock and Roll!"
“Does anyone know where any Eskimos are….because Billy’s got some ice he wants to sell”
When it comes to “Schmoozing” hands down he’s the king and when it comes to support his crazy and wacky words of encouragement make me smile.
5-Richard Pauley- All things MMA is what you'll find at Ultimate MMA Video Blog . From opposite ends of the spectrum I collided with Richard in a social network community.
He may "scour the net for the best MMA videosfighting" and blog about the world of MMA. But deep down inside he’s a gentle guy whose has shared openly and honestly his own struggles in life and because of this I proudly pass some schmooze his way!
To these Five Amazing Bloggers and Schmoozers…Congratulations and Pass it On!