Monday, July 30, 2007

boggles the mind...

Stacy, whom most of you already know and love, tagged me with “Blogging Community Involvement Award - the Power of Schmooze”. Now, as I told Stacy, this just cracks me right up! It's not that I'm not honored, because I most assuredly am. It's just that I never thought that my name and schmooze would ever appear in the same sentence! I'm just so painfully introverted. But I guess that's the beauty of the blogging world. It allows you to be yourself without all the social anxiety of in-person interactions.

Anyway, here is what Stacy had to say about schmoozing (and yes, I'm stealing word for word here)...

Schmoozing as defined by is the ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” When it comes to blogging, schmoozing is your ticket to making new friends, getting yourself noticed and building a reputation.

So, if I'm understanding correctly, this award is about having a welcoming blog. About commenting. About answering comments. About making friends. About being a friend.

And using that as my guide, I'm going to now tag a few "schmooze-y" gals. (I hope you all know I could choose so many of you...because I'm lucky enough to visit so many welcoming, friendly people on a regular basis. But I'm going to try to limit this to just a few.)

Carrie. She's a shoo-in for this one! Though I suspect she will laugh as hard as I did at being thought of as a "schmoozer". But if you haven't already, you really must visit her blog. She is just the sweetest! I mean it, The Sweetest! Her blog is not only welcoming and friendly and down-to-earth, it is a HAPPY place! And she's a very loyal friend, and always leaves the sweetest comments. She has a way of making my day, every day! And by the way, if you didn't pick up on it before...she's really very sweet!

Gail. Yep, Stacy's sister. You can tell they're "cut from the same cloth". They are both beautiful ladies! Their blogs are both such friendly places to visit. And they always visit and leave sweet comments. And they're so thoughtful that they respond to comments you leave them. I tell you, these ladies are special people!

Melissa. She's definitely "schmooze-y"! Friendly. A variety of posts, but always with a welcoming feel. And she's very liberal with her links, always talking about the wonderful people she meets out here in the bloggy world. And she too, leaves very sweet comments.

**I must apologize, that once again I could not get the button for this award to post. I have no idea why sometimes I can manage to do this and sometimes I can't. I'm sorry for my lack of computer skills. So you wonderful ladies who I tagged feel free to bop on over to Stacy's to pick up the button.**

Thank you again, Stacy! I truly don't know what I did to deserve you for a friend, but I am ever so grateful!


Melissa R. Garrett said...

Oh shucks! ;-)

I'm laughing, too! Thank goodness for blog, 'cause I hardly say two words in real life. Hannah said to me the other day, "I wish you would talk more." Maybe it's just that she talks enough for all of us, I don't have much to say!

Anonymous said...

Seriously LOL here ..... Me?? A Schmooz??? Good grief, what has the world come to??? LOL!! Thank you, Debi, for such an honor (I think, LOL)!! Here's to us Schoomy Chicks in bloggy land! LOL!

gail@more than a song said...

Aww, you're very sweet Debi..thanks!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my goodness, you write the sweetest things Debi! :) And I totally agree. I had never thought my name and the word schmooze would ever be used in the same sentence. We're birds of a feather, I'm quite introverted too. Except when it comes to blogging :)

You picked some wonderful ladies, great schmoozers one and all!