Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sunday Blog Chatter: If You Schmooze, You Lose?

Sanni said I schmooze.
Shinade said I schmooze.
And if Sanni and Shinade say it, then it must be so. All alliteration being equal, apparently, all God's blog-children said I schmooze this week. But is that a good thing? I had to wonder. For just a second. And then I just jumped up and down screaming I won an award, I won an award, I won an award!
Then I broke a nail and had to stop.

According to the delectable and delicious java host Sanni from Germany, this is the definition of a blog schmoozer: (Gosh, I hope I'm one.)

“As it goes, 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." Now I know why Miss Sanni won. She's a Blog Fairy and a Schmoozer all rolled into one. I don't know of another blogger who loves to encourage and award others the way Sanni does.
By the way, check out her interactive and magnificent blog header. You won't believe what she's designed. It's alive!

Read it here and be sure to congratulate the other winners...Gattina, Turnbaby, Travis, Mo, LifeCruiser, and Ian.

Thank you, Sanni! I've been schmoozed by the best.

Just as I finished writing this post, I received an email - and another Schmoozer Award - from a new blog friend from Texas. Her name is Shinade, the lovely blog beauty above wearing the hat. See what I mean? Beautiful! And so is her honestly written blog called The Painted Veil . She surprised me this week with a peace globe from Oklahoma - in honor of her son-in-law, Bill, who is being shipped of off to Iraq in the very near future. She asked that we remember him in our prayers. I am honored to do so. Thank you for remembering Bill and Shinade's family.

Before I choose the five bloggers I consider real Schmoozers (she affectionately said), please take the time to congratulate Shinade's winners. They are Heavenly Inclinations, Life Magazine, Aesthetic Emotions and Photography and ClaytonLowe - all new blogs to read and enjoy.

Thank you, ladies. I will proudly display my Schmooze Badge.

Mimi Queen of Memes chooses these five bloggers as extraordinarily schmoozie characters:

Peg, As She Is, that sassy New England writer

Skeezix The Cat self-proclaimed ugliest cat ever born
(and a phenomenal peace blogger)

Peter, from Necessary Skills in Canada, who helps us daily with his sage advice

Go Schmooze somebody today.


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh mimi skeezix is daisy's beau. they are madly in love and he even made a video of them for her. he is very romantic!

smiles, bee

Mimi Lenox said...

A video? A love video? On the INTERNET??!! Say it ain't so.

Can I see?

Peter Haslam said...

Thank you Mimi for the award greatly appreciated

Linda said...

Oh course you are an award-winning schmoozer. Was there any doubt anywhere??

Congrats on your lovely awards; wear them proudly and schmooze on, your Majesty - schmooze on!

crazy working mom said...

Congrats on your schmoozing award, Mimi! :)

Hope you had a great weekend!

Mimi Lenox said...

Peter, Linda, Crazy....Thanks! It was exciting. I shall schmooze on, you silly people....

Sanni said...

*SCHMOOZing* the Queen. Do the Bloggingham bylaws allow this? However, it´s a cyber smooze =)


Shinade said...

Robert is right you are absolutely goodness just look at this layout and all those peace globes....perhaps that's why you should drop by you are 1 of only 2 out of the two times I have now had the honor to choose you for this one. Please drop by

It's not the scmoozer--but, It was the best I could come up with for now!:)`Jackie

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