9 Jul 2007

London Buses (similarity to awards that is)...

Like the proverbial London buses (in that you wait for one and ages go by before 2 turn up together) - I am being veritably showered with awards lately (well if 2 can be interpreted as a shower, a spit of pleasant drizzle maybe!).

Hot on the heels of the recent Thinking Blogger Award, I learn from my great blogging friend Shelly at This Eclectic life, that she has finally lost the remaining marble in her bag and decided I should be awarded something! It appears to be something to do with shmoozing (is that something my mother would approve of? Who knows but sounds intriguing nevertheless..)

According to Shelly, the definition for 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.

Well anyway, thanks Shelly and as far as I can tell, this is a good thing and as you know, all good things should be passed on. I am relatively new to this blogging malarkey so don't have a massive blog-roll to choose from but those that I do have really do exemplify the spirit of this award.

They are (drum roll), in no particular order,

Chris H at Diet Coke Rocks - never fails to comment, never fails to amuse and lets me get away with NOTHING! Bah!

JoJo at Are we there yet? - very quiet at the moment but usually a frequent and very welcome guest on my 'stoop' - love chatting with her.

Tom at http://tomsheehan.digitalscenic.com/ - I love his photos and the fact that he e-mails me to thank me every time I comment. A very nice man!

Karoline at Karoline in the morning - the deepest of thinkers and one of the greatest givers of comments. Always thoughtful, never dull!

And finally, Anonymous Boxer - I know you do not accept comments on your blog and I completely respect that but you get an award anyway as you never fail to encourage me with my fitness struggles. I hope I'll get to know you better one day and thank you!

For all you winners, feel free to use the award above on your own blog and pass the baton on to more deserving blogs than mine!

What next, an Oscar?


Jenny said...

Oh are you a sweet Schmoozer! :-)

You are my hero, each day, when I visit... I admire your dedication and honesty.

And thank you!

Chris H said...

Oh WOW ! I am kinda honoured! Thanks mate, I will give it a go and try to pass it on.... heee hee he.

Jojo said...

Hey FB....I had no idea you felt this way! Thank you. I hardly know what to do next, I've never been given an award for..smoozing.
Your awesome, and I have missed you! jojo

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Nigel... You're a super guy! :)