Sunday, August 26, 2007

I'm a schmoozer baby, so why don't you link me

power of schmooze award So I never did score one of those Thinking Blogger awards, but I did get two even better ones recently. First, Lady M says I'm a schmoozer (which I like to think means I'm a good bloggy neighbor) and Lara says I'm just plain nice. Big kisses to these two dancing girls for singling me out--I am honored! And celebrating these awards by passing them on sounds like the perfect way to kick off the week ahead.

First, the schmooze, a meme which originated with this post defining a good schmoozer as someone who effortlessly weaves [her] way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly comments, happily making new friends along the way. I am sure that some of these picks are repeats, but I'm going to award the pretty ba-loooo (as Opie says) button to the following:

Jenny, of The Bloggess and Mama Drama: Besides being knock-'em-dead hilarious, Jenny has one of the biggest hearts in the blogosphere.

Magpie: The best cure for NYC-homesickness and a wise and frequent commenter (here and everywhere).

Scribbit: Michelle is always ready to spread cheer through comments, links, and even weekly giveaways.

nice matters awardSecond, the nice, which is for those bloggers who are nice people and good blog friends--those who bring good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.

Movin' Mom: For sharing the real scoop on raising teenagers--leaving me not only scared, but also inspired by her example.

Mom Ma'am Me: For her actions in both the real and bloggy worlds--just read a few posts and you'll see why.

L.A. Daddy: Because once I idly asked him a question in a comment and he responded with a truckload of useful information (useful for my next life as a pirate). He may be a biker dude but he's a nice one.

Jen of one plus two: For her Just Posts and for the way she's opened my eyes about homelessness and just being an all-around good egg.

Grace of so, what do you do all day?: For having a genius blog title and tagline, for throwing a kick-ass party in the midst of a stomach virus, and for saying she'd read my blog upon meeting me at BlogHer.

LetterB: For being the brains behind Momku which I think is just so fun and cool (and I am sorry that it's too late at night at the end of a long weekend for me to describe it so lazily). I still stand by my thoughts on Twitter, but Momku is an inspired use of the medium.


Lara said...

ooh, love the beck reference!

congrats on being an awesome shmoozer. and of course being nice, but then, you already knew i thought you were totally sweet and amazingly nice. :-P

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm so glad you joined me in this crazy blogging adventure. It makes me feel as if you're not so far away.

Scribbit said...

Oh thanks so much--really nice of you to think of me especially since I've had horrible guilt feelings about lying so low this month, taking a little break before the kids went back to school. Love your blog!

jen said...

i still can't believe i didn't get to meet you at blogher...

and thank you xo

Julie Pippert said...

Congrats on the blog bling!

You what?

I'm sure I specifically said, "If you are on my blog faves list you get the Thinking Blogger award from me because I only read the Very Very Best." I will go look and link if I must!

You are on the list therefore the award was conveyed to you by me, but maybe I am simply chopped liver LOL. (You know I am kidding here.) Also I acknowledge mass conveyance isn't as meaningful.

But in that case it was appropriate.

Ravin' Picture Maven

Lisa said...

Congrats to you.

OH and congrats on winning a cool new purse on the PBN too!

Jenny said...

My first day in weeks that I actually have enough strength to get out in the blogosphere and I get an award. I'm so not worthy...but blushing like mad.

You are so the best.

PunditMom said...

So many great choices!

GHD said...

Thank you SO MUCH! You are much too kind... and it was so much fun meeting you at BlogHer!!

I adore your blog!

Julie (aka calm mama) said...

I third the voters that voted for you! Going to go read your recc's now. Boy this blogging is a busy business!h

Nancy said...

Oh thank you, my friend. This is truly an honor -- particularly as it comes from one of the nicest people in the blogsphere (which would explain why you got the nice award yourself!)

aaaand... now I'm rambling. Guess I'm not about the short acceptance speeches. ;-)

Magpie said...

Oh, thank you! That's really sweet of you - and you too, do good schmoozing.

L.A. Daddy said...

Oh, thanks much!


In one sentence you acknowledge that I'm a biker dude... and then you expect me to put a pink frilly thing on my blog?! Oy!

Okay. I'll do it. Just for you. Because you're such a nice schmoozer :)

Lady M said...

Well deserved awards, you friendly lady!