THE POWER OF SCHMOOZE.
"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."Woot! How cool is that?? Thanks so much Sparky. In a completely non-sarcastic way, I'm very touched by this and want to add that nothing gives me pleasure like finding a new blogger that I feel I connect with. Such a cool little universe we've created for ourselves - not restricted by age, race, sex or border. Just common interests and a bit of cyber-friendship.
I'm passing this award on to my first official blog-friend, Thomma-Lyn at Tennessee Text Wrestling. She's the kindest, sweetest, gentlest soul with a intellectual streak that's downright scary. (Just get her started on physics... I dare you). TL respects the visitors to her blog -- always welcomes them and returns visits. And y'all - she's a terrific writer to boot!!
The second award goes to our Goddess Supreme, Primo Book Pimper, The Charming Geek Herself, Crowwoman Rhian. I'm happy to be considered one of her tribe and I speak for most of us writerly-types when I say THANK YOU for unrelenting support and pimpage.
And thanks again Mr. Duck, for adding some Spark to the blogosphere.