I am honoured to be given the Power of Schmooze award by BengBeng. The first thing that will struck most mind is that why would I accept and blog about being a powerful “KISSER” in the blogosphere. Ladies and gentlemen, do not get me wrong. Smooches means kisses whereas Schmooze has its totally different meaning.
Schmoozing as defined by Dictonary.com 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. Some bloggers are gifted with the ability to effectively schmooze and others not so much. Mike and Danielle have jointly created this award to recognize those bloggers who exhibit strong schmoozing skills. Marzie, has also added that “Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their ways in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They do not 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 while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.”
To kick things off, I would like to reward 5 bloggers, whom to my understanding deserved to be acknowledged with this award. They are:
PapaJoneh (You always leave your trail of liveliness, happiness and hope, in whichever blog you visit, not only mine. Thanks!)
Nastasshea (Somehow with your comments, I managed to have the motivation and inspiration to move a step further in the blogosphere. Your act of being personal and sincere while commenting has made a lot of people happy. Thanks!)
CC (Your wonderful touch has never failed to liven up my life with love and hope. You have the touch of an angel. Thanks!)
Kuan Hoong (Thank you for leaving your trails in wherever blogs you go. It surely makes a lot of people happy with your approach. You are a committed blogger!)
Pikey Dude (You have always been supportive and encouraging in lending a helping hand to those new bloggers with your technical knowledge and skills. You are the type of person this blogosphere needs. Thanks!)
Minny (You are a very friendly, outgoing, outspoken person even in real life. There is never short of laughter with you around. After all, laughter is the best medicine for all moods. Thanks!)
Why am I awarding 6 persons instead of 5? It is because these people really deserved this award for making this blogosphere a better place to be in.
Since, most of the award recipients have left out the most important part of this meme, that is to leave trace of the origin of this award, I shall take the initiative to set things right on track by providing the participation rules as below:
Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. It would be appropriate to include them with this meme.
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 bloggers that make you think are qualified for this award.
3. Optional: Proudly display the “Power of Schmooze award” logo with a link to the post that you wrote.