While catching up on my fav blogs today to find that my good blogging buddy, KC from the blog Niente di nuovo avviene sotto il sole nominated me for a Schmooze award! Well, I must say that I am honored, as this is the first award I have been nominated for since I started blogging a mere 7 months ago (wow, has it really been that long already?).
Now I know that ‘Schmooze’ can some times have a creepy, negative, car salesman-ish connotation associated with it, but in this case, it really is a positive award. The award is bestowed upon bloggers who:
"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."
I feel very lucky to be a blogger and to be part of such a welcoming and friendly community. Since many of my fellow bloggers that make me feel welcome have already received this award, there are two that stand out that I am going to nominate. These two talented ladies were not only two of the first to find and contribute to my blog, but they have subsequently been regulars, they keep coming back day after day as loyal readers and I now consider them my friends. They have wonderful blogs, with a tremendous loyal following and I can only hope that my blog will continue to grow into anything that resembles their blogs. If it does, I know it will be successful! I nominate:
And Congrats to Sognatrice and KC for their schmoozability and their friendship!