Friday, July 13, 2007

Schmooze Award

The great Jeter Harris has given me the Schmooze Award and I am really grateful.  I feel very honored.  Here is the definition of schmooze and an explanation of the award:

"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."

Here are the rules:  Each award winner is to display the badge on the sidebar of his blog with a link to the post which contains the explanation of the award, then nominate five bloggers to receive the award.

Now comes the really hard part.  It's not hard at all thinking of bloggers who schmooze, it's finding ones who haven't been nominated yet.  Here are my picks:

1. Luxor.  He is all over the place, commenting on blogs and being very kind.
2. All the cats at Forty Paws.  They are full of fun and good advice and so very loving.
3. Kimo and Sabi.  They are just so much fun and very friendly.
4. Parker.  I see her commenting on so many blogs, always in a very open and loving manner.
5. William of Mass Destruction.  He is so much fun and his comments are always so witty, but never in a way that puts anybody down.


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Congratulations on your award, Karen Jo. :) It is well deserved. :) You've picked some great bloggers to receive the award!

Christine and FAZ said...

a big CONGRATULATIONS on your award - well deserved - love us.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Karen Jo :)

The Cat Realm said...

Congratulations! You certainly deserve this award very much, you seem to visit EVERY cat "on the blog" and we do not know how you manage!
We always find your wonderful comments on almost every one of our posts - wow!
And you made some wonderful choices also! All of these cats are great schmoozers! We haven´t met William yet, so I will go over and check him out right away!

Parker said...

Why thank you Karen Jo! You deserve the award and I am honored that you nominated me! ~blushes~ I will display it proudly!

Gattina said...

Congratulations and welcome to the Smoozers ! I am one too !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Karen Jo!

MaoMao said...

ConCATulashuns, Karen Jo! You're such a sweet and nice and tallented bean and a GREAT schmoozer! And you picked great kitties to receive the awardie!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Hi Karen Jo! I sure have missed you! Congrats on your award! You are the first person I thought of when I started seeing this award going around! Your blog includes so many and you are such a good friend to all of us! Have a superfanstic weekend!


mister jeter harris, hizself said...

i'm glad dat u aksepted da award kj. yer a grate an wunderful schmoozer!
luv--yer frend--jh
ps--i hope u will be lookin into mi squillion contest on sunday!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, dear Karen Jo! That's a well-deserved award -- you are a fabulous lady, so sweet and talented!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Karen Jo said...

Thank you all for coming by to congratulate me. I feel rather overwhelmed with all the nice things you said about me.

Kimo and Sabi said...

Concatulations on being nominated fer da Schmooooze award and fanks fer nominating us - we hopes e live up to da mission of schmoozing!

Lux said...

May I give you some scritches on the chin, Karen Jo? You are a wonderful schmoozer!

Thank you so much for nominating me; you are too kind!

Unknown said...

concatulations, Karen Jo! Way to go! hahaha that rhymed! MOL!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

I can't imagjine a more deserving human for this awardie than you Karen Jo!!!!
Poets just ROCK!!!