Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Power of Schmooze Award

I've won a blogging award! I've won a blogging award! Did you see me jumping up and down in a fit of joy? If you were in my living room yesterday you would have and I'm still flying high.

My new friend Charlotte R. Dixon who runs Word Strumpet,, thought that the work I'm doing with LifePrints was worthy of an award. Writers should click right over to Charlotte and check out her advice on writing. She is a copywriter and creative writing teacher of the highest caliber.

The Power of Schmooze is a blogging community involvement award given to bloggers who make an effort to get to know others in the blogosphere. The tough part is now I must pass the award along to five others.

Since I've become involved in Blogcatalog I've met some interesting people who run informative, fun, and entertainingly irreverent blogs. I am in good company at Blogcatalog. The members have set a high standard for excellence.

So drum roll are the winners.

Kali Karagias at Out of Focus,

Kali was one of the first people to reach out to me. She is so funny. She has a dry sense of humor that always makes me laugh out loud when I read her posts. With a sharp wit and keen insight she challenges the way I think about the world. I love people who can do that.

Philip Harris at All Things That Matter,

Mr. Harris is the author of Waking God. He has his own talk radio show called All Things That Matter and currently works in special education. Also, he is knowledgeable in the areas of secret societies, occult and religious studies and has been a student of mystical studies for over twenty five years. Phil's post about our true place in the Milky Way Galaxy blew my mind and I've been reading faithfully ever since.

Delirante (Wen) at La Delirante,

Wen is from El Salvador and lives in Malta. She writes about her life there. I've enjoyed talking to her and learning through her eyes about living outside your homeland.

Lisa Wines at OMYWORD! Did I Say That!,

Lisa added me to her feeder! I remember when she sent that message. I was as happy then as I am now to pass on this award to her. She lives in France and has the most interesting take on life. I'll never think of fake boobs in the same way and her recent post on the Bible...well, I won't give away the ending.

Vienne at Eavesdropwriter,

Vienne has created one of the most unique resources for writers that I've ever had the pleasure to stumble upon. I wish I'd thought of it! She is an accomplished eavesdropper and uses the tidbits she overhears to build characters and spark her creativity. Every writer should check it out.

That's my five and it was a difficult task. I wish I could give one back to Charlotte at Word Strumpet but that's probably against the rules. Congratulations everyone. Now it's your turn to pass it on.


Philip Harris said...

I am humbled by your award. One of the goals of my blog, ALL THINGS THAT MATTER, is to make people think and to question. At least I know I have touched one person and that makes the time worth it. Thank you!

Lisa McGlaun said...

You're welcome Phil. You deserve it.

La delirante said...

I am speechless Lisa! Just as Philip Harris said, it makes the time worth it. Meeting people like you on the blogosphere is priceless.
Many thanks!!

Vienne said...

Oh Wow! I'm very excited about this! Thank you, Lisa. I really appreciate the interest you've taken in my little blog. I'm pleased you find eavesdropping as fruitful as I do! I'm on the case to select my 5 bloggers to feature. Again, thanks, and congratulations to you for the meaningful blog you've created. Vienne

OMYWORD! said...

Lisa, thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoy reading my blog. We writers can feel pretty alone out here in blog land and knowing that I have an audience that appreciates me, helps me get up in the morning. Thanks again!

Lisa McGlaun said...

You are all VERY Welcome. Bask in the glow. I'll look forward to reading who gets your awards.

Anonymous said...

Way to big SCHMOOZER!!! I am so proud of you!

Love, Tina