Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Power of Schmooze

Marshmallow has nominated me for the (she even came up with a custom version of the image that matches the new layout of this blog perfectly!)

Blogging Community Involvement Award

which says I Have The Power Of Schmooze.

schmooze or schmoose also shmooze - v. intr. To converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.

The extended definition is this:

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.

According to Marshmallow, I supposedly:

(have) become a great friend of (hers), and always writes the sweetest comments even when the topic is so incredibly mundane and (she) begin(s) to think that (she) should be throwing this blogging thing in altogether. And (I) trusted (her) enough to completely mess about with (my)Blogger template thing. ...that takes a lot of guts.

Here are the five people I think have The Power Of The Schmooze:

Marshmallow- Marshy was a huge support and great friend long before I started blogging (even though we have never met) and she has continued that support while I have been blogging. She always leaves thoughtful comments and gives great advice because she has been there and done that. Not to mention all the help she has given me with the actual blogging process!

Christine-Anyone who has been to Christine's blog has seen her gorgeous smile and the comments she leaves seem to exude that same sunshine and happiness. Her comments always make me smile!

Mellisa- Mellisa is very compassionate, I think she has been through a lot and it has made her not only tougher, but very empathetic. Not to mention she has already lost a stack of weight and looks after a family and a business- wow!

Megan- Megan is a sassy chick and she is doing an awesome job with her weight loss. She leaves really supportive comments and just has a great attitude to weight loss and life!

Abba- I can really relate to Abba's weight loss journey and her comments are just like her blog, honest and right to the point. She really tells it like it is and doesn't make excuses, she is real and I really understand where she is coming from.

I know some of you guys have already been nominated- and for good reason, but I still wanted to let you know how much your comments mean to me. I initially started doing this blog for myself, just to have an avenue to write down my feelings and thoughts about weight loss (and not bore my family and friends with it). I have been pleasantly surprised that anyone would read this, let alone leave thoughtful, kind and supportive comments. It means a lot to me, so thank you!


  1. Congrats on the huh...
    Take care Tully.. and have a top week!

  2. Oi, that's cheating! You can't nominate the person that nominated you! :-P

  3. Thanks so much for the mention! I try my best to smile and enjoy this journey - as difficult as it is somedays! :) Glad you enjoy my comments - I enjoy your blog very much. Keep it up! Will most certainly be keeping an eye on you! We can do this!

  4. Well done on the award.. You deserve it if she says so... Well done

    Love Chubbymum

  5. aawwww .... Thanks Tully!! *blushes*

  6. It is lovely getting awards eh? I am sure you deserve yours too.

  7. You are so amazingly sweet. Whenever I feel like I suck at losing weight, I avoid my blog. Notice that I haven't written much in a while? Yep. I suck (at both blogging and weight loss). But this post? Man did you just make my day. Not only that, but you've motivated me to get off my big butt and get back to work on taking care of myself. Thank you for that. You inspire me all the time, and I'm so grateful for your honesty. You have no idea how much I can relate to the thoughts you write. Keep it up, missy. You're doing a fantastic job!!!


Awww thanks so much for the comment!