Monday, 20 August 2007

For me? Awww...

PJ over at The Urban Recluse has given me an award! My first ev-ah blog award!

It's going right over there -> -> -> on the sidebar.

The Creative Blogger Award is actually the second. PJ also nominated me for a Schmooze Award earlier this month and I MISSED IT. [*bows head in shame*] I don't know how that happened but here it is, my very own...

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.”

I'm still new to this blogging business, so I didn't realize I'm supposed to nominate five other bloggers for the awards. In the spirit of paying it forward, therefore, I hereby nominate the following for the Schmooze Award:

KS Augustin (how's that bomb shelter?)
Manic Mom (you crack me up)
Kim (the maraca girl)
Kevin (the random guy)
Nyc/Caribbean Ragazza (buon giorno!)

And for the Creative Blogger Award, here are my nominees:

The Anti-Wife (blogging from the heart)
The Clarity of Night (virtual campfire)
Water the Blog (Matt, master of satire)
This Beach Called Life (he shoots from the hip)
Kanani, the Easy-Writer (free irreverance)

I'd like to nominate a couple more people, but I'm obeying the rules (for a change). I'll nominate my other favourite blog-buddies next time around.


Anonymous said...


I'm especially partial to the creative blogs.

wordtryst said...

Thank you, Jason.

The Anti-Wife said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

wordtryst said...

Anti-wife, thanks. You and Jason certainly qualify.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

congrats on your award.

wordtryst said...

Grazie, nyc.

PJ said...

I'm glad you're enjoying it, but I also nominated you for a Schmooze Award a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...


I am shocked that YOU got nominated for the Schmooze. I never knew you to be that kind of person. Isn't that the same as "apple polishing" to put it mildly? Be careful.

And those friendship questions: I feel like I've transgressed a few times. I have not been able to get in touch with you lately so I wonder...hmm...maybe you're trying to say something here.

Aw well, life's like that.

Matt said...

wow! that's a fancy award you've got there. congratulations!
(thanks for the nomination as well and "master" status. hooray!)

wordtryst said...

Thanks, matt. You can tell I'm having fun, can't you? :)

You're welcome re the nomination and 'master' designation. I love your pieces. You're a Dave Barry fan, aren't you? When I was in FL Barry was my sole reason for buying the weekend paper. I think you'll be syndicated soon. Watch out, Dave. Competition!

wordtryst said...

PJ, thank you. Don't know how I missed that one.

wordtryst said...

Anonymous WHO?

I'm guessing it's you, VS.

aka_lol said...

Some are born almost creative, others work at being creative, while others are truly creative and have talent.

That is why Wordtryst (Liane) easily deserves the Creative Blogger Award :)

Well deserved!

wordtryst said...

Thanks, aka_lol. So do you.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ooops, thanks for the nomination. :)

aka_lol said...

I didn't thank you for the nomination previously because I was still jumping up an down in delight. Now that I am no longer oscillating, I want to thank you for your vote of confidence and it wasn't until you mentioned it I realized I may be shooting from the hip and not with my two hands extended in front like a true marksman. It also just occurred to me that I may be even developing a blogganality :)

Thanks :)

wordtryst said...

You're welcome, nyc/caribbean.

aka_lol, 'blogganality'? I like that word. I'll use it, too. And I meant 'shoots from the hip' in the cowbow sense - y'know, sorta casual but lethal. :)

kim said...

How did I miss a post with my name in it?!

I've never been nominated for anything blog before, and by a blogger whom I admire to boot.

And I'm not just saying that to be shmoozy.

aka_lol said...

Sometimes I feel I fire buckshots into a crowd and hit many wrong targets :)

wordtryst said...

Thanks, kim. The admiration is mutual.

aka_lol, I haven't seen any evidence of that yet... :)