Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Major Award / More Sunny Florida

CJ at Compulsive Worrier has nominated me for the Blogging Community Involvement Award, otherwise known as the Schmooze Award, which is really strange, because my accent makes it kind of hard to say. I think there's too many consonants in a row in the word schmooze for me to easily pronounce.

Here's the official scoop on this award:
"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 blogsphere, 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".

Thank you, CJ. I appreciate it.

I normally don't pass along these things, and I've never in my life passed along a chain letter, but I'm passing it along to a couple of folks who always find time to visit my blog, even if I've fallen behind on my own visiting and commenting. I could list everyone on my "Folks I Like To Visit" section there on the right.

But I'm just gonna name two. John at My Viewfinder, because he not only posts great work, he often gives tidbits of how he worked with the image in Photoshop, pointers, how to's, and gives great supportive and constructive criticism in comments on my blog.

I would like to also pass the honor to Photowannabe, because she's not enamored with snazzy equipment or high minded art photography, but obviously just likes to "take picutures" with her cybershot and is about as steady a visitor and commenter as one could hope for.

You guys don't have to write a post about it if you don't want to. Don't have to pass it along if you don't feel like it. It's no big deal.

Thanks to all who visit here, and also to those who take the time to comment.

Now for today's photos:

These were taken at a marina in Melbourne, Florida. The top photo was a water front property next to the marina, and the second one is the radar/communication stuff on a boat in the marina (Anna? Here's proof that I occasionally look up!).

Marinas are neat places to wander around with camera in hand, but you have to be careful not to fall in.


photowannabe said...

Thank you John for the honor of Smoozing. I accept it humbly.
I do love to visit your blog and see all the great work you do. Perhaps someday I will move on to bigger and better equipment but for now my Cybershot and I will keep shooting.

John Roberts said...

Thanks you for my first award of any kind for my blog! Your comments are always encouraging to me, and I think YOU are the one who is as deserving of this award as anyone I know.

lv2scpbk said...

I enjoyed reading your post today and I really like the first photo of the boats.

Mike said...

Congratulations John!

Tracy said...

I love the top one. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation!

Moi said...

Congrats, fellow-schmoozer!!! :)

Bob-kat said...

Congrats on the award! :) I visit here because I like to adn becasue I like to see your pics even though I don't get over as much as I would like too.

I like the marina pics - especially the first one :)

Anna said...

I love this sky! :)

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CG said...

Great photos and I'm glad you passed the award along!!

bluemountainmama said...

congratulations on being a schmoozer! :)

and i love the canoe photos...