Because my husband had a ball team, we were obligated to attend many parties. Calvin, the typical Sagittarius, loved a social setting with a lot of sports people. He neither smoked nor drank but looked forward to gathering with the "guys" for rousing sports conversations and I was always left to seek my own party talk.
When we arrived at a party, Calvin would give me a little peck on the cheek (well, it was really along with a pat on the fanny) and say, "Go work the room." Very few women attended sports functions so I soon realized that it was to my advantage to learn how to talk sports with the "guys." It soon became apparent that a wife could either enhance or hinder her husband's reputation and I chose the first. (A feminist, I am not)
Now I started equating blogging to "Working the room." Successful bloggers really know how to "Work the room" with their varied gift of gab and the proof is in the blogs that sparkle. Within my circle of bloggie friends, I'd like to mention some who really know how to "Work The Room."
Work The Room Bloggers
The first blogger who comes to mind, and REALLY knows how to "Work The Room," is Gary, who writes KLAHANIE and also posts for Penny, a terrier of modest internet stardom. He writes meaningful comments to every blogger (not just the one-worders).
Gary can make you laugh, cry or put you in a world of fantasy.
Hilary from Positive Letters....inspirational stories could work 5 rooms with a different subject for each individual. She is a gracious lady who writes of life in UK, history, films, pubs or how to make a pond pudding. Her posts are sometimes spicy, sometimes melancholy, but always entertaining.
Terry who writes My Journey with Candida writes about natural health and any subject that happens to pop into her head. You never know what to expect with Terry but you always get a lively and positive post and she could work a whole bunch of rooms.
Murr writes her blog, Murrmurrs with a subtle humor that I love. I read one of her sentences and stop for a moment before it hits me........ then I break into laughter and think, OMG, that is the funniest thing I've read. Talk about "Working a room."
The place where I spend most of my time when blog-reading is "It's Rhyme Time," authored by Pat Hatt, writer of children's books. But the blog is actually written by a Cat. Pat has created a kind of sanctuary home-base, reminiscent of the old TV Cheer's bar, where everyone knows "your name." (As the song says) Because it feels so much like home, there are conversations within conversations pertaining to Cat's rhymed post or the scramble for #1. Most of the comments are written in rhyme, although not obligatory, words just sorta start rhyming after you visit a few times. "Working a room" is Pat's middle name.
While lurking at Pats, I met some people who are pretty good room-workers in their own right.
Poke the rock tells it exactly like it is, minces no words and expects no less in return. She is also a talented artist who favors illustrating her point with stick people or finger puppets.
Another lurker that I met at Pats is Mail4Rosey. Rosey posts about the adventures of daily life. It's always fun to peep into the lives of a family and get to know them. She would be a sparkling asset to any room working.
And there is John Debellis, a stand-up comic who writes Another 920 Spot. He writes his one-liners about controversial subjects that often lead to a lively conversation. (I think he likes that) John would schmooze his way around a room with the best of em.
Then we have the two Susans. Susan Swiderski writes, "I think, therefore, I Yam"
and her humor knocks my socks of (and my boots). And there is Susan Kane, writer of
"The contemplative cat," who posts illustrious flash fiction. Put them in a room together.
WOW..... the room will be worked.
Mark Means is another blogger I'd put my money on to work a room and then do a repeat. Mark writes "Left and Write. adding a touch of spice and sparkle to his magnificent writing.
Robin writes "Your daily Dose." Her blog smacks of humor in her writing of a personal experience, politics, films, songs, you name it. Here is a Room Worker who will also hold your interest with a torch song as she sits poised upon the grand piano.
Arkansas Patti is author of "The New Sixty" a blog of humorous stories and I relish every word.
A gal with a colorful past makes delightful reading. Patti would WOW the whole room.
There are many more but a dozen (The Dirty Dozen but I guess it's really a baker's dozen) will be enough room workers for now. If you have time, I suggest you pay them a visit and watch
them weave their magic.