Every week, you share great stories in the Brag Basket. Reading them is the highlight of my blogging week. I hope you enjoy reading about each other, as well.
This is where you can share your projects and accomplishments. You can also cheer for other people, give shout outs, congratulate, and even give someone a well-deserved pat on the back.
The Brag Basket is open all weekend. (September 18-20, 2009 – I’m putting dates because sometimes a person will comment on an old basket by mistake.) Drop by any time and leave your good news in the comments.
The Brag Basket is open for everyone, whether from a small town, a big city, or anywhere in the world. (But it’s true that I love small town brags!)
Will you put something in the Brag Basket this week? You can brag on a friend, your own project, yourself, others, anything! Make it personal, and not just an ad. You don’t need special permission, and you don’t have to be from a small town. Just leave a comment right here. There’s no deadline, so you can brag anytime during the weekend, and I’ll open a fresh Brag Basket each Friday.
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Bragging about getting our blog in order and finally have a few products uploaded! It took some time, but its finally coming together.
Greg Falken says
This week we presented another in a series of free seminars on Google Apps for Organizations. Most of the participants were employees of a business that had already signed up, so it was more of a training than a presentation. For anyone who’s interested, the slide deck is at http://bit.ly/ga-seminar.
The other major achievement of the week was the long-awaited (by me) launch of my personal blog at http://www.gregfalken.com. This is my own personal soap box where I plan to write on subjects relating to humanizing technology, music and the arts and anything else that catches my attention. Please come have a look around.
Purchase Order Financing Blog says
Let’s see. There are two brags I’d like to post:
1. Most indicators seem to point to the fact that the recession in the US has ended. That’s awesome news: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-24-bernanke-economy_N.htm
2. I now have two blogs. The latest one covers purchase order financing. That’s my personal brag :-)
purchase order financing blog says
Congrats on launching a blog! I have found blog writing to be very rewarding personally :-)
Paul Merrill says
This morning, I sold my beloved MacBook Pro. It was win-win… I got a fair price & the buyer did too! The new owners are a super family. A mom bought it for her son, who will be skateboarding all over the world.
(The only reason I sold the 2+ year-old one is that my work bought me a new one. The old one was a super machine.)
A quick brag: even with a over-full contract schedule, I met with a friend who needed social media help. It turns out that the project is for a huge not-for-profit, so I decided to consult for them on a half-pro-bono basis. Truth is, the project is so very exciting that I was tempted to drop everything else in order to work on it exclusively!
And the best part was that the connection came a few months ago from a casual conversation about Twitter. Because I’m such a Twitter dork, I get to work on this awesome project. How cool is that?
Becky McCray says
Folks, I’m way behind in cheering you on, but did want to point out that our last brag is from the incomparable Heidi Miller.
Hooray for everyone, and I’ll be back as soon as I can to reply individually.
Jason Wong says
Perfect timing! Yesterday, we launched our own redesigned website. http://www.i5labs.com.
i5labs is almost 10 years old, and our website was about 3 years stale, to be honest. We planned on making a lot of changes from the old site – search engine friendliness, an updatable blog, and an overall beautification of the site. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do! Please send comments my way at jason at i5labs dot com.
Posterous just added theming, so we’ll be making the blog consistent next week as well!
Deb Brown says
I had a great week — taught an introductory class to small business owners on social media at the local community college (Iowa Valley Continuing Education). We had 18 attend! and 10 of those have signed up for the next two classes. Woot! small business owners DO want to know how to use social media to market their businesses. Slides are at http://www.slideshare.net/debworks
Jim Goodrich says
This past Monday night I was appointed and installed on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Music Commission.
One of the reasons was for the web work I was able to help them to implement and update and convert. It’s exciting for me to be on the Board.
I was traveling this week in southern New Mexico and found myself in the middle of wild thunderstorm just outside of Alamogordo.
They closed the mountain road and stranded me and many others in Cloudcroft.
I want to brag about a small motel that was very accommodating to a bunch of people that needed to make quick changes in their plans.
The Aspen Motel and Cross-eyed Moose Cafe did all they could to make us comfortable in a wild night of wind, hail and rain.
They ran out of ironing boards and irons, so they drove to their house and brought me their personal stuff… This is small business goodness, in action.
They have only been open since Labor Day, but they saved the day for me.
Becky McCray says
1379Kids, congrats on getting the blog and products going. Athletic kids everywhere, rejoice!
Greg, good for you, offering great webinars to help others. And a bit woot for launching your persona blog!
Marco, I’m glad to see the positive signs, also! and congrats on your blog launch, too!
Paul, I love that you’ve found a way to re-share your old MacBook. :)
Heidi, that is a outstanding story of connection! Good for you on reaching out and for the project you get to work on.
Jason, congratulations on the re-design! Everyone, stop by i5labs and give Jason some feedback.
Deb, you must be a terrific teacher! Thanks for sharing the slides, too.
Jim, congratulations. I’m proud for you!
Bruce, thanks for sharing this story with us. Cheers to The Aspen Motel and Cross-eyed Moose Cafe of Cloudcroft!
Late, but it’s still Friday … isn’t it? ;-)
I’m trading taxes for Tech, sorta. My three-year term on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel ends in December. But I won’t be wanting for volunteer duties. I’ve been named to the National Professional Advisory Board to the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University. I’m thrilled to be an official adviser to my alma mater (Journalism B.A., 1978) and am looking forward to helping produce great communicators. Guns Up, Red Raiders!
Becky McCray says
Kay, hey, we’re open all weekend! Thank you on behalf of all the taxpayers you advocated for as a panel member. And congrats on your newest appointment!