Admit it; you love the Brag Basket as much as I do. So speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.
It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.
This particular basket is open from Oct. 23-25, 2009. (I put dates so you won’t accidentally leave a comment on an old basket.)
How does it work? You write a comment on this post. You tell something great about your week, or you give plaudits to someone who did good stuff this week. Or you celebrate a terrific failure. It’s not an ad; it’s a conversation with friends. So jump in.
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Fred Patterson - The SBIR Coach says
Pardon me while I brag a bit… The National Institutes of Health did something dastardly back in February. Thinking no one would notice, they used backroom politics to get a special exemption inserted into the ARRA Stimulus Bill that allowed them to NOT include the otherwise required allocation of their Stimulus R&D dollars to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects! Effectively, $230 million of R&D projects were stolen from small businesses. However, some of us did notice, and I led the charge to get this exemption repealed.
It took ten months, but this past Wednesday, Oct 21st, a bill was introduced in the Senate to repeal the exemption! YEE HAW!
Read the story on my Blog: The SBIR Coach’s Playbook (http://SBIRcoach.blogspot.com)
Patrick Allmond says
Joined a networking group that costs $100 a year and it paid for itself about 10 times over within the first ‘guest’ meeting I was at. More to come. Something based on the GoldStar concept but NOT GoldStar.
I talked to a CPA for the first time this week, and now I finally feel like I know where I’m going with my photography business. Blue skies!
Cheers for your success to Fred, Patrick and John!
It has been a slow time for income-producing activity due to my recent excursions. So, imagine my delight when a professor from Yale University requested permission to buy the rights to a photograph of mine! (And highest paid rights thus far for this amateur photographer!)
It is a photograph of a field of green winter wheat, Angus cattle and an Oklahoma sky right down the road from me! My local pals and I were thrilled to know our piece o’heaven will be featured in a Yale professor’s textbook and PowerPoint presentations.
the communicatrix says
I submitted myself for Ignite:Portland and…
…EVEN THOUGH I knew I was the out-of-towner
…EVEN THOUGH I knew my story wasn’t good/funny/smart enough
…EVEN THOUGH I knew I wouldn’t get picked
I did! And now I get to tell my Bloody Epiphany story for the first time ever on a stage in one of my favorite cities of all time.
This is my first opportunity to brag on BlogWorld 09. Rick Calvert and his team did a great job, and provided great information for the blogging/social media community. (with the exception of the closing “entertainment”)
We learned alot, met some great people, and warmly renewed some old friendships.
I feel blessed to be a part of this wonderful online community.
paul merrill says
I’m bragging on the social media community. It’s great to be a part. A friend sent me a link to Chris Brogan today, not knowing that I know him. And knowing you Becky, Jon Swanson, Neenz, Shelia, Robert Hruzek – and more – enriches my life in many ways.
Becky McCray says
Fred, thank you for working so hard to reclaim that $230 million for small business! Keep at it!
Patrick, smart investment! Congrats!
John, that’s great! Now to act on that advice from the CPA! Much success to you!
Stargardener, congratulations! Your appreciation for our rural home is paying off. Hope to see you again soon.
Communicatrix, huge congrats and hugs to you! You are always stretching, and that is one of the things we love about you.
PartyWeDo, it was great to see you again at BlogWorld. I was staggered by the amount of great info there.
Paul, you enrich my life. And your writing frequently leads me to think in new ways.
See? This is why we all love the brag basket.
We’re open all weekend, so feel free to chime in, folks.
So many amazing things went well this week that maybe the best thing is finding out about the Brag Basket!
Keith Burtis says
I’ve been reading the brag basket for a really long time and I have never submitted so today I am bragging for Ryan Knapp. Literally a few week ago I decided to go full out with my consulting work and call it a full time business. E-mail, Tweet, and phone call opportunities have been coming my way in waves and I knew I would need someone to help me manage as I have been rapidly getting spread thinner and thinner.
I officially named Ryan Knapp(@RyanKnapp) the General Manager of Keith Burtis Consulting. He compliments my inability to stay organized and work with database tools allowing me to do what I do best.
Congrats to Ryan and after the official website is up maybe I’ll come back and brag about that. :)
Todd Jordan - tojosan says
Love a good brag. I’d like to brag on my wife for not only reaching her weight watchers goal but maintaining. 100 lbs off and holding.
Also a small brag for me; I’m learning to like wine. Silly I know but I’ve went my whole life and never learned to really enjoy it.
Becky McCray says
Anon, glad you found us! Come back often.
Keith, huge congratulations to you for the terrific launch of your business, and congrats also to Ryan. May you work on lots of great things together!
Todd, a round of applause for NanaJ! Excellent work! And cheers to you, sir!