Every week, I open a Brag Basket, so you can introduce yourself or share some good news.
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 Dec. 4-6, 2009.
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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Wild Heaven Farm says
What a great start to the holiday shopping season here at Wild Heaven Farm (handmade goat milk soaps and skin care) in Chesterfield, Virginia. Due to a new event (Christmas Town at Busch Gardens), I took in as much in a weekend as I usually see all month. I only hope it’s going as well for everyone.
Territory Mom says
I voted for Barry Moltz book. I emailed him to tell him and he hooked me up with your site. Great information to help me kick off my new business, New Territory Co. – Custom Sewing and Alterations.
Becky, I started a Facebook Fan Page for my blog, Websites for Small Biz. So what is one of the first links I put up? A link to your brag basket post, because I think this is such a great idea.
Facebook page for Websites for Small Biz
After almost a year, my family has launched a Facebook application designed to keep family and friends connected in a gift party.
We call it AlbinoPhant, and it is a mimic of the traditional White Elephant / Yankee Swap party.
Thanks to your input and the work of many other great people, the site is up and working!
I am adding a link for all that are interested.
Happy holidays and thanks for letting me Brag!
Steve Garfield says
First, congratulations on the article in Entrepreneur Magazine!
I just finished the final edit for my book, Get Seen: Online Secrets to Building yoru Business. I took about a year to write and edit and includes lots of interviews, stories and step by step how to’s about putting video on the web. It was a fun project.
It’s available nationwide in January.
You can learn more here and join the community to ask questions and share knowledge:
Becky McCray says
Wild Heaven Farm, congratulations! That’s the way to start the season!
Territory Mom, welcome! Glad Barry hooked you up with us. Always room for another great Okie small biz. And congratulations on the new business!
Leora, thank you so much for including us, and big congratulations on your new project!
PartyWeDo Bruce, congratulations! You’ve put a ton of work into this, and it shows. Thanks for giving me a tour; it was a lot of fun! Here’s to a terrific launch!
Steve, congratulations! I’m really looking forward to your book, because I’ve already learned a lot about online video from you. And thank you!
Greg Falken says
Next Friday, December 11, I’ll be a panelist at our local Columbia College, as part of a lecture series entitled, Inside the Entrepreneur – Enlightening Lessons. I’ll be joined by Stuart Hince, my webdancers partner and Sharon Crost, of Social Media Alive. The event is billed as Enlightening lessons from Social Networking experts, although Sharon is the real expert of the bunch, having directed interactive strategies for HP and Adobe, among others. Stuart and I will have some ideas to offer about how the current economy has affected life on the web and how businesses can take advantage of online tools at low or no cost.
It should be fun and we invite anyone in the Sonora, CA area to come and join us. As an added incentive, refreshments are provided by the college’s culinary department and they are exceptional!
Here’s the poster.
paul merrill says
I’m bragging on the social media community. Many are willing to give without expectation of getting.
It’s great to know people like you, Becky!
Becky McCray says
Greg, congratulations! And thank you for sharing what sounds like an excellent resource for your area.
Paul, that reminds me of something I just read at 300wordsADay.com, something you wrote, about finding beauty where you weren’t even looking for it. That post really touched me. Thank you.
And, Tom Egelhoff, the small town marketing expert, sends this comment:
Check out my new “Open for Business” blog. Each week there will be a summary of the topics (many with links) I talk about on my online radio show. Feel free to leave your comments on the show and start listening. http://bit.ly/3gXK6f
Congrats on the new blog, Tom. I hope many small biz folks will learn and grow with your help.
I am new here. I was laid off in June and in this Michigan economy have been unable to find employment. On the positive side, this has given me the opportunity to pursue ideas I’ve had floating around in my head for over 5 years. The first will be a short book on entrepreneurship and leadership based on my research and writing in graduate school. I hope to self-publish it in the next two weeks, and I hope people will find it helpful.
Thank you for letting me share.
– Brandon W (@zDagger on Twitter)
Becky McCray says
Brandon, glad you are doing for yourself, and not waiting. And great idea to make new use of your research from graduate school! Keep us posted on your progress.