Every once in a while, someone will tell me, “I could never brag.” Well, let me tell you something; you can brag here. I give you permission.
Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing. I started this so you can introduce yourself, share some good news, or congratulate a friend.
The basket is open all weekend, from May 28-31, 2010. Long weekend in the US. : )
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.
How does it work? You write a comment on this post, email me, tweet me, or comment on Facebook. You tell something great about your week, or you give applause to someone who did good stuff this week. Or you celebrate something wonderful that you tried that failed.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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John Krech says
Congratulations to the three small businesses featured in Forbes today as great small business investment opportunities: La Grand Dame, Phitch, and Artimus Art
Becky McCray says
And Phitch includes you, doesn’t it John? Congrats!
Mike Gunderloy says
Just checking in to mention that we DID survive last weekend’s campout, despite having to haul out the first aid kit and duct tape on several occasions, and even an unplanned run to the ER.
Becky McCray says
Mike, congrats! Glad you all survived. Always take the duct tape. :)
And thanks to Chris S. Cornell for this brag, sent via email:
Your site continues to impress and inspire. In Westchester, NY, we’ve had quite a bit of success building community through social media — often using techniques and strategies I’ve seen here first. Thank you!
I’ve mentioned some of our small victories here before — including our four fully-booked Tweetups and the success of Twitterprofessor.com. I’ve also had great results in our local community with the Pleasantville Twitter account, and we’ve been able to get the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to embrace new technologies like never before.
I couldn’t help but think of SmallBizSurvial this week when I first started suggesting that my Facebook friends “like” our new page: http://Facebook.com/WestchesterSocialMedia. (Westchester is the county that includes our Village of Pleasantville). I am quite sure that there are many profound differences between the Oklahoma and Westchester, NY, but when it comes to communicating one’s message and using social media, I have to believe we all have a great deal in common.
More than 30 of Westchester’s most forward-thinking individuals hopped on board immediately, and I am looking forward to the challenge of building a community on that page in the coming months. The website WestchesterSocialmedia.com will also be used to post social media related articles of interest to those in Westchester and beyond. I look forward to reporting back in a couple months that we have a community that’s headed in the same direction as the one you’ve built here.
Thanks again for the inspiration.