The Brag Basket has become our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one July 8-10, 2011.
|Organized baskets by Smaku on Flickr|
Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing.
What can you do in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- congratulate a friend
- laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
- applaud for each other
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others.
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.
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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A none business brag, plus a word about seniors and tech.
Mr. Bruce downloaded a book to his Nook Color. He usually buys a book per month, but always forgets how to download them in between. (Don’t ask me, I just know how to get to BN.com to buy them.) It takes several attempts, but he had the patience to keep trying.
I know most people online are not in our age group, we are the “elder generation”. However, I do wish people who write the “how-to information” for things would consider that all people don’t speak geek.
Thanks, Becky for letting me share.
Last night I mouthed off that folks should use social media more to accomplish things… then I got nervous that I need to do the same (kinda a throwing rocks in a glass house deal). So I asked folks on twitter/facebook to share a local artists website and then started peer pressuring everyone to buy from them… the response was amazing…
link to facebook post (you may have to be logged in)https://www.facebook.com/codyks/posts/10150239340038558
Link to my blog post about it: http://www.codytalks.com/2011/07/something-i-did-rocked-last-night.html
p.s. BUY ART FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS…
p.s.s. BECKY KICKS ASS.
Deb Brown says
I visited Cody’s facebook post – and was amazed at the number of responses!
I did a survey on colors on websites – and the results were overwhelmingly light background, dark works (Miss Dazey agrees).
This week I’ve been enjoying the presence of my 12 year old grandson – and that frankly, has been enough for me.
Not all weeks have big things to brag about – but each week has something to be thankful for.
Becky McCray says
A round of applause for Miss Dazey’s Mr. Bruce! Love to see you both learning and doing.
Cody, that is an outstanding use of social media, and I’m promoting that as the small town economic development idea of the day.
Deb, cheers to you and your grandson! You’re right: each week has something to be thankful for.
Last night I went to my very first Tulsa Blogger meetup, at which several people said that you and I should connect. So..here I am! I’m Angeline and I write at http://inherfield.com, about women, farming, food, and sustainable living. Food politics, organic farming, and my garden photos; there’s something for everyone!
Wayne McEvilly says
I agree with Deb Brown when she writes:
“Not all weeks have big things to brag about – but each week has something to be thankful for.”
Litttle things are sometimes the big things in life: for me this week, three programs, three rural libraries, children absorbed by Mozart and feeling (knowing) he has something good for them to absorb.
That, and my mango tree started from seed thriving in downtown OKC window!
Love getting on over to the Brag Basket Becky…
Becky McCray says
Angeline, welcome! Clearly, we have lots of things in common. Great to have you drop in.
Wayne, thank you for reaching those rural kids. You’re making a difference every time.