The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one October 28-30, 2011.
|Oct 30 is National Candy Corn Day. FYI.
Photo by SnarkyGurl.
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others. 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
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.
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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Wayne McEvilly says
Well I am here to brag on my #Okie list – I am always asking people if they find it useful. Well, I just found it useful, because it got me to the brag basket first, and now I can tell other people to go get their brag on! Woot or Whatevuh!
the list – http://is.gd/ualRKZ – (I don’t think that’ll show as a clickable, but it’s easy enough – just consult @LauriRottmayers Dummies For Dummies book.
and Thanks for the brag basket –
Donna Maria @ Indie Business says
The candy corn caught my eye. I do not like candy corn, but I do like how candy corn looks. And I love the idea of this post. I’m having trouble deciding what to “brag” about.
– Should it be the print magazine I “launched, got 3 issues out and then had to sort of just stop because I realized my plan wasn’t going to work?
– Or how about the Monday morning video #SmallBizRoll Call I started and then realized it was too much of an investment of time to do each week.
– Or maybe the time when I was new to Twitter, picked a #smallbiz expert with a billion followers and asked her to RT me — and she did — and then I realized a few weeks later what an idiot I was (and was thankful for her grace toward me)?
I’ve made so many crazy mistakes and had so many twists and turns, but I am so thrilled that as of today, I have hosted over 260 small business podcasts and lead the nation’s largest for-profit membership-based trade organization for small scale manufacturers of handmade and artisan perfumes, cosmetics, candles and confections.
But it’s the mistakes I’ve made that have empowered me to accomplish anything at all. Had it not been for the mistakes, and what I learned from them, I’d still be at Square One — trying to figure it all out.
Thanks, this is fun! It’s my first time, so I hope I don’t get deleted for bragging too much :)
Becky McCray says
Wayne, I love your Okie list! Local is where it’s at!
Donna Maria, I’m so glad you shared your tries that didn’t work. That shows you are busy trying things and learning from them. Hope you’ll come back and join us again soon!
Greg Falken says
Hi Becky. Our Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce is promoting Shop Local Saturday on 11/17, as a local alternative to Black Friday/Cyber Monday. They’ve created a Facebook Page for merchants and posters are starting to show up around town. I know it would be appreciated if some non-locals would swing by the page and show some support.
Becky McCray says
Greg, I love Tuolumne County, and I love this project! Thanks for sharing it.
Andy @ small business philippines says
The only thing that I could brag about today is that we just closed our biggest client to date thanks to the efforts of our staff. By the way “liked” the “Shop Local Saturday” fan page.