The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Dec 16-18, 2011. Have some good news this week? Put it in the Brag Basket.
|Basket photo by Katy Wrathall.|
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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K. Olson says
This year I joyfully spent literally hundreds of hours passionately writing a 340+ page business ebook/workbook (Cape or Cloak: How To Do Better In The Business Of Business)showing people how to be true heroes in their business and a children’s Christmas ebook (The Floppy Bear an The Christmas Adventure)with a positive message. I spent yet more not-quite-so-joyful hours trying to get the books to load on Kindle. My next step was to see if someone would be interested in selling the children’s book (I would get no money for it)and take the money to donate to orphans due to HIV/AIDS in Africa or similar humanitarian cause.
For all of the difficulties and time that writing and putting the books up on Kindle took, I mistakenly thought it would be rather quick and easy to find someone who would want to use the children’s ebook to raise money for a good cause. Wrong!
Writing the books and putting them on Kindle has proved to be the far easier task. Which just goes to show that sometimes trying to give something away – even for a good cause – can be its own full time job!
Becky McCray says
K., congratulations on finishing and publishing the books. And good luck with finding exactly the right person or group to work with on the fundraising!
Glenda Watson Hyatt says
K, Congrats on your writing! For getting your books up on Kindle, Daniel Hall (http://danielhall.name/) has done a few free webinars on how to get your books uploaded to Kindle. He covers enough detail to get going.
There is also the service BookBaby.com that uploads and monitors your book on the various ebook reader platforms, for a fee but it might be well worth it so you can spend your time joyfully writing.
Good luck and thank you for doing what you do.