The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The things we share are our gifts to each other.
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The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Dec 30-31, 2011 plus Jan 1 2012. Have some good news this week, or even this year? Put it in the Brag Basket.
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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Deb Brown says
Sure – I’ll be first!
I have a story to share. In 2009 I went to a bloggers tour in Hutchinson KS. I made new friends (including Becky) and had a great time. Since then I’ve been a student of social media and have grown in leaps and bounds. This year I brought a 140 Conference to Iowa and continued to work with clients and helped them grow their social media presence. In September a couple of us put together a bloggers tour for our county. Today, we found the long tail. Because of all of my perseverance, persistence and never say die attitude I found myself looking at the long tail of blogging. CNN producers have invited 4 of us to be on a panel on Soledad O’Brien’s inaugural show on Monday! Now isn’t that a great way to start the new year?
Don’t give up, do what you love and never say die. It works.
Chris Cree says
This year we uprooted and moved across country so that Lisa & I could enroll in school full time. My marketing has dropped of to next to nothing simply because I don’t have time to create content much anymore.
Even so I have more business and my business is growing faster than it ever has. So much so that I am looking to hire my first employee next month!
2011 has been a wild year for us, no doubt. :)
Paul Merrill says
I’d like to brag on someone else – Jeff Abel. He has an awesome goal for 2012: http://jeffabel.posterous.com/jeffs-crazy-idea-revealed
Yay to Jeff and his wife for attempting this!
I’m not out to lose much weight during 2012, but there are other goals I have – hopefully I’ll feature their fulfillment in future brag baskets.
Happy new year, Becky!
Linda Crim says
Happy New Year Becky.
I want to brag on Deb Brown. What an exciting way to start off a new year. A sign of all the good that is still to come. She deserves every bit because she works long and hard.
Nox Mafu says
I seldom leave comments. The reason I’m leaving a comment on this one is because I find it simply short and straight to the point, into an extent of motivating one to acknowledge what they have accomplished and etc.
Losing weight always makes my list of yearly resolutions – I joined WeightWatchers and lost some weight. I recently started going hard in the gym and feel good about that.
One of the humbling, yet happiest accomplishments for me this year was the publication of some of my long, overdue poetry book which is not available on Kindle. On top of that, I am in the process of releasing the paperback extended version of the book. What makes me happy about this accomplishment is the element of humbleness within because I’ve shared some of the most personal stuff on love, life and self-development.
Ok – I suppose that falls within bragging huh? LOL
I’m alarmed not to make a long list of 2012 resolutions, but these are to happen!
1. Develop my NoxisionPR firm, an internationally focused endeavor
2. Publish 2 non-fictions book on historical background, socialization, education, growing up, parenting, for a teenage girl/boy [these are already in the process towards completion
3. Publish a new book from some of my collection of poems with a different theme/topic.
4. Move to the South [I haven’t yet decided which corner to move to] because I feel that I’d be happier there. I’m tired of the NorthEast.
Turnip Talk says
I met you this past Spring at #140 Character Conference and you truly inspired and influences me! So much so that I started a local food blog where I honor and support “getting to know your food” by writing features on local farmers, ranchers, food producers and the retailers and restaurants who source local and fresh foods. Since starting the blog I have planned a local food swap and will soon be starting a walking culinary tour of our local restaurants along our towns Main Street. The blog is called Sierra Turnip Talk and I hope you can visit it sometime and see what you inspired in me and what Small Biz Survival continues to inspire at http://www.sierraturniptalk.com
Cheers to rural small business’s this year!