Last brag basket of 2012

The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Dec 28-30, 2012. This is the last one for 2012, so look through your year and think about what good news you’ll add to the brag basket.

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Time to look through your year for the Brag Basket.
Photo (CC) by emdot

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. 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. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.

This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.

It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.

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About Becky McCray

Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband own a retail liquor store in Alva, Oklahoma, and a small cattle ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.
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  1. says

    It was a good year helping small business owners. Small Biz Survival posted one of my articles. Together with Nebraska Extension colleagues launched http://go.unl.edu/DirectMarketingFood to help small foodpreneurs with their online marketing. Same colleagues and I have 2 more programs on the way, Agritoursim and eTailing. Social media reach growing both on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest plus e-newsletter subscriptions up.

    • says

      Glenn, thanks for all you do for small business owners in North Dakota and all over! And I am sure we’ll use many more of your articles in the future.

  2. says

    Hi! I am new to the brag basket so I hope this is ok! I recently launched my new online business: http://www.doodleboxart.com We provide art supplies for kids of all ages! The first day we were online, I found a link to a blogger who is providing art supply kits for the kids of Newtown, CT after the tragedy to help with healing through art! I was so glad to hear about her project #drawntogether and I wanted to help. However, being a new business, money is basically non-existent! I offered to send 5 kits to her to send to the kids. I also volunteered to donate 10% of my sales to the cause! I immediately started getting a few orders, but not for people buying for their own kids, but people buying for the kids in CT! It’s great to see people so open to giving and helping where/when/ and how they can! Thanks for letting me share!

    • says

      Jason, yes, your town counts as a small town. :) Congratulations on the MorningStar mention. Your mention from me was very well deserved. I recommend everyone take a look at your financial planning newsletter. Good stuff!

  3. says

    Becky -
    I’m here to say thank you for this one of a kind resource – a kind of internet coffee house open certain hours during the week, with generous spirited hosts who allow that this is the last day of the year – last chance to brag big where that’s what’s expected, so I’ll just say it clear as I can, the big good news in my life this year has been to see my sister Lynne thrive with her two children -
    that is like sunshine -
    Thanks Becky

  4. says

    Becky – Want to thank you. It’s not easy to get people to pay attention to you while you’re in a growing phase, so I’m grateful for your support of #SMTulsa.

    Even though I started Social Media Tulsa to find other geeks like me, I’m very proud of the community we have become.

    I put together a year in review video montage from all of our meetups, tweetups and the 2012 conference. I hope you enjoy!

    http://socialmediatulsa.org/2012/12/31/2012-smtulsa-year-in-review/
    Happy New Year!
    Cheryl