It’s Friday, and that means the Brag Basket is open for the weekend.
This is where you can share your projects and accomplishments. You can also cheer for other people, give shout outs, congratulate, and even give someone a well-deserved pat on the back.
The Brag Basket is open for everyone, whether from a small town, a big city, or anywhere in the world. (But it’s true that I love small town brags!)
This week, we’re featuring a special brag from the Town of Wister, Oklahoma:
I am very proud of our Local Library. Leslie Langley, the librarian, puts out a monthly newsletter for our community, with several people making contributions (mine is Sherry’s Hodgpodge). She gets requests from people out of town and out of state who happen to have picked up the newsletter in a local businesses. I have attached one of the latest issues.[Note from Becky: I’ve uploaded the July Wister newsletter to share with you, also.]
Leslie says she sends a pdf copy to our state senators and representatives, so they can keep up with what is going on in the little Town of Wister. I moved to this community due to a family members health issues in 2006. And as in all small towns there some things that can be improved, but I have come to admire this community and Leslie Langely is on top of this list with her efforts to pull the community together. I could go on about some of the other things she does, but my brag right now is the “Wister Community News”.
Town of Wister
Will you put something in the Brag Basket this week? You can brag on a friend, your own project, yourself, others, anything! Make it personal, and not just an ad. You don’t need special permission, and you don’t have to be from a small town. Just leave a comment right here. There’s no deadline, so you can brag anytime during the weekend, and I’ll open a fresh Brag Basket each Friday.
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Becky McCray says
This week, I have to brag. I was quoted in the New York Times! Claire Cain Miller (@clairecm) interviewed me about Twitter use by small business: http://bit.ly/tbu5d Welcome, NYTimes readers!
Becky McCray says
VickyH @eeUS tweeted her brag:
“My 1st article for Examiner.com is up. Sexting: Does Your Teens Cell Phone Need A Condom? http://su.pr/9Gkm5f”
Becky McCray says
Fred @fschlegel tweeted his brag, too:
“Bill, Kay and I kicked off group project-Looking for ways to move with certainty during uncertain times! http://www.frogblog.biz“
Congrats, Fred, Bill and Kay!
Bobbie Stacey says
In an age where multi-billion dollar conglomerates like Clear Channel have drained almost all local interest content from our media in favor of nationally syndicated programming, a new joint venture between UP Town Productions and Nyman Signs of Escanaba, Michigan (pop. 13,000) is something worth bragging about.
It’s called DeltaCountyTV.com “a television-style website with local programming designed to draw people into (our) area and allow opportunities for growth and prosperity within the community.”
I learned about this effort yesterday through an e-mail from our DDA Director. By then a five-day veteran of the Twitterverse, I went nuts imagining the possibilities. (Thank you, Becky and Small Biz friends.) Within an hour of receiving the email, I cornered UP Town Productions owner, Tom Daley, in front of his studio. (Try that trick in a big city, folks!)
For about a half hour, Tom spoke with me about the motivation and vision behind DeltaCountyTV.com. I heard wonderful ideas about producing a Saturday Night Live- style program to be acted out by the high school drama club and directed by veterans of our local performing arts center. (Yes, we have a both a fabulous local performing arts and a fine arts center!) Tom shared his marketing philosophy of providing a supplement, rather than a replacement to the ad campaigns our local businesses are currently running. This fall, we will be able to look forward to viewing live high school football on the site on any night that we are unable to attend in person. And that’s just the beginning.
The website is still under development – and they are currently raising ad dollars to buy a $14,000 piece of equipment that will allow live streaming of content with the same kind of quality as Fox News. I will certainly be following their progress and employing their capabilities in order to get my own new non-profit efforts announced to the world. I’ll offer an update on the sites progress in about six months. Better yet, you can monitor their progress as well. Bookmark their site and check out Delta County through this new medium. I’ve published this brag basket comment on my blog site also, with appropriate hyperlinks.
Like the majority of residents here, Tom really loves the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and particularly our county of Delta. Also like so many others who live here, he has been offered employment in other parts of the country, but has chosen to remain for happiness and love of community. That’s their loss, and our gain – totally. Totally cool.
Becky McCray says
Wow, Bobbie! What a story! We’d all love to see this kind of action in our town. Congratulations to Tom, and everyone who is making Delta County TV a reality.
And for everyone, Bobbie’s blog is here: Home Run Events.