Every week, I open a new Brag Basket. It’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing. I started this so you can introduce yourself or share some good news.
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.
This particular basket is open from Jan 8-10, 2010.
How does it work? You write a comment on this post. You tell something great about your week, or you give plaudits to someone who did good stuff this week. Or you celebrate a terrific failure. It’s not an ad; it’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other!
This week, I also want to share an note I just received via email:
I am Dominique, French and I run a blog about and for freelancers.
Recently Chris Brogan mentioned your brag basket.
Curious, I went to have a look and just found in love with the idea. Today, I wrote a note about it, asking my reader if they would like a “brag basket” on my blog as well. So far, they enjoy the idea, because it’s a positive, engaging and I’m sure it will give them ideas and opportunity to share.
Here is the link to the note:
weblog/2010/01/une-belle- rubrique-pour-saluer-les- initiatives-dautres- freelances-.html
Thank you for your blog, very inspiring.
Now, how cool is that?
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paul merrill says
This is not really a brag – but rather a thankfulness thing. I’m so thankful that I live in a home where the cold outside is kept at bay!
Have a great weekend, Becky. And cool that Dominique is turned on to the idea of a brag basket too! That is worth bragging about.
Thank you Becky, that’s nice. My readers definitely like this brag basket. I’ve asked to help me find a french name for it. I’ll tell you what they find.
Becky McCray says
Paul, we all need to be thankful for that.
Dominique, yes, please tell us if you create a new name.
Marianna Hayes Chapman says
Hi Becky – I’ll brag. I’m just back from an exploratory mission to AmericasMart with my client, Grace Bateman, social entrepreneur and founder of Peru Paper Company (http://www.perupaper.com). With only $100, Grace started her company to produce sustainable products made with 100% recycled products, mostly post-consumer waste. Best of all, the handmade paper and designs are all created by a group of more than 15 women in Peru, who previously could not support themselves or their families. And now Grace is preparing to expand to offer her card lines to retail gift and paper stores across America later this year through wholesale markets like AmericasMart. I think Grace’s business is totally worth bragging about!
Becky McCray says
Marianna, that is a great story! Thank you so much for sharing!
invoice factoring blog says
I was raised in Peru and lived there until I was 17. I absolutely love your BRAG!