The hope was that someday we would come out of the shadows. We purposely took silhouette photos of us to symbolize our book as a work in progress.
The same night we also took photos of us expecting that someday we would have an agent– that we would break out of the shadows and our agent would pitch our book to publishers. That day is soon. We have and agent, and she is getting ready to pitch, baby, pitch on our behalf.
Since these photos were taken over a year ago we have learned so much. Actually these photos are precious to me because they remind me of the joy of the journey. I hesitated to show you these because the background is all wrong, but the fun is captured. That’s the important thing.
So what can we all do while we wait? Please invite everyone we know to the website (blogsite)– onebravethingaday.com. (We tried to make it easy for the people you tell to remember– it’s just the title of the book.) And leaving comments is a great idea, as publishers soon will be looking on. We will continue blogging regularly, and frankly, I’m interested in what you would like more posts about. We have had a variety, from Sweeping as meditation, to Heather at the Zoo, the Road to Alcatraz 2011, Highway 101, Bacon, Number’s game, and the Wise women reading circle, to name just a few. What were some of your favorite topics?
I am so excited to see what this next leg of the journey is like…I hear stories.
Keep us on our toes on our blog. Let us know what you think.
Posted by Tegan on Jul 6, 2011 in motivation
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We’re hoping to find a way for people to post their brave things on this blog other than just in replies to our posts, but in the meantime, if you want to shout out whatever brave thing you did today (and tomorrow and the day after that), try twitter! I know, I know… one more account. But if you pick and choose, it can actually be quite fun. And who knows, you just may be the next Kanye West of twitter, but a little less crazy.
You can see what we do on twitter as 1bravething here, even without creating a twitter account. If you want to join twitter, you can also sign up there.
To join in the bravery fest on twitter, after you get an account, whenever you get the inspiration, type your brave thing with the hashtag “#bravething” into the “What’s happening?” box on your twitter home page and hit the “tweet” button. Hashtags are little organizing (often made-up compound) words with the # sign in front of them so twitter folk can sort through to find ideas they want to follow. You can search for “#bravething” and read what everyone else is doing courageously. I hope it can be a little pick-me-up for you and a way to give yourself a pat on the back for the things you do.
I didn’t really get twitter. How can 140 characters or less convey anything true or meaningful?
I am still a bit dubious, but I am beginning to enjoy this tweeting/twittering little way of connecting to people. Through hashtags (“#”) and retweets (“RT”), I am discovering a wider world of clever, strong, inspiring, and funny people. And delightfully, they’re finding Linda and me, too. The wonders of technology.
Imagine my surprise when a tweet I sent out wound up digitally immortalized on BJ in Catonsville’s blog! BJ is a “Runner, writer, student, Dad and husband, all rolled into one.” His posts about getting lost, his dog, and Easter (among many) made me laugh out loud at the computer. By compiling tweets using his hashtag #youknowyourearunnerif in a blog post, BJ did the online equivalent of introducing a group of runners to one another over the digital punch bowl. Social media genius! I may be starting to understand this twitter thing now.
In the big cocktail party of the internet, twitter may be small talk, but sometimes small talk really can lead to new friends. Thanks, BJ. If you’re ever out in Seattle, the round of electrolyte drinks is on us!
BJ in Catonsville from bjincatsonville.blogspot.com (with his daughter)
You can follow BJ on twitter– BJBernier– and us, too– 1BraveThing!
Do you have any good stories about connecting through facebook or twitter?
Posted by Tegan on Mar 28, 2011 in nuts and bolts
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… and after just a little technical sweat, WE HAVE AN EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION!!! I just tried it, and it worked for me. It’s on the right. Click subscribe, enter your email address, then watch your inbox for the confirmation link. You should get a little message on our site that says your subscription was successful. Then you should also get an email whenever we post. I hope it works for you!
Posted by Tegan on Mar 24, 2011 in nuts and bolts
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Hey there, blog readers!
If you would like to get updates about our website in your RSS feed, just click the “Subscribe” button under the title of one of our posts. I still don’t really get RSS feeds, but to learn more about them, there’s a nifty ehow.* **
We’re also on twitter as 1BraveThing. We’ll tweet links to new posts so you can follow us through twitter.
If you’ve been following us on facebook, you’re still our friend! We’re changing our name, but we’ll all still stay in touch. If you haven’t become our friend on facebook yet, we’re now One Brave Thing a Day, and we’d love for you to “like” us in that facebook way.
Want to comment? Please don’t be shy! Join the conversation on this website by clicking on the speech bubble by each post title.
Wow, I’m feeling simultaneously savvy and technologically inept… It’s a brave new world, isn’t it?
We’re glad you made it here, and we hope you come back often.
* Update 3/27: RSS is being persnickety. I apologize! Until the tech elves get it sorted, please follow us on twitter or become our friends on facebook to get updates when we post. We’re also working on email subscription, if that’s what you’re into. Thank you for your patience!
** Update 4/5: Instead of RSS, we now have email subscription. The form is in the column at the right. If you’re still interested in RSS, please comment below or send us an email and we’ll push the tech elves harder. THANK YOU to everyone who subscribed already, and welcome to all who want to!