Friday, 11 January 2013

Celebrate the Small Things: Join Me

Thanks to all those who voted in my polls regarding a new feature.

I'd like to announce a weekly post to:

Celebrate the Small Things.

How it works:

1) Sign up on the linky list below.

2) Each Friday, post in your blog something you wish to celebrate achieving / doing that week.

It can be writing related: I finished a tricky chapter! I finished my outline!
It can be reading related: I read two books!
It can be life related: I tidied my sock drawer! My child finally ate something green! I cleaned the shed!

Whatever you like.

2A) Use the Badge! :)

3) Hop around other blogs and offer congratulations/a pat on the back to other people. If everyone visits at least a few other blogs, we'll all have some congratulations.

4) Feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I would also REALLY appreciate it if people could please advertise this, at least at first, so we have a few peeps joining in. It should be fairly low maintenance week to week, and feel free to include your celebration item within a post covering other topics.

This is the code for the badge.


Also: let me know how this is going. It was a toss up between weekly and fortnightly in the votes. I went for weekly as fortnightly leads to the 'is it an on or off week' confusion but if it feels better, we can always drop it down to fortnightly.

I have put the linky list as open for the whole year, but will revisit after a couple of months, see if anybody is joining in.

I vote we sign up this week, and begin next week!

Please do join in, let's celebrate those small achievements! :)

Here's the sign up:

70 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great idea. But alas, I'm cutting back on my blogging days, and Friday's the day that got cut (since my kids have short days at school on Friday and I want to write).

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  2. Will there be a badge or button? And I'll plug this in my Monday post.

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  3. I will definitely considering doing this. I'm not sure if I will today, but hopefully on future Fridays. :) I second Alex's suggestion of a blog badge or button.

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  4. I've signed up, can't promise to make every Friday but I'll do my best. Will highlight in my next blog post for you too.

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  5. What a fun idea! I'm in. If I actually get to write "I tidied my sock drawer" one week, it will be a miracle. That is always on my to-do list and yet my drawer is never tidy!

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Love the idea Vikki ...will highlight in my Friday post next week.

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  7. PS I can make a badge for you if you'd like...I've never done one before but I dabble in graphic design. Let me know!

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  8. I'm so in! Now I gotta make sure to remember it! Love this bloghop - it's gonna be so much fun! Can't wait for it to begin! :)

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  9. Let the backslapping begin!

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  10. Thanks everyone for your comments, especially mentioning the badge - the lovely Tara Tyler has now designed me one, so I have edited the post to include it.

    J.A. - thanks for offering to make one, I'll remember your mad graphic skills for the future ;)

    Randi - thanks, would love to have you!

    Julia - hurrah!

    Livia - thank you for joining in ;)

    Tara - thank YOU for the badge making!

    Julie - hee, yes, that sock drawer will stay bottom of the list! Thank you!

    Suzanne - thanks v. much, would appreciate a mention!

    Jaime - no worries, if you can join in in the future would be lovely to have you

    Alex - a plug would be lovely, thank you, I have added a badge to the post!

    Stina - writing is the priority! Thanks for the comment ;)

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  11. What a fun idea! Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference.

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  12. I'm looking forward to this blog hop. Simple things that make me happy

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  13. Discovered your blog on Alex's this morning, sounds like a great blog hop! I'm in.
    Nice to meet you :)

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  14. What a fun idea! It's all the little things that add up to make each day wonderful.

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  15. Love this awesome, and ongoing idea!!!! Thanks for starting this and hosting it!

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  16. Taking the time to celebrate the small things is a great idea!

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  17. L.G. - thank you ;)

    Tyrean - no problem, I hope people enjoy it!

    Jenn - thank you, that's exactly it, I think it's the small things!

    Laura - thanks, nice to meet you ;)

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  18. I LOVE this! I've put up my first post and explained the blog hop idea. I'll be going around to see what others have written and I hope more people join in. :-)

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  19. This sounds like a fabulous idea... simple yet effective!
    It's the little things that can make all the difference...

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  20. I will include this in my next Contest Circuit post on Monday! Very cool idea! ;)

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  21. Love this idea- a great way to pay attention to all the good stuff!

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  22. This is an excellent meme idea, I hope I'll find time to join in this week. :D

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  23. Where is the code for the badge?


    Melanie

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  24. Melanie - will edit the post to put the badge code in! Thanks for pointing that out.

    Clare - thank you, that would be lovely if you can ;)

    Lexie - thank you, I hope people enjoy!

    Kimberly - thanks, I appreciate that.

    Michelle - thank you, I think the little things can make a difference!

    Lexa - thank you, I appreciate that!

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  25. Cool idea. You seem to have a good number of sign ups already.

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  26. Thank you Sheena-kay, it's nice to have a few sign ups!

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  27. Great idea! Count me in! Now to try to figure out how to work things...

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  28. Diana - happy to count you in!

    SK - welcome!

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  29. VikLit,

    Got the idea from Diana, whose blog I follow - so I struggled mightily to add my two cents...hope it worked.
    Wonderful to meet so many new people...

    Inge

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  30. Inge - thank you for joining in. *HUGS*

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  31. Hi VikLit,
    I just missed this,
    I read this at Alex's page at A to Z April Blog challenge,
    and I am back here to join in.
    It's really a great idea.
    Happy blogging and of course
    Happy Celebration
    Today is Friday, I will post a blog
    Have a good and goldy day.

    P S:
    Ha Viki,
    I just noticed that you are not joined in for this year's A to Z Blog challenge.
    I Justy posted a note in relation to this. You can read that here. @ A to Z April Blog Challenge
    Best Regards.
    Phil

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  32. Hi VikLit,
    Thanks for this interesting thing
    A first attempt to write about the celebrations
    I just joined in, looks like i am bit late to post this weeks installment, LOL.
    Sure. will come back with something to celebrate next week
    Keep Inform
    Keep Celebrate :-)

    PS:
    I Justy posted a note in relation to this year's blog challenge.
    you can read that here. A to Z April Blog Challenge
    Best Regards.
    Phil

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  33. PV - it will be lovely to have you!

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  34. I just joined! Thanks for starting this. What a wonderful way to spread something positive!

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  35. Just found your linky. Great idea. Love another upbeat avenue to encourage. I'll be adding your button to my blog and will try to join in when I can. Thanks and God bless. Maria at http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vw4MJeIE2A4/UPGh43LM5lI/AAAAAAAAAIM/Hc-KqaHupik/s1600/vik+-+small+things+2.jpg

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  36. AJ - thanks for joining!

    Maria - thank you for joining.

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  37. This is a great idea. The world is so full of negativity; so it's good to think on the positive things every once in a while :)

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  38. I have bookmarked this page, but won't join the list till May because I just can't commit to it right now - I just did a post about being Grateful, for the A-Z challenge -Which will be posted on April 8th - looking forward to being involved here - soon

    Reflex Reactions

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  39. You're all very welcome, whenever you'd like to join in ;)

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  40. Weekly is working well, especially since I can incorporate it with my other posts. Having a ball with this one. Thanks for hosting it!

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  41. I'm in... although a late recruit by the looks of it. Forgive me, I have been missing in action lately. I'll begin this Friday and try to keep up the weekly event. X

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  42. I'm in. Better late than never, I hope :)

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  43. I'm in as well, late as usual.

    http://anotherwriteronwriting.blogspot.com/

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  44. Coming in late, but I love this! When I am feeling especially overwhelmed with life I sit down and jot down a few things in my journal that I am especially thankful for. It does wonders for the psyche!

    Thanks for doing this :) I actually found out about it because M.J. Joachim is participating over at Effectively Human.

    Cheers from Brandy at http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

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  45. Sarah, Cindy, Brandy - WELCOME!

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  46. I'm happy to be included, but this " bear of little brain" has forgotten HOW to add widgets to side columns of my blog!

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  47. Brilliant idea! I could've started today, but I already wrote my blog [smack's self on the forehead]. Thanks for doing this. Gratitude is a must. Cheers

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  48. None of the badges worked for my hosted Wordpress blog. Help.

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  49. Maureen i usually go to layout add widget and pick add image does that help?

    rossandra thanks for joining in. I am not so familiar with wordpress is there any option to load it as a photo? Will ask some technical friends and see if they can help...

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  50. VikLit, sorry to leave this as a comment (couldn't find an e-mail address here), but I changed the URL of my blog Writing's Not For Weenies. The linky tools for the blog hop is directed to my old link, so I added my blog (again) with the new URL to help save everyone from having to be redirected. If you would be so kind as to delete the old link (currently in position 52 on the list) hopefully, people can start to find me again and will leave me all those awesome comments. ;) Thanks so much.

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  51. I am here, over from Michelle Wallace's blog (Writer-in-transit). Just love the idea and signed up - looking forward to interacting. It is so exciting that I made so many wonderful connections through the AtoZ Challenge.

    Looking forward to the togetherness,
    Love, Vidya

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  52. I just LOVE this idea :) Such a great way to start off each weekend too. Glad I found your blog (following as MeredithRaeJ).

    Thanks!
    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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  53. Cindy - have deleted you, sorry didn't get to that sooner!

    Vidya - welcome!

    Meredith - welcome!

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  54. Winter Moon - you are very welcome! ;)

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  55. Sounds like a great idea and I have signed up . I am gonna post this Friday .yayyy!

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  56. Great idea. I just joined. Thanks.

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  57. Anoosha + Damaria - welcome!

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  58. Thanks to Shah Wharton, I'm joining in the fun!

    D.B. McNicol
    BLOG: Romance & Mystery...writing my life

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  59. I love this! Found out about it from Lexa Cain. What a great idea, to share what we are grateful for... Hmm, this should be fun and easy. Thanks! hjblenkinsop.co.uk

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  60. I signed up on the linky-list (though I'm not realizing that perhaps I should have signed up as my tumblr instead, since that would be better place for the Friday updates.... oh well, I'll create a link!) I'll do at least monthly on my blog, but not sure I can do weekly. However I will try to hop around to others blogs on Fridays to see their updates! :)

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  61. Thank you for joining in! :)

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Please comment, I'd love to know what you think! :)