Did you ever write a post that connected with people in a way that motivated them to apply the theme or topic in a post of their own? Last week, I published a little post called Can You Name 99 Things You Love in 10 Minutes? This week I was delighted to see friends (and several ‘strangers’) step up to that very challenge.
My friend Gini Dietrich of the popular Spin Sucks blog heard about this little game and said this on Twitter:
— Gini Dietrich (@ginidietrich) November 26, 2013
In a spirited post, Gini wrote about The 82 Things I Love (she said her timer buzzed her before she could get to 99). The resulting list was funny and warm and quintessential Gini. But the comments were even more delightful because they showed how much her readers enjoyed getting to know her better, and how quick they were to run with the idea themselves. A sample:
Spreading the word:
Bonding over shared interests:
Starting a new tradition:
If you want to read Gini’s complete list, go here.
And my Canadian pal, Kaarina Dillabough, of the decide2do blog, said on Facebook:
Kaarina got all the way to 99 Things I Love, ranging from familiar (“Books…lost and lots of book,” and “the Beatles) to surprising (“champagne and strawberries”?, and “jumping in puddles”?). Kaarina’s readers jumped in with enthusiasm, too. A sample:
Finding common ground:
Wanting to know more:
Go here to read Kaarina’s full list.
Cannot wait to see what other people come up with in their posts.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, here’s to the best T-Day ever! Bob and I are taking a couple of days to drive to the ocean for an overnight stay. Will see you when I get back.