Braggity

Excuse me for a moment, but I feel the need to share this because I’m just so darn excited about it.

With all of the moaning and groaning in the blogosphere about ethics and integrity and “blogola,” I feel like it’s an old refrain that everyone is in charge of their own choices and knowing what allows them to sleep at night, etc. I get offered a lot of stuff I don’t take. Last time I checked, there was no law stating you were obligated to accept everything offered to you.

On the other hand, sometimes amazing opportunities come along. And I just finished up doing some (paid, yes—and fully disclosed as such) work that resulted in me winning a big donation for my local library. I’m pretty jazzed about it. No; I’m ECSTATIC about it. Don’t tell me the blogworld is selfish and corrupt. There’s power here that gets harnessed for awesome things.

Know your boundaries. Be clear on what matters to you. Conduct yourself professionally. And then do a little dance when the Good Stuff happens.

It works for me.

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35 Responses to “Braggity”

  1. 1
    Jen August 19, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    Yay You! And your library!

  2. 2
    Summer August 19, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    It is worth bragging about. Congratulations on a job well done!

    Of course, your new appliances are pretty awesome, too.

  3. 3
    ben August 19, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Woot!

  4. 4
    Em August 19, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Danceworthy indeed! Congrats!

  5. 5
    Corey August 19, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    As a librarian, thank you, Mir and good job!

  6. 6
    mamabird August 19, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    That’s great that your library will get the books! Congrats.

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    Jamie August 19, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    Woo hoo, Mir!

  8. 8
    dad August 19, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    Yeah Mir
    Yeah Mir
    Yeah yeah Mir!

    You have a future in philanthropy.

  9. 9
    Sheila August 19, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    Congratulations!

  10. 10
    Tarrant August 19, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Yay! I am so proud of you Mir! I know you worked hard and what a blessing for the library.

  11. 11
    Janet August 19, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    hip hip hooray! thank you thank you thank you!!!

  12. 12
    Karen August 19, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    Oh how Great! As a Librarian I know just how much that means. It is not just a drop in the bucket, it makes that bucket look half full now rather than half empty! Thank you!

  13. 13
    elswhere August 19, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    Another librarian chiming in to say yay yay yay and congratulations!

  14. 14
    Heather August 19, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Awesome!!! Great work Mir! :)

  15. 15
    Crisanne August 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    So very, very glad you won!

  16. 16
    Neil August 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    That is so cool. I owe libraries the bulk of my education. Before the advent of mega-book stores and the internet, I would live in the library, and take home ten books at a time (the limit). Can’t think of anything more important that libraries.

  17. 17
    Tracy August 19, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    The power of beggin’. =o)

  18. 18
    Angela August 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Good for you, and your library! I spent most of my summers as a kid tucked into a nook at my local library.

    Great work!

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    Dawn August 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    Well said. I love when people realize the simplicity of the big picture. Congrats on the donation, how exciting!

  20. 20
    Megan August 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    Fan-diddly-tastic! (which I have never, ever said before. Not sure what caused it now…)

    Talk about using your powers for good!

  21. 21
    Meri August 19, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    That’s wonderful!

  22. 22
    Katie in MA August 19, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    And all of the blogosphere is dancing with you. :) Good on you, girl!

  23. 23
    Mom August 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    A big attagirl to my talented girl.

  24. 24
    Sara August 19, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    Just saw the news on Want Not. Yippee! I think that’s some of the best news I’ve heard in awhile. You’re the bee’s knees, Mir!

  25. 25
    Alison August 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    That’s wonderful!

  26. 26
    Suzy Voices August 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    That’s awesome. I love the library SO much. Couldn’t live without it. Thanks for being such a good Doobie.

  27. 27
    Katie August 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    You rock! As the daughter and sister of two over-worked and under-appreciated librarians, any one who helps them out deserves a standing ovation! *claps*

  28. 28
    Aimee August 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    This is so COOL! Anything that results in more books for kids is awesome in my book. Yay, you!

  29. 29
    Nicki August 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    You’re a rock star!

  30. 30
    dr aletta August 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    “Know your boundaries. Be clear on what matters to you. Conduct yourself professionally. And then do a little dance when the Good Stuff happens.” Mind if I quote you? I love it. And congratulations on your reward!

  31. 31
    annette August 19, 2009 at 10:30 pm #

    Good for you! You already had a start in philanthropy providing me free therapy via the internet:).

  32. 32
    Dawn August 20, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    Yay! Way to go, Mir!

  33. 33
    Javamom August 20, 2009 at 8:36 am #

    See? When I’m having a crappy day I should read happy posts from Mir!

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    Half Assed Kitchen August 20, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    That’s amazing. And, in all honesty, you’e the blogger I admire most for your professionalism and heart. You seem to stay above a lot of the crazy fray.

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    Mama Coyote August 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    That’s AWESOME! Thank you for being one of the cool people :D

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