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.
Yay You! And your library!
It is worth bragging about. Congratulations on a job well done!
Of course, your new appliances are pretty awesome, too.
Danceworthy indeed! Congrats!
As a librarian, thank you, Mir and good job!
That’s great that your library will get the books! Congrats.
Woo hoo, Mir!
Yeah yeah Mir!
You have a future in philanthropy.
Yay! I am so proud of you Mir! I know you worked hard and what a blessing for the library.
hip hip hooray! thank you thank you thank you!!!
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!
Another librarian chiming in to say yay yay yay and congratulations!
Awesome!!! Great work Mir! :)
So very, very glad you won!
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.
The power of beggin’. =o)
Good for you, and your library! I spent most of my summers as a kid tucked into a nook at my local library.
Well said. I love when people realize the simplicity of the big picture. Congrats on the donation, how exciting!
Fan-diddly-tastic! (which I have never, ever said before. Not sure what caused it now…)
Talk about using your powers for good!
And all of the blogosphere is dancing with you. :) Good on you, girl!
A big attagirl to my talented girl.
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!
That’s awesome. I love the library SO much. Couldn’t live without it. Thanks for being such a good Doobie.
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*
This is so COOL! Anything that results in more books for kids is awesome in my book. Yay, you!
You’re a rock star!
“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!
Good for you! You already had a start in philanthropy providing me free therapy via the internet:).
Yay! Way to go, Mir!
See? When I’m having a crappy day I should read happy posts from Mir!
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.
That’s AWESOME! Thank you for being one of the cool people :D