While lurking around many blogs today trying to uncover their mystery, I stumbled up The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. The idea is to write 31 posts using 31 prompts (or as many or as few as you want) as a retrospective of 2009.
I’ll start with today’s prompt and see what unfolds over the next few days…
December 27 Social web moment.
Did you meet someone you used to only know from her blog? Did you discover Twitter?
Blog – I’d say my biggest blog moment in 2009 is that I started one! It wasn’t my idea, but here I am trying to figure out what to write, when to write, how to write etc. I feel like a toddler learning to type or a dog trying to drive the car.
Yes, I can do it, but someone might need to take the wheel every once in a while or everyone might get car sick.
Anyway…Michelle Marlahan, our lovely leader of the It’s All Yoga teacher training, asked us to document our journey of becoming yoga teachers. About half of us signed up and shared our discoveries along the way. See my blogroll for the scoop…
While we have just wrapped up our official training, most of us are still using our blogs to find our new place in the world. I feel like these blogs have let us see what is behind the curtain for the new teachers. It feels like a community.
Havi Brooks of the Fluent Self is a complete genius. She came to Sacramento to talk to me and all the other newbie yoga teachers about business stuff and to do some very cool dancing.
I’m so glad I got to meet her in person. She has so many interesting and thoughtful and wordy things to say in her blog, it was nice to hear them and now I’m so much better at understanding what she’s talking about. I hope I get to meet her again!
I discovered Twitter because my favorite singer, @rhettmiller is on there. Embarrassing semi-stalker confessions, but totally true. He’s the first person on my following list and he was my #97 when he decided to follow me (amazing because his band is called the Old97s).
Getting Rhett Miller to follow me took some lobbying from one of my other Twitter friends @sophieandlili who I did not know before the wonderful world of Twitter.
In addition to keeping apprised of all things Rhett, I’ve connected with a bunch of really interesting, smart women while I was there: @sophieandlili, @beckyandhollee, @ashmont to name just a couple.
I love you.
Wow! Thanks for mentioning us. I’ve really enjoyed tweeting with you, too! -Hollee
Let’s keep up the writing and the yoga in the new year!
Ooh, had never seen the vid of Havi dancing. Thank you for sharing!
You are welcome. She rocks!
Thanks for getting everyone started on the Best of 09. I just found it today.