Reverb 10 and Podcast

Greetings from snowy Scotland! How the heckles are you doing? I've been a slackarse with updates. November turned out to be a real busy bastard, full of "challenges" but lots of fun too. I need to do a mindful eating update and get back into the blogging groove. If you get out of the habit of flexing the writing muscle it doth turn soft and flabby.

But just a couple of quickies this evening:

image from www.reverb10.com The first thing is Reverb 10, which starts tomorrow 1 December. Reverb 10 is "an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next".

Each day in December you get a daily writing prompt to get you thinking about the year that's been and what's ahead. Then you scribble your thoughts in a blog post or a Tweet or on the back of a bus ticket. This year the prompts are being written by some famous authors (and reportedly, one flaming amateur).

Reverb is the brainchild of genuine social media guru Gwen Bell, who I've linked to on here before as she's written some thought-provoking stuff about mindfulness and digital sabbaticals, among other things.

ANYWAY, after failing spectacularly at NaNoWriMo this month (my efforts curled up and died like a grotty cockroach at 10,000 words), Reverb looked like a fun way to kick-start my regular writing habit. I'll be posting over on my non-fat blog, What's New Pussycat?

If like me you're a total nerd for End of Year navel-gazing (I dunno why reading about stranger's favourite books or films or chickens is so compelling), why not sign up?

For your aural pleasure!In other news, Episode 21 of Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone came out last week and I forgot to beg you listen to it! It's the Staying Healthy in Winter episode, starring lots of your brilliant comments and ideas from this very blog. There is also a White Stripes song at the very end! And a chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS. One of those things is not true. Smell my desperation!

Β» Check out Episode 21 over at the Two Fit Chicks website

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17 thoughts on “Reverb 10 and Podcast

  1. No worries! I bet most of us already have listened the newest podcast. I did. While walking in – 18 C Finnish winter wonderland (the wonder meaning just being able to drag myself out). So I totally understand Tuuli and was very happy to hear all the tips and comments about staying healthy in winter. Stay warm, folks. The Christmas is coming!

  2. Hoots awae wi’ ye, lassie!
    Or something close to that, anyway.

    You neglected to mention that it’s Haggis Hunting season again! You could win a stay in a hotel in Perthshire, wherever the heck that is precisely, and some haggis-flavored crisps!

    And no, I didn’t just make that up:
    link to haggishunt.scotsman.com

  3. Haggis flavoured crisps?
    Are they peppery with extra indigestion?
    Haggis was OK, but it upset my stomach…
    Hopes you are well, Shaundogg.

  4. I’m doing Reverb10 for the first time this year (looks shyly about the virtual room) and since one of the things you’re supposed to do is respond to other people’s responses, I Googled a bit and ended up here. But no, man, I know you! At least, I followed the whole weight loss thing a while back and cackled constantly at your turns of phrase and occasional giddiness. It’s kismet, I just know it.
    Anyway, a prompt by Shauna would be very cool. Looking forward to it. And I’m going to put you back on my RSS; it’s been too long.
    Keep on keepin’ on!
    P.S. What does a vegetarian of Scottish descent (Mull! must visit sometime!) eat instead of Haggis? Is there Quorn Haggis? Hehe.

  5. Hey nice to see you again Catrien! Hope you are diggin' the Reverb πŸ™‚ And Macsween's make a very very tasty vegetarian haggis – heaps better than the one with all the animal parts if you ask me!

  6. I have been checking in on your blog for a while now, and I love it. I’m going to officially follow. I also just started reverb10. I enjoy your no nonsense approach to everything!

  7. I’ve been checking in on your blog for a while, and I enjoy your no nonsense way of dealing with everything! I am also doing reverb10, but I didn’t do NaNoWriMo. I’m going to check out your non-fat blog. I just started one too (non-fat, that is). I need to write about more than just my diet efforts.