"Why is it we are so ready to remember those negative things we hear about ourselves and so quick to dismiss the compliments and offers of a step up in this world? . . .
. . . It’s time to help each other throw out all that negative thinking and acknowledge those things we have to celebrate. Friday is now the day to blog your compliments, your accomplishments, something nice someone said to you, or maybe even something you are stiving to make better."
Selfless promotion of someone else always struck me as reflecting just as much on the blogger as on the writer they're praising. So my Friday Felicitations go out to Flaming Renaissance for coming up with this way to shine a positive light on things in general.
This idea reminds me of Blogtipping, Easton Elsworth's brainchild from KnowMoreMedia.
On Blogtipping day - the first of every month - participants pick three blogs they want to "tip", then write three complements about the blog and add a tip - something they'd like the blogger to add or something helpful to the blogger.
Why not jump in and do your own blogtipping" To get you started, I've got some suggested jumping off points to take these ideas further or learn more:
- Read a Virgin Blogtipper's explanation and experience at Snippets 'n Blurbs
- Learn how the Friday Felicitations Movement works
- See how Blogging is impacting interaction all around the world
My own Blogtipping entries and other promotions for other folks in the blogosphere can always be found by clicking on the Blogtipping / Indie Virus category link in the side bar of this blog.