I am a sad panda.
Today is the last day of the #reverb11 project. That being said, the prompt for today comes from the folks over at Geekin’ Hard:
Reflect - Take a moment to think back on your reverb11 responses. Have you learned anything? What surprised you about this experience? Which of your responses was your favourite?
When I look back on #reverb11 this year, and compare it to #reverb10, this year was so much better. I admit, I was sad and annoyed when I received the inevitable email from Gwen Bell two days before #reverb11 was supposed to start about her stepping down and not doing it. But what I loved was all of the efforts to step up and make it a better #reverb11. Even though it was all done in a hurry and there wasn’t much planning involved, I definitely think this was a lot better this time around.
The variety of prompts, between all of the people writing them, was fantastic. I liked being able to pick and choose from various bloggers, such as Jaemie over at #resound11, Rebecca at Relish Life, Geekin’ Hard, and #WeVerb11. There was some overlap sometimes, but I found that if I went to another prompt writer, I’d find something I could get behind. So I want to thank them all for their wonderful contributions to the #reverb11 community.
I loved being able to rant more this time around. Not that I wasn’t able to last year, but last year’s prompts just seemed to be so forced. This year, I felt like I was blogging with a purpose, which is what it’s all about in my opinion. I could talk about anything, and I felt more comfortable about it. The #reverb11 project brought out some new thoughts for 2012, and it’s making me really look forward to the new year!
I am really really hoping that this community prospers into next year. I would hate to see it die a painful death like it almost did this time around. I may try my hand at some prompts next year, who knows. All I know is, I hope that this time next year, I’ll be wrapping up #reverb12.
Thanks for a great December, and I hope your 2012 is amazing. Happy new year everyone! <3