Let’s Reverb 2011

We All Reverb 2011

December 2010 was memorable. Alongside Gwen Bell and Cali Harris, I poured my heart into a passion project we called Reverb 10. It was an online community initiative with daily prompts for the entire month. A follow-up to Gwen’s original Best of ’09 blog series.

We traveled to Napa, CA for a few days — staying up late to kick things off. We took turns tweeting, writing, and connecting. The month’s focus was on sharing stories, featuring inspired authors, and diving deep. There was a magical energy, with the community reflecting on 2010 and manifesting what would be next.

I wrote a series of 21 posts for Reverb 10. You can find my archives here.

Annual projects can be challenging, especially virtual ones. We are all in different places today than we were a year ago. Yesterday, in a message to the Reverb subscriber list, Gwen explained she won’t be hosting Reverb this year. Instead, she shared how we did it.

Now you can host your own Reverb, if you wish. To paraphrase her guidelines:

  • Create 31 prompts for the month of December.
  • Post those prompts to your blog.
  • Invite other people to join you!
  • Publish on the topics each day.
  • Use a hash tag to connect via Twitter (we used #reverb10 last year).
  • Support one another by sharing links, commenting, etc.
  • Create buttons to show that you’re hosting your own Reverb.

The initiative lies in your hands, in the hearts of a greater community. If you plan to move forward with Reverb this year, I encourage you to use the #reverb11 hashtag on Twitter.

I would like to follow your work through December, I want to know what prompts you are writing on, and I hope to be part of your Reverb. Please email me with updates, questions and thoughts – or say hello on Twitter.

How will you Reverb? Do you plan to create your own prompts? Here are the questions I plan to reflect on for Reverb 11. I’m calling them my 31 Mini Muses:

  1. Where did 2011 begin?
  2. Who did you meet?
  3. What books did you read?
  4. When did you struggle?
  5. What did you discover?
  6. Who was important to you?
  7. What do you hope to remember?
  8. Where did you spend money?
  9. When were you most scared?
  10. What questions did you ask?
  11. Who surprised you?
  12. What did you learn?
  13. When did you feel the most relaxed?
  14. Where did you leave a mark?
  15. What movies did you see?
  16. What did you accomplish?
  17. When were you the most grateful?
  18. Who touched your heart?
  19. Where did you visit?
  20. When did you cry?
  21. Where did you spend your time?
  22. What were your favorite songs?
  23. Who did you miss?
  24. When did you take the easy way?
  25. Where did you eat?
  26. Which blogs did you enjoy most?
  27. When did you celebrate?
  28. What are your dreams for next year?
  29. Who will attract into your life?
  30. What do you want to do in 2012?
  31. Where do you hope to be on Jan 1, 2013?

I have other posts planned through December, things I’m excited to write about and share beyond my Reverb. That being said, I intend to journal and post and reflect and manifest.

I hope you will join me.

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91 Responses to Let’s Reverb 2011

  1. Lindsey (aka modchik) December 2, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    I’m so thankful you started this with Caligater and Gwen, and how gracious to just let it go and let us all carry the torch! I hope to continue the Reverb vibe on my blog, so far I have a couple people joining in, feels good not to be in it alone. :D

  2. David Stehle December 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    The fact that Reverb was born from the passing of Gwen’s Mom, makes the project continuing on all the more beautiful. And I love that one of the original members of the “Reverb Trio” is helping lead the way.

    Well done!

  3. Abigail December 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Wait..Am I allowed to use all of your prompts, or is the idea to create our own? OOPS. :) :)

  4. Kimberlee December 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I love these questions/musings. :D Thanks for sharing.

  5. divamover December 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    I LOVED #reverb10 and am ready to rock for #reverb 11. Thanks for sharing your prompts.

  6. Cheyenne Lynnae December 4, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    I was so sad when I found out that Gwen wasn’t hosting Reverb this year!
    But at the same time I was really excited about the chance to make my own prompts, and start my own. I loved your prompts and had to steal one or two of them!

    I’m doing Reverb on both my blogs this year http://www.mutualinsanity.com
    and my writers blog

    I’m super, duper excited to read your blog posts! Reverb has really put December over the top as my fave time of year.

  7. Gina December 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi Kaileen!
    I wanted to let you know that I posted a link to your blog on my Facebook page, encouraging my friends to participate in the Reverb project. If you would prefer not to have it shared that way, please email me and I will take it down. In the meantime, I look forward to participating! Best, Gina

  8. Cynthia December 12, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Kaileen, thank you for putting your list up. I visit each morning and decide if I am going to use one of yours or one of many others out there. Today, number five: What did you discover grabbed me. I knew this was a story I would have to write this month but didn’t know how. Discover was the perfect way. Thank you.



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