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. Mary November 30, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Kaileen,

    Thank you so much for putting this together. I look forward to reverbing with you and watching all of the magic unfold.

    Love to you!

  2. RP Fields November 30, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Thanks so much for taking this forward again. I enjoyed it tremendously last year and was really disappointed when I got yesterday’s e-mail. However, I am really pleased to see that so many people have decided to keep the fire going. Count me in!

  3. Sarah November 30, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    I am so excited you doing a Reverb 11! I absolutely loved Reverb 10 and felt dedicated to the project. When I received Gwen’s email yesterday, I was sad. But I know she has do to what she has to do. And I love her idea of doing your own Reverb. I am definitely in! Please let me know how I can help!

  4. Meredith November 30, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    And now I’m thinking I’d like to add your mini muses to my reverb project for this year. This is such an exciting prospect!

  5. Noel November 30, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Roger what Mary said … thank you for putting these together! I’m thrilled to get started tomorrow! :)

  6. Caiti November 30, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    I love your prompts because they’re still reflective but a little more my cup of tea than some of last year’s prompts– I like the balance of personal reflection with record-keeping (books, songs, etc). I’ll definitely be using these as inspiration for my own journaling and/or blogging in December!

  7. Paula Kiger November 30, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I, too, was sad to receive yesterday’s email although I understand Gwen’s situation. I just subscribed to you – I definitely want to stay in a Reverb loop this year and don’t feel I can commit to coordinating one singlehandedly. Thanks!!

  8. Liz November 30, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    I was sad to read Gwen’s email last night, but realize now that it is going to give me the opportunity to explore my own year.. your list is great and it will help be a good jumping point for my own reflection! I look forward to the reverb and the community it fosters!!
    xx

  9. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams November 30, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Love these questions. I’m looking forward to Reverb11!

  10. Paula - Buenos Aires November 30, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Thanks for that list! Very inspiring questions, a great starting point for my own list to reflect on 2011 and plan the most awesome 2012. :)
    I´ll visit here often. It was great fun to go through reverb 2010 and I´m planning on participating whether by joining someone or making my own. :)

  11. Elle November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Sounds fun! Count me in :) Thank you for hosting this awesome blogging event!

  12. Modern Housewife November 30, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks so much, Kaileen! I plan to participate starting tomorrow! So inspiring to connect with new people. xoxo

  13. Julia November 30, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    So glad this is continuing, if in a different fashion! Reverb10 meant so much to me; I’m timid but excited to create my own Reverb path. I’ll be following!

  14. Conni Biesalski November 30, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Thanks so much for firing up my inspiration. Will be part of reverb 2011, yeah!! (First timer!)

  15. Esther @ Esther Fox Dot Com November 30, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I was very sad to get Gwen’s email yesterday, but I am itching to Reverb again this year! I even thought of doing over the prompts from last year, but I think I may use some of yours, or write some of my own.

    Thanks so much for the inspiration to get me started! <3

  16. She Traces November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Although I didn’t complete Reverb 10- (I called myself a Reverb Reject, lol) I am really looking forward to giving it another shot. Will there still be a website dedicated to seeing other’s post, or will it just be independent?
    Can’t wait for Thursday!!

  17. Michelle November 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Thank you so very much for this! I would like to use your prompts for Reverb11. I loved participating in Reverb10…. looking forward to everyone’s responses!

  18. Holly November 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    I agree with Paula Kiger, I just don’t feel I could commit to coordinating a Reverb project on my own! While I was also bummed about Gwen’s email from yesterday, I am still excited to continue on my own journey. I’ve spent this year putting ducks in their place, time to start drilling down and living my life!

  19. Kim November 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Kaileen, thank you SO much. I love the thought of so many of us returning to this practice during December. Your mini muses hit the right note for the kind of writing I want to get into next month. Thanks again!

  20. Gretchen November 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Thanks so much for posting your prompts. I think I’ll take them as inspiration (it’s so daunting to come up with all of your own prompts) and reusing some of the prompts from last year since I liked them so much. I’m excited to start on this journey with you!

  21. Victoria Klein November 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Such a spectacular idea & method for continuing on with the Reverb project – I’m in! I started a new blog on Tumblr & I plan to share my daily responses on there (as well as Twitter) :)

  22. Kaileen Elise December 1, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Friends, thank you for your kind comments. I am so happy to hear that many of you will be following along & joining in with the prompts I created :) Let’s reflect on 2011 and manifest what’s next… together!

  23. Abigail December 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    I’m following along! Thanks so much for providing these great prompts!

  24. Elloa December 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I’m totally on board with this!! Woooo!

  25. Amy L. Hayden December 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Thank you for these prompts. I’ll be following along!

  26. Amy L. Hayden December 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Oh, also: is there a hashtag for this group?

  27. kristen @ verbs and vignettes December 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    i am so thankful for what the three of you created last year. i’m putting together my own series of prompts this month… some from last year (since i only blogged on 5 of them), some from this list you offer for this year, and some odd ones from all over.

    so excited for an entire month of reflecting, and seeing what others write! :-)

  28. Heather December 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Thanks for posting your Mini Muses. I was not a part of Reverb10 and appreciate the springboard to get me going on a Reverb for 2011.

  29. Gwen Bell December 2, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    This is gorgeous, Kaileen. Best wishes for reverbin’ this December. (I deeply enjoy seeing you sparkle in this way.)

  30. Emma December 2, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    I, too, was really sad when I heard that #reverb11 wasn’t going ahead as planned… but within the space of a few days, it hasn’t died, but multiplied enormously in the hands of those who have grown to love it. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

  31. 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

  32. 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!

  33. 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. :) :)

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

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

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

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

  36. 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
    http://www.cheyennelynnae.com

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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

    http://onevoiceis.blogspot.com/2011/12/relish11-we-all-reverb-discover.html

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