November 26, 2009
Thanks, as well, to everybody who selflessly gave, to me and others, during my year of daily asking, and to those who encouraged me throughout the endeavor. Your generosity and open-mindedness will not be forgotten.
And thanks to C K, Ish and Rachel for their feedback on the changes I proposed! Here's what I'm thinking:
Are you a new reader? Or with me from Day One? An experienced asker or a total noob? I invite you all to participate in two new comment threads and take this blog to the next level.
On Mondays we'll hold the Asking Advice Exchange. If there's something you'd like to ask for, but are hesitating, or recently had an asking flop, write in. Tell us about challenges or pitfalls, why you're unsure or nervous, or what might have gone wrong. Then, for the rest of the week, people can reply to your query. I'll chime in, and so, I hope, will others. Maybe our collective wisdom can help you resolve some tricky negotiations or situations. No question or dilemma is too simple or -- dare I say -- too ambitious. Bring it on!
Fridays we'll hold a comment thread called "I am an Awesome Asker," where I is You. Report, both shamelessly and exuberantly, what a very awesome asker you are. Maybe it's a request that grew out of the Advice Exchange, or maybe it's totally different. Whether it's at work, in your personal life, in a retail setting or just some kooky risk you took, we want to hear about it! (And remember, not every asking is life changing -- baby steps, or silly/fun requests, are awesome, too!)
We'll start tomorrow, so meanwhile, get your asking anecdotes ready!!