Kicking off #Reverb11

Last year I participated in an online event during the month of December called Reverb10. (Look to the tag cloud in the bottom right and click on #Reverb10 to see those posts if you’re interested.) This online event was started by Gwen, Cali and Kaileen and had the participation of thousands!

I received and email two days ago that the ladies who hosted Reverb10 would not be hosting a similar event this year. I was pretty bummed as I really enjoyed participating last year and was looking forward to doing so again this year. They did recommend that people create their own event and make the month of December a time to share and reflect.

So, my buddy Melanie over at and I decided to create our own list of 31 prompts – one for each day of the month – to speak to in December. Below is our list. We highly encourage any of you fellow bloggers to make this list your own and join in with us. If you are following along, WELCOME! Please leave a comment below and I’ll start a list here of those playing along with Mel and I so others can find your site.

The Rules:

There are none, really. Participate when you want, as much as you want. Write all the prompts you want. Skip the prompts you don’t. Write prompts late, early or right on time. Read into the prompts as much as you want or write as vague as possible. Have fun. Be reflective. And if you are up for it, share with us and the Reverb community what you’re thinking and sharing — here on this blog, on Mel’s blog, and on Twitter by using the hashtag #reverb11 (follow @melsidwell and @anniebrokaw on Twitter while you’re at it and let us know you’re participating). Thanks.

The Prompts:

December 1. Resolve: What resolution did you make for 2011 that you didn’t follow through on? What resolution did you follow through on?

December 2. Magical: The holidays can be a stressful time of the year. What do you do to help you recapture and remember that childlike wonder of the season you might have forgotten?

December 3. Event: Did you attend or host an event this past year that rocked your socks off? Please tell us about it!

December 4. Zsa Zsa Zsu: Who is your celebrity crush? What do you think makes someone crush-worthy?

December 5. Cease and Desist: Did you quit something in 2011? What was it? How did that make you feel?

December 6. Tick Tock: What is your favorite time of the day and why?

December 7. Habit: Name one bad habit you would like to break. Name one good habit you wished you had.

December 8. Home: Name one thing you like about where you live.

December 9. Childhood: Tell a funny story about you from your childhood. You know, the one that is always shared at family gatherings or when your family meets your significant other.

December 10. Give: Please tell us more about the best gift given to you this last year. Or perhaps you would like to tell us about one you gave.

December 11. Learn: What did you learn to do or make in 2011? What would you like to learn to do or make in 2012?

December 12. Dirty Little Secret: What is your number one guilty pleasure? How often do you indulge?

December 13. Hey Good-lookin’: Tell us about a piece of clothing that makes you feel like a million bucks.

December 14. Decide: Describe a decision you made that was difficult for you and what was the outcome? How did you feel about it afterwards?

December 15. Ow: Describe a pain, physical or emotional, that you experienced this year and how you dealt with it.

December 16. Get Out: Any trip or travel planned? Where do you hope to go in 2012? Where did you go in 2011?

December 17. LOL: Who or what makes you laugh?

December 18. Cha-Ching!: If you were given an unexpected $100, what would you do with it?

December 19. Converse: Name a deceased person whom you’d like to share a meal with and why. What kinds of things would you talk about? What would you eat?

December 20. Invest: What do you invest (your money, time, energy or all of the above) in that is so worth it to you?

December 21. Vroom: If you could pick one super-human power to have, what would it be and why?

December 22. Innocence: In the past year, did you have a defining experience with and pet or child? How has it changed you?

December 23. Sound: Music can be powerful and conjure up memories of places, events or people. Name five songs that have this power for you and the memories they bring up.

December 24. Say cheese: Post your favorite picture taken in 2011. Who took it? Where and when was it taken? What’s happening in that moment?

December 25. NomNomNom: What is your favorite recipe? The one you’ve mastered or the one you request every time from that very special cook. Please share the recipe with us if possible.

December 26. Tradition: What is your favorite tradition (holiday or otherwise) and why?

December 27. Challenge: What was the hardest thing you did in 2011? How did the challenge affect you?

December 28. Hope: What are you most looking forward to about 2012?

December 29. Wish: If you could make one wish (other than wish for more wishes!), what would it be and why?

December 30. Birthday: If you could do anything for your birthday in 2012, what would you do?

December 31. WILD CARD: We’re still trying to come up with an idea. Got one? Let us know!

Other Participants:

* A note that some participants will only be using a few of our prompts and using other prompts from other folks running a Reverb event this year.

Leave a comment


  1. Erin L

     /  December 1, 2011

    Nice work, ladies. Way to pick up the torch and run with it.

  2. Sara

     /  December 1, 2011

    Can I participate in this? I saw your comment on The Fix-Its blog!!

  3. I’m in, Annie! So looking forward to doing this with you ladies!

  4. I’m loving these prompts – thank you for taking up the #reverb11 challenge; it seems like many. many phoenixes have risen from #reverb10’s ashes already!

    I will probably be dipping in and out of the various lists, but will link back if I use one of yours! Good luck and enjoy reverbing!

  5. Glad you like them, Emma! Yeah there are a bunch of us out there, which could be good or bad. Either way, a bit disjointed. And thanks for the link back, we appreciate it! Happy Reverbing :)

  6. Thanks everyone for stopping in to say hello and keep Reverb going. I love to hear what people share, it’s an amazing project.

  7. Thanks for the ping, Sara!

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