One of my top priorities for 2021 that I’m really excited to focus on is the Basecamp/Forum community. You all do so much cool stuff, and I want to make sure you feel celebrated and appreciated, because I appreciate you a whole lot.
So, starting today, I want to recognize a couple of Mountaineers each week for a “Basecamp Brag,” which is basically my way of saying “I see what you’re doing and it’s awesome, and everyone should know how awesome you are.”
It might be something big like a leader taking charge on a group initiative like Nepenthe, but it could also be something as small as sharing a cool recipe or a helpful suggestion for tweaking a creative project. A good meme might even do it, if it makes me laugh hard enough.
Oh, and did I mention there’s a badge? It looks like this:
And each Mountie we spotlight will be awarded one to keep on their profile for eternal bragging rights. (More news about some cool things we’re doing with badges very soon.)
So, for the first round of Basecamp Brags, we have two special community members we want to recognize:
Firs, @Mr5yy, who has done a completely stellar job creating and leading the Fantastic Friday discussions for 34 (!!) weeks now. That’s a ton of weeks. I’m so impressed by the dedication to raising everyone’s spirits throughout the craziness of the past year and giving newer people an easy, welcoming way to start participating in the community as well. So 5, thank you for all you do, and a huge congrats for being an integral part of our community.
Next up, @Sapphire! I’ve been wanting to recognize all the hard work you put into organizing the 2020 JOLABOKAFLOD exchange, because it’s something that totally gets at the heart of this community: not only a shared love of story, but a love of sharing as well, and of spreading the joy and magic we each find in books specifically.
And, another small feat, but by bringing up international shipping costs in Book Shop News, you also inadvertently helped me (hopefully) find a solution that’s been bugging me for months, for which I’m super grateful.
Congratulations to our very first Basecamp Brag recipients!! Everybody tell them they’re awesome!!