Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Will You Be My Tribe? (part 6 and final, for now)

This is the final post for this series, although I suspect I'll pull it out again as needed.  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all you wonderful tribe people for taking the time and care to thoughtfully respond to the questions I've posted during the last six weeks.  Thank you for helping me journey into a new season as a writer; I'll carry your words with me from this day forward. I promise.  

To show that I'm not only a hearer of your words, but also a doer, I'm going to blog a parenting series.  This is only a baby step toward a book, I realize, but baby steps turn into bold leaps, yes?

Here's four questions in a row for you, today, then:

  • If you have kids in your home now, what's a question you wonder on an almost-daily basis?
  • If your kids are grown, what's a question you wish you'd thought to ask when your kids were at home?
  • If you don't have kids, what's a question you hear your friends with kids asking?
  • Anyone:  what's a question you wish the parents who live on your street were asking about their own daily parenting practices?


Joining this tribe is super simple!  All  I'm asking is that when you see a blog post titled "Will You Be My Tribe" that you'll read it and answer in the comment box or via email one or more of the questions . No pinky promises, pledges or club dues required.

Today's tribe post is sponsored by one of the only sure-fire parenting tips I have to offer:


For those just tuning in, wondering what the word "tribe" has to do with anything: 

Checking off my "Learn to Be A Blogger and Writer" checklist, one of the first recommended books I read was Seth Godin's Tribe: We Need You to Lead Us.  You couldn't accuse the book of overflowing with practical nuts and bolts for people like me, but Godin deserves all the accolades he's got for being inspirational.
   "Human beings can't help it: we need to belong. One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a tribe, to contribute to (and take from) a group of like-minded people. We are drawn to leaders and to their ideas, and we can't resist the rush of belonging and the thrill of the new."                                                          -- Seth Godin, Tribe: We Need You to Lead Us
So that's my ask:  Will you be my tribe?  I promise I won't hold you to it for life, but maybe for the next few months you could join me in this conversation.  To get some clarity for my own nagging dreams, yes, but we might just discover that the combined sheer genius of our discussion will surprise us.  We might just discover together the thrill of the new.

*Thank you to the passionate Grant and Deb of GrantandDeb Photographers for the sweet picture of Brian and me I used for this post.*

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