My offerings: Reverb

How Reverb works

The month of December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and start to manifest your dreams for the new year. Reverb is therefore a reflective writing challenge that celebrates the successes and honours the challenges of the year that’s passing, then sows the seeds for a rich and rewarding new year.

Reverb was started by Gwen Bell, Cali Harris and friends in 2009 as a writing challenge for bloggers to consider the reverberations they sent out into the universe. They passed the challenge on to individuals to host in 2011 and a number of bloggers around the world have since taken up the baton. This makes for a pretty exciting and festive time, and it’s not unusual for bloggers to participate in multiple Reverbs at once!

The theme of this year's Reverb here at is ALCHEMY for reasons that are outlined here.

How to play

There are two ways of participating in Reverb here, depending on how much you want to share. On signing up, you will receive a prompt via email each day between 1 and 21 December. A number of these prompts will have been written by guest writers, to encourage and inspire you along the journey.

You are welcome to use these prompts to guide reflections in your private journal.

OR if you would like to share your insights with the Reverb community, then all you need to do is blog your response then visit us here at and pop your URL in the linky provided each day. This will give other participants the chance to read your words and/or see your images and leave words of encouragement, and vice versa. It's a great way to share the excitement, discover new kindred spirits and entice other bloggers to visit you!

And for the first time ever, it will be possible to follow along via facebook! If you don't have a blog but still want to share your responses with the world, then be sure to Like the Wolf and Word facebook page

The only rules of engagement are: go gently and stay open. There’s no pressure to blog every day or share everything, and there’s no such thing as “falling behind”. December is a busy month for everyone – regardless of the holidays you observe – so even just reading the prompts and letting them marinate in the back of your mind is enough.

You are also welcome to tweet or tumblr or instagram your responses. I’ll be keeping an eye out for tweets with #reverb15 and retweeting them (so it would be a good idea to follow me on twitter @_kat_mcnally_ if you’re not already!).

To receive Reverb prompts via email, please sign up HERE.

Prompts will be posted here at daily, and links will also be uploaded to the Reverb prompt archive. The advantages of signing up to receive prompts via email are: 1) they'll be delivered directly to your in-box at 6am AEST each day; 2) you'll be eligible for the giveaway; and, 3) you'll be the first to know about forthcoming reflective writing challenges, some of which are only available via email.

You'll also receive a special gift of an oracle reading the night before Reverb begins. This will only be shared with email subscribers and looks all set to pretty pretty juicy (i.e. you don't want to miss it)!

Did I mention there's a giveaway?

How would you like to win one of two copies of Austin Kleon's The Steal Like An Artist Journal? If you haven't yet discovered Austin's work then I actually envy you: you are in for a totally inspiring, rejuvenating, hilarious ride. With pages entitled "Make a mixtape for someone who doesn't know you" and "Describe your favourite method of procrastination. Can you come up with a more productive one?", this is one of the most powerful forms of alchemy there is. I challenge anyone who has ever journalled to disagree!

All you need to do is sign up for Reverb as per the above and add the URL of your posts each day to the linky here at Winners will be drawn from the names of participating bloggers -- as indicated by posts each day on the linky -- on Sunday 6 December at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

This means that the more frequently you share your posts, the greater the chance of winning! (No cheating by posting the same link more than once, though, OK?)

Blog buttons

As you can see, we are incredibly fortunate to have a seriously stylish blog button to celebrate Reverb, designed by the über-talented Ms Curlypops. Please help yourself and help spread the love!


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However you’re travelling this December, it is a privilege to share the journey with you here. Let the magic and manifesting begin!