From re-designing the looks of my blogs, to choosing a new way to present links within a post, to choosing to write a post, first in MS Word, then moving it to Notepad, before bringing it to the Typepad editor, from challenging myself to submit a speaking proposal to the Blog Paws pet convention, and a myriad other things, including what jobs to look for here in the Houston area, I have begun, to paraphrase my friend Amanda Socci, to challenge myself to try new things, and let go of fear and stretch myself into unfamiliar territory.
For a long time I just called myself an "aspiring" writer, then, in the past year or so my attitude began to change as I decided to call myself a writer, no "aspiring" about it.
Yes, I still have much to learn, but I am trying now to "boldly go" where I have never gone before. It's a slow, and challenging, process, but I am not afraid to try.
Neither one, however, had a badge to show for it, mainly because the person who had made the original badges was no longer involved with the site by the time Nikita had first begun to submit "Noos" items.
I'd never thought to get a badge done in all the years since because everyone knew the cats were "repurrters".