Sunday, 19 December 2010

13 days to go... new improved badges (again)

(if you're new here, pop here first)

No, it's not another spelling mistake.

We originally used 'NaSmaStoMo' so our river of stones was instantly recognisable to people as a writing project.

We think this has worked, and we've had a very enthusiastic response so far from people across the globe.

However, Na is short for National, which of course the project isn't. So after prompting from a new 'river of stones' participant we've redesigned the badges to reflect this.

We'll use #aros as our hash tag on Twitter from now on.

I'm already excited about 'a river of stones 2012' so it's worth taking the time to get this right.

If you would LIKE the new badges please feel free to help yourself, but it really doesn't matter - they're just as recognisable in the old form.

The other change I've made is to 'officially' add Kaspa as a curator of the project. He's doing just as much as me, especially on the techy bits, so it seems only fair ; ) It's lovely to be working on something together.

An exciting announcement tomorrow....

Happy Sunday!


  1. I like the change in the name/badge. :)

  2. hello again....just to let you know...i've set up a separate blog (because i just had to get started!) for my stones..

    (and i really like the new buttons)

  3. Glad you like it Susan :) 'river of stones' does trip of the tongue a little more easily...

    And Mel - good - and I love the new blog, and I do approve of not waiting to get started!

  4. I like the new change, although I did see "namaste" every time I looked at NaSmaStoMo.


  5. I love that you're 5,000 strong - Happy Birthday, or whatever it is you say that's appropriate in this case - AND not only are you uber-creative, but also so technically savvy; colour me some shade of emerald (avocado? lime?)
    Merry Christmas Fiona - you probably noticed, I, too am jumping the queue to get started but wanted to use the stones to help me with a personal issue .. thanks for that too!

  6. Perhaps you will answer this later, but what is the usual size of a small stone? I have been seeing sentence long small stones and I wonder if the 200 - 300 words I was thinking of using as a guide is considered more like a small boulder? LOL.

    Any wisdom is appreciated!

  7. Hi Julie - 200-300 words would be a small rock, I think :) Check out a handful of stones: the ezine that Fiona has been running for a while, for some excellent examples. And her own small stone blog at:

  8. Thanks for the kind words S.E. :)

    It's 5000 site visits, not sign-ups...but we'll get there :)

  9. Love the idea of namaste, Angie!
    Julie - yes, what Kaspa said - the key is that it's a single moment, rather than a poem - but I'm not going to quibble!
    S.E. - v glad if it's going to help even in a TINY way with your personal stuff. Makes me happy.