02-16-2016

A Blogger’s Guide To Working With Brands

We’re going to veer off the fitness topics today and talk about blogging and working with brands. If you’re not a blogger, I apologize for the long post! But come back this week for your “regularly scheduled programming.” :)

As you may or may not know, I am a social media consultant, and work with brands in helping them create social media campaigns and connect with bloggers in their niche. I obviously do more than that but the details would bore you haha.

So that is what led me to this post. On a daily basis, I’m perusing groups for links to share on client pages, communicating with bloggers, and setting up campaigns. In my communcations and interactions with bloggers, I’ve learned a few things that might help YOU as a blogger, and has helped me in how I work on my own blog.

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Here are a few tips…and some tough love ;)

Set up your “tweet this” button properly

When I’m creating content calendars for clients, and searching for content, I can’t tell you how annoyed I get when I click a “tweet this” button so I can quickly grab a link from a blog post, and the twitter handle is @sharethis or some other generic handle. I then have to search the page for the blogger’s Twitter handle. This is probably my biggest pet peeve. I know other bloggers who have said, “if they don’t have their handle, I won’t share it because I don’t have time to search for their handle.” I do usually just search for the handle, especially if it’s a great piece of content, but it is an extra step. I know it sounds stupid and like, come on Patty just click on the Twitter logo and get their handle…but I know many other bloggers who share this sentiment! Make sure to add your handle to your “click to tweet” buttons.

Get the brand name right

This one seriously boggles my mind. A brand pays a blogger for a sponsored post, yet the brand name is written incorrectly? I know we all make mistakes but please review your post and make sure all brand names and links are correct. Not only am I the only one who has to hear it from the brand, it makes it less likely the brand will work with you again in the future, no matter how good your content or photos are. Double check everything.

Don’t be afraid to ask for compensation

Look, I’m going to be real here. Most brands will not email you and straight up say, “We’ll pay you XYZ.” We want to hear from you first, and see what your media kit and pricing packages look like. I know a lot of bloggers get annoyed when brands send them emails asking for a sponsored post but don’t include info about compensation. Brands want to get in touch with you first, see what you have to say/hear your ideas, review your  media kit, and then make a decision. So next time you get a generic email, just reply and ask if there is a budget for it. We (the brand) won’t be offended, and honestly expect that question. Whether or not it is in our budget is another thing, we (at least my clients) are willing to negotiate and see what we can do to make a partnership happen.

Go above and beyond

Now I’m not saying include all these extras for a lower rate, but when bloggers will continually tweet/pin/share links to our sponsored posts, even months after, that is noticed. When bloggers create detailed content with great images (especially pinnable images), it is noticed. Try to include as much info about the brand or product as possible, not just “check out XYZ, you can order it on their website here.” Make sure you’re telling a story in your post for your readers. Brands will  be looking at how much engagement your post gets (comments, social shares, etc.). These little things will make it much more likely the brand will want to work with you again. Some of my clients work with bloggers month after month because they like their stuff so much. 

That’s all I can think of now, but my number one take away for you is INCLUDE YOUR TWITTER HANDLE. lol. No seriously, my number one tip is to just create awesome content for brands, and trust me, they will want you to work with them regularly. Or perhaps even set up a contract for 6 months, a year, etc.

If you’re a health and fitness blogger, I actually created a Facebook group where you can share any content you want shared by me and my clients. I go through various groups on a daily basis, but figured this would be easier, especially for those who want their content shared. Join the group HERE.

What tips would you add? 

Do you have a blogging pet peeve? :)

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06-17-2015

Survey Time – Thanks For Your Feedback!

Hi everyone! Hope your day is off to a great start! I am having an awesome week so far…went to a yoga event yesterday in NYC…my brother is graduating high school tomorrow…and only one more week until a friend and I go to Cape Cod for a little girls trip :)

Anyway, I wanted to ask a favor of you all. Whether you’ve been reading Reach Your Peak for a while, are a new reader or just stumbled upon this today, would you please take a quick survey for me? I want to make sure the content I create is best suited for what you all want to be reading. 

It’s just 3 questions, and you could leave a comment below with your answers:

  1. What is your favorite type of content to read on Reach Your Peak? (running/fitness tips, race recaps, workout ideas/routines, workout videos, my own training journey, etc.)
  2. What would you like to see more of? (recipes, daily training recaps, daily food logs, etc.)
  3. I want to send fun, weekly emails again (it’s been a while since I have). What would make you open and read/what do you hate about email updates from bloggers? (For example, I like reading personal stories in emails as opposed to just a recap of blog posts)

Thank you so much for your help! I truly appreciate it, and of course appreciate that you take the time to read what I write! Reach Your Peak has grown a lot since I started in 2009 on Tumblr and it really is a passion of mine :)

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05-20-2015

How To Increase Your Instagram Followers in 24 Hours

The other day, I decided to run an experiment on my Instagram account. I had been stuck at around 880 followers for a while, but it had partly been my fault because I have not been engaging as much on that platform recently.

24 hours later, I had over 100 new (targeted) followers, and finally hit my long time goal of 1,000 followers!

So what did I do?

Increase your Instagram followers (without being spammy!)

I followed everyone! Jk. sort of. 

One of the number one tips I give to my clients is to engage, engage, engage. It’s not all about you. Social media is about building a community and connecting with like-minded people. And that’s exactly what I did.

I started searching through my usual hashtags: #fitfluential, #sweatpink, #runnersofinstagram. I would follow people whose profiles looked interesting to me (as opposed to following random @$$ people through those #followforfollow or #likeforlike hashtags). 

When you follow someone, sometimes a little drop down menu appears of people similar to that account who you might want to follow as well. I would go check out those people, follow, look at the drop down accounts, etc.

I didn’t stop there though. As I scrolled through those profiles, I would leave meaningful comments (not just “Cool pic!” etc.) relating to that photo. Sure, not everyone will follow back, but hey over 100 people did and also came back and commented on my photos!

I was talking to my sister about it, and she asked, “But isn’t it annoying to have a bunch of random people in your feed?” To me it isn’t, because it’s all content I would want to see anyway. I made sure to follow people in my “niche” and people I actually want to connect with and learn from. I love following any account that is running related because that inspires me daily to get out there and get my runs in.

It is important to note that I did not follow a million people within an hour. I spread it out throughout the day, following a handful in chunks, so as to not be penalized by Instagram or be marked as a spam account. After a few days went by, I used the app InsTrack to unfollow those who didn’t follow back (though I do keep many who, like I said, inspire me or motivate me in some way). My main reason for unfollowing after a few days is just to keep my feed unclogged. 

I wouldn’t recommend following, unfollowing, following, unfollowing people. It will come across as spammy and you don’t want your account flagged by Instagram. Instead, just follow people in the category that interests you, and after a week or so unfollow whoever you want, and then let it be. Take time to now connect with everyone you just followed and get to know your new followers.

I feel like I just wrote follow, followers, following a million times in this post :-P

So to recap:

  • Follow new accounts that relate to your blog or your interests.
  • Leave meaningful comments and connect with them.
  • Continue to exchange comments, likes, etc. with your followers and who you’re following.

And a few other tips:

  • Use relevant hashtags in your photos so people can find you. Apparently, now you can only hashtag once in Instagram. What I mean by that is, you can post, hashtag and then you’re done. You can’t go back and add more. Well, you can, but it will no longer show up in the feed of that hashtag. So if I could back on yesterday’s photo and add #igfitness, you won’t see it on the #igfitness feed. At least that is my understanding and I’ve tried it and can’t figure it out, so if I’m wrong please leave a comment!
  • Search through relevant hashtags and leave comments on interesting photos. I have a few Instagram “friends” that I now regularly communicate with just because I found them randomly! If you’re a runner, look for your state and running, i.e. – #NJrunning. It’s a good way to see who else might be running in your area.
  • Scroll through your feed. This is something I need to do more of. Lately, I’ve been slacking because I’ve been all over the place and managing client’s feeds so I feel like I’m never on my own! But scroll through so you can see what your other friends are up to.
  • Put your contact info and website in your bio. Sounds obvious right? But I’ve seen many without it. Use that ONE place on Instagram you can put a website to put in your website! Or in order to drive more traffic to your blog, change it to whatever blog post you’re talking about in your photo “I wrote about X today, read it by clicking the link in my bio!”
  • Put hashtags in your bio. I instantly follow back people who have #fitfluential or #sweatpink in their bios because I’m a fellow ambassador as well. If you have an affiliation, make it known so anyone else with the same affiliation can find you and follow you back!
  • Make your account public. I know many people are still wary about having their stuff out there to the public, but if you’re a blogger and serious about connecting with brands, you need to make your account public. As a brand manager, if you enter one of our contest as a private account, we won’t be able to see your entry. Furthermore, we just won’t be able to find you period if we are looking for relevant photos to share on our account. I just saw a group thread on Facebook discussing this as well, and many people won’t follow back a private account on Instagram. 

I hope these tips are helpful! I am working on building up my business Twitter account to share more tips relating to social media…please consider giving me a follow! I’m also creating a website under my name (pattyrivas.com) to blog specifically about marketing, my own experiences in the business, news (like Facebook changing it’s algorithms yet again), etc. I’ll let you know once it is live!

What tips would you add? Do you use Instagram regularly or is there another platform that is your favorite? Instagram is probably my #1!

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12-17-2014

25 Writing Prompts For Bloggers

We’ve all had writer’s block. In fact, I had no clue what to write about for today until this idea came to me. We all need inspiration for new posts, and I’ve written about tips for creating content in the past. But today I figured I’d share 25 writing prompts for when you’re stuck. If you write any of these, tweet it at me or leave a comment so I can read it and share!

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General

  1. How To ________ In (#) Steps
  2. (#) Tips For Better ___________
  3. The Best Piece Of Advice For ____________ This one could be more personal, where you share your best piece of advice you’ve received for something (running, lifting, etc.)
  4. (#) _______ Items Under $20 (Fitness, running, clothing, etc.)
  5. Recipe or Workout Roundup
  6. Unexpected Uses For __________
  7. ________ vs. _________: Which is better?
  8. Test/make something from Pinterest and write about it.
  9. (#) Books You Have To Read If You __________
  10. (#) Things You’ve Learned From ___________

Running Related

  1. How To Save Yourself From Running Injuries
  2. (#) Ways To Get Faster. Share what has helped you.
  3. The Beginner’s Guide To Running
  4. How To Deal With Shin Splints (or any injury you relate to)
  5. How To Finish A Race Strong

Fitness Related

  1. The Beginner’s Guide To Lifting
  2. How To Build A Strong Core
  3. My Top Exercises For __________.
  4. (#) Ways To Get Stronger (or “Get Stronger At _________”)
  5. How To Become A Personal Trainer (Share your story, who you’re certified by, benefits of being a trainer, etc.).

Food Related

  1. How To Cook __________
  2. (#) Of Ways To Make Oatmeal (or any food really)
  3. General recipe
  4. Quick Way To Cook _________
  5. Healthy version of _________

What would you add to the list? Are you interested in reading any of these? (Because then I’ll write one up!)

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12-16-2014

Facebook Pay To Play

I’m sure you’ve all heard about how Facebook will now make it very hard for business/brand pages to get organic reach (for free). Probably 1% or less of your fans will see your page posts. I believe this will roll out in January 2015 (not 100% sure on that so correct me if I’m wrong).

Lots of bloggers are upset, and rightfully so. Who wants to pay to boost posts or create sponsored ads? It’s not like we have a marketing budget like brands do. We’ve worked hard to build a Facebook community, only to now have it be rather pointless. I do wonder though if having a blog page will be seen differently by Facebook than an actual brand or company page. I guess we’ll find out in the near future…

So what are we supposed to do with our Facebook pages? You basically have 2 options:

  • Continue to post and engage with the few people who DO see your posts.
  • Boost posts & pay to promote posts.
  • Start using other social media tools more heavily.

I personally love Twitter, and that is where most of my interactions take place. If you’ve been debating on joining Twitter or Instagram, now is definitely the time to start!

There is another option that I brainstormed though, which is what I wanted feedback on from you all.

Facebook posts get seen more when there is more engagement. Meaning shares, comments, and likes. We are a community of bloggers who already support each other and read each other’s content…we can help each other continue to use Facebook successfully.

Would anyone be interested in having a “Facebook Link-Up” of sorts (couldn’t think of a better name)? Basically maybe once or twice a week, I’d host a link-up here on my blog and we can all share links to Facebook posts that we would like interaction on. So if you want people to comment on a funny photo you posted, or a question you asked, or if link promoting an important blog post, we can share all of that here.

I would say that we would shy away from promoting all your blog post links because that’s what other link love groups are for. This would be solely for getting more interaction on daily posts. More interaction on those posts also means more people seeing your links promoting your blog posts as well.

I’m not 100% sure how this would be organized yet, but just wanted to get feedback and gauge interest. 

Please leave a comment with your thoughts…or will you simply be forgetting about Facebook altogether? 

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10-08-2014

Build Your Readership By Building Relationships

I’ve written a few posts about how to build your blog, brand, etc. with social media, and today I want to continue talking about tips on building your readership.

Increase your blog readership

When I started my blog, I figured no one would ever read. I was excited when I got 100 views in a month! I’m not saying I am the biggest blogger out there by any means, but I did build it up over time and have connected with some great people.

While social media was helpful, reading other health & fitness bloggers’ content and finding those similar to me played a huge role. I wasn’t just reading these blogs for my own benefit though. I love finding new fitness enthusiasts who share the same trials and tribulations as I do when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. I’ve connected with many who have wanted advice and offered advice.

So what’s my point? My point is to go out there and be genuine. Find bloggers in your niche and leave thoughtful comments on their content IF it relates to you and you actually find it interesting. Don’t just leave a comment for the sake of commenting. There’s nothing more annoying than “Great post! Check out my blog!” or “Cool!” When I get those comments I just get the sense that you’re trying to get more people onto your page.

How you can start connecting with other bloggers

There are some great ways to find new bloggers, and tools to help you keep track. Here’s what I do:

  • Use Facebook blog groups. I’m a Fitfluential and SweatPink Ambassador, so I’m in their Facebook groups where we have daily threads of everyone’s new blog posts. But there are other groups out there as well. I’m part of one called Fitness Media In Motion (request to join and say I sent you!) where we read, share and comment on each other’s content. Find groups relating to you and be an active member. Don’t simply dump your link and leave. Take the time to get to know others as well. That’s how you build loyal readers.
  • Use Bloglovin’. I also love Bloglovin’ to both find new blogs and keep track of who I read. Follow me here! I have different categories for fitness bloggers, food bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, etc. There is also a discover tool. You are also able to see how many posts you haven’t read yet so you can catch up. It essentially is like an RSS feed (but I like it better than the old Google Reader).
  • Use Twitter. Now I’ve talked about using Twitter before and how to gain more followers. But the same rules apply to your blog! I love searching through relevant hashtags to find new people to follow, both on Twitter and through their blog. One I’m following now because it relates to me is #halfmarathontraining. Join in on Twitter chats and start meeting new people. I’ve built lots of relationships through Twitter and even though we may have never met (or ever meet) I consider these people my friends!
  • Leave thoughtful comments. As I mentioned above, it’s important to be genuine. I honestly think this is the best way to connect with other bloggers and get them on your page as well. No, it won’t lead to hundreds of new page views, but you know what it will lead to? Loyal readers. Be a loyal reader to someone and they will come over to your page as well. I try to keep up with those who read my blog through Bloglovin’ so I can regularly read their content as well. I like getting comment notifications and seeing it’s from those who regularly comment. Thank you for continuing to read and supporting me! :) Oh one last point about leaving comments, when you leave a comment on a blog that uses CommentLuv, you’re more recent post will show up as a link. Other readers and commenters will see that and may click through, which means a possible new reader for you!

I wonder how many of you reading read regularly but never leave a comment. Maybe you can de-lurk for this post and leave a comment just telling my a little about yourself and what your blog URL is if you have one :)

What do you think has helped you build your readership base? Any tips you’d add?

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08-26-2014

Facebook News Feed Changes & What It Means For You

We’ve all seen it on Facebook.

You scroll through your feed and you see some outrageous headline like “10 ways to lose 10 lbs. in the next 60 seconds! Click to learn how.” Okay, that’s an exaggeration but you know what I mean.

Certain websites (ahem Upworthy) use click-bait titles to get users to click. Honestly, I never click on Upworthy stuff. I hate watching videos online. Unless I’m on YouTube looking fro a specific video to watch, I do not want to watch a video. I’d rather read whatever story it is you’re trying to tell me. Anyone else agree?

Anyway, the point of this intro is that Facebook is changing how these links will show up – woohoo!

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According to Facebook, this is their definition of click-bait:

Click-baiting is when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see. Posts like these tend to get a lot of clicks, which means that these posts get shown to more people, and get shown higher up in News Feed.

Facebook will try to make click-bait type posts less visible to users. While links like this might get lots of click throughs to the website, about 80% go back to their news feed pretty quickly because the actual article has not much to do with the headline.

If a link gets a lot of people quickly going back to Facebook, or not many users are commenting, liking or sharing a link, Facebook will make it less visible in your news feed.

But this isn’t the only update…

Facebook Links As Posts

This is a big change that I’m a fan of. Previously, sharing big photos on your business or brand page was what got more “views.” So people would share a photo and then add a link to it. Stop doing that! 

Facebook has determined that people are more likely to click on a link if it is in the link post format. You know…when you copy and paste a link as a status and the thumbnail image shows up? That’s what people (apparently) want. That format also allows people to see a short blurb or first few sentences of your post, which helps them determine if they want to click through or not.

From Facebook:

With this update, we will prioritize showing links in the link-format, and show fewer links shared in captions or status updates.

The best way to share a link after these updates will be to use the link format. In our studies, these posts have received twice as many clicks compared to links embedded in photo captions.

Random pet peeve: The “blah blah blah status update. links is in the comments!” I don’t know why this bothers me but it does. But if you do that, stop doing that too! Share your links as actual status updates and Facebook will show them to your fans more often.

We all know that Facebook Pages views has decreased and you have to work harder to get people to see your posts, so by implementing this change (and avoiding click bait) you increase the chances of getting your content out there.

Do you have a random social media pet peeve?

Do you like clicking on “Upworthy” type links?

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08-05-2014

How To Increase Your Facebook Page Likes

I get this question from clients all the time. Everyone wants more Facebook likes, and now that Facebook controls who sees your posts, everyone wants their “people reached” number to be high. But how do you do it?

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What I tell people is that the number of likes you have on your page isn’t what matters. You could have 54,387 likes, but if no one is engaging with your brand (and if you’re a blogger, your blog is your “brand”), then who cares how many likes you have? You want quality fans who are interacting with your page.

I sent out a newsletter about this a few weeks ago on this topic, and used a fellow blogger, Slap Dash Mom, as an example.

 Her Facebook page is engaging and always has a ton of likes, comments, and shares. What I see a lot of bloggers do is just post links to their most recent post. And hey, it’s okay if you do, because I did that until recently too. I mainly focused on Twitter so I’d occasionally post on my Facebook page. But if you want to increase your page engagement and # of likes then you need to be posting regularly and NOT just about yourself (aka your own content).

That’s what Sadie of Slap Dash Mom does well. She posts funny memes, news updates, quotes, personal pictures & stories and updates about her blog. That’s probably why she has over 28K likes.

Here’s an example:

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I mean check out those numbers! Posting funny things always gets people talking and interacting – and that should be your goal. Her page also has questions to her fans like, “What’s your dinner tonight?” So simple and effective.

I’m still working on this myself. As you all know, social media takes time. Between Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+…all of that takes up a huge chunk of time. But if you are serious about increasing your numbers and traffic to your blog, then you need to make the time.

As I mentioned in my post on social media tools for bloggers using scheduling software can really help. I schedule posts right in Facebook, and use Tweetdeck to schedule my tweets.

AND now that Facebook has added a “save” tool, whenever you see something in your newsfeed you can now save it for later. Check it out below:

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I’m so glad they finally added this feature because I’d always see things in my feed that I wanted to read later on.

Keep in mind that 80/20 rule. 80% should be other content, and only 20% should be about you. Think about it – who wants to interact with someone who only talks about themselves?

Here are a few things you can share on Facebook (and even Twitter):

  • Ask questions, whether it’s something simple like “What’s for dinner” or “Would you rather…” type questions.
  • Share funny videos, memes, content, etc. Read something hilarious on The Onion? Share it! Even if it doesn’t fall under your blog niche, post it anyway.
  • What’s trending? Find what’s going on in current events, pop culture, etc. and share your thoughts on it.
  • How-tos and “lifehacks”
  • Share other bloggers’ content. It will help you expand your network and you’re helping out fellow bloggers.
  • Personal pictures. Out for a run? See something while out? Snap a pic and share it. Perhaps run a caption contest if it’s a humorous picture.

I’m sure there are many other things I can add to this list but this is just a starting point.

Homework: This week try to share one of each of these bullet points on your Facebook page and report back how it helped your engagement.

Takeaway: It’s how many people that interact with you that matters, not how many likes you have. The more people like, share & comment, the more people will be exposed to your page, which means your likes will increase! Create good content and followers will come.

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What is your current Facebook strategy? What could you do better?

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04-09-2014

9 Ways To Create Awesome Blog Content

We’ve all been there. “What should I write about today?”

Hitting a writer’s block is the worst. But there are a lot of different ways to gain inspiration and think of new content for your blog. I usually post twice a day, so I’m always looking for ideas! I always have a notebook with me to write down spur of the moment thoughts…you never know when creativity will hit!

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Here are a few ideas to get your words flowing:

1. Go on Pinterest. We all know we can spend hours on Pinterest…it’s so addicting. But Pinterest is also a great place to get ideas for future posts. See what’s trending and come up with a post around those topics.

2. Look through magazines. Whatever your niche is, there probably are magazines for it. As a fitness blogger, I regularly go to the library or local book store and look through Self, Shape, Runner’s World, Oxygen, Fitness and other smaller magazines. I have gotten a lot of inspiration from there! I’m not saying to copy ideas from them (or from Pinterest or other sources I will list out), but simply use them as inspiration. I actually got the idea for my natural beauty products post from Oxygen.

3. Search through question and answer sites. Look through sites like Quora, Yahoo! Answers and forums you may be a part of. A lot of people are asking questions, and this is your chance to answer! I love the TribeSports community, which is how I found someone asking about how to improve their pushups…which led me to create this video:

4. What questions are people asking you? As a personal trainer, friends and family are always asking me health related questions. A lot of stuff I have written has been inspired by these questions. Because if they’re asking, others are probably wondering the same thing. Think about the questions you are being asked, and always have a notebook handy to write down ideas.

5. Look through big websites in your niche. Just like I said to look through magazines, look through big websites too. In fact, look through the magazine’s websites! Sometimes there are things on there that won’t be in their print material. Find the main websites in your niche (i.e. – Mashable for tech news) and look through them for inspiration. Perhaps they cover a topic but not in the point of view that you have. Look through the comments…maybe there are some ideas in there for you as well.

6. Read other blogs. And not necessarily just in your niche. I read lifestyle and fashion blogs regularly, and have gotten ideas from them. Again, I’m not saying to copy their posts…that will only hurt you in the end (and is plagiarism). But add your own commentary on a topic or change the topic to fit your blog and audience.

7. Use blogging prompts. Regularly read The SITS Girls, because they usually post a lot of blogging prompts. Also try out Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop which has a lot of great blog post ideas!

8. Interview someone. Still don’t have any clue what your next post will be? Try interviewing someone in your field! I forget where I read this idea (though it’s so straightforward I never thought to do it), but it’s what inspired me to interview Olympian Jenny Simpson!

9. Review something. I’m sure you all have products you love and use daily. Why don’t you write up a review to share it with your readers? And who knows, maybe that will connect you with the brand and be the start of a blogging relationship!

What would you add to this list?

What is your biggest source of blogging inspiration?

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03-28-2014

New Look & Reach Your Peak Updates

Happy Friday! I hope you all have an awesome day, and a fun weekend up ahead! I’ll be running my first 5K of the season tomorrow, which I’m kind of nervous about, but we’ll see how it goes :)

I just wanted to fill you in on some updates. As you can already probably tell, I re-designed my blog! I love the new look and layout and am excited for all of the things I can do now that I am self-hosted.

However, I just realized yesterday that those who followed me on wordpress.COM won’t see my updates in their reader anymore. Womp. I’m trying to figure out a way to transfer followers to wordpress.ORG but no solution just yet.

In the meantime, if you’re a fan of my site, please re-subscribe for updates by signing up for my newsletter! This way, you will get post updates once a week or bi-weekly and won’t miss a thing ;) I’ll also send out tips, recipes and workouts that you may not see on here!

OR you can follow me on BlogLovin’ (Or any RSS/blog reader you use) So many options!

I also want to thank all of you who have supported me and been reading…whether it’s been since I started blogging a year and a half ago, or if it’s been since last week…thank you for reading and commenting! I really appreciate it and love writing, so I’m glad people are reading :)

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions at all! Also, let me know if you come across a glitch in the system or something…a few things are still getting ironed out.

Have a great weekend!

What are your weekend plans? Any upcoming races?

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