Major Changes at HLB!

Here at HLB Headquarters (ie: Julie and Heather’s respective laptops), we’ve been racking our brains for a way to get MORE members involved and engaged on a daily basis.  While we love our series posts, we haven’t been getting many submissions and know that we could do more.
After lots of brainstorming (to the point that we both woke up with headaches after a night of major HLB planning ;) ), this is what we’ve come up with.  From now on, we’ll be focusing on a different aspect of Healthy Living and blogging each day of the week.
So without further ado, here is the new HLB blogging schedule:
MONDAYS: ANNOUNCEMENTS
This is everybody’s chance to shine, reader and blogger alike.  Whether you have a milestone you’ve reached, a race result you want to share, or a giveaway to announce, this is the place for it.  Consider this your ‘brag time.’  What have you done in the past week that has made you proud, big or small?  Send it to us at healthylivingblogs@gmail.com, and your announcement will be included in that Monday’s post!
TUESDAYS: HEALTHY LIVING TUESDAYS
We don’t want to ditch the series posts entirely.  You’ve all had some great insights on past topics such as balance and what you wish people had told you in your first week of blogging.  So we’re keeping them as part of Healthy Living Tuesdays.  Be on the look out – you can expect to hear more about how you can be involved in these posts coming soon!!

WEDNESDAYS:  WORKOUT and RECIPE WEDNESDAYS
Every Wednesday, we will be hosting a themed recipe link-up.  We will also randomly select a recipe from the previous week’s link-up to be featured on HLB each week.  To celebrate the holiday season, next Wednesday’s theme will be “cookies.” Find your best cookie recipe post (it can be new OR old!), and be ready to link it up on Wednesday morning…instructions on linking up will be provided!
We’d also love to feature some of your favorite workouts on Wednesdays.  Have a post describing your interval workout?  A fitness DVD review? A push-ups ‘how-to?’  Whatever it is, send it to Julie at healthylivingblogs@gmail.com to be considered for a Workout Wednesday post!
THURSDAYS:  BLOG TIP THURSDAYS
Our first “Blog Tip Thursday” post went up this week.  We discuss the best Google tool you aren’t using (or are you?), so check it out if you missed it!  Each week we plan to highlight a new tip for your benefit.

FRIDAYS:  FRIDAY FEATURES
Never fear, regular Friday Feature posts will continue as they have been.

We’re incredibly excited about these changes to Healthy Living Blogs, and hope you are too!  If you have any suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know!  We can be reached via the comments section or at healthylivingblogs@gmail.com.
Have a great weekend!
– The HLB Team
Heather, Admin: ThenHeatherSaid, @thenheathersaid
Julie, Admin: Savvy Eats, @savvyjulie
Lindsey, Founder: Sound Eats, @soundeats

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10 Responses to “Major Changes at HLB!”

  1. Devon
    December 11, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    This is great! Looking forward to seeing all the new stuff!!

  2. Alicia at Poise in Parma
    December 11, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Congrats to Lindsey, Julie and Heather – you ladies are putting in a tremendous amount of work and it shows. The HLB site is an invaluable resource. I personally have discovered so many new blends because of it. Thank you again for your hard work!

  3. Amanda @ Vegacious
    December 11, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I think this sounds wonderful – great ideas, ladies!

  4. Dawn Dishes It Out
    December 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Friday Features. You have introduced me to so many blogs I had never heard of. Keep up the great work ladies!!

  5. JL goes Vegan
    December 11, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to build community among healthy living bloggers! Looking forward to it!

  6. Chrissy (The New Me)
    December 13, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    This sounds great! I’ll definitely work at being more involved with HLB – I love the community around these topics and really want to make a valuable contribution! :)

  7. Bekah @ runtrackmind
    December 13, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    I am fairly new to HLB and am trying to be more involved so this plan you guys came up with sounds fabulous. Keep up the good work.

  8. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
    December 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I love the new ideas!

    Now I must find my ultimate cookie recipe…

  9. Katie @ Healthy Heddleston
    December 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    I think this is a great idea girls.. mixes things up a bit!!

  10. adrienne
    December 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    These are great ideas. I love the direction this blog is going. It’s a fun way to meet other healthy living bloggers.