Monday Announcements: 12.14.15

To submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post, email with EXACTLY how you’d like the blurb to appear, complete with links, photos and the like, [between 30 and 120 words, please] before 12:00 Noon eastern, this coming Sunday. 1 from us

We’re taking a vacation this month!  Just a heads up that will be on vacation from December 20st through December 27th in order to take some time to refresh before diving into a fantastic 2016.  During our off time, our site and social media accounts will be paused on new-content.  We hope you are able to take some time to refresh and renew your spirit with the people you love before the new year, too!  Happy holidays, friends!!

blogger-sponsor.pngNow is the time to sign up to become a Blogger Sponsor for next month. It’s a great way to support HLB and show of your pretty little blog while you’re at it! Currently all Blogger Sponsor ad spots are available for only $10 per month, or $15 for two months, paid in advance. Additionally, you can purchase 6 months for $40 in advance, or a year for $75 in advance. For more information on the program and how you can become involved read Promote Your Blog. 2 community


10 Essential SEO Tips and Tricks

Glenneth Reed, blogger at, just published her first ebook – 10 Essential SEO Tips and Tricks for Bloggers.  If you hear the term SEO and cringe, if you want your site to have better visibility in the search results, if you are either just getting started or have been blogging for years, this is the guide for you.  These tips will help you understand SEO, why you should do it, and most importantly, HOW to do it.  The ebook is currently on sale for $17, but for a limited time the Healthy Living Community can purchase for only $12.  Link:



Do you have a healthy food blog full of beautiful photos? Are you blog reader on the hunt for healthy recipes to add to your weekly meal plan? Come check out Healthy Aperture. It’s a unique image-based recipe discovery platform and the only site of its kind moderated by registered dietitians. Basically, it’s your one-stop-shop to find and share the best of what’s healthy to eat on the web. Visitors can browse recipes by page or category and clicking on the image will transport them to the submitter’s blog where the full recipe can be found. Visit us to start browsing or check our FAQ page to start submitting! 3 giveaways

A few giveaways from around the community:

Hosting a giveaway this week? Don’t forget to email us with the details so we can add it to next week’s post! 4 wanted


Sarah Pember (blogger at The Smart Kitchen and Health Education & Promotion doctoral student is conducting a study called “Uses, gratifications, and intentions of sharing food photos on social media applications,” aiming to explore individual motivations behind the phenomenon of taking photos of food and meals, and then posting them online via social media platforms.

To help out, click the link below! (And pass along to your friends…) 5 reading

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