Monday Announcements: 12.28.15

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 5:00 PM eastern, this coming Friday. 1 from us

HLBBadgeFinal - PNGA quick note! There has been a change in deadline submission for each week’s Community Monday Announcements posts.  From here on out, to submit your own announcement for the next coming 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 5:00 PM eastern, the Friday prior to when you’d like the announcement run.  A reminder how-to-submit note is also at the top of each week’s post, like it is above.



Blog Tip Thursday is back in action here at HLB!  Do you have a post about blog tricks, awesome plugins, social media strategies or other tips you’d like to share with the Healthy Living Blogs community?  Give your great content more visibility by submitting it to our Blog Tip series.  We love to send more eyes to your site by leading readers to your posts about blogging, social media, and all things internet.  Send us links to the post(s) you already have published on your site or pitch ideas for new content to staffer Emily (relishments at for a possible feature in a future BTT column. 2 community

Melissa Kolbeck, from, is taking sign ups for her next Ballet Body Bootcamp to begin on January 4, 2016. If 2016 is your year to lose weight and keep it off for GOOD, this is the program for you. You will create a lean and sculpted body through ballet movements as well as traditional fitness exercises (squats, lunges, etc). Ballet works the body like nothing else can, so if you’re ready to blast your inner thighs and midsection, secure your spot today! This is highly unique program run by a dancer with 26 years of ballet experience. Sign up at If you have questions before signing up, you may also schedule at 20 minute phone consult with Melissa by clicking here.


Warm up with Kroll’s Korners winter stew made with fresh veggies and lean proteins! This Chicken Stew will have you coming back for seconds! 3 giveaways


HLB Staffer Emily’s site, Relishments, is celebrating 7 years with a giveaway.  Visit her site to enter to win a prize pack containing coffee, tea and two of her favorite 2015 cookbooks.  Giveaway closes on January 3rd, 2016.

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

Some of us share our favorite recent reads via social media using the Buffer app. Have you signed up, yet?  It’s FREE!! [and if you do decide to sign up, we’d love if you used our referral link to show you heard about Buffer from us at HLB! ]

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