Howdy, friends! Heather here, back again with a dose of news for our Community Announcements series. In case you’re not familiar, we share highlights from our members blogs and social media accounts, along with helpful tools and resources the HLB team has discovered to help us all #BlogBetter and #SocialSmarter on the first and third Monday of each month.
A lot has changed in the way we all internet in the almost 9 years since HLB first began. You may have noticed our site and social accounts changing content strategy as we’ve continue to embrace the shifts we’ve seen in some members who may be blogging less [in a traditional sense] and sharing more often on various social media platforms.
In our minds, a lack of traditional blog does not erase you from the community in which you’re an important part. We continue to be driven by all you are doing to share your services, stories, and selves with your followers and we’ve never stopped our commitment to promote your content, no matter where it is shared.
Do you post your own recipes on your blog? Would you like to give some additional face time? Don’t forget about our Recipe Link Ups, which take place every Wednesday here on HLB. Each week is a different theme and submitting your own recipe is UBERSIMPLE! Just visit the Recipe Link Up post, read about the theme and add your links. We share EVERY recipe that you submit on our social channels the following week – so why not get yourself some free promotion!? While you’re there, take a peek around at what fancy recipes other HLB Members are promoting, too!
Are you a food blogger with a focus on healthy recipes looking to join a group of like-minded bloggers? The Recipe Redux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians. Founded on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. Each month you’ll be presented with a new challenge and everyone posts their creations on a designated day. Learn more and sign up for the wait list to join us here.
Hosting a giveaway? Don’t forget to email us with the details so we can add it to next week’s post!
A few current giveaways from around the community:
Get Ready for Online Marketing Success with Glenneth.com! You probably know that SEO (search engine optimization) can help improve your rankings and drive more traffic to your site. But chances are SEO seems overwhelming and time-consuming.
After Glenneth’s 7-day workshop, you will:
have Google Analytics installed
have Google Search Console installed and linked to your Analytics
have a sitemap submitted to Google
have a custom Google Analytics dashboard for quick reference to the metrics you need to review
know where to find the top 25 posts that bring your site the most traffic
know what keywords are bringing your site the most traffic
Grounded Warrior is an awesome fitness program that was designed to make it easier for you to stay active and healthy every single day by providing the workouts you need, when you need them.No more skipping workouts, no more playing catch up, no more confusion or frustration. With Grounded Warrior you’ll have: consistency, clarity, confidence and focus to stay healthy day in and day out. The videos are short, sweet and sweaty so you can fit them in when and where it’s right for you!Give it a try today and use the coupon code healthylivingblogs to get 25% off your first month (or a full year).
Now 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.
Food Prepped Breakfast for Monday through Friday: Embrace Spring with a celebration of seasonal produce, asparagus and herbs, paired with rich cheeses and a salty hash brown crust; Asparagus Quiche with Hash Brown Crust from How Sweet Eats.
Food Prepped Lunch for Monday through Friday: This Meal Prep Sheet Pan Greek Meatballs with Vegetables from Amee’s Savory Dish is a delicious and easy meal prep recipe using ground beef and Mediterranean spices, making it a great way to add some delicious pizzaz to your afternoon all week long.
Monday Dinner: A #MeatlessMonday soup to keep you warm and full on cool Spring nights, this Quick Veggie Bean Soup recipe from The Chic Life takes only five minutes of prep, then 20 to cook. Would be great served with crusty bread!
Tuesday Dinner: Take a step beyond your traditional #TacoTuesday options with a seafood bite; these Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos from The Almond Eater are over-the-top flavorful take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Wednesday Dinner:This dish of onions, ginger, garlic, your favorite sausage, fresh broccoli, and your favorite pasta, generously spiced with coriander and chili powder, is simply delicious. It is simple enough to whip up on a hectic weeknight for dinner yet tasty enough to serve at a casual weekend get-together.Easy Spicy Broccoli Sausage Pasta from Savory Spin
Friday Dinner: Kick-off the weekend with dinner and movie: Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwiches from Prevention RD seems like a great place to start no matter what type of film you end up watching.
Weekend Brunch: Get your day started with a hop on the right foot with these nutritious, sweet-treat-inspired waffles from The Healthy Maven: Healthy Carrot Cake Waffles.
Weekend Dinner: Jeanette’s Healthy Living’s Slow Roasted Citrus Salmon is delicious, healthy and easy to make. Serve it for dinner with sauteed vegetables, or on top of a salad for a light, nutritious meal.
Are you an HLB Member with something to share with the community? To submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.