I’m a small blog, and I am thankful for each and every reader! Blogging has seriously changed my life. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed writing until I started Faith & Fitness. It has kept me accountable in so many ways. It has kept me on track for my weight loss goals, despite some bumps in the road. It has pulled me out of a world of negative body image. But most importantly, it has strengthened my relationship with Christ as I read devotionals and write about them, as I join faith related challenges, and it is a constant reminder of why I am pursuing a lifestyle of healthy living. It’s all for Him. I know I don’t just blog about fitness. It’s not all about the proper foods to eat, or the amount of exercise one can do in a day, or the number on the scale. I blog for a different reason. I blog because it keeps me accountable to strive to be more. Striving to be the best mom I can be, striving to be the best wife I can be, striving to be the best friend I can be, striving to be the best follower of Christ I can be- it all leads to healthy living. And healthy living for the right reason. Living healthy for Him.
With that said, I do have some goals in mind for my blog as I continue to desire to grow in many areas.
5) Give my blog a facelift- While I recently redecorated using my Creative Memories software, I do want to utilize someone who has graphic arts knowledge and can give me the blog design I really want. This is something I am super excited about!!
2) Create everlasting friendships- When I took my first SITS class, they talked about how important it is to find blog buddies and a fairy blogmother. I have to say that finding blog buddies seems to happen naturally when you get more involved in the blogging community. And I am so thankful for that! The sense of community that the blogging world has is pretty darn amazing. Now if I could just find a fairy blogmother 😉 Someone who I admire as a blogger, a mother, and a great writer! Perhaps Nicole at Moments that Define Life would adopt me? Hint…Hint… 😉
1) Increase readership- Now I by no means desire for bloggy fame (although at times I do wish I was the Pioneer Woman). But I do want to use my blog as a ministry to women who have faced or are facing the trials of negative body image. I want my blog to show other women that it is possible to truly love your body. I want other women to know that beauty is more than what’s on the outside. Physical beauty fades, but biblical beauty never ages. I want that to be the message that women get when they come to this blog. I want others to understand that it is not simply about becoming physically fit.
Being spiritually and emotionally healthy is waaaaay more important than getting into a size 2 pair of jeans 😉
If you are a blogger, what are some of your goals? What resources have you found helpful in pursuing these goals?