Believe it or not, it’s been just over two years since I gave birth to Bloom to Fit (wait, can I say that?).
Hmm. I can tell you this though:
It’s been one heck of a ride so far.
I’ve created a lot of content over the years. Not as much as I would have liked to, but as much as I could muster with everything else going on in my life.
And I’m sure I’ve made a ton of mistakes. Couple of set backs here and there. But the countless comments and emails I’ve received from my readers telling me that my content has helped improve their lives a little bit is all the motivation I need to keep going. To keep making mistakes. And to keep learning.
But, regardless of it all, one thing has remained the same:
Working on this blog has been an incredible joy for me. It has given me an outlet. An opportunity to share what I know and what I love. It has allowed me to unleash the creative beast inside of me.
But after two years of writing, I feel like there’s still something missing.
I feel like I could do more. Err better. I feel like it’s time for Bloom to Fit to grow up. To mature into the beautiful flower it’s meant to be.
This is why I’m dedicating the year 2013 as the re-birth of Bloom to Fit.
Here’s what I mean…
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of great feedback from my readers.
They tell me that they find the content I create relevant. Useful. Motivating. Value-adding. And even slightly entertaining (yes!).
But there’s one thing that’s been lacking.
Although the articles are useful and relevant, they don’t flow very well. They’re not set up and presented in the most efficient and effective way possible.
And I want to change this.
In fact, I want to change a number of things.
Let me show you all the great things I have planned for this year…
One of my biggest goals this year is to make Bloom to Fit more efficient.
I want readers to be able to easily find and identify the areas they lack most in and be presented with all the information they need to resolve that issue.
A while ago I did a survey and one of the questions I asked my readers to answer was this:
What is something that would help you get closer towards achieving your goal?
The top three responses were as follows:
- Very specific and applicable tips
- More direct information (step by step instruction)
- A source of constant motivation
It seems as though readers want more direct information.
They want step-by-step instruction.
They want to know what exactly they need to do to build a better body.
And that’s what I want to provide in an efficient manner.
Last year I put together a cool and exciting little challenge for my readers.
It was the 30 day kettlebell swing challenge.
I was surprised to see how many people actually participated (and continue to participate as they come across the article).
It was an awesome experience. Participants were required to perform 100 kettlebell swings each and every day for 30 days straight (I joined them). It was more of a mental challenge than it was a physical one, but it kept people engaged. It kept them active.
It helped them understand what it takes to develop a good habit. It taught them discipline. Perseverance. And the act of forcing yourself to do something positive even when you don’t want to.
I think Bloom to Fit needs more of these challenges.
So I’ve put my brain to the test and come up with some good ideas.
I have a brand new challenge coming up in the middle of February. I’m not going to reveal what it is right now, but it’ll be another 30 day challenge. Very similar to the kettlebell one.
And there are going to be some prizes given away as well!
So stay tuned!
New Premium Products
For a while now everything at Bloom to Fit has been given away for free.
I truly enjoy sharing what I know and I will continue to give my readers the information they need to be successful in their journies.
But for Bloom to Fit to grow as a blog and a brand, I’m going to need to provide something more. Something a little extra.
That’s why I have a few premium products planned for release this year.
I don’t want to say too much about them, but it’s all very new and exciting for me!
I’ll keep you posted.
Online Health & Fitness Consulting
This is something completely new for me as well.
Something I’ve never considered in the past, but definitely something I’m looking into exploring more in the coming months.
I get a lot of requests from readers to help them optimize their training programs, straighten out their nutrition plans, analyze muscular imbalances, suggest exercises and workout plans, teach them how to use a piece of equipment, among other things.
(I even got a marriage proposal once, but my girlfriend didn’t let me accept it)
Although I enjoy helping each and every person that contacts me, I often simply don’t have the time to give my absolute full attention to every person’s specific request.
I think leveraging the power of technology and providing an option to those who need a bit of an extra hand is the best way to go about it.
I don’t have anything concrete planned out yet, but it’s something I’m looking to pursue more in the future.
To signify (and celebrate) the re-birth of Bloom to Fit, I’ve started a brand new newsletter.
And with that newsletter comes a brand new eBook: 50 Simple Tips to Build a Better Body.
This is a cool little (27 page) eBook that outlines 50 very simple and effective tips you can use in your journey to a better body.
The tips cover all the areas I typically focus on when I talk about building a better body: soft tissue health, ridding of muscular imbalances, nutrition lifestyle, stress-relief, optimal sleep, and much more.
If you’d like to get a free copy of the brand new eBook, just provide your name and email address below and I’ll have it delivered to your inbox.
I want to say thank you to all my wonderful readers for making all of this possible.
It’s been an incredible journey for me and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for the blog, please share them in the comments. If there are any things you’d like to see more or less of, please share them as well. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
All the best,