I officially started this blog on July 31, 2006. Looking back, as I tend to do after one year into a project, I can definitely say that I’ve learned a lot. Too much, really, to list here. Can you believe that? Me – no list?!
Always being in an attitude of gratitude, though, I wanted to take this opportunity to list, ah – there we go, a few things I appreciate about this blog.
Of course, there are my readers. My father-in-law, Henry Moorhead, has been, as far as I know, the most faithful, reading every post. Thanks, Dad – I truly appreciate you!
I have 178 subscribers with over 6,000 unique visitors each month and, as would be expected, those numbers increase continually. I know this sounds trite, but I really do appreciate everyone who reads, whether you comment or not. I hope you get the motivation, education, and/or inspiration you need when you come here. There are now over 200 articles and almost 500 comments.
Other bloggers have contributed a great deal to my motivation, education, and inspiration. Steve Pavlina was the first blogger I happened on to. I had no clue what a blog was up to that point, let alone that it was something I could do. Aaron Potts has provided much needed inspiration at times, as well as teaching me some “tricks of the trade.” Christine Kane has inspired me by example.
The ability to communicate with my seminar participants in such an easy, non-threatening format has been a boon to my speaking and consulting business as well. Being able to travel lighter, knowing that anything I’ve forgotten can easily be put on the website, with a special link just for those participants has been so freeing.
Having a forum to promote my book and my work is also nice. The ultimate goal is to empower others, and there are so many ways to do that. Having this blog has been a great advertising tool, as well as providing a place for prospective clients to come to sample my work. What a fantastic idea!
My goal for this next year is to help more people with their weight loss plans. I get more email on this topic every day. It’s not so much about the weight for me as it is about their health. I’d like to see a healthier, and more fit America. One of the most noticeable observations my husband and I made on our Canadian vacation was how much more overweight people were the further south we drove on the return trip. It makes me sad. If I can help by communicating my personal experience with weight loss, or explaining in full why counting calories works, or by just inspiring someone to see how to live more healthfully, I will feel like I’ve made a major contribution to our world. It is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed in a real way, once and for all.
Of course, I will continue to write on a variety of topics dealing with motivation, education, and inspiration, but you’ll see more on weight loss than in the past. How much exactly I’m not sure of just yet. Demand will be the determining factor.
I am continually inspired to new ideas. A recent conversation with a new friend on vacation has me thinking about articles for a younger audience dealing with happiness and inner beauty. I am working on this idea and have a writer friend who would be perfect for this. I’ll be introducing her to you a little later this year.
I’ve always had as many male readers as female, at least as evidenced through the commenting and subscribing anyway, so I’m thinking of coming out with a series dealing specifically with men’s issues in the workplace. I figure, since a lot of male readers tell me they print things off for their wives and co-workers, my female readers could do the same! Wouldn’t it be nice to have something to print out that says exactly what you want to say?
So there’s plenty of room for growth and I definitely intend to fill it. If there is anything you would like to see more of here at DebraMoorhead.com, please let me know. I hope you’ll join me on my journey.
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This post was written by Debra Moorhead, Motivation, Education, Inspiration on July 30, 2007