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A BlogToLose Welcome Committee and FitBloggin’12!

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Those who have been reading my sites for some time know how much I credit this blog for my weight loss success, but they also know it’s so much more than that now. In the last 7 years my health, my body, my career and my life have changed for the better. I’ve made REAL, true, amazing friends. I’ve been presented opportunities I never knew existed. I get a much needed and appreciated daily creative outlet. And I get to help people. I don’t know what else to say except, blogging absolutely ROCKS!

That’s why I started BlogToLose and that’s why I organize and host the FitBloggin’ conference.

If you didn’t know, BlogToLoseBlogToLose is a weight loss blogging community. The idea behind the site was to give people a safe place to blog where they could easily find like-minded, supportive people. I’m happy to say it’s a success (over 5,000 members!) I can no longer manage it myself. I need help (<–you have no idea how hard that is for me to say.) I’ve spent the last few weeks sifting through volunteer emails and have announced our first volunteer team, The Official BlogToLose Welcome Committee. In the coming weeks I’ll be working with additional volunteers to help on the forums and organize regular chats.

FitBloggin'12I’ve also announced the dates for the 3rd annual FitBloggin’12 conference today. I’m going to be honest. I went back and forth on whether another conference would actually happen. It’s a lot of work, it’s stressful, and it forces me out of my comfort zone, but when I stepped back the only reasons I could come up with NOT to do it were fear-based. So I faced my fears head on, took a deep breath, and signed the contract with the hotel anyway.

It was quite a big day for this self-employed blogger! I’m off to chill with the husband and watch The Mentalist. :)



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Discussion

There are 8 comments so far.

    shauna

    October 28, 2011

    You’re such a good egg Roni :) You know we all so appreciate the work you do! Woohoo!

    MizFit

    October 28, 2011

    WOOOO HOOO!

    xoxoxo

    Michelle

    October 28, 2011

    Busy, busy girl. So many decisions in such a short time. Great Job!

    Tina

    October 28, 2011

    Good for you for facing your fears Roni. That is not always easy but always worth it!

    Tara

    October 28, 2011

    I would love to go to fit bloggin!

    Mary Nell

    October 29, 2011

    My friend Kris says that any decision based in fear is a bad one! Thanks for reinforcing that concept. I haven’t made it to the conference, but I love reading all the blogs and it truly inspires me to live a more healthy lifestyle. Thank you for all you do!

    Beverly Kersh

    October 31, 2011

    I appreciate such blogging community. I have visited your http://fitbloggin.com/. It is really useful in blogging perspective. Keep working on it for the better. You will get lots of volunteers in this work i hope.

    Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com

    October 31, 2011

    So glad to hear that Fitbloggin12 will happen. I hope I can participate in some way. I need to stop by Blog to Lose more often. Glad to hear it’s moving forward with more activity too.