A bonus post (that doesn’t count towards my 31 in 31 challenge).
The challenge has a twitter hashtag #31in31. If you’d like to keep up with the bloggers on twitter (or be a sweetie and tweet some of their posts) use the hashtag.
Have you been following some of the mighty, mighty bloggers taking part in the 31 in 31 Challenge? If not, you should.
We have several MTs who used the challenge to kick off a new blog and I couldn’t be happier or more excited for them. If you’re just starting out, there is nothing like that moment of terror when you hit Publish on your first post. Fear of rejection and fear of being exposed are 2 of the most common. So a heart felt Good On Ya for all of our new bloggers.
We have several more MTs who are using the challenge as a way to get back into the habit of blogging, myself included. Sometimes, you feel like you’re talking to yourself or maybe you just feel all talked out. The challenge is a little motivation and companionship to relight the fire.
I want to thank everyone who is taking part in the challenge for the tremendous motivation.
I want to thank everyone who is supporting all of the participants with your visits and comments, either on the blogs or on Facebook. I’d give you all a big hug if my arms were long enough!
We’re not quite half way through the challenge, but I just wanted to share a few posts I hope you’ve read or will head off to read.
Amber Robidoux – A gift. A beautiful reminder of why we do this.
Ariana La Cour – The body and mind at work. Everyday she will write a post and run a mile.
Barry Hatfield – He’s showing us how to create a relationship with our clients. Plus he tries to write something that will crack me up. In his What not to wear post, he succeeded. I am not stuck with the vision of a client wearing an Imperial Stormtroopers uniform.
Bobbi Payne – Bodywork of the highest order. Why settle when you could have this kind of massage?
Christine Bailor-Goodlander – Catching flies. What are you using to catch clients? Vinegar or honey?
David Burrows – Deep Tissue Reflections. “What is Deep Tissue?” answered the teacher.
David Lauterstein – How the radiologist changed my life. There are a lot of terrific posts, but this one delighted me.
Donna Knopf – Couples massage sign language. Who knew?
Ele Sue Dukes – Prenatal massage and toxins. She busts that old myth better than the Mythbusters ever could!
Eric Brown – Your free massage blog guide. He’s offering more than advice and how-to’s: there’s a trophy and a free guide to help you if you decide to add blogging to your online marketing.
Erica Ambika Ragusa – Yoga poses for runners and cyclists.
Jozie Ewert – Big Sky Mountain Meditation. I did a road trip in June. I can so relate to this post. I loved Montana, but for now, I’m staying put.
Lisa Santoro – Hot House Flowers. Lisa writes from the perspective of a cancer survivor. We should probably pay attention to her.
Dawn Barclay – A little marketing experiment that taught more than any business book could. Selling is hard for many of us. Dawn embraced that fear to get over it.
Luisa Barardi Caraballo – Diabetes and massage. This is how you use your blog to answer clients’ questions.
Ellie Calhoun – Perfect balance. A lot of massage therapists are introverts. How do you balance that in an extroverted world?
Queen Anne Healing Arts – Why I will send you hiking if you are sick. How to let clients know when it’s ok to skip a massage.
Ravensara Travillian – It all depends on what the meaning of “is” is. The start of a series of articles talking about the state of scientific knowledge in anatomy, particularly fascia.
Rowan Blaisdall – Massage in High School? Hell Yeah! This is one of the coolest ideas I’ve heard in a while. Love it!
Sarah Gantenbein – How I kicked Plantar Fasciitis in the Ass. How you relate your experiences so your clients know you understand their situation.
Theresa Delgado – The sales funnel – 3 secrets that keep it full. You may not think you’re in the business of sales, but you are.
Tracy Bradley – A headache named muscle tension. Storytelling as blogging – it works.
Allissa Haines – Word Gets Around. Be your best version of yourself.
Xerlan Deery – Religion and Politics – Oh No! I live in a town where politics is the main industry. Xerlan has some advice on how to handle the topic when it comes up in a massage.
So there it is, a roundup of what’s been happening in the first 13 days. Post a link to your favorite posts by one of these bloggers, I’d love to hear what you’re enjoying (and so would they).
photo by Mike Baird