Ready to take your #inCHAARG Instagram to the next step? Create your own fitness blog to update your friends, family + CHAARGies on your health + fitness goals! Not only is it major motivation to be your best + healthiest self, but it challenges you to start a *new* project. The best part? Anyone can easily start a blog! —
1] BUILD A PLATFORM
The first step to creating your fitness blog is to find a maintainable + easy online platform that works best for your goals. Your blog is what you make it! Weebly, WordPress, Tumblr, + Wix offer free blogging domains with many themes to choose from. Select a theme//style that reflects your personality + life. Begin designing your site by choosing a color scheme + layout. Looking to showcase your #CHAARGeats? Choose a layout that focuses on big, beautiful photos. Want to write your way through the journey? Try a layout that highlights your words//paragraphs. Create a simple blog title [usually with your name!], find your fav photo or selfie for the main image, + set goals for the blog’s main content. Having a set platform going into your blog makes writing//posting easier!
2] LIVE THE CHAARG LIFESTYLE
Go out + live the healthy, fun CHAARG lifestyle to build content for blog posts! Find new workouts, recipes, + plenty of inspo to write//post on your blog. Visit a fitness studio in your area with some CHAARGies. Even if you’re a little a nervous, it can be exciting to reach outside of your comfort zone + experience new workouts! Do your research + hit up a different restaurant to snap a pic of your yummy eats [experience all the #eats in a new city!]. Record your experiences [eat, sweat, live, +inspire] in a FitJournal. Carry your written experiences over to the blog — further describe them ++ pair with cute photos! You can make the most out of your FitJournal by scribbling random notes, scratching off your goals, + tracking your progress. Make the most out of your weekly small group + Studio Spotlight *sweat seshes* by snapping photos ++ talking about them with other CHAARGies! While living the CHAARG lifestyle, you constantly stay *inspired* to create new content — you’ll never run out of ideas! : )
3] CREATE CONTENT
After a workout, good meal, or inspiring conversation with another CHAARGie, go to the blog + share your experience! Use notes from your FitJournal or your thoughts//goals + expand them to create enjoyable, *fun* content to read + write! Your blog should be a positive outlet for creativity + expression. Use your blog to reflect on everything *positive* in your life, even if you had a rough day [embrace the positive + turn your bad day around!]. While creating content, represent your writing + yourself in the best light! Double-check spelling + grammar to avoid little mistakes. Grammarly is a free grammar checker — mistakes no more! Besides the technical aspects, remember your blog is what you make it. Only post content you love! : )
4] SHARE, SHARE, SHARE
You’ve created your blog, have been inspired by *amazing* experiences, + posted impressive content — it’s time to show your work to the world! Share your blog posts + website on social media to connect with CHAARG girls + readers. You can use social media as a tool to spread *positive vibes* + share your CHAARG experiences! On your inCHAARG Instagram + Twitter accounts, add links to your blog posts + share writing inspo. Aside from social media, spread the word about your blog to other friends + CHAARGies — you might inspire other women to create their own! Remember to share content you’re proud of + love [that’s the beauty of a personal blog]. Share what you want others to *obsess* over too, while supporting other CHAARG girls’ posts + finding motivation to continue writing!
5] SUPPORT OTHERS
Encourage other CHAARGies to join the blog journey with you! Blogging will be more exciting + you can share the CHAARG *love* for health ++ fitness with other girls like you. Connect with other CHAARG chapters + members by sharing your posts ++ reaching out to other CHAARGies through the blog//Instagram. Comment on + share other CHAARG girl’s posts to support their hard work. Let your chapter know about your awesome posts — gain support from the girls that build you up! Blogging is another way to spread positivity + support for a healthy mind//lifestyle : )
Create your own fitness//health blog + share it on Instagram with the community!! Follow other CHAARGies + #RadiatePositiveVibes throughout your posts. From one CHAARG blogger to another — happy writing! : )
++ Brittany Bluthardt [@brittanyblu_inchaarg] // Butler University