I mentioned a few weeks ago that I don’t want to be a blogger, I want to be a writer. And an inspiration.
Desire to Inspire//An All New Linky Party
August 30, 2012 By 40 Comments
I received so many comments and e-mails from fellow bloggers with a similar desire, and it warmed my heart to know that there are so many other women who want to be intentional in focusing on good and read-worthy content.
By now I’m sure you’ve seen a few What I Wore posts floating around the internet. Or should I say several hundred. Contrary to popular belief, What I Wore Wednesday did not start out as being about showing off uber-fashionable outfits and giving shout-outs to our favorite designers and stores. Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy started WIWW as a way for bloggers to hold themselves accountable to get up and get dressed every morning. As stay at home wives and mommies it’s easy to just want to grunge around in our yoga pants and t-shirts. Lindsey had a vision for giving her family at least as much as she is willing to give strangers when she runs errands during the week. So instead of bumming it around the house, she wears the same clothes on days she stays home as she does on the days she has to go out. And her little vision inspired literally hundreds of women to do the same for their families.
Don’t we all want to be such an inspiration to our followers? I know I do. That’s why I’m starting an all new linky party: Desire to Inspire. Every Thursday I will host a linky party designed to hold us accountable to embrace our roles as leaders in the blogging community (no matter your size!), to pay attention to our content, and to cultivate a spirit of vision and inspiration among our followers.
Will you join me? If you’re a fashion blogger, will you commit once a week to focus on your words rather than your pictures? If you’re a mommy blogger will you commit once a week to writing a post that encourages other mommies who struggle with the same things with which you’re struggling that week? If you’re a DIY blogger will you commit once a week to provide inspiration beyond the hot glue gun and craft closet?
You see, it doesn’t matter which category of blogger you are – if you desire to inspire your readers on a deeper, more personal level, please link up with me. Please join me in a mission to embrace your role as a leader in the blogging community and to focus on content excellence.
This linky is not about what inspires you, but about what you can do to be an inspiration to your readers.
Will you join me? I’ll be there even if you aren’t, but I’d be thrilled if you’d join me. Let’s focus on read-worthy content. Let’s embrace our influence. Let’s be an inspiration.
Desire to Inspire Week One will go live at 7:00 a.m. CST next Thursday, September 6. Please join me – and help spread the word!