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. In August I announced plans to launch a different kind of linky party. This one’s not about followers or pageviews. This one is about embracing the influence and leadership you already have and being intentional to focus on quality, read-worthy content. That’s what Desire to Inspire is all about.. 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.
I’d love for you to join us, no matter your blogging niche! 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?