Let the sun shine I.

Feeling the first rays of the sun, listening to the sound of nature at perfect peace. Regardless of whatever problems we face, we take solace in this moment.

Blogging isn’t about having the biggest, baddest site, or even about making six figures from it. For most it was to solve a problem, or give a voice to a passion burning within us.

So today, think about what got you into blogging the place, what problem were you trying to solve? Write it down and focus on it.

Don’t Worry, You’ll Get There

With everything around us constantly going bad, it seems and feels way too often that our goals are just a distant dream. We’ve hit a wall, fallen into a slump that continues even when we’ve achieved something good.

Success to some may seem easy, and to others down right impossible. But success is a continuous journey.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ”
― Bill Cosby

Your wish to do good, to achieve greatness or to leave a positive legacy comes down to constantly moving forward, and never giving up on yourself. Even when times are sad and gloomy.

An excellent talk by Richard St. John on the continuous journey of success has inspired me this morning. I hope you find inspiration in it too.

If you’ve found this inspiring, be sure to share it with a friend!

Live. Inspire. Achieve.

With each new day, we face a different set of obstacles. Some happen unexpectedly, and some we end up not being able to do much more. However in the end, we have deep within us, a tenacious spirit, willpower that keeps us going, all because we are passionate about helping those around us. You the reader have kept this blog alive in more ways imaginable, and for this we’d like to say thank you.

As part of our thank you, over the next few weeks a new design will be rolling out. Focusing on building together a network of individuals who believe in doing more than just doing the bare minimum and willing to seek positive change not only for ourselves, but for better communities in our respective places.

Here is a sneak peek of what is to come.

HYB Redesign

 

Still in the process of refinement, so any and all suggestions are welcome! A few features to be on the look out for include:

Blogger Spotlight (better name anyone?) – Each month, a blogger for their outstanding work of building better communities, whether online or offline will be interviewed and showcased.

A much simpler navigation – Your favorite articles and categories will be easier to find, and share.

HowsYourBlog U - HYB University will feature a special choice of videos, templates and resources that will help you propel forward with your blog, and the person running it. You. Stay tuned!

HowsYourBlog Home –  An overwhelming suggestion from many of you, was a collection of typography pieces that could be sent as gifts, used at home or even at the office. Still lots of details to be worked out, but be on the look out for inspirational items that will help you become not only a better blogger, but person.

So stay tuned, and be sure to send in any questions, comments or suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Live. Inspire. Achieve.