When I started my blog I had about eight visitors a day. Seven of those hits were me. The other one was probably my husband or Mom. Over time my traffic grew, but it took months before I hit a number I was semi-happy about. I started with your basic template, knew nothing about html or putting up my own banner. I taught myself pretty much everything when it came to blogging, so I have to admit I’m sort of jealous but very proud of our very first group of Black Belt Bloggers.
Topsy-Techy is just about the most hysterical home-schooling self-admittedly geeky/techy Mom ever. Her posts never disappoint. She put together an about me page that blew my socks off because seriously people, I don’t even have a cool about me page like that. One can’t help but see the humor in just about everything she writes. You also might learn something along the way.
The Life of an Everyday BBW is another great blog. This writer doesn’t apologize for her weight; she embraces it and she encourages you to do the same with your weight. She’s candid and doesn’t take herself too seriously. You can definitely have some good laughs and learn a thing or two while visiting her blog.
The Daily Grind is one very caffeinated Mom’s journey through life. Always upbeat and sweet, this Java Mama tells it like it is and oozes personality. Her blog header alone is worth a visit, but I’m sure you’ll find many more things to do while visiting there.
If you’re looking for a way to get your family off the couch, you won’t want to miss Family in Shape. The Spin Diva brings healthy tips in every post she writes. Her ideas are simple, effective and inspiring. You might be surprised to find out that English is her second language, because you would never know it.
She-Parent will give you something to cry about. No seriously. If you’re looking for a way to lay down the law with your kids and want a role-model, look no further. She may sound a bit harsh at times, but she certainly loves her kids, and will give you a laugh or two along the way. She has totally put the meaning back in “Because I said so.”
Renovation Girl writes straight from the heart as she tells her tale of renovating a beautiful old home and her heart as well. Here you’ll find hysterical posts about her son and his “control handle” along with heart-wrenching tales of secondary infertility.
For more information on how you can become a Black Belt Blogger alumni, see the sidebar. We don’t even require you to do snap kicks. Congrats to all of our alumni and best of luck on the journey to tell your story!
Update – Topsy is now a guest blogger on our vocabulary website which teaches English vocabulary: Want to: “Construcción de Vocabulario“?