Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Social Volume 1

Okay, so I took part in the Social Sunday link-up with Ashley and Neely months ago, but got away from it during the holidays.  The last few Sundays have been pretty laid back, though, so I am going to try to jump right back in.  The link-up is actually in week 32, this is just my first week back.  If you want to join in, click here.

This week is all about blogging, so it seems an appropriate time to jump back in!

1. What is the name of your blog?  How long have you been blogging?

Forward From the Heart and I have been blogging since March 2012.

2. Why do you blog?
I started my blog as a spot that I could share information on Pilates, other forms of fitness, nutrition, running, tips on how to deal with anxiety and overall wellness.  As a Pilates instructor/personal trainer I get asked questions all the time, so I thought that creating a blog where I could compile answers to my FAQ's would be fun.

3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
Hmmm...that is tough.  I guess I should know this, but I don't.  Although I was aware of the blogging world for a long time, it was Instagram that finally got me to actually sit and check out blogs, so I would guess that A Beautiful Mess or Sometimes Sweet were maybe the firsts since I follow those ladies on IG.

4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
Any of my Workout Wednesday posts featuring really great people that I admire and motivate me.  I also worked really hard on my 10 Minute Workout Post and felt like, with that post, I really was taking on the feel of a fitness blog, which is my goal.

5. What are your blogging goals for 2013?
I would like to deepen my brand even more so that reader really feel at home on my blog.  I would also like to increase my followers.  I feel like a big loser because I only have 29 followers on Google Friend Connect.  I see other blogs with hundreds and thousands of friends and I can't even break 30.  So, fellow bloggers--I am open to tips.  If you are reading this--please, with a cherry on top, Click and follow meeeeee!

6.  Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?
short girl, long island
Everyday Living PNW
Ribollita Reboiled

That's it for this week!  
I just started a link-up of my own called Let's Be Friends.  New each Monday the idea is that we all get to know each other better by sharing just a few little facts about ourselves.  Click here to join me!
Happy Sunday!


  1. Ha! The number of followers you have does not equate you to loser-ness! I know plenty of bloggers who have a ton of followers but don't share good content! Just saying! :)

    Just stopping by from Sunday Social! Nice to meet you, Sally!
    [life of love]

    1. Hi Sar,
      Thanks for the vote of confidence! I know it's about content and not followers, but it's hard to ignore numbers, no matter how irrelevant they are :)
      Thank you for stopping by, nice to meet you!

  2. I agree with Sar!!

    I like your blog so I will be following!


  3. Hi Christina,
    Thank you so much! It is definitely more rewarding to hear from individuals than see numbers on a follow counter. But I like that, too :)
    Heading to your blog right now!

  4. I'm your newest follower!! You might get more comments if you turn off word verification. I always have so much trouble with them!

    Stopping by from Sunday Social!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for following and stopping by! And thank you for the tip on word verification. Still being a blogging newbie I love helpful tips and tricks!


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