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One more quote

Hello, dears!

I´m sure you´re expecting my usual daily quote but today is going to be a little bit different.

Have you ever heard the expression “stop and smell the roses”, right? Well, the original quote belongs to Mr. Walter Hagen (a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century), and his exact words were: “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way”.

I started blogging in September 2015 and I have not taken a break since then. I´ve enjoyed every single day, I have met many wonderful people and made some good friends. I have learned a lot from you and I have grown more as a person than as a blogger. I feel nothing but gratitude: thanks for your support that you have shown all this time, but also thanks for all the inspiration, help, advice and pearls of wisdom you share from your blogs! Keep writing because I´m not going anywhere!!

It´s just that my daily (hopefully) motivational quote series ends today: 532 quotes. I had no specific number in mind when I started but lately, I´ve been feeling it´s time to make some changes. I have more quotes than exercises or post about fitness. When I think about it, a voice in my head tells me something is not right… and I agree 🙂

Back in September 2015, I knew nothing about blogging. In November 2017 I know that more than two thousand followers deserve better than a daily motivational quote, weekly recipes, and occasional fitness post.

After my come back, I plan to post just three times per week, things I think you´d like to see again: playlists, exercises, recipes, fitness tips… and some new stuff. My goal is to deliver twelve worth reading posts every month, starting in December.

This month, after two years, I´m going to press the Pause button instead of Publish. No hurries, no worries, I´ll be smelling the flowers 😉

Big hugs!

 

 

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2000 people following this blog

Hello, dears!

It´s exciting and I feel honored that so many people follow my blog.  We are 2000! Thanks to everyone following this blog. If you think about it, millions of towns around the world have less population! 😀

As I owe you this milestone, I thought a Q&A post would be a good idea. Well, here are your questions and my answers.

PoojaG at Lifes fine whine: What´s your favorite food? 
Anytime, I could eat durums, pizza, tortilla, squids or crabs.
Vikram at Zorba The Budda:  How you been during this time? 
Thanks for asking, my friend! I´ve been good, working, studying, meeting new people…
I´ve had upside downs like everyone else, but I don´t complain.
Pam at K.PhoenixWhat is your life like? 
Well, I work from home and a regular day looks like this:
I wake up, have breakfast and feed my pets. Then we go for a walk. Back at home, I check the emails, client´s workouts and meals, and your blogs.
I take a break, lift some weights and practice some yoga postures trying to meditate and relax. After that, I have what I call the second breakfast and a shower.
Some more work until lunch time, it depends on the day: client´s questions, new workouts, or maybe taking new videos, photoshop, writing a post… I don´t get bored.
After lunch, I love to take a nap. I wake up about 4 pm ready to answer more questions, emails, and messages. Usually, I have time to read some more blogs.
I finish about 7 pm. I go for another walk with my dog, and later I hang out with friends.
In Spain, we use to have dinner very late, 10 or 11 pm. Most of the times these friends meetings turn into dinners.
Dawn Marie at Hugs & Blessings: 1.- What inspired you to begin this blog?
I started an online business because I found a great way to train online, Evernote. I think you already know something about it 😀
I read somewhere that blogging was a good way to get traffic so, I decided to give it a try.
I thought I could write about fitness. But I had no idea what blogging´s about.
There are awards, tag post, guest post, etc. Having a blog on your website is different than being part of the blogging community. I think you know what I mean.
I was blessed with supportive, gentle, and positive bloggers from the very beginning, and I ended up loving this blog thing.
2.- How do you think you were able to attract 2000 followers?
Networking and persistence.
Awards, guest post, meet and greets… all of them are good ways to connect with other bloggers, introduce yourself to new readers, and get new followers.
Posting consistently, daily in my case, I think also helped.
3.- What have been the biggest changes to being a blogger that you have recognized since you have more followers?
I´ve realized that now I play more the host role than the guest role. I like to help others like others helped me, so it´s my pleasure to introduce new bloggers and trainers to my readers, inviting them to write or hosting the meet and greet. It makes my day every time I read a comment like “Hi, I´m a new blogger…”.
Thank you so much for your questions!
Big hugs,
David
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My first campaign as influencer

Hello, dears!

As you may imagine reading the title, today is a special day! If you have been following my blog for a while, probably you have noticed the Fitfluential badge but no sign of sponsored post anywhere. This is not a sponsored post either. How to make money blogging is a hot topic any given day of the week, and I want to share my experience with all of you, brothers and sisters bloggers. You made it possible and this milestone is much more yours than mine!

How to make money blogging is a hot topic any given day of the week, and I want to share my experience with all of you, brothers and sisters bloggers. You made it possible and this milestone is much more yours than mine!

New bloggers and new followers may be wondering what am I talking about so, let me explain them and remind you how it all started.

Fitfluential is a huge community of fitness enthusiast but also a platform which connects fitness brands with fitness bloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers, etc. Anyone who wants to apply for Fitfluential Ambassador has to meet some requirements: followers, daily unique visitors, and so on.

I became Fitfluential Ambassador thanks to your continued support to my blog. So, I will never get tired of saying thank you, dear bloggers!

Once I got in, I realized it wouldn´t be easy to take part in a campaign. Why? Because usually, things are more complicated than they seem. This wasn´t going to be any different 😀 Fitfluential is an outstanding platform based in the USA. The brands give their newest products for free and pay for reviews. But only to US and Canada based influencers. The problem is I live in Spain, and I´m not moving to the US just for a pair of shoes and protein shakes. The thing is I couldn´t apply for any campaign until now.

FitFluential is now partnering with Find Your Influence, a leading influencer marketing technology platform, and I have received a new campaign offer from Sony! Probably, I won´t get paid because influencers have to pay taxes, they have to fill the W-9 form, and there is nothing like that for foreigners (yet?). Anyway, I was looking forward to getting involved in an influencer campaign, so I did! If you only do things for money you´ll do very few things in your life.

Do you want to know what the campaign is about? It has nothing to do with fitness, haha! But I just loved it when I saw it! Jenna Elfman has a new TV show. Her imaginary friend promises lots of laughs! Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC!

Please, like and retweet to celebrate the milestone!

Big hugs, my friends 😀

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Free Fitness Advice

Hello, dears!

New Year, New Service 🙂

Also, because I´m going to reach 1500 WP followers soon and I want to celebrate and appreciate your unconditional love and support. So, I´ve decided to give free fitness advice instead of a cheesy post.

If you are already struggling with your Resolutions, you want a professional judgment, a fresh look or/and a sincere opinion, I would love to hear from you.  Click on the image below to fill the test, and I´ll be back to you as soon as possible.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Ages ago, its good to be crazy sometimes nominated me for this award. Thank you so much for this beautiful award 🙂

Check her blog and discover an amazing blogger who often inspires me!

Versatile blogger award 3

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link-up to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.

My nominees:

Gameplan Happily Ever After

Studiotj

CHEVVY’S STUDIO

Half Baked In Paradise

Youth Food

Life Events Observation

WWWINSEARCHOFMYSELF

Karenswritingblog

A kinder way

MARUSHKA’S PLACE

FITLITTLECOOKIE

Paradiso con due dita…

Music Teacher Lifestyle

PREEHOUSE

Dialogue from the Depths

7 facts about me:

I drink 3 liters of water a day.

I love pets.

I love tattoos.

I love travelling

I love gardening.

I love chocolate.

I´m pleased to meet you 🙂

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Smiley Thumb Award

Good morning, dear bloggers 🙂

Since I arrived this community everything has been fun. As you made my day so many times these months, I think it´s time to give something in return. Instead of purchasing an impersonal image from Adobe Stock, I would love to give you a little piece of me, at least metaphorically.

Please, accept my smiley thumb as a little recognition: Thanks for being you!

Crystal blank for award on black

The rules:

1.- Show your new cool award.

2.- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3.- Tell us what makes you smile.

4.- Select other blogs you want to give the award to. How many is up to you.

5.- Copy and paste the rules.

My nominees:

MiddleMe

What’s for Dinner Moms?

Life of an El Paso Woman

HOPE

Voyager of freedom

Fantastic Number

Fiddledeedee

ATOMIC WORDS.

Zorba The Buddha

NIMZ REVEALED

DebWasHere

Spiritualjourney17

Dancing with Mosquitoes

SEB DANI

Beach Body Bliss

Yadadarcyyada

Kah Choon’s Blog

Science and rationality 

Lifexperimentblog

The hut owner blog

Sad Music, Dark Literature and Positive Thoughts 2

OY30´s blog

Healthy Not Nuts

Moonlight Psychology

Theutopiauniverse

Bibliophile

Staying healthy isn´t a crime

 

 

 

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Recognition Awards

Thanks, My Eye candytribe53 and lifexperimentblog for these Awards. I thought of combining The Recognition Awards into one single post because it´s the same question again and again 🙂 45 nominees, have fun!!

Blogger recognition award

The Rules:

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give two advice to new bloggers.
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  5. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

How this blog started:

Apart from awards, I started this blog to help fitness enthusiast. Exercises, workouts, challenges, playlists… 🙂

Advice for new bloggers:

Be yourself, and be kind. It´s free!!

My nominees:

Bibliophile

PATTERN$ OF R@ND0MNESS

Fluff n Co

pennyforyourthotsblog

Shandra Eats

theutopiauniverse

INFORMATIC COOL STUFF

Moonlight Psychology

Time Out or Else!

Music Teacher Lifestyle

ameena’s musings

bigbanglifeasweseeit

Half Baked In Paradise

Marías

Just Call Me Elm or Something

Sad Music, Dark Literature and Positive Thoughts

PREEHOUSE

OY30´S BLOG!

Healthy Not Nuts

kidscrumbsandcrackers

An insight to my thoughts and experiences.

newvideos31

RAMIR CLAUDE KING

JGoodWithSports

FEATHERSMILES

fonzandcancer

Project Relish

studiotj

Youth Food

LIFE AS A POTPOURRI !!!

The Subtler You

Styled Fox

insearchofmyself

live smile help

Head4Fitness

yadadarcyyada

Stealing Quiet Time In Noisy Disorder

K’ CLIPs

The Ambivert

spiritualjourney17

Science and rationality

Look Around!

Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

Fantastic Number

hookupculture

Have a great weekend!

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Breaking News!!!

Good morning, Sunshines!

Did you read the news? I´ve been interviewed by Lisa at Life of an El Paso woman: Saturday Evening Interview!!!!! Thank you, dear 🙂

Do you want to know what Chape means? Read it!

I follow her since my day 1. You should do the same thing!

The interview was fun, she covered all sort of topics so you will find healthy tips, projects, funny stories, and tons of smilies 😀

If you want to know me better, don´t wait until the next award. I´m sure you will enjoy this interview!

 

 

 

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The Blogger Recognition Award – Kah Choon

Thank you, Kah at  Kah Choon´s Blog for this wonderful award. His blog covers inspiration, education, and reflections on various topics. Follow him, you won´t regret!

Blogger recognition award

The Rules:

1. Write a post to show your award.
2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
3. Give two advice to new bloggers.
4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
5. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

How this blog started:

Apart from awards and challenges, I started this blog to help fitness enthusiast. As fitness is a lifestyle and I was living it for 20 years, I would like to share some experiences with the group 🙂

Advice for new bloggers:

Actually, two:

  1. Be yourself, you are great!
  2. Be kind, it´s free 🙂

My nominees:

SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE

Michael´s Origins

just a little bit of stuff

Summer-ice World

Rincón del pasado

Potential doctor

Trip or Trek

Mysticalwriter

middle class adventures

Reflections of a Teenage Dreamer

Vintage Sapience

The Star Scrolls

HOW TRUE!!

Blogmaniac

Nanny Cool

 

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award – Christina

I´m flattered that Christina at Stealing Quiet Time In Noisy Disorder, has nominated me for this beautiful award. She is a wonderful woman who writes about her family life, and lovely personal post on Sunday´s Brunch. Needless to say, visit and follow her.

Dragon Loyalty Award

Award Rules:

1. Display the award on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and link back to the nominator.
3. Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your awardees in the post.
5. Write 7 interesting things about you.

7 facts about me:

I live in a small coastal town.

I love pets.

I love tattoos.

I love travelling

I love gardening.

I love chocolate.

I´m pleased to meet you 🙂

My nominees:

Garfieldhug’s blog

Vintage smiles

DESIGNINGLIFE

Fantastic Number

RHYTHMANDTHEDANCER

ELEMENT