Full Belly Sisters: New Year, New Plans for the Full Belly Sisters

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year, New Plans for the Full Belly Sisters

The Full Belly Sisters are positively giddy about the new year!
I know, I know, we're already over a week into the new year. But it's not too late to write about resolutions or goals, is it? I hope not, because I want to share some of mine with you. 

Launch FBS Website
My sister and I started this blog just about a year ago. We thought we just needed to put ourselves and our business "out there," even though our website was still in the works. Well, the blog is up and running and the website is still...in the works. I do have a site through my nutrition school, but it really doesn't capture everything that FBS does, just our nutrition services (it's kind of a boring site, to boot). The Full Belly Sisters will make our website a priority this year, so our readers can learn more about what we do, the services we provide, and how we can help YOU.

Offer Online Education
I get lots of questions from readers about everything from meal planning to grocery shopping to boosting milk supply to finding time for self-care. These are all topics I address when I'm working one-on-one with clients. But I would love to offer my expertise to a wider audience, so stay tuned for online classes! The e-courses will be less expensive than personal sessions with me, but will still provide loads of helpful information and recipes you won't find on our blog.

Take Photography Class
I love taking pictures. I think I have a good eye, but I could use some guidance on how best to utilize my camera. The last time I took a photography class was in high school; I think it's high time I take another one. It's going to be such a treat, I can't wait!

Invite Guest Bloggers
We totally welcome guest blogposts! If you write a blog on topics that would be a good fit for our audience (think: real foods, breastfeeding, pregnancy, parenting) drop us a line and let us know what you might like to write for us! You can email us at fullbellysisters@gmail.com. We might do the occasional linky party, too, if we find there's interest in that kind of thing.

Provide Contests
Lots of blogs offer contests on a regular basis; we haven't done one yet. (Maybe when we hit 1,000 fans on Facebook?) I think part of the reason is that we have such a wide variety of readers: some of you are here for breastfeeding tips, others are here to learn about nutrition while pregnant or lactating, others are just foodies who like to try new recipes! So, it's hard to think about what kinds of prizes would be appealing to such a diverse group. If you have any suggestions—or if you are a business that would like to sponsor a giveaway by providing a prize—please email us or just write in the comments below. 

Take Requests
We've posted here (and on Facebook and Twitter) that we're always open to suggestions and questions. It's true! What kinds of recipes would you most like to see? What kinds of breastfeeding or pregnancy tips? Let us know—either general topics, or specifics (more broccoli recipes, please! )—and we'll do our best to oblige. Feel free to make your suggestions in the comments section below.

Of course, all of these things take a lot of time and energy. As a full-time, stay-at-home mom—and part-time Certified Health Coach and blogger—it's sometimes difficult to find that time and energy. You know what energizes me? Your feedback on our posts. I love knowing that someone out there is actually reading what I wrote! So, please never hesitate to leave a comment.

And, yes, we've been doing this blog for a year but we are still always learning, always trying to improve and grow. We hope you will stick around and learn and grow with us! 

Happy New Year! What are your goals for this year? And what would you like to see more of on our blog?

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