I’m very proud of all we’ve done so far on Hollaback Health and two days before our new “season” kicked off, I got some very exciting news — Hollaback was nominated for a Best Blogger Award from Shape Magazine! If you’re feeling generous today, you can vote for us.
I’m so proud of all the posts my talented, thoughtful, ballsy, and always-changing group of Hollaback girls has come up with over the past 18 months; this seems like a perfect time to share our greatest hits!
One of my favorite features that Hollaback does regularly is our Don’t Feel Guilty If... series. I’m vehemently opposed to women feeling guilty all the time, and I know that guilt is very prevalent in the health blogging community. It’s part of the reason people take up running, stop eating meat, and stick with the status quo on their blogs. It’s also why people feel ostracized or like they don’t fit in this community. We firmly believe that you can do your own thing unapologetically and still have an awesome blog.
Here are some of our best Don’t Feel Guilty If… posts:
We are passionate about better writing; we believe that how we write is as important as what we write. Bloggers should put in the effort to their writing, plain and simple.
Here are some top posts on improving your writing:
With great blogging comes great responsibility. Hollaback is all about responsible blogging and we have tackled this topic again and again.
Here are some great Please Blog Responsibly posts:
We also know that the lack of responsibility might have to do with outside influence — mainly the women’s health magazines and other media that many bloggers look to for inspiration. We’re proud to call BS when necessary.
Here are posts we love about media mishaps:
The Hollaback bloggers see themselves as older sisters who have been around the block a few times (in a good way) and want to pass on their advice to new bloggers or bloggers who haven’t found their voices yet.
Here are some of our best posts on getting started:
Hollaback Health was formed in part from conversations about ways bloggers represent themselves — not always positive.
Here are some of the posts in which we tackle your image:
While we’re on the topic of stupid shit bloggers do that makes them look bad, let’s talk about the way we interact with our readers and each other.
Here are some of our favorite posts about mean girls:
We know that there is more to your blog than what’s on the inside; what’s outside counts too!
Here are our best posts on making your blog look good:
SHAPE.com wrote about Hollaback:
Part of what we love about this blog is the tight-knit community of writers, and the way they don’t shy away from the important issues such as the role, both positive and negative, that bloggers play in the healthy-living community.
Looking at this post and that quote makes me pretty damn proud. If you dig us and what we do, remember to vote for us. (No login/signup necessary!) Or (actually I guess I’d prefer AND in this case) just keep reading, commenting, and making us blog!