So today is it, it’s my big day… I hope I don’t fail… I hope I do this right… I hope that everyone “likes” me and enjoys hanging out with me for the next 31 days. I’m all set to “host” The Winter ProBlogger 31DBBB which stands for 31 Days to Build a Better Blog in case you don’t know what I’m talking about…
OK, here’s what you might have missed:
• I have been blogging since spring 2009 when I jumped in with both feet and did Darren’s 31DBBB *note Shelley does not do anything half-hearted… This is the special needs mom who didn’t have a place for her disabled daughter and her able bodied daughter to play together and in 3 years she raised a million dollars, designed and built the first fully inclusive playground in Maryland-not to toot my own horn, but yeah…
• I installed Google Analytics, apparently wrong, but when I reviewed them after a few weeks of correcting the original problem I realized my “bounce” rate sucked. Um, not good to Shelley, not good at all!
• While “cleaning” up some old files I stumbled upon notes from my 2009 Problogger 31DBBB challange and thought about how “things” have changed a bit in the past two years; perhaps it was time to reevaluate my blog. Being a “take the bull by the horns kinda gal” and knowing I can’t possibly be the only one out there who “sucked” according to Google thought I’d like to “help” while helping myself… hmm, there seems to be a theme going on here…
When I began my site I was writing as a way of chronicling our life as a special needs family and then last year I started a “wellness makeover”. So for the longest time this site was really all about me and my family and then recently I decided that in addition I would like to feature other special needs families and those who were on “wellness makeovers” as a way of supporting and reaching out to the bloggy community.
So there you have it, now that you are all caught up, we are ready to start this party! Our first task in this 31 day challenge was to come up with an “elevator speech.”
You might be wondering what exactly is an “elevator speech”. According to Wikipedia
“An elevator pitch is an overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The name reflects the fact that an elevator pitch can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (for example, thirty seconds or 100-150 words).”
Day One: My elevator speech
“A few special stories… A few special inspirations… from a special needs mom”
Short Elevator speech: Sharing stories and inspirations on how we can all make it through adversity be it health or any facet of life.
Long Elevator Speech: I’m Still Standing is a site that I would like people to come to who want to be inspired, who are looking for everything from healthy recipes to stories about overcoming adversity, and realizing we are all “able”. A place you find comfort like “home”.
That’s it.. So, what do you think of my short and long elevator speech?