Bloggiesta — Readers’ Workouts
My next Bloggiesta project is one I’m very excited about — setting up a weekly meme for reporting and supporting exercise goals. Each week, we report how last week’s workouts went and discuss our plans for the coming week. It’s a great accountability technique and a wonderful source of encouragement when things aren’t going well and acclamation when we reach our goals.
I’m taking over CHECKpoint from Bookworm with a View, with Mari’s blessing. Given the nature of Mari’s blog, and mine, the event has been attracting mostly readers, so we’re rebranding this a bit. Everyone is welcome to participate, of course, but I’m mostly aiming to attract people who think of themselves as more bookish than athletic.
I want some input! What do you think of the idea? What do you think of the title “Readers’ Workouts” for describing it? Would you participate? What would help you participate?
Here’s the logo I’ve been working on (Edited to add: plus a new toned-down color option):
What do you think of it? Does it seem to express the project I described? Would you put it on your blog? Are the colors okay? Is the text readable?
Thanks for any input you can provide! And, watch for this — if all goes well, it will premier on Tuesday!
I think this is a pretty good idea. One of my goals for April is to exercise every other day. Are you going to make another logo but in a different color?
Oh, that’s a good idea. Maybe people would like a choice — because one color scheme might fit their blogs better than another?
Ooh I like this. I definitely fit into this category and need help with motivation. I LOVE the logos, both of them but especially the one on the right.
I prefer the right logo to the left, because I just like pink. The font can be read easily and it definitely conveys something work-out-ish.
I am definitely in your target group (much more bookish than athletic), so I will come back here on Tuesday and see whether this is for me. I have big trouble with self motivation when it comes to working out.
That logo looks great! 😀 Well done! And I might even join, even though my exercise is with a bit different goal then most, and depending on my body being able to =’)
I love the logos!
i like them as is, but if you’re looking to polish them, the one thing i’d say would be to focus in closer, and have fewer figures? (simplify, i think, so less is going on in a small area?)
but really, that’s just nitpicking. if you like it, you should go with it as is. Both are lovely.
Nice job Joy! I hope to be a more consistent commenter…. just life and all…. I like the idea of the different choices of colored logo for people to choose. Its April 1 and I need to get it in gear…. REALLY.
WOW – looks great!
I can’t wait to start.
I was never athletic. Then I got into shape and it was awesome and amazing and I had so much energy.
Then I got out of shape again. ANYTHING that will help with the motivation? I’m in! I do often listen to audiobooks while on the treadmill. Or, I did. Sometimes, though, you need a beat to keep you moving.
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