The Weekly Chase

by Melissa on June 24, 2012

It’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate for setting SMART goals and for calling on others for support. Since I started this blog in 2009, I’ve found that in terms of setting goals, the more people that know about them, the better. Why?

  • Your goals are public. This means you’ll instantly feel accountable for your goals when others know what you’re up to and where you want to go. It stinks when you have to say, “I didn’t even try.”
  • You find out that you’re not alone. 99.9% of the time, if you make your goals public, you’ll find that you aren’t alone in your battles. You know the saying “misery loves company”? Well, guess what? Victory loves company, too.
  • You form a support system. It’s no mystery that when you form a support group, whether it’s to overcome addiction or to lose weight, you’re surrounded by others willing to help you get there. You learn new things. You make new friends. You reach your goals.

I’ve decided to try something out. We need to start something called The Weekly Chase. I’ve talked about chasing down my goals so much recently, with my upcoming very first half marathon. I made the decision to set the date for this goal and announced it on here. From that point on, I have been reaching goal after goal and have been incredibly grateful for the people who have helped lift me up and cheer me on. I’ve gotten some tough love. I’ve gotten some crucial training advice. I’m reaching my goals because I made them public. That’s what The WeeklyChase is going to be about – connecting bloggers with other bloggers to help each other reach our goals.

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Here’s how I hope to see this work:

  1. Every Monday, bloggers will post at least one (1) goal that s/he would like to reach that week. It can be for anything – weight loss, eating habits, training goals, organizing your home, finishing a project, whatever. Your choice.
  2. Include the Weekly Chase badge on the post to help you link up to other bloggers that are chasing down goals for the week. I’ve made four badges for you to choose from (so any fellas that want to join in can) and I’ve included the code for each.
  3. Visit my Weekly Chase post every Monday so you can link up your post! This gives you the chance to peek in on other bloggers and form some awesome support systems.
  4. After the initial Weekly Chase post, make sure you include how you did on your goal for the previous week. The whole goal of this project is to get a wicked support system rolling and to help lift each other up!
  5. Tweet about your goals with the hashtag #weeklychase to see when others have posted, to fill everyone in on your accomplishments, or just to get a little extra push!

The Badges.

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(I may or may not have had too much fun making badges. Hehe.) Just copy the code into your post, visit my weekly chase post, and add your link!

There ya go. The chase starts tomorrow.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate June 24, 2012 at 6:14 am

This concept is fantastic. Looking forward to it!

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Mary Lynne June 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

I love this idea! Can’t wait to link up on Monday!

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Jess June 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I love this friend! I want to get involved but it’ll have to wait until wine country is behind me! And then I’m all in! Awesome idea!

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jobo June 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I LOVE this friend! So much! and I definitely will participate. Perhaps even tomorrow morning! I’ll let you know :-)

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Laura @ Mommy Run Fast June 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Looks like a great idea! I’ve been doing link ups Wed and Fri (wiaw and fitness fri) so Mon is usually reserved for non-linked posts, but I’ll keep it in mind to link up when I can! Love your badges. :)

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf June 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I love this idea too! I’ve been completely floored by the support that I’ve received from the blogging community. It’s unbelievable. I plan on linking up too!

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Sarah June 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I will link up On Monday as well! I did a set up post tonight and I can’t wait to post my minigoals tomorrow :) Thanks for the support and motivation!!!

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k June 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

I’m in :)

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Charlotte June 25, 2012 at 12:49 am

Like I already told you AWESOME concept!! I think this is going to go along smashingly! :) You’re totally awesome for wanting to support your friends and fellow bloggers along their journies!! :D

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PavementRunner June 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Cool…. I’ll have to take a closer look at making this a part of my posts. Thanks for the sharre. Badges rock!

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Sarah June 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Love this idea! I was super excited to share my goals today! Thanks for the inspiration

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Lisa June 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Great idea! I will be doing this.

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Melissa June 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love that you did. <3

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Annica July 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

What an awesome idea! Making a note to join in on this next week!

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Casey July 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

Love this idea! I’m totally in.

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Anne P July 30, 2012 at 7:17 am

What a great idea! Hope I can make a few minutes to join in this week! (I need it!)

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Anne P July 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

I’m in! Just posted on my blog.

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Mandy July 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

Great idea! I’ll start this week!

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Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness July 31, 2012 at 7:19 am

Love this idea! I’ll join starting next week!

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Anna July 31, 2012 at 11:29 am

I know this is a monday link up, but I just got my blog set up last night and still really wanted to jump on board!

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