Just a word of warning before you get stuck into this one: the following post is ridiculously self-gratifying and indulgent. But that aside, I hope, it’s a slightly delayed way of me trying to say thankyou for your support, to show you how thrilled and just a tiny bit shocked I am at the response to Woman Incredible, and to introduce you to some of this new community that you’re already a part of.
The last 15 days has just been the most incredible rush, and the truth is that right now I’m feeling so many things that I couldn’t even list them all. A slight nervous exhaustion definitely prevails, but far more worth mentioning are gratitude and motivation. These are probably my top two emotions right now, and you’ll see why in a moment.
I’m also feeling incredible energised and inspired by YOU and every woman who has already made this blog her community. So, if you’ll let me, I’d love to share some of the ‘post-launch stats and hoo-ha’. I hope you’ll feel free to feed off my energy and take some into your own busy life 🙂
so apparently you guys like high-rise butts and craving-busting moves?
The comments, likes and shares on the very first blog post for Woman Incredible were beyond my wildest dreams. Currently it has a whopping 184 likes, and shares – and that’s just on Facebook!
The post is also up to 89 comments! Shameless request here, but I have NEVER had a blog post go over 100 comments – I’d love it if you could help me kick that goal!
sometimes the universe just loves ‘ya
How amazing is this – my new ‘uniform’ arrived by courier on the day of the launch! It was designed and put together by a Primary School mate of mine who now runs her own branding business over at Bzirk Marketing. Oh, and those of you who’ve seen me wearing it have already been asking, and the answer is a resounding YES! You will be able to purchase Woman Incredible gear quite quite soon. It’s in the works 🙂
the reviews are in – eeeeek!
Well, in all seriousness there is no ‘bad’ reason for me to squeak, but I must admit I’m squeaking nonetheless – out of pure and unashamed excitement! Just check out some of these reviews by lovely Woman Incredible readers! I’ve interspersed them with some of your lovely Facebook and Twitter shares.
Jules from Abberrant Venus – “I really like seeing people’s hard work rewarded, and Kat has tirelessly dedicated her time, energy and invested her passion in both Body Incredible and Woman Incredible”. Read the full review here (actually it was a pre-launch review :)).
Laura from One April Morning – “Hi Kat! Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned your wonderful new site on my blog recently. I can’t wait to read more 🙂 You have inspired me already!” Check out Laura’s post over here – and see what it is that she’s going to try despite some natural nerves!
Slim Healthy Mama from SlimHealthyMama – “If you’ve ever been to any personal development courses, you may have heard that your net worth is the average of the people you hang out with on a regular basis – I’m going to use Woman Incredible as my “virtual” group of friends that are all healthy and successful in their various endeavours.” Read the full post, entitled ‘Are You An Incredible Woman’, over at this link.
Kaisa from Optimal Performance Finland – “Australialainen valmentajakollegani Kat Eden avasi eilen ihanan uuden blogin, Woman Incrediblen. Jutut ovat toki englanniksi, mutta kaikkihan enkkua sen verran taitavat että ymmärtävät simppeleitä juttuja, eikö . Okay, I have no idea what it says either, but I’m trusting that it’s good. Plus, how can I resist seeing my blog mentioned in a language I have zero comprehension of?! Kaisa, as you may recall (and Jules above) is one of the Incredible Women from the launch post, and from what I know of her she is one of the most naturally lovely women you’ll ever come across.” You can check out the full post on Kaisa’s blog, and use Google Translator if you’re so inclined 🙂
Kisane Slaney from DrKisane – “so if you want to have a great body, get fit and be motivated, this is one blog that you will want to sign up for and get those posts regularly! And don’t you just love Kat’s slogan: ‘Life Is Now. Press Play’?” Kisane is another one of those fabulous Women Incredible, and you can read her full review at her blog.
Here are a bunch of the wonderful and heartfelt messages I’ve received from you guys. I know you might whip this stuff off and then not think about it again, but to me it really does mean the world. This is why I blog, and receiving these sort of messages from incredible women all around the world just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy … plus pretty proud. If I didn’t already have faith in my decision to step back from my PT business and follow my passion by creating Woman Incredible, then I certainly do now!
“Dear Kat, as a longtime reader (and, admittedly, a non-commenting lurker!) of Body Incredible, I just wanted to congratulate you on the launch of your new venture with Woman Incredible. I have long found your approach to health, fitness, and life in general really inspiring, so thank you very much. I think the new website is so exciting and I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s to come.”
“Hi Kat, your passion and excitement is leaping out of my computer screen,how could I not be interested in becoming a member? Contact me when you are ready. You go girl!”
“Thanks Kat!! I’m so excited! These amazing gifts (Jessie made it in to the Top100!) come at a really great time for me. I’ve been reading your blog for about a year. And late last year I finally created room in my life to focus on my health and my body and made a commitment to myself that 2012 was the year that I implemented all of the changes I had been thinking about … I FEEL AMAZING! I have never felt happier with daily life … Here’s to Woman Incredible! Can’t wait to see what’s in store… Thank you, Jessie”
“Hi Kat. I am interested in hearing more about your VIP membership when you finalise details. I have already learnt a lot from your Secrets to Weight Loss book and find your blog a constant source of fantastic information. Look forward to hearing more details soon!”
“Hi Kat – yes pls put me down in your notification list. I really wish you all the best luck with this and good on you for following your dreams :)”
“Hi Kat – really looking forward to the new Woman Incredible!”
“Hi Kat – I’m interested in becoming a VIP member of Woman Incredible. Please put me on your special list :)”
“Hi, Kat! Congrats on the launch! I’m really excited about everything that you’ve started especially given our chats about what you’ve set out to achieve, what your goals are. It’s really inspiring to see you get out and kick some goals!!”
“Congratulations! I have been looking forward to reading your new blog for a long time. Can’t wait to learn more. :)”
“Hi Kat! I just thought I’d send a quick message to tell you I think you’re blogs are fantastic 🙂 and I’m looking forward to this new phase of women’s only inspirational pieces.”
“Hi Kat, I’m super excited about joining your womanincredible blog. Can you please put me on your VIP list? Thanks!”
“Hi Kat – I’ve just discovered this website….and I’m soooooo excited.”
other lovely stuff that i just can’t help but share with you!
As you can see, the ‘birth’ of this blog was a huge success – to be honest, beyond even my wildest dreams. It was such a huge couple of days that I almost felt like it was my birthday or something. I even received these gorgeous flowers on launch day, from a wonderful client of mine who was visiting from Perth (and with whom I was relaxing in a cafe with when the launch accidentally didn’t quite happen at 12 last Thursday!)
Here are a few other lovely facts and figures that I just can’t help but share with you:
- Woman Incredible now has 348 email subscribers – over 250 of whom signed up within the first 24 hours!
- The Woman Incredible Facebook page has over 120 fans – if you’re not one of them I strongly suggest you head over and ‘like’ us! Facebook is where I hang out a lot of the time; and you’ll find there will be lots of cool extra stuff that won’t make it on to the blog. Cool links and articles, contests, insights into what I eat/ how I train, extra tips and tricks just for you … and heaps more!
- I have a brand new twitter account, with a small but (I hope!) loyal following of 62 so far. Please help me grow this number! If you’re on twitter you can follow me @womanincredible
- As if launching my dream blog hasn’t kept me busy enough, I’m also in the process of setting up my new (dream!) office. It’s in South Melbourne, and I start their next week. My office is actually upstairs above my friend’s brand-new gym (he is in his mid-twenties and opening his own gym – talk about creating your dream life!), and the gym is freaking amazing. I am talking a serious playground for any PT or gym junkie out there. RBT (Result Based Training) is what it’s called, and it’s also going to be the home of all my Melbourne events, including my Lean Living seminar series which kicks off on Monday. You can also grab tickets for April 4 if Monday is too soon.
it’s a wrap
Well I think I might have actually run out of things to say (although I am tempted to tell you all about my new office furniture which I had way too much fun choosing). Just one last thing – thankYOU for being part of all of this and driving the current and future success of Woman Incredible!
Let’s take this momentum and roll with it – I’ve heard from so many of you already on exactly what you want and need on this blog, but if you haven’t already had your say (or you’d just like to have it again!), then now is your chance – comment below, or just say hi.
Life is Now. Press Play.
PS: Did you write a post about Woman Incredible that I’ve missed??? If so, please put the link in the comments section!
PPS: Missed out on being in the Top 100 and didn’t even notice the Facebook contest? I will be regularly hosting contests, giveaways and Happy Hour on the Woman Incredible Facebook page, along with the occasional promotion or special offer here on the blog, so to be in the running it’s as simple as liking the page and staying tuned!