June 19, 2009

Crabby Gets Juiced

(The badge down on the right sidebar is actually clickable.
This is just a fake one that won't do bupkus.)

So I'm pleased to announce that as of Monday June 22, I'm going to be over at Blogher a couple days a week, hanging out one of their groups called The Juice. It's a healthy lifestyles kinda thing, with topics like functional fitness and work/life balance. I'm going to be a Community Facilitator! Or maybe a Community Moderator? Something like that, anyway.

Also on board is Laura from the blog I'm an Organizing Junkie. Which is a obviously a good thing--since I'm so disorganized I can't even remember what my job title is. The group owner is Jory Des Jardins, a co-founder of Blogher.

The Juice is sponsored by Tropicana. Not sure how long the gig will last, as it's structured as a temporary sort of deal, but it looks like at least a few months. And I'm psyched! Not only does it look like a lot of fun, but they plan to pay me actual money.

(I have been known to blog in exchange for free packets of peanut butter, so a paid role doing anything related to blogging is a thrilling development in my little world).

Now part of my role at the Juice is to let folks here at Cranky Fitness know what's going on over there. So in coming months, I'll be putting up some posts doing just that. But fortunately, the folks at Blogher and Tropicana are very upfront about the whole "sponsored blogging" aspect. They believe in full disclosure, which is excellent, because I completely suck at being sneaky.

But I don't feel the least bit sleazy telling you what's going on over there, because there's some cool stuff coming up! They have giveaways and videos, and discussions about various things that Cranky Fitness readers are likely to have opinions about. These discussions are admittedly a bit on the quiet side at the moment, but they should be heating up soon if all goes according to plan.

The coolest thing? If you're a blogger yourself there are gonna be some opportunities to get noticed and publicize yourself and build blog traffic. The earlier you start hanging out, the more chance there is that your suggestions and/or blog posts might be featured in one of the Juice videos. (For example, if you are reading this before Friday, June 26th, go to Jory's "Blogher Shout Out" post and find out how your blog post or video could be featured at the upcoming Blogher '09 conference! I would totally love to see a Cranky Fitness regular appear on that episode.)

So please stay tuned, and maybe I'll see you over there this coming monday!



  1. Congratulations on the momentous occasion.
    I have been on the Blogher waiting list for over a year. Pls put in a word. WERD!

  2. I've heard great things about Blogher. Congratulations on your new gig, I have a lot of respect for people who can put out a consistent stream of good content. I find it hard to run my business and put out even ONE post a week, so kudos to you!

  3. That's great Crabby! I will definitely check it out.

  4. Congrats Crabby!

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer blog-her.

  5. Congrats! I just checked out Blogher. Seems like a great place to visit. Not a lot of comments, but I am sure now you will be blogging there, that will change.

  6. Congrats to you, Crabby. I'm glad to hear that you're in demand. Very cool. :)

  7. Woo, congratulations on the paid blogging gig! Like Arena Fitness, I've heard lots of good stuff about Blogher -- hope you'll have a fab time there!

  8. Woohoo - congratulations, Crabby!

    You go, girl.

  9. Getting paid to blog!! What a wonderful life you have! I'll definitely check it out. Coodismu, Crabby!!

    ("Coodismu" is my verification word, and I am pretty sure it means Congrats, Way to go, you are so friggin cool, and be sure to put in a good word for POD.)

  10. Way to go!! I'm impressed with anyone who can turn and avocation into a vocation. Real, green, crisp dollars!! Good for you. I'm quite sure you'll develop a loyal following there, too.

    BlogHer and Tropicana know a real winner when they read one.

  11. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know alot about Blogher but will have to start checking that out! Especially with you as part of it! How exciting & money too! You deserve it!

  12. Excellent! I love your writing, and we need more good things to read!

  13. How to go, Crabby! Your fitness blogs are always interesting as you put such a twist on things. You'll do well with your new title! Enjoy!

  14. Congratulations, Crabby! You are so deserving. Love the juice - hate the new packaging - just in case any marketing guys happen to ask.

  15. I am so excited for you! This sounds like a great gig and I know you will be perfectly cranky:) Congrats!!!

  16. i love your blogg, and i look every day an read your news. i come from Germany and i´m realy fan of your bloog

    it´s so cool

  17. Congratulations! That sounds really cool.


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