The goal of 1Aisle is to spark a multi-level conversation among people for whom healthy eating is a priority. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, if you have something to say about healthy eating – a tip, a recipe, an idea, or a success story – 1Aisle is your place to say it. Here are some tips to get your post featured on our blog:
#1 Make it useful. Give readers information that they can use today.
#2 Make it personal. Write about what you know about, and write how you talk.
#3 Frame it. Give your tip context by answering like: Where did the idea come from? What problem does it solve? What hot topic does it address?
#4 Make it concise. While it’s important to personalize your blog, it’s also important to make your point quickly. Your post should run anywhere from 250-400 words, 75% of which should be content-driven, answering W-H questions like Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?
#5 Make it pretty. Each picture is worth a 1000 words, as long as it’s focused and pretty.
#6 Add a short bio. Send a picture and short bio (3-4 sentences) that tells us who you are, what you do, and what your approach to healthy eating is. Include links to your Facebook, Twitter, Blog, or Website.
So what are you waiting for? E-mail Dustin Newcombe at email@example.com to submit your post for feature consideration.
I started working with Derin Oyekan on 1Aisle back in March when it was a far different concept. The evolution of 1Aisle is a testament to Derin’s openness and his desire to create something bigger than himself. I’m honored to be working with him to make healthy eating easy, accessible, and fun.
My personal relationship with food has always been contentious at best. I guess you could say my problems began with my grandmother. I did work for her – cleaned gutters, shoveled snow, raked leaves, and mowed lawns, etc. – and she rewarded me with as much food as I could eat. Later, food provided instant comfort through some trying years in high school, that is before I quit eating altogether and lost 50 pounds in three months.
Since high school, my weight has fluctuated greatly as I’ve struggled to improve my love-hate relationship with food. My work with 1Aisle is more than just a motivation to get healthy; it’s an obligation, a commitment, a source for integrity. While my journey is still in its early stages, the confidence that comes from community involvement is already a clear game changer. When it comes to food, we all have different goals, different tastes, different skills, and different philosophies. Despite our differences, we’re all 1Aislers and we’re all in this together.
This week is a particularly exciting one for 1Aisle. In addition to recipes and tips spotlighting sunchokes and avocados, we’re featuring a breast cancer survivor for whom healthy eating has played an important role in recovery, newlyweds who have managed to successfully reconcile their very different healthy-eating philosophies, and our resident supermom who offers a healthy alternative for rushed Halloween dinners, Plus, there’s a sneak preview of the 1Aisle mobile application.
If you’re interested in sharing your own healthy-eating story, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am thrilled to share this exciting journey with you!
Happy, healthy eating,