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40 Days of Blogging in Celebration of my 40th Birthday

40 Days of Blogging - Day 1

The day has finally arrived – March 10, 2015 – the 40th anniversary of my birth!
{Pause for quick celebration – woohoo!!}

While some might dread this day, I have actually been looking forward to it.

You see, I find a tremendous amount of joy in overcoming obstacles, conquering challenges, squashing fears, and simply finding ways to turn a sour situation into sugary sweet success!

I’m not going to go into any of my own sour situations right now, but I will tell you that I’ve had plenty of them! What I’ve found is that a positive attitude, a significant amount of determination and a bit of creativity have all contributed to my own sugary sweet success.

But, this post isn’t about success. It’s about challenges – both the ones we experience and the ones we set for ourselves. This post – and this whole series of posts (40 to be exact – in celebration of my birthday, of course!) – is about challenging myself to write 40 consecutive blog posts.

What am I thinking? Crazy, right?

Anyone who has a website knows that staying on top of writing blog posts is not an easy task. It takes time, thought, creativity, patience, dedication, commitment and so much more!

I have lots of projects on my plate right now and even more coming up in the near future. BUT, I am determined to do this. And here’s why…

I LOVE to teach, inspire, and motivate people.
And of course, I’m always up for a good challenge! Plus, to be able to help people and make a difference in their lives is the true meaning of success in my book!

So, for the next 40 days (well, 39 after today), I’ll be sharing stories and lessons on a variety of topics, all of which will have the goal of [hopefully] teaching, inspiring and/or motivating you in some way.

I have quite a few posts already started, but I’d love your help with the rest of them! Here’s a taste of what’s on the agenda so far:

For the current and future web designers + people actively managing their own website:

  • How to create an online store in 5 minutes
  • How to price your products and services with confidence
  • SEO 101
  • How to choose a WordPress theme
  • and many more!

For the non-web designers and/or people who may not have a website (yet) and pretty much the “general population”:

  • What kind of attitude do you “choose”?
  • The difference between being committed and being determined
  • My favorite planning and productivity tools
  • How to come up with blog topics
  • Should you hire a web designer or D.I.Y.?
  • and many more!

As you can see, the topics are diverse, and even those that appear to apply only to web designers might actually be applicable to people in other industries as well. There’s really only one way to find out if these posts will indeed teach, inspire and/or motivate you. You gotta read ’em!

Here’s the plan:

  • I’ll publish a post every single day for 40 days straight starting today, March 10th.
  • I’ll send out the week’s roundup of posts on Fridays via my newsletter (be sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss any of them).
  • I’ll be looking forward to your comments and promise to respond to all of them.
  • I may even throw in a contest or two (hmmm – there could be a free website evaluation or web design gift card in your future!).
  • I’ll include an inspirational quote in every single post (I mean, who doesn’t LOVE an inspirational quote?!).

Strength doesn't come from what you can do
Sound fun? I think so!
Get ready for 39 more days of education, encouragement, enthusiasm and more!

Have an idea for a topic? Something you’d like to learn? Something you struggle with?
Tell me in the comments below.

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14 comments… add one

  • Alex March 10, 2015

    HAPPY HAPPY HAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFANI! YOU ROCK!!! Have an awesome day and enjoy your 40’s! I’m speaking from experience.. this next decade is quite fabulous! Looking forward to your blog posts! Many, many blessings for another trip around the sun!

    • Stefani Harris March 10, 2015

      Thank you so much, sweet Alex!! So far, this decade is looking quite fabulous indeed! 🙂

  • Rebecca Gruenspan March 10, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Stefani! Wow, you are a bit crazy – 40 blogs in 40 days. I’m stopped frozen in my tracks with my blog and I’m looking for inspiration (and time). Can’t wait to read them. Topic, how about…My website is done, why do I need someone for maintenance? Or something around that. I could probably write that one for you….but I digress, this is your 40th! May all your dreams come true!

  • Stefani Harris March 10, 2015

    Oh, Becca – would you, pretty please! 🙂 Hello cross promotion opp! 🙂
    I know – I am a bit crazy…but I’m just gonna do it and make this bad boy happen! You can do it, too! Topics – we’ll think of some for you and get you rollin’ again! :):)

  • Andy Horka March 10, 2015


    I don’t think you’re crazy doing 40 blogs in 40 days, you can do 40 a day with your gift to gab haha! (Yes that’s a compliment). Looking forward to reading them all and getting inspired from them!

  • Janet March 10, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This is an AWESOME way to celebrate and these are going to be some great posts! So excited for you! Have a supertastic day my friend!!!

  • Billie March 10, 2015

    Happy birthday!!!! I’m looking forward to your 40 days of blogging! The topics sound great! 🙂

  • Stefani Harris March 10, 2015

    Thank you, Billie!

  • Paige March 10, 2015

    Love this! Happy Bday. Re: content ideas – what about Q and A with some of your clients to introduce their businesses. Could use same set of questions. It would be a win win for SEO – right?

    • Stefani Harris March 10, 2015

      AGREE! Love it…and I definitely wanted to interview some of my clients! So, consider yourself the first to be interviewed (ha, that is – if you’re up for it!)! Stay tuned! :):) Thank you!

  • Shelby March 10, 2015

    Oh my Stars you are AMAZING Stefani!!!! Wishing you the best birthday ever!
    Lots of love to you! ♥

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