2017 One Word Blog Hop


Welcome to the 2017 One Word Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 2017 One Word Blog Hop at Create With Joy! The purpose of this event is to motivate and encourage one another to accomplish amazing things by identifying and sharing the “One Word” that will inspire each of us throughout the upcoming year!

The One Word Blog Hop is open during the entire month of January so if you are still in the process of identifying the One Word that will focus and guide you through 2017, just share your post when you’ve completed the process!

Be sure to visit one another throughout the month – connect with and encourage one another – and draw inspiration from each other. Please share this party with your friends as well!

You are also invited to share your New Year’s goals and resolutions and to post updates and progress reports throughout the month. It takes 21 days to form a new habit – use this time to build the momentum you need to accomplish your goals in the months to come!

What’s Your One Word For 2017?


When I was growing up, making New Year’s Resolutions was the thing to do. Each January, it would be part of our cultural New Year ritual to make a list of all of the things we hoped to accomplish in the New Year.

New Year’s Resolutions can be a wonderful thing, if you make plans and take the necessary steps to follow your plans through to completion . Too often, however, our resolutions become no more than wish lists that are forgotten or tossed aside in the days or weeks to come.

As a result, many of us have abandoned those long list of resolutions and have chosen a new path – the selection of One Word to guide us through the New Year. This One Word serves as a guiding principle to help us become the people we want to be, to change the habits we want to change, to live the lives we want to lead.

Last January, I chose the word FOCUS for my One Word and it served me well. I chose to focus on improving my health by making small but significant changes to my lifestyle and – in the process – lost 40 pounds!

This year, I’ve chosen SIMPLIFY as my focus for 2017. I will be focusing on ways to eliminate clutter and distractions from my life, to create routines that help me to move through my days with ease, and to create more time, energy and space in my life to do the things that truly matter to me!

Have you chosen your One Word to guide you through the upcoming year? Link your posts and/or share your Words in the comments!

Share Your 2017 One Word With Us!


What are your dreams for the New Year? Have you set specific goals or made traditional resolutions? Do you have an inspiring quote you’d like to share?

Please link these posts at the party and/or share your thoughts in the comments as well!

Happy 2017 – may your year be filled with joy!

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  1. Ailyn Koay says:

    simplify is a good word ! big project though! hope you manage to reach your goal

  2. TaMara Sloan
    Twitter: PeeDeeMama

    Congrats on the weight loss!

    Simplify is something that I need to do as well. I know it would help me with the clutter that is in my life (both in my house and in my personal life).

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much TaMara! I LOVE your word – GROWTH – so inspiring and encompassing!
      I’m delighted you joined us for this Blog Hop. I hope you’ll share your progress with our community at our weekly parties!

  3. Melanie Backus says:

    My word for 2017 is hope.

  4. Helen Fern says:

    What a fun idea!! I had no idea so many people had an annual word! Just two days into 2017, my word is DISCOVERY and I’ve discovered so many motivated people!! Thanks for hosting this party!

  5. Bev says:

    Wonderful word to take you through 2017. It’s a word I need! Happy New Year!

  6. Love your word and intentions for the coming year! Simplifying has been a journey for me over the past few years, and it is SO freeing. It continues to be an intention for me this coming year too.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your health improvements and weight loss last year! That’s fantastic. 🙂

    Wishing you a blessed 2017!

  7. Patty Gordon says:

    Thank you so much for posting this blog hop! I’ve just recently realized how important having one word can be for one’s success during the year. I can’t wait to explore the other blog posts and see all the wonderful inspiration there. PS – I found you on the Mommy Moments link party!

  8. Wren says:

    Thank you for this linkup opportunity! I love seeing all the words everyone has chosen.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Thank you for having a One Word blog link up!

    My word for the upcoming year is complete from Colossians 2:10 where it says that we are complete in Him.

  10. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    OK, it’s not a “One Word” post per se, but I do mention what I would be using for a “One Word” – STRETCH!

  11. This is a great idea to share our One Word posts! It is always fun to read what word other people have chosen. Simplify is a good choice. We all can simplify our lives to some degree. This year I have chosen “Forward”. It will be exciting to see where that takes me!

  12. I just linked up. This is the first year I’ve chosen a Word for the new year, but I love the idea. I think Simplify is a great one. 🙂


  13. Focus and Simplify are both great words!! I linked up my post on my One Little Word..
    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  14. So excited to have found your post and join you! I was so overwhelmed by the One Word this year.. and also thought back to resolutions of my childhood.. wrote about it at http://www.nicolebeholds.com

    I love simplify! Mine is “me”… I’m writing about it in a two part series because I thought “me” needed an explanation. But a lot of it overlaps with simplify! Good choice! Thanks for sharing and for the linkup party 🙂

  15. CraftyHope says:

    I didn’t do a single word like I did last year because I really am trying to keep things simple. In reality, simplify would also be my word. Here’s wishing you all the best and a year that is full of simple pleasures! 🙂

  16. I’m still working on my word for this year, but my theme is Glide More, Flap Less. I’m working on Pauline Wiles’ Serenity Project. My quote is “Do More of What You Love”. So I’ll have to have a think and come up with a word. Congratulations on losing 40 pounds! Well done! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  17. Lisa Ehrman says:

    What a wonderful Linky! Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

  18. Brandi Raae says:

    I have definitely abandoned long New Year’s Resolution lists. I’m a perfectionist, so I live in a constant state of frustration if I’m not meeting my goals perfectly. Not a good way to travel through life!!!

    I’ve done words before: Believe, Humility, Follow – and then I felt that God wanted me to put those three word together to say, Believe in humility and follow.

    This year the word “die” seems to be pressing itself upon me. Not a very fun word. Not a word that would look pretty painted on wood in some whimsical font, but a word that is probably extremely appropriate for a Christian. I must die to self. And I think it’s the perfect word because die is exactly what my flesh should do when I believe in humility and follow. I need to blog it but haven’t yet. 😉

    Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays!!

  19. Megs says:

    This is a super idea! Thank you for the space to share and be inspired!

  20. Amy Hagerup says:

    My one word is “attitude.” I always choose a verse/theme for the new year and this year I chose Phil 2:5 – “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.” Our attitude is so important and I want mine to be like Christ’s.

  21. Donella says:

    My word for the year is FOCUS! Thanks for linking up at the Funtastic Friday link party!

  22. Jaime Wiebel says:

    Great to see what everyone’s One Word to focus on and their goals for the year! Have a great 2017 and thanks for sharing your space here!

  23. bj says:

    POSITIVE is my new word.

  24. I am narrowing down my word this week and will be back to post my #oneword2017 on Thursday ! I am your neighbor at #SpiritualSundays linkup

  25. michele s says:

    happy new year and happy pink saturday! i love your word. my word is a phrase: “pay attention.” wishing you a happy week. xo

  26. Deborah says:

    I love picking my word of the year. I linked up mine.
    Thanks for linking up to the #homematters linky party.

  27. I still haven’t written a post about it, but I have finally found my word for 2017! It’s enough. I’m trying to focus on the fact that I’m enough – good enough, capable enough, competent enough, thin enough, I could go on and on…Thank you for reminding me to prioritise my goals this year and for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  28. Jenny says:

    Hope is my word!

  29. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    I didn’t write a post about it, but my word for the year is APPROVED. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Always a pleasure to have you!

  30. Grammy Dee says:

    I love this idea! Thank you for hosting 🙂

  31. Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews)
    Twitter: login4108

    Simplify is a wonderful word.

    I really like it.

    I have simplified my life, and it is a good thing.

    ENJOY your word and your upcoming week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog


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