"This author has a unique perspective
in the eating disorder blog community
because she has survived weight loss surgery
along with a myriad of other health issues
and is now focusing on
nutritional healing and mind/body work.
Her blog is both her therapy
and a support tool for others
in similar circumstances.
It advocates traditional food
and eating healthy fats
rather than low-fat diets for health.
Lisa is turning her life around and many people,
not just those with eating disorders
or weight concerns
could really learn from this blog."
- blurb about my blog on KwikMed
Well, first I'm vain, then I'm grateful, then I start questioning.
When I got the email announcing that I had been honored as one of the top 29 eating disorder recovery sites by KwikMed I shared the link on Facebook.
Then I shared the link on Twitter.
Now I'm blogging about it.
Here's the thing...
This whole honor the blogs page on KwikMeds website is a very clever marketing ploy to get well-read blogs to post a link to the KwikMeds site.
They sell prescription meds online.
They have no qualifications, credibility, or even connection to the eating disorder recovery community.
Still, whoever came up with this as a marketing ploy is a frikken genius. The page that lists all the winning blogs looks so legit. They took the time to write up thoughtful blurbs and reviews of all the sites. They selected nice pages from each blog to post with the listing.
Mine has a pic of me with my family and the blog post titled "Contentment".
The whole thing required effort on someone's part.
A bit shammy but still, I admire the effort.
It beats the spam comments that people leave for me that say, "Great blog! You should post more. (link to their diet pill website)."
I delete those, of course.
I guess bloggers are wising up to those.
The KwikMed folks must have hired a good marketing person to have come up with this idea.
I'm going to check out the other blogs that were awarded a spot in the top 29 and see if they linked to the KwikMed site to acknowledge their "award".
I feel like the old man in 'A Christmas Story' gleefully gloating over his major award.
Brain power! he bragged.