When you blog consistently for 8 years, funny stuff start to happen, like people sending emails asking you random things.
Can you review our product? Do you mind checking out my site? We’d love to host a giveaway for your readers. Would you like to interview so-and-so-trainer-you-never-heard-of they have a book coming out. Blah, blah, blah.
Hey, I’m not complaining. I’m flattered and honestly, it’s a good “problem” to have.
I do my best to keep up, responding to the ones that seem to have come from another human being. Sometimes conversations ensue.
Recently Malene of TravelTheUnitedStates.wordpress.com reached out about her Obesity Awareness campaign. I was intrigued, but see, I have an issue with the concept of “Obesity Awareness.”
In all honestly, I hate that word/phrase and the way traditional media flings it around shoving facts and figures down our throats. So I responded to Malene and thought I’d share our conversation here because I may be silly. I’m sure you’ll tell me. Right?
Note: Her joke about digging to find my email cracks me up as it’s hidden on my FAQ page in hopes of curbing some of the email. I put it there over 5 years ago and totally forgot about it.
After I hit send I realized I sound like a lunatic offering unsolicited advice and shoving my opinion down her face, but she responded anyway!
The only way I knew how to respond was with more of my opinions. Geesh, I’m kind of a jerk.
She was so nice to reply again and her response gave me an idea.
Why not share our conversation here on the blog and see what you guys think!
She agreed and here we are.
Am I being too sensitive? Honestly, every time I see someone spewing obesity stats I cringe. My gut reaction is: How is this helping anyone? We can continue talk about it or we can DO something.
Malene is DOING something and I think that’s pretty cool.