I blog for so many reasons and right now, I want to thank you — my readers — for your loyalty and unwavering support during this PR nightmare I’m entrenched in. I’d also like to thank the new readers who sought out my blog and see the truth behind that completely false and horribly spun Daily Mail story.
As it turns out, the managing editor contacted me back this morning and told me they’d pulled the story and were “investigating.” Um, perhaps you should have done that BEFORE you plastered my name and face and my daughter’s name and face on your site without any conversations with me??!! Without my permission?!!
To say I feel violated is an understatement.
In fact, some of my smart lawyer friends have said they think I’d have a very good lawsuit should I decide to pursue it. To be honest, I’m not sure what I’ll do … but the damage has been done and it just sucks to feel like all this time I’ve been going through my recovery — with its ups and downs — for the world to see OK, my readership!) and felt good that I’ve been able to serve as an example that “it can be done” (i.e. recovery, pregnancy, etc.).
Then this story came out and discredited me and my progress and, worse, flat-out lied. First, my blog is not–and has never been!–a “pregorexia” blog. It’s always been a recovery blog and was begun long before my pregnancy. And second, I exhibited ZERO disordered behaviors during my pregnancy (or the year before or the three months after; i.e.–now!)
It’s funny, though I have never cared much about my blog’s traffic, it’s always tickled me to know that my blog ranks #1 and #2 if you type “disordered eater” but now … that feels like a slap in the face given this week’s events.
So I just wanted to say, thank you … thank you for reading and sticking up for me. And to my new readers, thank you for coming straight to the horse’s mouth and giving me the benefit of the doubt. It means the world to me.
I just tucked my bautiful baby girl into her bed … and am going to spend some quality time with my husband before we hit the hay. That’s what’s important … not some stupid crappy false article.
This, too, shall pass.