Monday, June 8, 2009

About this blog

This "blog" originally started as a one-page tripod site that I would manually update. I would then send a link to my family and friends so I could share my weight loss achievements with them.

While updating the page to read: "-75 pounds lost!" I complained to a friend that I wished I kept a record of all my previous updates.

She suggested that I should use a "blog." I had never even heard of the word, but I soon had one up and going!

I also added pages for "before" and "current" pictures.

I never liked the term "after" for my pictures because the word after implies things have finished.

Truth be told, there isn't a "finish." You will always need to eating right and exercise in order to maintain a healthier body. You will need to find the level of fitness, that you can live with and be happy.

I was very unhappy with tripod(lycos) pages because they put banner ads for products I never would endorse or use all over my site, so I moved everything to blogger and turned the ads off.

Ahh! Finally peace... but that was not the case. :(

Over the years my site got really high ranks on search engines which resulted in lots of people trying to put their ads on my page.

This is why I turned the comments off for a while.

I also get lots of emails asking to purchase "ad space" as if I am a business! It really upsets me that they want to use my site to target your wallet! I fend them off daily, but it is really becoming a burden! I spend far too much time dealing with all of this! I am so tired of it all.

My number one goal has been to help others see that it is possible to lose over 100 pounds on your own - without any surgery, fad diets, "magic pills", or even a gym membership!

My compassion for you reading this page for inspiration or support is strong and clear, but it has become such a herculean task fending-off predatory advertisers!

I think I need to create my own "banner ad" to make this clear...

Comments with links targeting the overweight will be rejected.


Kim said...

Good for you Jess! I never understood blogs about healthy natural, calorie counting weight loss that had the little google ads for the newest "diet pill" when the person writing the blog doesn't even use said "diet pill" or whatever the ad says! I find them extremely annoying!

FB said...

wow looking at your before and after pics is... inspirational!

Kira Petersson-Martin said...

I can understand why people put ads on their sites (easy money!), but I really appreciate the fact that you don't. Bravo! Talk about gumption.