Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Diabetes Alert Day

Hello readers!

Did you know it's American Diabetes Alert Day? Did you know 1 in 5 Americans are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? It's a great day to educate yourself about diabetes if you don't already have it, or educate others if you do already have it. There are some great posts at Diabetes Mine and Six Until Me about this today, and whether you're type 1 or 2, you should check them out. They've said more than I have time to say today.

However, today is a different kind of alert day here at Dorkabetic. It's an alert that I'm starting to screen your comments. Nothing to panic about, but a recent post of mine generated some responses that I don't think have much integrity. If you find them, for the record, I have nothing against Pump Wear, Inc. I think they have some decent products, especially for kids, and even some items that I would buy for myself, but I have gotten enough anonymous comments on a previous post referencing their website that I'm downright suspicious.

Surely there are plenty of Anonymous Commenting Lurker Moms out there who buy Pump Wear products for their kids, but I don't think that every one of them is going to leave me a comment with a link back to the Pump Wear website. Sounds sneaky if you ask me. Very sneaky.

I don't go around to other diabetes blogs anonymously commenting about how Dorkabetic is the best diabetes blog ever written or the only blog you'll ever need or is somebody's kid's favorite blog.

Hahaha, I use my actual name when I say that stuff.

Really, I just want everyone to not be alarmed when they try to comment and something seems bizarre. I changed my settings. It happens.

8 comments:

  1. YOU GO GIRL!

    FYI - I tagged u earlier today on your Project Runway post!

    k2

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  2. That is weird Hannah! I know at The B.A.D. Blog I have seen stuff like that. So tacky!

    Just because we have blogs does not mean that people can link to their site!

    I mean really!

    GEESH!

    w00t!

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  3. I just poked through the PumpWear Inc. ladened comments on your other post. Suspicious indeed, if you ask me. Comment moderation feels dirty at first, but then you realize it's necessary to retain control of your corner of the internet.

    So moderate away, Dear Hannah. :)

    Signed,
    Kerri Morrone OF SIXUNTILME MAKE SURE YOU VISIT OKAY BECAUSE IT'S A BLOG OKAY SELF PIMPING IS EMBARRASSING YAY PR OKAY?

    (Note: the aforementioned all caps comment is sarcastic. Please put away your zombie spritzers.)

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  4. "I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it was weird," said Jillian of www.diabetorandme.blogspot.com

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  5. Actually Hannah, I tagged you on Your Dex post - Sorry for the confusion!

    I guess I was fired up regarding your phantom reader posts & your email this morning!

    Self Promotion is so rude!

    Have a http://diabetesaliciousness.blogspot.com/

    Evening

    k2

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  6. Happened to me too. Kinda ugly. I had to change my settings. Good for you for flagging this stuff!

    Best,
    - AmyT of DiabetesMine.com

    (that's www.diabetesmine.com in case you didn't catch it ;)

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  7. Ok - all you bloggers are way to funny! I wish I had a link to post - but I don't - I'm just a lurker most of the time!

    I just wanted to say - I appreciate comment moderation. Some great info comes from reading the comments, and I personally feel a little dirty after reading shameless self promotion - although not today!

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  8. A certain unnamed company is pretty shifty anyway when dealing with competition (ask Donna or Rickina).

    Sara
    of Moments of Wonderful

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Remember to use your commenting powers for good, not evil. Excelsior!