In August, my blog was featured at HealthCentral.com as one of the Top 5 "Diet And Exercise" web sites of 2007 and what an honor that was. Now the Nursing Online Education Database (NOEDb) has tipped their hat to my blog in their list of the "Top 100 Health and Wellness Blogs" among the distinguished "weight loss blogs" included.
There were other categories in the list, including an overall top ten, diet blogs, nutrition, walking & hiking, faster than walking, general fitness, physical health, strength training, medical outlooks, and alternative health. It was quite an undertaking to compile such a comprehensive list of 100 blogs, which also happened to include one of my favorite blogs in the whole world: Drs. Michael & Mary Dan Eades from Protein Power were listed among the top "nutrition" blogs. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Mike and MD! You DESERVE it for your contributions to the low-carb community!!!
Other blogs of note that I recognized on the list from fellow bloggers I have dealt with include Amy Tenderich's Diabetes Mine (who recently featured my blog and forum), Steve Vaught's Fat Man Walking (I featured his amazing weight loss journey in this blog post last year), and Jim Foster's Diet-Blog (who was kind enough to publish an interview with me last April). I'm proud of you Amy, Steve, and Jim! Keep up the fantastic work you are doing for the sake of health!
It seems the staff over at NOEDb had some rather specific criteria on which they judged potential blogs to include on their prestigious list. This wasn't just thrown together real quickly, but rather there was a methodical set of requirements that needed to be fulfilled before the site would be considered.
1. Must include contact information.
"After all, you don't want to take advice from someone who wants to remain anonymous, do you?"
2. Exhibits a sense of humor.
"Losing weight, getting fit, and learning about diseases is serious enough - a laugh or two can provide some good medicine along the way."
3. Popularity among users and personal success.
"Both as professionals and as individuals who have changed or who are publicly changing lifestyles and overcoming their diseases and disabilities."
So there you have it! Special THANKS to Jimmy Atkinson from the Nursing Online Education Database (NOEDb) for honoring the readers of the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog with this and I encourage everyone to show their appreciation to him for naming two low-carb blogs--mine and Drs. Mike & Mary Dan's--in the Top 100 Health and Wellness Blogs of 2007.
You can e-mail Jimmy Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's flood NOEDb with positive messages of support for the work they are doing to educate their readers on other health options for those seeking education, encouragement and inspiration in their personal health journey. THANK YOU!!! :D
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