When I began my new life plan – Lose the Fat Keep the Fab – I was determined to do just that. Lose weight (104 pounds in 52 weeks) and keep my fabulous attitude. What started as a (desperate) plea to share my story on YouTube and within my articles in the hopes of inspiring others to get healthy too, has quickly grown into an amazing adventure.
One of the (many) things I asked was a favor from my fellow writers at Associated Content from Yahoo. I posted a quick note in the forum for help from contributors with any articles they may have written that may help me find my way toward 52 weeks to wellness. I hoped to hear from these contributors about health and wellness tips, and dieting and weight loss information – anything they could provide to help me (and you) get healthy. The response was incredible.
I originally intended to use (and cite) the information I receive – in my own articles. I still plan to do this; however, because the response has been so huge and so positive I wanted to do something more. And now we’ve arrived at the reason for this article.
Firstly, I wish to thank those who have responded and continue to respond. I’ve started a list of links and names to reference as I grow my own portfolio of helpful weight loss tips for (our) success. My plan is to continue the (3 best weight loss tips at a time) series and if a contributor’s article(s) pertain to a particular tip: I will write about it, link it, and reference him or her in the source section of said article.
I will also keep you informed when I do this so that you may enjoy your name in “lights”. As one contributor stated: “Back links are loved ’round these parts” (Debbie Henthorn, 2010). I completely agree with this and believe the importance of back linking is essential for online writers for so many reasons.
Why Do Back Links Matter? Just a Few Good Reasons:
Citing original sources – no one likes a copy cat!
Providing further information
Sharing writer love for pieces a reader/writer enjoys
Referencing material that may or may not align with what you believe
I’ve already read several of the articles that were sent to me and will continue to do so as I go about my journey of 52 weeks to wellness. There is a lot of good information to be had from these AC contributors and I will work diligently to share their brilliance with the world. I will do this through my own articles, my YouTube videos, and with…well, with the second reason for this article.
Secondly, I came up with the fabulous idea of gathering an index of sorts that will highlight different articles about weight loss. This way, anyone can come to the index and find exactly what they are looking for in terms of their specific health and wellness needs. I have a pretty clear plan but (dear readers) you will have to wait just a bit longer for “index”, as I have just reached my brilliant conclusion this morning.
The bottom line?
Thank you again to all the fabulous contributors who have responded with much writer love and great articles about weight loss and health and wellness. I promise to continue gathering information and with frequent updates to the intended index I will attempt to give anyone needing health/weight loss advice all the information they could ever hope for.
My personal weight loss journey is an emotional one and I hope to motivate and inspire as many people as I can. I plan to do that with (more than) a little help from my (writer) friends. Thank you to all who read this and understand my need to share my story. And stay tuned. The index (to be named) is coming soon!
Debbie Henthorn (Thank you for inspiring this article and for providing your other fabulous works for me to glean information from.)
All Associated Content Contributors who have and will participate in the Weight Loss Index (to be named). I will reference you individually as I build and update this list. Of course.
Cheers! And best wishes to all in whatever you do. Live healthy: mind, body, and spirit.
If you’d like to share my journey with me, please visit AskSanAnything@YouTube. I do hope to inspire you to get healthy too!
*Special Thanks to Kristie Leong MD*
I’ve enjoyed Dr. Leong’s articles for quite some time now and she was actually one of the very few people I originally told about Lose the Fat Keep the Fab. Thank you, Kristie, for your continued support and motivational messages. You are amazing!
And finally: If you or someone you know has an article or series of articles which you believe should be on the (health and wellness) “index”, please let me know. I welcome any content you deem worthy-from AC and across the web. I will contact you if your piece makes the list. Thank you.