I’ve been debating this post since last week. I just don’t know how to approach this topic.
Well, that’s not true I approached it conversationally before.
I was excited but tentative. I’ll quote myself, as obnoxious as that is.
I feel like they are making me fit their already existing story idea. I guess that’s how magazine articles work but it annoys the crap out of me. I actually had a discussion with the writer, who told me their readers wouldn’t relate to my story because I run. Well I do run, what am I suppose to do? Lie? Instead she asked me if I was comfortable with "this" and/or "that." I felt like words were being put in my mouth much like the Woman’s World story (yes I ate pasta while losing but that’s not WHY I lost.) Man they like to manipulate things, don’t they?
I was actually a little relieved when they told me the article was shelved for October. They said it got bumped but honestly, I kind of assumed my interview with the writer didn’t result in exactly what they wanted so they decided not to run to the story.
Well, they ran it. Just a little later than expected. It’s out in this weeks edition on Page 42.
Here’s the deal. I love contributing to traditional media. I love the photo shoots. I love sharing my story and tips. It’s really "what I do now" isn’t it? I’m building a brand. I create content. I try to inspire.
However, to do that and making a living from it is quite a juggling act. I love the publicity being in a magazine gives me but I hate the way they do it. The way they spin things. This is the second time it’s happened and it makes me uncomfortable.
Saying all this will probably not land me many future articles but you know what? I don’t care. Have you seen the covers of most popular magazines?
How to Lose 10 lbs in a Week!
The 3 Foods that Burn Belly Fat!
See How so and so Lost 50lbs by Eating this Super Food!
Do I need to keep going?
Ugh. It’s all the same over and over and over again. Maybe I’m just getting old and bitter but I’m so over the madness.
It’s fun to be in a magazine and I don’t want to seem ungrateful. I just don’t like being deceitful. Like I said…
Yes I ate pasta while losing weight but that’s not WHY I lost
Yes I have kept photo food journals but I not when I lost the weight initially. If anything it helped me maintain more than lose.
Ok, I’m done. I just had to get that all off my chest.
In other news, day 2 of my Snack-less night is a success and I posted how to make Single Serve Banana Soft Serve with Your Magic Bullet. Thanks for the inspiration Michelle! :)