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Social Media for Bulimia & Anorexia Recovery

I was at this internet conference in San Francisco last weekend  to learn more about social media for bulimia and anorexia recovery.

Ok, the conference wasn’t specifically focused on that – in fact I think I may have been the only person there who has a blog on bulimia recovery.

Nonetheless, I started asking myself how I could use social media to help reach more people.  To help more people overcome bulimia or anorexia.

I’ve thought for a long time that when we have an eating disorder we’re so isolated and ashamed that we’d never go online and like a page that is clearly about eating disorders. Maybe I’m wrong and I’d like to know what you think.  I haven’t set up Facebook or Twitter for my blog or website yet because I figured no one would follow it and engage.  That second part is important I think…it’s one thing to follow, but without engagement I might as well call it a blog.  My blog is a place I can spill my thoughts and best insights all over the place for people to enjoy any time.
I was out looking at other people who sort of do what I do like and they have a Facebook page.  I follow Michelle May and her Am I Hungry? posts on Facebook (she has them on Twitter, too). I’m a big fan of The Meadows Ranch’s Facebook posts – always so uplifting.  Nina has a boat load of YouTube videos for Intuitive Eating and Eating Disorder Recovery on YouTube – I haven’t seen them all, but she’s constantly giving back to people who want to recover.  And boy it sure looks like my friends at Eating Disorder Hope have a huge following on Facebook (8,000+ likes).

Soooo…maybe I’m not seeing the bigger picture.

That’s where you come into the picture my dear.  If I were active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and/or Pinterest would you talk to me?  I don’t receive many comments on my blog as it is and I suspected it was because you’re afraid to tell people what’s going on in your life.  Please let me know if I’m mistaken.

Would you engage with me and others on Facebook as an online bulimia support group?

Would you follow me if I tweeted? Would you re-tweet my tweets?

Would you like me to post inspirational sayings I find on Pinterest?

Would you watch videos from me if I posted them on YouTube?

I can’t help you if I don’t know how you want me to engage and connect with you.  Please either send me a personal email (I read every one!) or comment below so I can hear from you.

I appreciate your comments!