Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Site's Up!

For blog-readers only:

My site, Insolitology, is up again! Hallelujah!

I had a little page that reviewed "Pro-Ana" sites. The page is down because it generated so much interest, it crashed our site.

A "Pro-Ana" site
is a website made by either an anorectic or a pseudo-anorectic, who proposes that anorexia is a right and a lifestyle choice, and should not be stopped or cured. Incidentally, my page wasn't exactly "pro-ana." After all, Insolitology is a site dedicated to internet crackpots. We don't add sites willy-nilly (like God decides morality).

Someone found our page through a search on google for "pro-ana," (or a look-see at site stats) and started a message-board thread. Nothing like criticism and controversy to promote a site, eh? Well, it worked. We took the page down because we wanted people to see all of the long, long overdue updates we had made to our site. Franc put on a disclaimer saying "sorry, due to traffic, this page" blah blah blah. Wouldn't you know it, the page hit soared after that, and we exceeded bandwidth?

Anyway, there are a lot of little elves out there sitting in their bedrooms with the full-length mirrors and posters of Mary-Kate and Ashley, feeling oh-so satisfied with themselves. That's good, because usually they don't think too highly of themselves anyway. Unfortunately, kiddos, the site is back on a new server, and we have a great deal more bandwidth than we had before. So suck it.

I hope they enjoyed my chili recipe. It is really worth a try.


chaostiny said...

As an anorexic, I need to but in and say that being pro-ana does not mean you believe it is right and a lifestyle choice. Some people use the term that way but, basically it is a term for the internet for those of us with anorexia to use to find each other. Some choose to not recover and simply struggle daily, others choose to fight the disease and try to recover but it is hard work. So, before you get all judgemental about something, please learn more about and maybe about the people affected by and involved in it. Anorexia is not a choice and nobody with it would ever say it was. Many times it is accompanied and often caused by more serious mental illnesses that need diagnoses and treatment. Anyone with anorexia needs our support and NON-judgement and since we can't get that anywhere else, we have banded together into what you now see as pro-ana.

Hellbound Alleee said...

...and some might say the sites are boloocks.