Twitter & Other News

Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know I’m not great at posting regularly on social media (I take my hat off to anyone who does – I just can’t seem to find the time!).

Nevertheless, that hasn’t deterred me from opening a Twitter account.

So please come and join me on Twitter – I’m sure you’ll inspire me to be less inept at social media (although I’m not promising anything).

Also, I’ve been published in the Eastern Daily Press this week. The EDP printed a version of my most recent blog post on Tuesday. The online article has been posted today and you can read it here:

Why the Government is Getting It Wrong on Obesity and Coronavirus”.

Please feel free to share, and follow me on Instagram, Scoop.It and Twitter.*

As William James said, “we are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep”.

*please be aware clients are very welcome to follow me on social media but I’m afraid I’m not able to follow back.

27 thoughts on “Twitter & Other News

  1. Congratulations!! This was the recent post wasn’t it? I enjoyed that one and it deserved a wider audience!
    Good luck with Twitter! I have an account and have found a safe corner but there is an awful lot of malicious bile poured out there 😦

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it’s the most recent one – I emailed it to them and they responded almost immediately saying they wanted to publish it.Thanks also for the Twitter warning – I’m bracing myself but am happy to take a hit or two for the team. Many thanks for your kind words, hope your week is going well.

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      1. Absolutely – you’re in Brittany, of course. I went there once a long time ago with my family. I’m not sure where we fit in to the de Rohan dynasty being Australians who have lived in the UK for forty-odd years, but I’d be fascinated to read your post about Rohan!

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  2. Julie, congratulations! Your points are so on point. I remember hearing this headline about a program in the UK a few days ago and thinking: what is going on here? Do they not understand that obesity has psychological components and this campaign could seriously backfire? It made me scratch my head. I’m so glad you articulated the concerns here.

    On the Twitter note, I consider myself an “early rejecter” (rather than early adopter) of that technology. Back in 2008 I found it was highly distracting and addictive for my susceptible brain and I abandoned it within 6 months. And that was before everyone was on it. I haven’t looked back. I probably still have an account, but I can’t remember the sign-in. I’m sticking with Instagram for now, since I like visuals. And maybe it’s because the U.S. President uses Twitter all the time that I’m avoiding it! I don’t want to hang out in spaces where the trolls are!! 🙂

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    1. So nice to hear from you Cristy! I’ll have to find you on Instagram – although there are plenty of trolls there, too. I’ll have to see how I go on Twitter. As I said in the post, I’m pretty inept at social media! Many thanks for your feedback on the article – I just feel the message needs to be shared that obesity is very often a psychological issue, not a physiological one.

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      1. I don’t know how people find the time, I guess it’s like writing….eventually some write faster than others. I have a large folowing but follow very few, there is no way I could keep up. Some people have said they get 100 messages a day. WOW! I cant’t handle or want that. Now if you’re making a lving, which some of the people I know are, the 100 a day might be a grea thing. 🙂

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  3. That’s a great article, Julie! I’m glad it’s getting shared broadly. I’m happy on twitter – I don’t put any pressure on myself to post, I just do when I feel like it. I follow an eclectic mix of accounts I enjoy and rarely get involved in replies or ‘conversations’ because, wow, there is a lot of anger out there. There are so many brilliant, funny and inspiring people too that I find it worth it. I highly recommend using the mute function for words (Trump is the top of my list) and accounts so they don’t clutter up your experience 🙂

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    1. You’re right – there’s so much anger out there, and it just feeds more anger. Of course, attacking people on social media is just a way of coping, much like binge eating but that’s a different blog post! I appreciate your Twitter tips, it’s good to hear you find it largely a positive experience. And thank you for the feedback on my article too.

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  4. A huge congratulations on the recent publication, Julie! You have done amazingly well & the piece really hits home with the dangers and general stupidity of this program. I worry that focusing on the subgroup that are obese further fuels eating disordered thoughts and behaviours for those that are of ‘normal’ weight and underweight, too. Of course the whole initiative just displays a total ignorance over BED, and as such it’s doomed to fail. I think it all boils down to money anyway; it’s money and doing something just to say ‘hey, we tried’. xx

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    1. I agree – there’s a sense of “we’ve got to do something” but I don’t see eating disorder specialists being consulted on this. On news interviews it’s usually dietitians and nutritionists who are asked for their opinion. The short-sightedness is staggering to me. My article sadly won’t make much of an impact – we need a seismic shift in perspective if we really want to help people. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Caz – appreciated as ever.

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  5. This sounds interesting, I agree that the government is getting it wrong on tackling obesity and I have also written a post about it on my blog. I think it is an issue that the UK government really don’t know much about, and they are trying to look competent (I know it’s a joke) in order to regain a bit of public support, rather than actually help.

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