How I angered the type 1 diabetes community
I’m a freelance writer. I was procrastinating when a tweet caught my eye. It was about the American Girl brand from a trainer I’ve interviewed many times. (You’ll even see mentions of his book and NSNG way of eating throughout this blog.)
I tweeted him that if I got motivated to write, I’d use the quote. He said okay. I decided to go for it. I hadn’t written for Examiner for a while and needed to put something together to stay active with the site. The quote was over the top, so I figured it might pull in some views.
Yes, I admit I knowingly wrote a one sided article based on the tweet and surrounding conversation to try to stir up a little drama for views because Examiner is pay per click. But I truly thought I was only poking my stick at American Girl, a huge corporation. My intentions are never to hurt someone.
As soon as the American Girl diabetes article was published I sent it to the trainer who retweeted it right away and texted me it was “spot on.”
The trainer made a comment in reference to the new American Girl diabetes care kit, questioning what the company was doing to promote diabetes prevention.
Keep reading to find about the death threats I received for this article.