Healthy living bloggers talk shop on the newest episode of A Healthier Charlotte
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Bobby DeMuro
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Numbering in the thousands (and with many thousands more readers), healthy living bloggers have taken the Internet by storm, prompting considerable focus, discussion, and debate over their existence.
We are fortunate enough to have some of the biggest names in the healthy living blog field right here in Charlotte, and on this episode, we invited three thought leaders in the field to the WTVI studios to discuss everything related to healthy living blogs.
Topics up for debate on the show include how these bloggers balance public lifestyles developed from personal blogs, whether the writers should adhere to journalistic principles, and what responsibility these writers have for their large audiences of readers when promoting health information.
We also touch on a recent incident involving a major magazine critique of the community that’s prompted considerable discussion over the past few months.
Are they journalists, health care professionals, or somewhere in between? We discuss how these bloggers see themselves, and how their readers may see them and their posts.
We also explore the business side of blogging, content of some of these blogs, and what our three forum guests see to be the future of healthy living blogging.
Meet our forum guests:
Caitlin Boyle (@CaitlinHTP)
Caitlin is the blogger, author, and motivational speaker behind Healthy Tipping Point, a healthy living blog based on making consistent health decisions add up to something great!
Caitlin is also the visionary behind Operation Beautiful, a movement dedicated to changing the self-talk of young men and women through positive messages — on sticky notes! Seriously, I was a skeptic on this, and looked through the site while preparing for the show — it’s a very cool message and movement.
Katie Levans (@sweettaterblog)
Katie is the founder of Sweet Tater Blog, a yoga aficionado, and a graduate student in Nutrition preparing to become a registered dietitian. Keep an eye on Katie — she’ll be back on the show to teach me how to cook!
After the show, visit A Healthier Charlotte for web extras from our blogger guests, behind-the-scenes footage, and more on healthy living bloggers, new media, and how health information consumption is changing!
We’ll be back at WTVI Charlotte to film our next episode, which you can see exclusively on CLT Blog on November 8th. For that, we’ll discuss the state of cycling in Charlotte with city and county officials and several bicycle community leaders in the Queen City. Stay tuned!