December 17, 2008

Practical Joke?

I got this email a few days ago.

Hi Sissy,

I was searching online for the best health bloggers when I discovered your blog. I want to tell you I think your writing is great. My name is Dr. Geoff Rutledge , and ...blah, blah, blah...
we're we are building a network of the web’s leading health bloggers -- and I think you would be a great addition.

Wellsphere is a ...blah blah blah... with the valuable insights and knowledge from health leaders and knowledgeable writers like you.

We ...blah blah blah... series of health communities, and I would like to invite you to be a featured blogger in the Parenting Community. By joining our network of over 1700 of leading health and healthy living bloggers ...blah blah blah...

If you would like to be a featured blogger on Wellsphere, just send me an email to You can see examples of our WellPages on our live site. For example, take a look at

Good health, Geoff
Geoffrey W. Rutledge MD, PhD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Wellsphere, Inc.

My response...

Is this a joke? Because I am the LAST person you'd want contributing to a health website. I let my kids eat massive amounts of sweets and I just cancelled my gym membership. Seriously, I might be good for writing a satirical outlook on healthy living but aside from that, I'm at a loss about what I could bring to the table. Or were you just hoping to get me into some psychological study to find out exactly why I'm so crazy and therefore unhealthy? Either way...

Really, I appreciate the offer and blog fodder. I've been running low lately.



Jenners said...

Oh that is funny.

I got a marriage proposal of sorts from a Russian woman the other day. Quite amusingly written.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

You mean you don't want to be a featured blogger for a health site? Really, you don't? Heh...I've got to be honest, I think you have made a huge mistake... ;) lol

Miss Blondie said...

I love your response!! You said what we would all think to say but couldn't!!

Kritta22 said...

Love it!!! You are so fun!