I started a new online Clique - basically because so many of the others are full of dead links and I hope that everyone with a site or journal will take a minute to apply. The code is a copy and paste job - no need to host an image and it will only take you five minutes max.
Just visit the site @ http://ana-angels.2ya.com - if you are viewing in IE then the join box will be in a popup on the front page - if not there is a text link to get to the clique page on the left hand side of the page, just below the 'BookMark Us' link.
Remember the MESSAGE BOARD is open (we post news articles up there daily too so it's a good place to go for information) and so too is the BUDDY LIST - loads of people posted their histories on there as well as their contact mails, so thanks for that. Feel free to do so if you haven't already :) Remember the main site IS NOW OPEN @ http://ana-angels.2ya.com so PLEASE browse over when you get a minute and take a look. :) I have a bunch of shops which sell our own merchandise, as well as ED related books, videos and supplements at great prices which you can buy online. IF I sell anything from the shops I get a tiny commission payment which goes directly back into paying for the ad-free for the webspace and other features like the forum and buddy list. I pay for these out of my pocket and the site has been high bandwidth since using, so the shops were set up as a place to give people what they may be looking for at good prices, as well as helping me keep the site going.
I always put this in my entries and it's not intended to piss anyone off. The only advertising that ana-sites can have is with each other lest we all get shut down, so all I'm doing is offering my place to anyone who wants to visit and get involved. If you send me an affiliate request I'm happy to link to you, whether you are a journal, community or website. There is an affiliate request form up on the links page or of course you can choose to join the Clique instead. I offer free Pro-Ana website templates for those who are not particularly HTML literate and will happily help out with GFX requests for other pro-ana places on the net. So many of the sites are just not there anymore, so it would be great if the existing ones and new ones can co-exist and support each other, so that everyone gets to know all the places to turn to for friendship and support. That is what my place is about. No prayers. No creeds. No bullshit - just real people with a common bond who want a place to be and speak freely without fear or rejection or persecution. Thanks to those who have let me know about their journals and websites. There are still some fantastic places out there. I hope if you are reading this that you will let me know about your oan site or journal soon.
Aaaargh, the most annoying thing happened too. I sent off to Kelloggs to get their cheap pedometer offer. Except they have run out and they sent me a 25p coupon off their cereal (yeah right) and say it could be up to 6 weeks before I get it. Which is annoying. A friend of mine has just got one and become a bit addicted to it. She always has it on and when I see her she goes into a spiel about how far she has walked that day and how many calories have been burned. I often walk alot in a day so it will just be interesting to see how much more I actually burn from normal movement and walking in a day rather than just the usual workout deductions. How much have people here been doing a day if they have one? Are they good? Do they make you motivated to walk further? I like going out walking. I'm away from the kitchen and so long as I don't have anything but my keys with me I can't fell prey to temptation... :) I'd like to hear anyone's comments about them if they have one or have tried using one.