Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I Like It My Way.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Slept reasonably well last night, glad to see Richie get up so could ask for thc which promptly got me back to glorious sleep right away.
Had a couple of extremely flattering emails recently, telling me I was an inspirational leader of my community, and right at the end of the mail, could they use my blog to advertise their products.
My response each time is no I will not have my blog used by drug companies or other companies selling products to the sick and handicapped.
Do not like the idea of being used by these companies for their marketing and gaining access to an unlimited database of bloggers email addresses and other details.
Data bases they can sell on for big profit, that is why I will not be accepting the Pharma companies pieces of silver, no matter how friendly and flattering they are.
They are clever at telling us what we want to hear and each of us can be bought, I nearly was by Wellsphere, until I realised that the blogs were small potatoes, for them, they wanted to get subscribers and information for their databases.
I have advocated the Motomed, as it is brilliant for keeping legs and arms exercised; it stimulates blood circulation and prevents osteoporosis.
I have no relationship whatsoever with the company, apart from buying the Viva 2 in 2007 and using it everyday and telling people how good it is for me.
I value the freedom to express myself as I want here on my blog, without having a paternalistic relationship with a ‘friendly’ Pharma company.
By their very nature these companies are not the peoples friend, the only MS Research I support is via the MS Society, research for advancement of knowledge of this horrible disease not for profit.
These are my feelings which I do not seek to impose on others, nor do I wish to criticise those who have different views.