Super Fan V-Club
In the last year the readership of Vegalicious Blog has expanded beyond my wildest imagination. Although I did not seek it out, because I was doing what I am passionate about–working on changing lives of as many as I can to avoid physical, mental and emotional suffering which happen as a result of poor dietary and lifestyle choices, but it happened and I am happy about it. With each reader, each subscriber, I feel like I am one step closer to fulfilling my everlasting thirst to tell the world that everyone can live in optimal health and well-being.
As a blogger, as you can imagine, I love when my readers interact with me–it is the best reward to know that what you are doing, what you are writing about is making a difference in someone’s life. I get especially excited when someone takes action, based on my personal example, research and posts, and their lives changes for the better. For example, yesterday, a young lady I am coaching posted something absolutely amazing in one of Vegalicious on-line groups:
“I was telling my husband how much this lifestyle change has impacted my quality of life. I’ve been following the Boot Camp menu for about 5 days now. On top of that, I have increased my B12 intake, and I’ve been off gluten for about a week and a half. The greatest change I’ve noticed is my energy levels! I haven’t felt this way in….well, I can’t even remember… I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it there. ~V”
Fantastic, isn’t it?! Yes, the best high anyone can ever experience is to know that what you are doing is making a difference in someone else’s life. However, once you experience this kind of high, you do not want to stop. And why would you? What if, instead of helping 40+ people transition to a plant based diet in just 3 months I could help thousands? However, have I not been hearing from the people who make changes like V~, I would not have known whether I am making any difference at all. See, V~, instead of being just a reader, a Vegalicious follower, has become an active follower–she is not quietly reaping the benefits of our hard work, but instead, she is sharing it with others, and there is much to be said about that. So, it is people like her who give me inspiration. And, in fact, that is how all of my great ideas are born–inspired by readers–active readers–like V~ and others.
I always look for ways to connect with all of my readers. You leave a comment–I respond; you post on Facebook wall–I write back; you write me a personal e-mail about your pains and struggles–I cry with you, if you are hurting, and I write back; you tell me about a wonderful change in your life–I laugh with you and… write you back. No one’s person troubles or happiness are too little to go unheard, unnoticed or uncelebrated.
For the longest time I called my readers… readers, or Vegalicious readers. But then I thought that it was too generic for wonderful Vegalicious audience, and it was time to make it more special. I kicked around a few ideas, with some inspiration from…. my Facebook readers, and my new brainchild was born… actually several of them.
As of today anyone following Vegalicious Blog (that means you have subscribed via e-mail or RSS feed, and read Vegalicious posts) is called a V (I have been using this emblem as site’s favicon for a long time now ):
However… some of you, my dear Vs are more active than others, and I want to acknowledge that. So, those who are active, that means, you are reading post, talking back to me (leaving comments here, on the blog or Facebook) need to be acknowledged even more! So, those of you whom I get to know a bit closer, beyond you lurking around and downloading the free report I offer, are my super people–Super Vs:
But… it gets better. Any Super V (active reader/commenter), who has/is taken a part in any of my challenges: 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, Raw Food Cleanse, One-on-One Coaching or the 30-Day Boot Camp, has become even closer to my heart and even more empowered to lead a healthier life–so you are now dubbed Super V to the second power:
And then there are those of you who: read Vegalicious posts, leaving comments, talking back to me, having been through one of Vegalicious challenges, and now have become a V-angelists–sending others my way, pointing them on the path of better health, converting them in a sense into Vs;)… well, you are my Ultra Vs:
And, with that in mind, the Vegalicious Boot Camps are now V Camps:
Vegalicious information sessions are now V Sessions:
And Vegalicious get-togethers of any kind are now V Gatherings:
Getting Your Rightful Title
So, how do you know, if it makes any difference to you, what kind of V you are? Glad you asked! Just like knights get knighted by the queen or the king, having earned their honor to achieve the status, my Vs will be awarded their titles too! The more you interact, the more you do to get your health and wellbeing in order, the more you help others to do the same and V-angelize them, the higher you move up the V-ladder .
But What Does it Mean?
Of course you want to know! What’s in it for you?! I would not create any silly V-anything if there was no reason for it! I promise! The entire idea started with me wanting to honor my most faithful readers, here on the site, and on Facebook–where a lot of action happens during the week between posts. I love giving, and love rewarding people for doing the right thing…
Each week, starting today, I will pick ONE V to acknowledge; each week there will be a new V honored. Here is how it is going to work–with each comment, and by that I mean a MEANINGFUL INTERACTION, not just “hi”, “I like your post” or anything like that, with each interaction, the V will be entered into a drawing–the more interactions per V the more entries. At the end of the week I will pull out the honorable V’s name and will award a prize, which will be announced here and on Facebook. Depending on the week, and what I feel like, the prizes will vary–it might be a coupon to the V-store one week, a free V-Book the next, maybe even Vegalicious package another, or an admission at highly discounted price another, maybe it will be one of my secret recipes or a super cool V-shirts or an apron (as in Vegalicious T-shirt, with the rank of that V, as in I am a V, Super V, or Ultra V). Something like this:
There might be occasional special deals just for Super and Ultra Vs from time to time… I do not know what it might be from week to week–there are no plans and not commitments, except that there will be something special , whatever I feel like that week. But from now on my Vs will be encouraged and acknowledged for being Super and Ultra Vs
What to Do?
If you want to keep growing with me–Vegalicious, stay involved. Let’s change this world together for the better. When you feel inspired, leave comments, interact, talk to me here and on Facebook, talk to others, take up one of the V-challenges (cleanse or a Boot Camp, like the ones going on NOW), V-angelize others (bring them to Vegalicious ), Twit, Facebook Vegalicious posts you are interested in, come to a V-Session or a V-Gathering–these are all ways you can make yourself known and get your name entered into the weekly V-prize pool. Isn’t that cool?! Well, it is just because I love you all! There is nothing else in this for me, except the pleasure of making someone happy.