Recently, While Researching for an Article
I came across some information that, not only was it inaccurate, but it was downright dangerous. I was researching wild berries simply because I love wild Elderberries, I was searching for any other edible berries to share with my readers. What I did find was scary as hell.
There was a site displaying a picture of poisonous berries.
This site said these berries are edible. They got the name of the edible berries right, but the picture was of poisonous berries for their readers to look for berries that resemble these.
So I scrolled to the bottom of the page to leave a comment on how the picture was incorrect and that they needed to change the image immediately. To my surprise, there was many comments as to the validity of the image portrayed as an edible berry. I was so happy to see that most people do research and know the difference and hopefully everyone will not take one’s statement as fact. So many people expressed their distaste for the lack of research on the website’s author and that they need to dismantle their site and start over when they know for sure what they are doing and hopefully not one person took the word of the website’s author and went looking for these poisonous berries. I had a hard time sleeping that night.
My Promise to You
Everything I post on this site has been tried and true. Most of the information is from my wonderful childhood and of course, my Grandmother. She lived a long and healthy life and I believed everything she told me. Of course when I got older, I started researching things she told me and found that everything she told me is true and fact, Actually I found her ways to be more healthier than I ever could have imagined. Through careful research and many hours reading at the library, so much information on the subject of health and well being through natural resources astounded me. I only touch on the subjects of my posts. If you were to research anything I write, you will find so much more, books more.
So Please Be Careful What You Read.
Things to look for
- Dated articles Is the site recent or possibly abandoned
- Does the author name themselves. Most articles that have a certain amount of untruth won’t have an author. Always look for an author.
- Is the site within a link to sell you something that is not associated with the site content. For example, a site on health trying to sell you something unrelated to the posting.
- Is there a way to contact the site’s author via comment or email
- How old is this post and how long has it been since the last post.
Signals for not trusting a site are there, you just have to see it. Although this site is relatively new, it’s a constant flow of information that I hope you will research for yourself and that way I know you will come back and want to learn more. I welcome extra research, how else are you going to know that what I say is true? It’s good practice to validate everything you read. Trust me, I won’t be offended. I hope you know that all my information is tried and true, and that I have done or researched everything I write about. I am here to help everyone get healthy and it burns my butt when I come across sites that have little or no research before they throw things on there for you to believe as fact.
No Bells or Whistles on this Post
It’s just me, ranting. I do have my opinions, and I express them openly. I hope I enlightened you with awareness. That is what this site is all about. I hope you come back and visit to learn more about awareness and health and let’s all dedicate ourselves to some fun projects that I have posted already and there are many more to come. Please come back and visit me. I love the company.
Have a Bountiful Day
Founder of Bountiful Harvesting