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Blog Buddy Report

Last Updated: June 15, 2007

Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light:
A Memoir of Cutting, Healing, and Hope

by Vanessa Vega

Published by AMACOM Books

Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light by Vanessa Vega


About Your Blog Buddy Report:

We attempted to find the highest-traffic websites related to the topic of your book. This report shows the websites where we posted, and includes links to the original posts and screen captures.

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  1. Blog Statistics

  2. LiveJournal Communities Contacted

  3. Blogs Contacted

  4. Comments on News Articles

  5. Website Messsage Boards Contacted

  6. Guest Books Signed

  7. Blog Directory Submissions

Blog Statistics


Number of blog entries posted: 36
Number of comments left on your blog: 91
Number of LiveJournal "Friends" who have added your blog: 31

LiveJournal Communities Contacted

Self-Injury & Eating Disorders
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Education / Teachers
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1st Year Teachers * Educators Elem_Ed

Blogs Contacted

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Progressive U
"We provide a community space where you're more than a face." 05/15/07: Left comment on 03/02/07 entry entitled "Self Injury Epidemic."
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Barbara's Tchatzkahs
"Spirituality, Judaism, Eretz Yisroel, Psychology, Disability Issues, Liberal/Progressive Politics, Women's Issues, Satire and Other Pieces of Me." 05/15/07: Left comment on 03/22/07 entry entitled "Self Injury Awareness Month."
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State of Affairs Blog
Blog for a radio show based in Louisville, KY. 05/15/07: Left comment on 03/14/07 entry entitled "Self Injury."
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Recovery is Sexy
"Discusses recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling, overeating, anorexia, codependency and sex addiction." 05/16/07: Left comment on 05/16/07 entry entitled "Self-Injury, Self-Harm."
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Arne B *
Blog with commentary on current events. 05/16/07: Left comment on 05/16/07 entry entitled "New Test to Predict Self-Injury."
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Hope Fields *
Personal blog. 05/16/07: Left comment on 05/15/07 entry entitled "Expression of Anger."
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Linda Diane Feldt *
Blog of a Holistic Health Practitioner. 05/17/07: Left comment on 05/16/07 entry entitled "What Am I Trying to Teach?"
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Quite So
Personal blog. 05/17/07: Left comment on 05/17/07 entry entitled "Knitting to Recovery."
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The F Word
"Food. Fat. Feminism." 05/17/07: Left comment on 05/16/07 entry entitled "Adult Women and Eating Disorders."
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The Huffington Post
"Top news and opinion." 05/17/07: Left comment on 05/16/07 entry entitled "Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters."
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Juicy Lips, Bitter Words *
"Top news and opinion." 05/17/07: Left comment on 05/16/07 entry entitled "A Call To The Media: Anorexia & Being Underweight - Spot-light change."
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S.A.F.E. Alternatives *
S.A.F.E. = "Self-Abuse Finally Ends." 05/17/07: Left comment on 04/22/07 entry entitled "Life After Self-Injury?"
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Naked Medicine
"A blog about the science, business, and human side of medicine." 05/17/07: Left comment on 04/28/06 entry entitled "Interview on Self-Injury."
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The Hall Monitor *
"Keeping an eye on education." 05/21/07: Left comment on 05/21/07 entry entitled "Self-Injurious Behavior."
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Health and Nursing Issues (Australia) *
"Clearinghouse for health, nursing and aged care issues in Australia." 05/21/07: Left comment on 04/29/07 entry entitled "Self Harm Craze Sweeping Schools."
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05/22/07: Vanessa's comment was re-posted by blogmaster as a new entry.
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A Blog of Some Sorts
Personal blog. 05/21/07: Left comment on 03/27/07 entry entitled "Para-suicide."
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Libertaria - The Perfect America
"A personal journal of my opinion on politics, news, mental health, personal interests, the unexplained, and the paranormal." 05/24/07: Left comment on 03/05/07 entry entitled "The Self Injury Bill of Rights."
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Daily Straying *
Personal blog. 05/24/07: Left comment on 05/20/07 entry entitled "Anyone for EBT ... ?"
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Young Adult Library Services Association
"To advocate, promote and strengthen service to young adults as part of the continuum of total library service." 05/24/07: Left comment on 02/16/07 entry entitled "Self-Injury Awareness Day."
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Experiencing the Journey
Personal blog. 05/24/07: Left comment on 05/17/07 entry entitled "Stages of Forgiveness (Part 2)."
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"Self Injury Guidance and Support Network." 05/24/07: Left comment on 05/14/07 entry entitled "Come work with LifeSIGNS: Trainers Required."
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05/27/07: LifeSIGNS requested review copy of book.
Finding the Light in the Darkness *
"The story of an abuse survivor." 05/24/07: Left comment on 03/23/07 entry entitled "Trying to Breathe."
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Ericka's Vox
Personal blog. 05/24/07: Left comment on 03/29/07 entry entitled "Coming Out Of The Mental Illness Closet."
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Sharp Blue *
Personal blog. 05/24/07: Left comment on entry entitled "Self-Injury Awareness Day."
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I Will Not Eat the Darkness
Personal blog. 05/24/07: Left comment on 04/02/07 entry entitled "Cutting."
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Taking Over the World
Personal blog. 05/25/07: Left comment on 03/02/07 entry entitled "Today's the Day."
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Japan Probe
Blog on issues relating to Japan. 05/25/07: Left comment on 03/13/07 entry entitled "Health Ministry Survey."
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The Inner Sanctum
Personal blog. 05/25/07: Left comment on 05/20/07 entry entitled "Random Musings."
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Mental Help
"The Mental Help Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy." 05/25/07: Left comment on 12/27/06 entry entitled "Eating Disorders, Self Mutilation and Unexpressed Emotions: A Deadly Relationship."
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Whateverlife Magazine
"Your zine, your voice!" 05/25/07: Left comment on 01/29/07 entry entitled "Self Mutilation – A Cry For Help Or Just Another Fad?"
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Arts in Health
Issues relating to art therapy. 05/31/07: Left comment on 02/11/07 entry entitled "Self-Injury: One Family’s Story."
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Incurable Hippie's Musings and Rants
Personal blog. 06/04/07: Left comment on 03/12/07 entry entitled "The Difference Between Self-Harm and Suicide."
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Imaginif *
"Make child protection conversation serious business." 06/04/07: Left comment on 05/19/07 entry entitled "If Pain is More than Skin Deep, Why Harm the Skin?"
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The Lesbian Lifestyle
"Our stories told." 06/04/07: Left comment on 03/04/07 entry entitled "National Self Injury Awareness Day."
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That Blog is Mental
Blog about mental health issues. 06/04/07: Left comment on 05/27/07 entry entitled "Self Harm."
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MySpace: Victim's Advocate *
Blog on victim's rights issues. 06/05/07: Left comment on 06/02/07 entry entitled "Cutting to Cope - The Life of a Cutter."
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MySpace: Jesika
Personal blog. 06/05/07: Left comment on 03/01/07 entry entitled "March 1st: Self Injyry Awareness Day."
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Comments on News Articles

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The Lantern Online
Student newspaper of Butler Community College in Kansas. 05/15/07: Left comment on 04/02/07 article entitled "Cutting: A Serious Epidemic."
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WHOI Online
"Your 24/7 source for everything in the Heart of Illinois." 05/16/07: Left comment on 09/12/06 article entitled "Health Professionals Say Self Injury Is A Growing Concern."
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E-Zine Articles *
Article syndication site. 05/17/07: Left comment on 12/01/05 article entitled "SELF-INJURY - You Are Not the Only One."
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Battle Creek Enquirer
Michigan newspaper. 05/21/07: Left comment on 05/21/07 article entitled "Recovering Anorexic Shares Her Story."
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Packet Online
Princeton, New Jersey, newspaper. 06/04/07: Left comment on 05/15/07 article entitled "Internet Poses Dangers to Youth."
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Santa Barbara Independent
California newspaper. 06/04/07: Left comment on 05/03/07 article entitled "One Young Author Speaks Up."
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Isthmus The Daily Page
Wisconsin newspaper. 06/04/07: Left comment on 04/16/07 article entitled "Cut: Teens and Self Injury at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival."
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Website Message Boards Contacted

A username is needed for most of these boards in order to view the original message.
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SIARI Message Board
"A free international internet service of information, resources, and support" on Self-Injury And Related Issues (SIARI). 05/11/07: Left response on 03/07/07 message entitled "What I've Learned About My Own SI Behavior."
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Stop Picking On Me! *
"Make Peace With Your Critical Self and Heal Nervous, Habitual, Obsessive, Compulsive Skin Picking." 05/31/07: Posted in "Individual Journals" forum.
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Can't Shout, Can't Scream
"A self-injury (self-harm) 'zine." 05/31/07: Posted on message board.
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iVillage *
One of the top women's communities on the Internet. 05/31/07: Posted on Self-Injury message board in Safe Place to Share.
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Recover Your Life *
"One of the biggest and best Self Harm Communities on the Internet." 05/31/07: Posted in General Forums > Introductions.
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Safe Haven *
Self-injury support. 06/04/07: Posted in Announcements and Important Information > Introduce Yourself.
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Meetup provides networking for those interested in similar topics. 06/05/07: Posted on Worldwide Self-Injury Meetup Message Board.
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Bodies Under Siege (BUS) *
"A close-knit and caring community for people who self-harm." 06/05/07: Posted in Bodies Under Siege > Bodies Under Siege.
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Real Mental Health (1)
Message boards on various topics relating to mental health. 06/04/07: Posted on general Real Mental Health Message Board.
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Real Mental Health (2)
Message boards on various topics relating to mental health. 06/04/07: Posted on Self-Injury Message Board.
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Real Mental Health (3)
Message boards on various topics relating to mental health. 06/04/07: Posted on Eating Disorders Message Board.
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Bleeding Dry *
Self-injury support message board. 06/04/07: Posted in News > Introductions.
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WebMD *
"Better information. Better health." 06/04/07: Posted on Self Harm Support Group.
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Psyke *
"Self injury information and support." 06/04/07: Posted in Self Injury.
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BPD Today *
Information about and support for Borderline Personality Disorder. 06/04/07: Posted in Self Injury.
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National Self Harm Network (NHSN) *
A survivor-led organization since 1994. 06/04/07: Posted in Survivor Room.
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Mezzo Brit
Small self-injury support community. 06/04/07: Posted in General.
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Guest Books Signed

LifeSIGNS - 05/16/07 [link] [screen shot]

Red Rain - 05/30/07 [link] [screen shot]

Mirror-Mirror - 05/30/07 [link]

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