Monday, November 10, 2008
Unless you've been locked inside a Lori Greiner Silver Safekeeper jewelry box for that last month or so, you've heard the rumor that Patti Reilly will be leaving QVC soon.
Have you seen her new website? Check it out here. It's extremely professional and well thought out ... but there's one little thing that they let slip through the cracks.
If you "View Source" on the Enter Site page, guess what shows up???
Some very interesting Meta Tags!!!
<meta name="Description">content="The official website of former QVC host and television personality, Patti Reilly.">
<meta content="" name="Keywords">infomercial talent, pattie reilly, patti reily, patty reilly, patty reily, qvc show hosts, shopping channel hosts">
So she's a former QVC host, huh? Infomercial talent, huh?
What do you think she's gonna do? Hmmm ...
Good grief, these hosts have been dropping like flies lately!
I found this great interview with Patti on--of all places--LadiesWhoLunch.com (I kid you not!)--and what she had to say about the criticism she has gotten from viewers will break your heart.
"My biggest challenge has been criticism from people I don't even know. I'm not the skinniest, not the prettiest, not the smartest... and for a while I felt like I had to figure it all out. My mother would say, 'You can never please everyone all of the time,' but I felt like I had to. I was always entertaining the smaller masses, but suddenly when you're in (90) million homes across America, there's a really good chance not everyone is going to love you. "Getting the emails that are criticizing me about my job... you want to crawl up in a hole. They can break you down to make you feel like you are worthless and you never want to show your face in public again. You've got to remember it's only a job. I'm going to be who I am and I can't obsess about (criticism) anymore."
There is, however, a happy ending to this story. Take a few moments to read Patti's first blog post on her fancy-schmancy new website. She writes about the secret to her recent weight loss, but more importantly, she sheds her insecurities.