Well, I guess Notes from the Fatosphere is dead. Maybe it’s a positive for me as I’ve decided that all of this fat acceptance stuff is bad science. You see, I used to read Notes daily and it seemed like there were just so many resources saying that no matter what I try, I am not going to be able to change my body, not going to ever get the respect and acceptance that come with being thin. Now that Notes is gone, I can’t find any such resource. I’ve searched, but there just isn’t anything out there. This site, for instance, has been dormant for ages. So I’m giving the dieting thing another go and the more distance I put between myself and Notes from the Fatosphere, the more confidence I’ve built that I’m going to be able to do it this time! So, I guess, thanks!
This comment on an old post raises some points that are worth talking about. Firstly, to be honest, I don’t use Notes from the Fatosphere much (even though NftF carries Fatties United) because there’s just too much volume for me. So I don’t know why NftF isn’t working for Jiji. But I will say that fat positive blogging is not dead. Here are some of the fat poz blogs that I check regularly:
adipositivity http://adipositivity.phototage.com (site temporarily down)
Big Hips, Red Lips http://www.bighipsredlips.com
Chubby Bunnies http://chubby-bunnies.tumblr.com
Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule
Fat People Art http://fatpeopleart.tumblr.com
Fuck Yeah Chubby Fashion http://fuckyeahchubbyfashion.tumblr.com
Not Blue At All http://www.notblueatall.com
Rima Deer http://rimadeer.tumblr.com
I’ve listed adipositivity even though it’s down because I know that Subtantia Jones is working to get it back up. And all of these, even adipositivity, have had recent activity. And Jiji is simply wrong to say that our site has been dormant for ages; our last post was 11 days ago. (And yes, we’d like it to be more active.)
But I agree that there aren’t enough fat positive blogs. Anyone who agrees, please start your own fat positive blog!
Regarding dieting, I think our views on that are pretty clear.
And finally, I wish Jiji well.