Portal to the Fatosphere and other housekeeping.

With Shapely Prose’s recent departure from the Notes from the Fatosphere feed, I’ve heard some people say, “What site will I now visit as my point of departure onto the feed?” And I’m humbly hoping, now that I’ve repaired my Fatosphere RSS widget there on the sidebar, you’ll consider this site for the job.

I’ve set it to update every five minutes (rather than WordPress’ depressing default of every 12 hours) and the link in the title now points to the actual feed instead of, rather mystifyingly, to my own website. Links to other blogs also automatically open in a new tab, so you can more easily keep your place if you get click-happy. (But if lots of people find this feature annoying, I can remove it.)

If you scroll farther down, you’ll also find the option to subscribe to posts by email. At least one person asked for this a while ago. And I aim to please — so please, go nuts.

I’ve developed a posting routine that works for me, after many weeks of writerly angst, so that should result in more regular posts.

In more boring news, I’ve moved archives and categories to the bottom of the page, because, frankly, there’s just more interesting stuff to have in my sidebar. But, never fear, when you’re at the bottom of a post or the front page, they will be there, comfortingly, just waiting for you to click and read more.

So, that’s it really. Let me know if you’d prefer other tweaks or additions, and I’ll see what I can do.

Let’s get comfortable, shall we?

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13 Comments

  1. Posted November 30, 2009 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    You rock – seriously. Your site is one of my all time favorites and probably one of the best Fat Acceptance sites there is.

    • Posted November 30, 2009 at 2:29 am | Permalink

      Whoa, huge compliment, thanks!

    • Posted November 30, 2009 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      Hear, hear! I love your site and will definitely bookmark it as my portal. I’ve found this blog very helpful and accepting. I’m always glad to see an expert on our side, too.

      I’ve been reading the notes directly, but you have to pretty much scroll through every long post, and some of them are only marginally FA related really. So I’m glad to have the headlines to browse through.

      Thumbs up!

  2. Posted November 30, 2009 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    I really enjoy this blog, and would be glad for you to be my “fatosphere portal.”

    BTW, how in the hell do you use a RSS widget? I can’t get the html to work on my blog…

    • Posted November 30, 2009 at 2:28 am | Permalink

      Gah, if you’re using tumblr, I have no idea! This is a WordPress blog, so I only know WordPress widgets. No idea if tumblr has similar controls. All I know is that the widget code is in PHP.

      ETA: You can apparently use a third-party widget, such as this one.

  3. HeatherJ
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Your blog is one of my fave FA blogs too. You talk such good sense and are entertaining with it. You really help me feel better about my weight and my eating. Well done!!!

  4. Posted November 30, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Cool! I was wondering that very thing myself. Now I have a quick and painless answer. Thanks ever so!

  5. Jerome
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much, I also love this site and am going to use it as my new portal as well!

  6. Posted November 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Michelle, thank you so much for doing this. You’re now a part of my (several times) daily routine. Love ya!

  7. Posted December 1, 2009 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    You all are incredibly sweet. If there’s ever a problem with the RSS widget, please just drop me a line and I’ll fix it ASAP.

  8. Michellers
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Amazing, this is one of my favorite blogs and now your are thinking of posting more regularly AND are posting the Fatosphere feed? I’m in heaven, thank you.

  9. Alice
    Posted December 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I would like to get the Fatosphere Feed – there’s an RSS? How do I sign up for it? Is there a link on your page, please? Maybe I’m just not noticing it here….

    Thanks, and I really like your blog. Thanks for all the links on the right to the “evidence.” Very helpful – a terrific resource!

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