Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our 15 minutes

This article in yesterday's New York Times has just sent a shitload of new readers to the Fatosphere! I got 62 hits yesterday, 41 of which were from Google searches for "fatosphere". Hurray for picking an obvious blog name. :)

Anyway, I recommend the NYT article, especially if you're interested in reading some other fat blogs. I think I've already linked to most of the ones they mention, but you get a little more information about what they're about and who writes them.

For those who are new visitors here, welcome and enjoy! Feel free to comment (the comments aren't moderated, but I reserve the right to delete any comments that are mean).


Fat Chick said...

Your blog name really is great for search engines! And I love it that FINALLY some positive press is being devoted to the Fatosphere.

Mary said...

Yeah, me too. As for the name, I got lucky -- I picked it back in 2005, when I think the term "fatosphere" wasn't really being used yet as a linguistic blend referring to the fat-blogosphere. I thought I was coining a new term, and mine was meant to be a blend of "fat" and "stratosphere". I actually abandoned the blog for two years, but then when I came back to it I still had the name, and by that time "fatosphere" was a term in common usage.

I like your blog, by the way!