Welcome to a new year of the Large and Lovely newsletter from BellaOnline. I was just over at the dashboard and happened to glance down at my screen to see a 9 year badge -- where has the time gone? This is going to be my tenth year with BellaOnline, I must love it here. Many of you have been subscribers from the beginning. Some have followed, unfollowed for a time, then followed again. And others still are newbies. I would like to thank all of you for your time, patience, and support over the years. I hope 2013 brings nothing but love and success no matter what you choose to do.
This week I have been busy moving my shopping and writing sites over to a new host. It has been a time consuming learning process but I have enjoyed it. Well, most of it. I still have one more site to move and hopefully will be done by tomorrow night. On Monday I am taking a week long holiday from everything Internet related. No Twitter, no Facebook, no Instagram, no blogging, no checking email. A complete break to freshen up the neural networks.
I have two giveaways running on the shopping blogs at the moment that have been extended because of the downtime. The first is open to US/Canada and features a $175 gift certificate to shop at Sorella Swim. The second is for Canadians only and features a $100 gift certificate to shop at Addition-Elle. Both end around February 9th. Good luck! There are two new articles posted at the Large and Lovely, BellaOnline website for you this week, one is a short piece about the different kinds of beauty in our society and the other introduces you to an online adult situations comic strip featuring an overweight man.
Over the coming month's I hope to reorganize the categories at the Large and Lovely site to make it a little easier to surf. I noticed there are many extra folder divisions that make it click intensive to search through. If you have any suggestions for heading options I am open.
Have a great week!
Split Screen Comics - I had no idea I would become addicted to this 76 page comic strip explaining the difficult relationship between Jan and Jeremy (who happens to be overweight)... Read article
. Beauty - There are at least three types of beauty I am aware of in our culture at the moment... Read article.
Stop by the forum to share your views or news from the plus size world.
Latest Forum Topics:
* What Makes You Feel Beauty?
* The Concept of Thin Priviledge and Fat Shaming
* Cyber Bullying Fat People
* A Real Obesity Debate
* When was the last time you had a good belly laugh?
"Never minding the limiting of the definition to just fat bloggings criticism of the obesity epidemic, I´m stunned that when defining the FATosphere, they refuse to call us fat. Nope, must use the socially approved slur of obese and use it as much as humanly possible. I'm stunned they didn't invent new forms of the word like an adverb obesely." From Brian (Red No.3)
The Latest from My Favorite Things - a Plus Size Shopping Blog:
* $175 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Sorella Swims
* People's Choice Award Dresses
* Sweater dresses
* Monif C Swimwear for Spring
* Winter Coats
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I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!
Have a great weekend.
M. E. Wood, Large & Lovely Editor
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