Once upon a time I was a blogger.
I had a domain name.
I had followers. And commenters. I even got spammed.
I started the blog to talk about why being fat isn’t the worst thing in the world. I wanted to share with the world that being fat has advantages.
I found that being fat gave me presence. And presence gave me courage. Courage to speak out against bullying, prejudice and hatred.
Size awareness is important to me. I will continue to write about it often. But it gets a little. . . strident after a while.
Sometimes you just wanna have fun.
So I wrote fun things. Silly things. Tacky things.
Then I became interested in getting fit, so I wrote about the funny and embarassing and triumphant things that happen to a fat girl who works out.
I loved writing.
I loved reading the comments and hearing from people that they liked my writing. I loved the attagirls and the affirmations. I loved the blog friends I made along the way.
And then. . .
I guess I forgot to pay someone.
My domain name, www.giftoffat.com, suddenly stopped directing to my blog.
Somewhere, somehow, I pointed the domain to a host or somthing and agreed to pay a $10 hosting fee. When it was time to re-up, my card had expired. SInce their contact e-mail was one I check every 3 years or so, the message to update the payment expired. Oops.
Can I find all my user names and passwords?
Every time I think I have it handled, Go Daddy says “it may take up to 3 days to respond”. Dude — in 3 days I’m gonna be doing something else.
So fuckit. I’m done. I need to move on.
I need to get a new domain name.
So I’m thinking of giftsoffat.com or thegiftoffat.com.