Happy Saturday, readers (and happy long weekend to you, American peeps!) I've got something to ask you about today and I would deeply appreciate your feedback. Late last week and early this week I've been talking to the people at TheWINOnline, the Women's Information Network. From what I gather it's a website full of blogs and videoblogs that covers a wide variety of topics aimed specifically at women of all ages. Online since 2008 they're looking to expand into Canada and found my blog. They emailed me and invited me to start writing & vlogging for them. Honestly, I was a bit surprised. This was my reply to their second email, as I sat on the first one without reply for a few days:
Thank you for your interest in my blog. I took a look at WIN and am not sure if I am the right fit for your website; really, does WIN want a fat acceptance blogger? No talk about diets or 'being good' or eating 'bad foods', just promoting body acceptance and health at EVERY size? Also, my family is in the middle of a major transition at the moment and now is probably not the best time to begin a new project. However, as I have been considering vlogging (or creating a web show, as you call it), your offer does interest me. How long do I have to accept? We should be moved in to our new home and stable by August at the latest.
I look forward to hearing from you and thanks again for your interest.
Maria wrote me back and I was impressed:
So gentle readers, what do you think? If I started vlogging & writing for WIN Online as well as here, but with a wider topic range at WIN, would you be interested? I have been thinking of becoming more of a professional blogger, maybe turn it into a part time job, and this could be my chance. WIN doesn't pay their vloggers but this is an opportunity to widen my base & horizons for Fat and Not Afraid some. I'm very curious to hear from you!