Well, this has been quite a week!
Beginning with a delightful link from Jezebel, where we were alongside Julia Robert’s beautiful belly, our publicity has rather exploded. This week The Belly Project has also been mentioned on Glamour.com, the Feminist Majority Foundation Campus Blog, Yahoo Shine, and so many more! (We also, apparently, spawned a knock-off: The Man Belly Project. We intend to send in our husbands’ bellies as soon they get enthusiastic about the idea. Our bellies are on our blog, why shouldn’t their bellies be on the Man Belly Project?)
All of this has added up to more traffic over the past week than we’ve had since The Belly Project’s birth back in December 2008. It’s been quite an exciting week here on our quiet street in South Austin!
One delightful side effect of so much publicity is (1) requests for interviews (you’ll be hearing about those as they come along…) and (2) lots more bellies! Christy and I are delighted – and are responding to everyone and letting them know when their belly picture will be posted as quickly as we are able. We’re both working mamas, though, and our time is unfortunately slim. Please know that we want to include everyone’s belly on this blog (our current belly goal: Oprah), but it may take us a bit of time to get back to you. Each and every belly is important to us, and we are loving looking at each one – so keep on sending them in!
If you’re new to The Belly Project, and most of you are, you can read more about it in the About section of our blog or this old post On the normality of bellies that Karen wrote some time ago. We look forward to hearing from you and including your belly soon!