News

New article added to Discrimination topic

Published on: February 10, 2017

I've started writing again and have added a new article to the Discrimination topic called ‘Discrimination of fat admiration’.

Various links added

Published on: January 29, 2017

I've added links to different pages:

New plus-size clothing store links added

Published on: January 28, 2017

I've added links to the plus-size clothing stores Addition Elle, Edgy Curves, Goddess Lingerie, and Pennigtons. They can be found on the Plus-size and (SS)BBW clothing stores page.

I've also centered this page's links list to match the style of the ‘topic and section index pages’ and the article ‘page navigation’ links.

New online magazines page added

Published on: January 27, 2017

I've added a new online magazines page. This page currently only contains links that were moved over from the (now removed) ‘Various plus-size and (SS)BBW links’ page (see this news post) but in the future I will add other content to it. You can see the new page here.

Link update to social networks page

Published on: January 27, 2017

I've added BBW Southern Belles Facebook group to the Plus-size and (SS)BBW social networks page.

Music page updated

Published on: January 26, 2017

I've added a music video clip to the Plus-size and (SS)BBW music page called ‘Chubby Girl Swag’.

New photography websites page added

Published on: January 26, 2017

I've added a new photography websites page. This page currently only contains links that were moved over from the (now removed) ‘Various plus-size and (SS)BBW links’ page (see previous post) but in the future I will add other content to it. You can see the new page here.

Published on: January 26, 2017

The ‘Various plus-size and (SS)BBW links’ page has been removed while most of its links have been moved to both existing pages and a new one (see next post). Some links have been removed because they don't line up with Curvy Shrine's interests anymore while other links still need to be added to new pages which I will do in the coming time.

New Credits page added

Published on: January 26, 2017

I've added a new Credits page listing all people who participated in the creation of the Curvy Shrine website and listing their contributions. The list is not yet complete as I may have forgotten a few people and I also have to add a separate section for the YouTube channel later. You can view the new page here.

Site navigation update

Published on: January 24, 2017

Article pages navigation update

I've completely redesigned the Curvy Shrine website's navigation inside article pages. Instead of using links to go back to the previous page and forward to the next page you can now see all pages that belong to the topic or section you are viewing. This means that if you want to read a page a few pages (back or forward) from where you are reading you don't have to visit the pages in between to get there.

Curvy Shrine website privacy policy page added

Published on: January 23, 2017

I've added a Curvy Shrine website privacy policy page. You can see it here.

Redesigned 404 page

Published on: January 5, 2017

Ever got lost on this website because you were looking for a page that didn't exist (anymore)? Or perhaps you mistyped the address in your browser's address bar. The page that you will then see is a so-called 404 Error page. The previous incarnation of this page wasn't very useful so I decided to follow the excellent advice the wonderful folks at Google give to spice it up. Didn't get lost or mistyped an address but still want to see the new page? You can see it here.

New plus-size fitness page added

Published on: January 2, 2017

I've added a new page to the Community section of the website called ‘Plus-size fitness’ which is what I call a ‘portal page’ and lists and links to plus-size fitness businesses. The first plus-size fitness business is Kathy's ‘Misfits Studio’. You can see the new portal page here which links to Kathy's page as well.

More Firefox scroll speed

Published on: January 2, 2017

In my previous news post I reported that scrolling in Firefox is now smoother and althought it was indeed so on pages with many images it was still very jerky. This has now also been fixed so if a page contains many images scrolling should be as smooth as on other browsers. If you are still experiencing scroll issues in Firefox (or any other browser) then please send me a message and please tell me what browser you're using (Firefox or other), its version and the device on which you're using the browser.

Firefox page scroll issue fixed

Published on: December 27, 2016

Some people reported very slow scrolling of pages in the Firefox web browser, especially if they contained many images. This issue has been fixed so scrolling on Firefox (and other affected devices) should be smoother now. If you are still experiencing scroll issues in Firefox (or any other browser) then please send me a message and please tell me what browser you're using (Firefox or other), its version and the device on which you're using the browser.

Sitemap page updated

Published on: December 25, 2016

The Sitemap page has been updated. Instead of listing all this website's pages in alphabetical order it now lists each page following the same structure as the Navigation page and the subpages it links to. Visit the Sitemap to see the changes.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page updated

Published on: December 25, 2016

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page has been updated. Each FAQ now has its own page and belongs to its own category. Instead of listing all FAQs on the FAQ page it now contains links to FAQ category pages which in turn list a number of FAQ page links pointing to their respective FAQ page. Visit the FAQ to see the changes.

Curvy Shrine's minimum age requirement

Published on: November 11, 2016

After some consideration I've decided to change Curvy Shrine's minimum age requirement from all ages to a minimum age of 16 years old. The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page now reflects this change. The reason is because even though no nipples or sexually explicit areas are shown, undressed women's bodies on display - such as the current photo on this website's home page - may push it for ages under 16. I've always stated that I wanted this website to be accessible to all ages. While still want that the reality is that in order to showcase womanly curves in all their beauty it enters a grey area of what can be deemed as unsafe for audiences under the age of 16. I've added a small warning on the home page to reflect this change and also added this page for more information.

4th anniversary Curvy Shrine YouTube channel

Published on: November 8, 2016

Besides launching the redesigned Curvy Shrine website today (see my previous news post) today also marks the 4th anniversary of the Curvy Shrine YouTube channel. On November 8, 2012, I started the Curvy Shrine YouTube channel.

Since my last post here Curvy Shrine's YouTube channel has grown beyond 10,000 subscribers and many new videos have been added in the time between then and today. I've also deleted many videos unrelated to the channel and introduced a ‘family safe’ policy making not just the curvyshrine.com website but also the YouTube channel viewer-friendly for audiences of all ages. Videos about topics for adult ages are now published on a new channel called ‘Curvy Sutra’, on which several videos have already been posted (and more to come).

Curvy Shrine website redesign

Published on: November 8, 2016

Today is the first time in almost a year-and-a-half that I'm posting news on this website. A lot has happened since my last post on this page (previously the blog, now renamed to ‘News’) but very little in terms of this website.

In the past few months I've been hard at work redesigning this website and - unfortunately - had to basically neglect the Curvy Shrine YouTube channel. In the past week-and-a-half I've mostly focused on updating the existing content of the website (checking broken links among other (technical) things) and adding a handful of new pages to support the redesigned website.

My original plan was to add a lot of new content before publishing the redesigned website but the coding part of the redesign took such a long time that I decided to publish it and then add periodic updates while I also make YouTube videos. The upcoming update focuses mostly on adding tweaked support for mobile devices; the current design uses a generic approach for mobile devices but screen size-specific optimizations are yet to be added. Also all content of the old curvyshrine.com Blog still needs to be updated and then transferred to this new website; those pages won't be published on the News page here but instead will either become newly created pages or merged into new or existing pages.

Many of you have asked why I've been absent from YouTube and some of you voiced that you rather see video content than a redesigned website. I do appreciate your comments and of course your support, but I'd like to briefly mention that the reason for this redesign of the website is manifold.

One simple example is engagement with my audience in the comments. Unlike some YouTubers I do engage people a lot in what they comment, and in recent times I've even done so in dedicated comment videos, the last ones well over an hour long. However in doing so I often find myself repeating answering the same questions and having FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) pages makes this process less work-intensive but above all less time-consuming. I already had a FAQ page on the previous website but I wanted to have a more extensive one, laid out in separate pages. The current (as of writing this) FAQ does not yet have the questions and answers divided into separate pages (although it has been updated with new questions and answers), but that will be the case in the next major site update due to be posted in the coming weeks.

Another example is a monetary one. I do not receive funding other than sporadic donations (and thank you for those of you who have donated). Since Curvy Shrine is a full-time endeavor for me I thus need to generate income from things such as commission-based affiliate programs and sponsored content (if it is relevant to the content of this website).

These and other things are only doable on a solid foundation; a functional, fast, and expansive website which supports all modern devices. That's why I redesigned the website. And, unfortunately, doing something like that requires (a lot) of time. For me the hardest part in this has been juggling between making videos, editing them, all the steps involved in getting the content online and supporting previous videos (comments mostly), answering emails, working with social media, and all the while redesigning this website. Luckily I've some help now from my good friend Crystal who recently became Social Media Manager for Curvy Shrine.

I don't want to make this post too long, so I will close with saying that this has been the website I always wanted to make but couldn't due to time constraints and other factors, so I am very excited to finally launch it today. I look forward to return to YouTube full-time (starting today) while I continue to add to and update this website.

Thank you for your reading this, and for your patience and continued support!