I've been spending a good dead of time both unsatisfied with how this blog has been meandering along and wondering what, if anything, I might want to do about that. Here's a possibility, from an email received just this morning, copied verbatim.
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Wow. And all that "FREE of cost." Waddya think? Ha, I'm almost tempted to take 'em up on it just to see what I'd get -- though, I imagine they're just steal something "relevant on your interest" from another site somewhere. Hell, I'd probably get some of my own posts as there are certainly enough bot sites out there stealing my content.
OK, there is a serious point to the first paragraph. Here's where I'm at: much as I like to be a place of motivation, entertainment, communion and ongoing education for those well steeped in the Paleo/Primal health style, I'm coming to see that as a much lesser mission -- with the primary mission being to attract, interest and assist those unfamiliar with any of it. Of course, that already happens but I wonder how many stumbling in here aren't enticed to investigate further because it's just not so obvious where and how to access the best relevant information.
Of course, a beginner's guide or ebook would help. Also, a much more formalized section of testimonials from readers.
So, just a brief update on what I'm thinking about. There are a lot of blogs out there, now, and most seem to be focussed on providing ongoing information to the already established paleosphere. But I get a lot of random traffic here from Google and other places and it seems to me that regular posts exclusively of interest to beginners might be called for without being to much of a bore for the old timers.
Suggestions in comments are certainly welcome.