I’m in a busy stint at the moment. Yes, more Leangains posts are coming, but they will be spaced out somewhat.
So here’s a few odds & ends I’ve been noticing from the Paleosphere and the general low-carb community, lately.
~ You might not think that a website dedicated to nursing schools would publish a list of the "50 Best Blogs for the Low-Carb Lifestyle," but they did and included Free the Animal amongst lots of other good blogs.
~ Speaking of good blogs; you know, there’s so many out there, now, many of them starving for attention. The problem is that I can barely keep up with the ones I’ve generally followed for a while. I suppose I look at it this way: you just have to keep plugging along and get enough quality material up so as to establish a certain momentum, both from searches, word of mouth and eventually, links from other blogs.
Anyone who’s been a reader here for any length of time knows that I’ve liberally linked up and referenced quite a few other blogs, such as Whole Health Source, Protein Power, Hyperlipid — to name only a few.
And since I can’t keep up with everyone blogging out there — not even close — I tend to think that some of the newer blogs (or new in terms of popularity) will catch my attention if they happen to be fortunate enough to "be somebody."
Here’s three blogs in particular that are doing great work, latetly:
1. Ned Kock at Health Correlator: "This blog is about statistics, evolution, nutrition, lifestyle, and health issues. A combination of these issues. The focus is on quantitative research and how it can be applied in practice." Ned reminds me a lot of Stephan at Whole Health Source in terms of just putting high quality science and reason out there. And Ned’s a great commenter at other blogs as well. Some bloggers think the way to build their blogs is to comment at the blogs of others, which is true. But to do it truly effectively you have to make it very relevant and on point, which Ned has always done here. When he comments, he’s adding value to what I’ve posted and that’s always welcome.
2. Melissa McEwen at Hunt.Gather.Love: You may remember Melissa (and John Durant, who’s up next) from the New York Times piece last January: The New Age Cavemen and the City. Since then, Melissa has been blogging and lately, blogging up a storm. And she’s intelligent — with an intellectual streak –and a good writer, which always helps.
3. John Durant at Hunter-Gatherer: It took a while from the time John was featured in the NYT to get his five minutes of fame on The Colbert Report. He must have been to busy kicking vegan ass to really get going with blogging, but he finally did and is making quite a go of it. His is more of a total lifestyle variety blog, I’d say. Not heavy, but with plenty of topics to find something of interest for everyone. John also has a fresh book deal with a good publisher so we’ll be anxious to see how that develops.
Well, I wish I had more for you, but it’s off to the gym for squats.