I'm annoyed with the paleo blogs. Same stuff over and over. A lot of blogs have boring topics or go days without posting. Is it just me. Anyone else notice this?
you mean kinda like how you just asked a duplicate question that is already all over paleohacks about what's a greater evil, sugar or gluten?
Actually, I find the evolution of the paleo idea pretty fascinating. I've been following lots of paleo blogs for the last three years. I started with MarksDailyApple, still one of my favorites. Mark has more of a middle-of-the-road approach (Primal) and has stayed fairly consistent with his moderate message yet still seems to come up with interesting material every day. However, you can see the changes in the paleo message through the other bloggers. At first, there was the interpretation of the Cordain message - lower fat, low carb, high protein. Then fat made a comeback big time, so we had the bacon blogs and pictures of bacon wrapping everything all over the web. Then, we had the VLC or even zero-carbers make an entrance - meat, meat, and more meat. Next, exercise, especially Crossfit, entered (more on that in a second). There were several other permutations along the way, but now the carbs are making a small comeback and some bloggers have gone all the way over to that side (Primal Wisdom and a really obnoxious "straightline"Health blogger). We are seeing that once metabolic syndrome has been slowed down or stopped, that maybe a superfit Crossfitter or lifter needs some starchy carbs or they might start suffering cortisol issues. And just recently, we have been told that we should not be eating food that tastes good because that might be making us fat. I know Dr. Kruse gets some flack on here from time to time - his writing style is a bit obtuse - but I like his idea of a paleo Quilt. This community has discovered a lot of little things and I think these little things are coming together to create one very large idea. That is the beauty of this amazing community of bloggers consisting of scientists, athletes, doctors, cooks and chefs, fat people, skinny people, kids who climb on rocks, whoever. We are creating a very big idea based on science and N=1 experiments and just plain intelligent discourse. It's not a religion, it's not a philosophy, it is, perhaps, a scientific theory explained by facts. As for me, I'll just keep writing about my recipes and general life. Doesn't really matter to me if you want to read it or not ;)
As a paleo blog owner, I can tell you first hand that I have more important things to do than blog all the time. Spending so much time online is anti paleo anyways, this might explain why some blogs (mine included) don't post very often. As for the ones that post repititive or boring content, well, there is only so much one can say about paleo matters. After all, we're discussing how to live a simpler life. Once again, it is oxymoronic to complicate it any more than we have to. But, readers still expect new posts, and to stay at the top of search rankings, you have to always come up with fresh stuff. If you don't love it, leave it. Maybe find a different niche that excites and challenges you. Or, as wildrabbit suggests, take it to the next level and start your own. Trying to come up with posts that are fresh and engaging is a great way to exercise your brain! Cheers, Greg
Well, Dave, seems it is time for you to go on with your life and enjoy it. Once you have the feeling that you have read all there is to read, maybe that feeling is right.
I think I understand what you mean, but don't blame the bloggers. Paleo diet and lifestyle is simple, at it's basics.
Now go on, live! ;-)
So find a good angle and start your own paleo blog, add to the variety.
Honestly I think you have followed so much for so long there is nothing new for you but there are alot of new people that isn't the case.
POW-POW-POW BA BOOOOOM!!!!
I better see some F'n X-TREME in your face low-carb eatin' cutting edge paleo blog action mutha #@$%#@$@#%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blogs (at their best) are a running commentary of an individual or group. Sometimes they produce unique and thought provoking content, other times they are just the random musings of the author... and we get to read them for free.
I write a suuuper mundane paleo blog with suuuuuuuuuuper boring topics.
But I love it.
I do not think anyone is running out of material. I think that most of the basic information re paleo has been made accessible to anyone that wants to learn about it, a good, solid foundation has been laid. Now we continue to explore N=1, do proper scientific research, etc. 'New' information may slow down but it will always continue, there is so much more to paleo than just diet.
WVUDave has made an interesting observation. I have ALSO noticed that some of them appear to be "stealing" material from Paleohacks! Now I know some of these bloggers have broadened out quite a bit, but if you keep to the (overly) simplistic parameters of Paleo 1.0, how much could there be to say?
Maybe you should quit looking for new stuff so much. Because there are so many paleo bloggers I couldn't keep up with some of the posts during the week so I downloaded a Feedreader and attached all my fav blog sites. Now on Sunday mornings I read blogs instead of the newspaper. I can skim and skip if I feel it is a repeat.
I like old stuff coming up again, I am now coaching several women on their new Paleo journey and some of the repeat posts are coming in handy. I repost for them and because of it I have several new friends just about ready to come on board.
Paying it forward is keeping me focused and is very rewarding. It feels like I have moved onto the next level in my journey.