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Anyone else think the paleo blogs are running out of material?

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Created July 01, 2011 at 3:42 AM

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?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Can you provide a few concrete examples?

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on July 02, 2011
at 02:28 PM

what's wrong with fried ?

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on July 02, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Eat that too. Coconut milk is one of my staples.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:59 PM

No avocados? No coconut oil?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:57 PM

Paleo - eat what we are evolved to eat. End of story - not much else to say.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:15 PM

Except now I have that darn hot dog song in my brain...

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:37 PM

+1 for a great summary and timeline

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:35 PM

+1 because I agree with it completely. And the Armor hot dogs reference. :-)

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Go days without posting? LOL. Yeah, how annoying. What a tough life you have. :-)

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on July 01, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Upvoted for astute observation.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on July 01, 2011
at 01:33 PM

+1 for "kids who climb on rocks"

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on July 01, 2011
at 01:01 PM

What do you consider "boring" topics? What may be basic and boring to you may be brand new, exciting material to someone who has just discovered paleo. Not all blogs are geared towards people who have been doing paleo for years, some are geared towards helping out newbies (and there a more newbies *every day*) and some are a mixture of both. Use a feedreader (like Google Reader) so you don't have to visit each individual blog to find out if there's a new post, and if that post will interest you. :)

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on July 01, 2011
at 12:54 PM

Don't know why everyone is down on your question. You're quite right; many of the paleo blogs slowed down a bit since, say, 2009. It makes sense since there was a creative explosion that came with the collapse of the lipid hypothesis and new excitement surrounding vit D and K.

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on July 01, 2011
at 11:23 AM

So what you're saying is that all the blogs with a similar theme and a similar goal sound similar? Then these non-professionals offering a glimps into their lives FOR FREE are not putting in the effort that you have come to expect?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:50 AM

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?

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on July 01, 2011
at 12:48 PM

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 ;)

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:37 PM

+1 for a great summary and timeline

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:35 PM

+1 because I agree with it completely. And the Armor hot dogs reference. :-)

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on July 01, 2011
at 01:33 PM

+1 for "kids who climb on rocks"

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:15 PM

Except now I have that darn hot dog song in my brain...

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on July 01, 2011
at 04:18 AM

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

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on July 01, 2011
at 11:38 AM

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! ;-)

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on July 01, 2011
at 05:20 AM

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 #@$%#@[email protected]#%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude...

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.

-Ryan Wilder

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:51 AM

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.

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on July 01, 2011
at 05:21 AM

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.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Do you mean you are getting tired of "Is _ Paleo?" questions or all of the bacon recipes?

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Well, you may not find anything particularly "new" on my blog, but it's not really a "paleo" blog - it is first and foremost a food blog and was for 2 1/2 years before I began living my version of paleo. The vast majority of my readers are not paleo, and since they ask me questions, I give them the answers as I know them. I've had three separate people comment on my blog that they've read what I've written, found that it made sense and have changed their lives for the better by adopting a paleo-type diet. Frankly, that's enough for me to keep on doing what I'm doing - even if it is not "fresh and new" to the paleo community, it's fresh and new to someone else.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 01, 2011
at 01:53 PM

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?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Can you provide a few concrete examples?

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on July 01, 2011
at 11:07 AM

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.

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on July 02, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Though themes and recipes may continue to make the rounds, there is always new scientific information, new applications, etc. Occasionally I enjoy reading more on a topic I've read about in the past because there are nuanced additions/interpretations based on personal knowledge or experience.

Still, it's hard for me to imagine that the over 500 traditional food/primal/paleo blogs listed at Primal Toad's site do not provide sufficient reading variety on topics within paleo parameters, though.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Yeup, they are all the same. I think food recorded food elimination diets should start popping up. That way we can make conclusions about the other kinds of foods that are generally bad for humans. I mean we know grains are bad.

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on July 01, 2011
at 02:39 PM

Maybe the problem is really that 'paleo' is the way humans ate for 2.9 MILLION years or so, and it is really so simple that blogs just over complicate it.

EVERYDAY people ask me what is 'Paleo?'. Ive narrowed it down to two sentences.

Eat animal products that are not fried. Eat green leaf veggies.

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on July 02, 2011
at 02:28 PM

what's wrong with fried ?

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on July 02, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Eat that too. Coconut milk is one of my staples.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:59 PM

No avocados? No coconut oil?

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