Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Link Love Roundup #001

By Diana Hsieh

I'm thrilled beyond my wildest hopes with the launch of Modern Paleo. In just over a week, we've gotten over 11,000 hits and 25,000 page views! The Modern Paleo Blog has churned out a great series of posts, with more to come. The three Modern Paleo e-mail lists are growing steadily. As of this morning, PaleoBloggers has 29 members, SousVide has 52 members, and PaleoThyroid has 53 members. The blog carnivals of PaleoBloggers and SousVide will be posted on March 26th and March 30th, respectively. (You must be on the relevant list to submit to the carnival, and if you're on the list, you'll get notices about how to submit.)

I want to particularly thank the people who have linked to Modern Paleo since it's launch. I thought that the best way of doing that would be give them a bit of link love in return.

  • Richard Nikoley of Free The Animal got the ball rolling with this wonderful post announcing Modern Paleo.

  • Mark Sisson of Mark's Daily Apple linked to us in his Weekend Link Love. (That was huge!)

  • Chris Kresser of The Healthy Skeptic of posted a selection of Modern Paleo's 30 Principles (with my permission) in this post. He says, "If you're looking for a good 'blueprint' for health to follow, this is it. It's one of the bests lists of this kind that I've seen. I agree with Diana on every point, with perhaps a minor quibble on #30 (which is more about politics than nutrition)." Thanks, Chris... and we'll work on convincing you about the free market politics!

  • The Paleo Garden wrote up a good post, with a nice mention of Modern Paleo at the start. He discusses Ayn Rand's quote -- "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." -- in the context of food, relating it to the poison peddled under the banner of those supposedly "HealthyWholeGrains."

  • Keith Norris of Theory to Practice gave us a plug at the bottom of this post, saying "You'll notice that I've added Diana Hsieh Modern Paleo blog to the TTP blogroll. Objectivist-leaning, Paleo lifestyle -- Ayn Rand meets the hunter-gatherer. Bring your A-intellect to this one, folks -- Objectivists don't suffer fools easily; I for one can appreciate that sentiment. I'll be spending quite a bit of time here, to be sure." Awesome!

  • Crossfit Valdosta and Crossfit NYC linked to Christian's post Why the Paleolithic? (See Crossfit Valdosta's post for awesome before-and-after paleo pictures.) Crossfit NYC also linked to us in this post with this succinct line: "Ayn Rand + paleo = OEvolve (& Modern Paleo)." Yup, that sums it up nicely!

  • OEvolve member Benpercent recommended us, as did the Catholic blog The New Beginning. (!) My husband Paul Hsieh posted about Modern Paleo to his offbeat tech news blog Geekpress over the weekend. Rand Simberg of Transterrestrial Musings just posted about us too. And The Paleo Diet added us to their blogroll.
Whew! That was a pretty long list. Thank you, thank you!

If you've posted about Modern Paleo but I've missed you -- or if you do so -- please drop me e-mail. I'll add you to the next "Link Love Roundup"!

Oh, and while I'm here, I'll add one more link: The Denver Post published a favorable article on Loren Cordain's "The Paleo Diet": Their secret: Work out hard, and eat like a cave man. I don't agree with all of Dr. Cordain's recommendations, but I'm glad to see friendly attention to a paleo-type approach to diet and fitness from my own local paper.

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