Links to Updated and Refurbished Posts
“Life After Carbs” is six years old, which is 120 in Internet years. At such an advanced age, the site needed some tender-loving-care, so I put on the tool-belt and hardhat and went to work.
I changed the look and organization of the homepage, and perhaps more importantly, reviewed and revised a whole bunch of posts and pages that told the story of my continuing low-carb life-style.
In many cases, a good post had gotten buried and forgotten (even by me). When the content still seemed important or useful, and the writing a notch above the mundane (which it didn’t always), I fixed problems, added ideas or links or illustrations or even a couple new paragraphs, and placed the post into the new “featured” category where it would get a chance to shine on the homepage once in a while.
Over the years, I’ve posted nearly 200 articles on “Life After Carbs.” Probably, some articles deserved to be buried and stay buried. But not all. Here’s a list of some that deserved another moment in the sun (at least in the opinion of the guy who wrote them).
5 lessons for eating low-carb — this may be the most important post on the blog. It lays out principles I need to follow better. It’s central to the mission.
Baked, broiled or deep-fried: how do you like your variables? — an old one, and overly long, but I still like it.
Beliefs can cause inflammation of the brain — bad title. It only makes sense after you’ve read the post. Or maybe not even then.
Calculating Skaldeman’s fat-burning quotient — how can you not like a post with “fat burning” in its title? OK, “quotient” is a problem. What is that? But the basic idea is important.
Eating ancient wheat — my wife wants to order some more of this.
Low-carb brunch on a summer Sunday — a simple post. I remember being very happy on the day I wrote it.
Low-carb diets and dental health — this one placed high in Google’s search results, even before I added the close-up of the woman’s smiling mouth. But I’d totally forgotten it.
Low-carb road-trip eating — another post with pleasant memories surrounding it. For me, anyway.
The ups and downs of weighing in — somehow I worked the Grand Canyon into an article about weighing yourself while dieting. Sheer genius.
What is a low-carb diet? — an early, bedrock post. Awkwardly charming (or the other way around).
Why I am planning to take fish-oil supplements — I added more to this than any other.
Why we snack — mostly I added pictures. They help. It must be why all the bloggers use them.
I also made small or large improvements to a few of the more popular pieces on the blog — yes, there are some — such as Coffee = Life = Coffee and especially the Low-Carb Diet Resources page, but I was reluctant to do too much. The popular articles must have some accidental magic about them that I’m unlikely to improve and could easily destroy. And, anyway, I have a stronger emotional attachment to the posts that had gotten lost among the cobwebs in the blog’s basement.
I pledge to work on new stuff, just as soon as I find my tool-belt.