Well, it’s only my second “weekend links” post, and already I’m running late on it. But technically, it’s still the weekend for four more hours, so I can only consider this a win.
Here we go…get those clicking fingers ready.
Vegan 101: The Ethics of Veganism – JL Goes Vegan
When I went vegan last week, I told you that I really wasn’t into writing about ethical issues on No Meat Athlete. Thankfully, other people are into that, and Gena from Choosing Raw is one of the best I know at doing it in a casual, non-preachy manner. There’s a lot to think about here, but if you’re intrigued about veganism or even vegetarianism, this guest post of Gena’s on JL Goes Vegan is a great place to start.
Why Your Fears Won’t Come True — Raptitude
Ever since I read Poke the Box a few weeks ago, I’ve been really big on this idea of giving fear the middle finger and just doing stuff that scares you. After all, when I look at people who are in a place I’d like to be, it appears that’s the difference between them and me.
David, the author of Raptitude, commented on my “going vegan” post last week and had some interesting stuff to say about his own experiment with (and subsequent adoption of) veganism. His posts are very well thought-out and well written, which I really like. (Unlike the trashy linkbait you’ll find gracing the pages of NMA. :)) Read his stuff; it’s good.
Business Funding Through Kickstarter (Bearded Bros Organic Treats Inside!) — Ridiculously Extraordinary
This is a video where Karol interviews the guys behind Bearded Brothers, a brand new raw vegan energy bar company. Caleb, one of the two guys who started the company, has been an online friend of mine for a while now, and I finally got to meet him in Austin when he came to my little vegetarian meetup. He’s good people. (I tried a few of the energy bars too — also good people.)
A lot of you mentioned wanting to start businesses in your comments on my Poke the Box post; Kickstarter is a really innovative option to check out for funding. It worked for Bearded Brothers! You can get a good overview of how it works in the video, plus a Bearded Brothers coupon code in Karol’s post.
I wish this post would have been called “What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Can of Soda,” because it probably would have gotten read more that way (though I guess 187,000 views isn’t so bad).
Nobody will be surprised to learn that soda is horrible, but if you’re having trouble kicking the habit, maybe reading this will increase your perceived grossness of it.
DC Blogger Meetup
I drove down to DC yesterday to catch the end of the National Marathon and Half Marathon, and hung out afterward with a few bloggers at Sweetgreen for lunch. Evan, Anne, and Sana all ran; Gena and I just sort of ate. There was a much bigger meetup at night, but I had to get home for a beer-brewing date with some pals. Here we are at Sweetgreen!