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  • #61
    Originally posted by Rasputina View Post
    As I'm leafing through my "Shape" magazine, I started thinking about how nice it would be to have a paleo magazine for women. Most female fitness and healthy lifestyle mags are great for workout ideas, but suck in the food/nutrition department. I'd like a paleo mag for women that is not only tailored to women's workouts, but focuses also on paleo nutrition, female health concerns, mental and spiritual health, as well as reviews on paleo resources and inspirational female paleo role models. I wonder how much it would cost to start up an online mag like this?
    That would be a nice idea . . . maybe a blog to start.

    Though even just a primal/paleo friendly sidebar in existing magazines would be nice, since the demographic is small. Like in Natural Health or Paleo Magazine - even Self or some of the bigger names.

    It could cover primal-friendly hygiene for women (like organic make-up products, Natural Health already does this), parenting (such as dealing with in-laws who don't support your food choices), women's health and fitness, book reviews, etc.

    If anyone wanted to seriously start one I'd be happy to be a contributing writer! I don't have the time to invest in editing such a thing (not for lack of interest though) but I do love to write and would love to contribute to a blog/website for primal women.
    Healthy Bucket List:
    • Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
    • Hike the Appalachian Trail
    • Do a real pull-up
    • Run a 5k
    • Be "Hot For Training Camp"



    Check out my journey at Outdoor Amy's Blog.

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    • #62
      I'm not at a point in my life where I feel I could start an online magazine, but I'd certain love it if someone took these ideas and made them a reality I could help contribute ideas for features!

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Sihana
        Then start as an online blog, as suggested. There are some WP themes that can be made to look like an online newspaper, but just done with blog posts.

        www.grokelle.com would direct to your WP blog, and whenever you decide to make it an actual magazine, then you can point it to your new address and keep it as Grokelle.
        I'm kind of a hot mess right now, but there are plenty of smart grokelles on here who I hope will collaborate and start something cool!

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
          I support this idea, with the caveat that body image issues get tackled. Chasing six-pack abs is particularly dangerous for women, and if I had a nickel for every "primal isn't working" thread started by a female with a perfectly healthy body-fat %, I would have at least 7 trillion nickels.
          I agree 1 billion%

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          • #65
            Originally posted by canio6 View Post
            Ah, lambchop, where have you been? This is not an open forum. Well, it is an open forum if you happen to post a thread called something like, "A Manly Thread for Men to Discuss Manly Things" Then everyone gets to participate.

            If you are a woman and post an opening message that says, which in no way says you only want women's opinions you obviously only want women's opinions and all men should go DIAF.

            There is a decided "women only" vibe from many posters/threads around here lately, which I find disappointing, especially given that the OP is usually not one I associate with such. That said, if ever said magazine were to start I'd buy it for my wife as I would like her to know the primal benefits for women, except apparently I should be reading Shape or Cosmo like the freak I am.

            Perhaps Mark will start a new forum feature where gender exclusive threads can be color coded to avoid giving offense.
            Except when it is Rivvin's hilarious thread for men to grunt about manly things which was promptly invaded by women as quick as you could say saurkraut.

            *Chill people - just an observation - not starting a gender war*

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Rasputina View Post
              I'm kind of a hot mess right now, but there are plenty of smart grokelles on here who I hope will collaborate and start something cool!
              The best time to start something is right now!
              Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
              Starting Weight: 294 pounds
              Current Weight: 235 pounds
              Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
                I support this idea, with the caveat that body image issues get tackled. Chasing six-pack abs is particularly dangerous for women, and if I had a nickel for every "primal isn't working" thread started by a female with a perfectly healthy body-fat %, I would have at least 7 trillion nickels.
                I couldn't agree more. And thank you, kenn for the helpful info. See, the Grokelles aren't adverse to including the Groks' advice as long as they are contributing in a positive way.

                I would also like to see information pertaining to the changes that occur over time in the female body and their effect on diet/fitness including menarche, fertile years (with perhaps a sidebar about HBC and alternatives), childbearing, lactation, menopause, etc. Just because we are all female doesn't mean we are experiencing the same phase.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                  Ah, lambchop, where have you been? This is not an open forum. Well, it is an open forum if you happen to post a thread called something like, "A Manly Thread for Men to Discuss Manly Things" Then everyone gets to participate.

                  If you are a woman and post an opening message that says, which in no way says you only want women's opinions you obviously only want women's opinions and all men should go DIAF.

                  There is a decided "women only" vibe from many posters/threads around here lately, which I find disappointing, especially given that the OP is usually not one I associate with such. That said, if ever said magazine were to start I'd buy it for my wife as I would like her to know the primal benefits for women, except apparently I should be reading Shape or Cosmo like the freak I am.

                  Perhaps Mark will start a new forum feature where gender exclusive threads can be color coded to avoid giving offense.
                  tsk, i tried getting the girliness derailed in the beginning. i don't recall any guys keeping it rerailed. til the end it was a free for all until you and grumps said gtfo, so we gtfo and now men don't even post there

                  Originally posted by Leida View Post
                  From what I have seen in a book that was kind of a compilation of articles, Muscle and Fitness Hers is probably not a bad one. I was actually going to check it out one day I have time... That's said, stuff written for men is WAY funnier!
                  m&f hers is muh fayvrit. the recipes are decent, the recipes in fitness rx for women are pretty nice. if they aren't primal compliant they could easily be made primally

                  Originally posted by kenn View Post
                  I explained how you could do it on page 1, however, since I'm not a woman I guess that's not good info.
                  kennnnnnnnn nooooooo there's no gender wars

                  Originally posted by lambchop View Post
                  Except when it is Rivvin's hilarious thread for men to grunt about manly things which was promptly invaded by women as quick as you could say saurkraut.

                  *Chill people - just an observation - not starting a gender war*
                  all threads become ASDF
                  beautiful
                  yeah you are

                  Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                  lol

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                  • #69
                    It would also be cool to feature photos of real paleo/primal women in their before/during/and after phases of getting fit or even before/after photos of skin conditions, etc. and detailing their plan and journey. I like to see actual people, not just models.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Sihana
                      Then start as an online blog, as suggested. There are some WP themes that can be made to look like an online newspaper, but just done with blog posts.

                      www.grokelle.com would direct to your WP blog, and whenever you decide to make it an actual magazine, then you can point it to your new address and keep it as Grokelle.
                      Definitely a good idea. Could also be a Weebly site with multiple blogs written by different people on various topics . . . have a beauty blog, relationships/parenting, success stories, health (women's specific health and health in general) nutrition and fitness - each with its own tab. They've got some easy layouts and it's very easy to set up. In fact, I find it easier than the WP dashboard. (I used Weebly to design the website for the school library I worked at).

                      Could make a generic gmail account to use as the initial login and make the password/username known to contributors - but you can also send invites to people to become site administrators so they can add content easily with their existing email accounts as logins.

                      If anyone wants to set it up I'm happy to help out - just can't do it myself right now since I am starting a new position and have my own blogs I write. Though I definitely couldn't handle the administration I'd love to be a contributing beauty blogger and hope to have a success story of my own to share within the year. PM me and I'll share my email address if you need to send me an invite on Weebly or WP.
                      Last edited by OutdoorAmy; 07-04-2012, 08:42 AM.
                      Healthy Bucket List:
                      • Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
                      • Hike the Appalachian Trail
                      • Do a real pull-up
                      • Run a 5k
                      • Be "Hot For Training Camp"



                      Check out my journey at Outdoor Amy's Blog.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by kenn View Post
                        ....... however, since I'm not a woman I guess that's not good info.
                        Really, you're bitching like a woman!




                        Right I think that's everyone offended, my work is done, laters ;D
                        You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                        • #72
                          Take it to email?

                          Pretty classy using someone else's site to figure out how to draw customers away/compete.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by springnr View Post
                            Take it to email?

                            Pretty classy using someone else's site to figure out how to draw customers away/compete.
                            We're discussing a hypothetical magazine. I'm pretty sure that those who are planning to actually make one are emailing each other.

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                            • #74
                              If I can be serious, I think a female specific take on the ancesteral diet and lifestyle would be fascinating. I have always been convinced there is a evelutionary difference between the sexes that primes us with differnt skills.

                              I think that feminism and equal opps have been over all positive, no doubt about that. however equality of treatment and status does not IMO mean we have to be the same. Its a persnal bug bear of mine that poeple in general when presented with different seem to need to choose best. I feel that celebrating the differnt stenghts men and women poseses has become unPC (these differences are of course general rules and don't apply to every individual)

                              the classic example being men can't multi task, why? is it because the most sucesfull men where those that could focus exclusivly on the hunt, the women however were tending the home fire and looking after the kids and forraging for food, those that were bad at this kept getting their kids eaten. Or is it just we can't be arsed.

                              Also men can't find stuff in cupboards, we just don't seem to be able to see the big picture and have to scan the shelves item by item, I've discussed this with my partner, often after she has said 'it's right there you idiot are you blind or something' She aparantly just looks at the whole thing. On the other hand when we are out and about it is always me that points out interesting wild-life, a buzzard, a stoat, rabbits - I just see them first. Is this hunter vs gather vison?

                              I think exporing these differences and looking at how we have evolved to be (as a species and doing it as a personal journey) will help us live in a way that helps us be healthy and happy. I know I feel ill equipped to live in normally society, so I've tried to organise my life in a way that fits what works for me.
                              You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by springnr View Post
                                Pretty classy using someone else's site to figure out how to draw customers away/compete.
                                Nobody is "drawing customers away" from or "competing" with Mark. A primal mag from the female POV would be an addition to reading MDA not a replacement.

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