2008 was a fantastic year for Mark’s Daily Apple. I had the pleasure of connecting with so many wonderful people. The whole blogging experience – interacting with readers, covering fascinating new studies, the research that goes into a blog post, sharing a bit of my personal life – has been a truly inspiring and an edifying experience. I hope my readers can say the same about their time spent on MDA.
2009 is looking to be even better. Mark’s Daily Apple is getting a complete overhaul. Earlier this year I asked you what you wanted out of MDA. You responded and I’ve been working since then on providing it. In just a few months expect a whole new look and feel, and new features (free e-books, regular video posts, more “Definitive Guide” posts, a Primal Blueprint forum, a Primal Fitness column with specific workout suggestions and more) from MDA.
Also, as many of you probably know, my book, The Primal Blueprint, is being published early this next year. Again, the dialogue I’ve had with my readers over the last couple years has helped me refine the Primal Blueprint. And because of this I am now just months away from rolling out the book.
But before we get on with all the new and exciting developments I want to take a quick look back at some of the best posts of 2008. Below are some of my faves. It was incredibly difficult to boil down somewhere around 500 blog posts to a short list of the best. I meant to keep it to 10, but it got a little out of control. These are the posts that generated the most interest and that, if you haven’t already read them, you should give a gander. I’d love to hear which blog posts stuck out to you this year. Hit me up in the comment boards!
A Look Back at 2008
All “Definitive Guide” Posts: The Definitive Guide posts always got a great discussion started and I really enjoyed putting a little extra effort into each of them so that they could be a source of repeated reference on some hot topics relating to the Primal Blueprint. I’ve included them all here (including a couple – the bottom two – from 2007).
– Talk about great feedback from readers. This year’s 30-Day Primal Health Challenge was a huge success. This series of posts may be of particular interest to anyone starting the New Year with some health resolutions.
Thanks to the MDA community for making 2008 such a great year. Stay tuned for an even better year in 2009!
About the Author
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.