If this is your first time at Insteading.com, you’ll probably want to get a sense of what it’s all about. This site was started a few years ago as a means to promote a more organic, holistic, and “green” way of living that was presented as not just responsible, but actually better than the wasteful, harmful status quo. The original administrator of this blog, perhaps, said it best …
Insteading is about looking beyond conventional answers to today’s problems. It’s about more than surviving until tomorrow, but actively, thoughtfully, consciously, living today in such a way that tomorrow will be a pleasant place to be.
… that was all fine and dandy, but – man! – was it ever boring! It was so boring, in fact, that no one was able to stick with it and keep the blog going.
Now, I hear what you’re saying. That’s a gross over-simplification and the people who originally started Insteading had other priorities, other commitments that needed committing to. I get that. Life happens. Things get in the way. Regardless of the whys and hows, this blog was abandoned, and this is the first new post on Insteading in nearly 4 months.
Before throwing the blog away, though, the Important Media group (which includes Cleantechnica, Eat Drink Better, Gas 2, and others) decided to make sure this blog stayed dead, by handing me the keys to Insteading’s tiny kingdom.
What does that mean for you, dear readers? It means that both of you will be subjected to Insteading, the way it could (and maybe should) have been from the start: a blog about what you can do, instead of what you normally do.
On the new Insteading.com, we’ll talk about how you can grow healthful vegetables, instead of mowing your lawn flat. We’ll talk about how you can power your cars, lawnmowers, and margarita machines with moonshine and recycled vegetable oil, instead of gasoline. We’ll also talk about how you can split zombie skulls with machetes and pick out the shape-shifting reptilian overlords that will try to enslave us after the coming apocalypse, instead of getting, you know, eaten by zombies and getting duped by
whitey the reptilians into spending the best years of your life chained to a cubicle desk in the hopes of cashing in on a pension that may never materialize.
Stuff like that.
If it works, the new Insteading will be fun, educational, empowering, and appeal to people who record shows like the Walking Dead and Falling Skies. SO, welcome to the new Insteading.com. I’m Jo. You’ll meet by brother-from-another-mother, Walt, soon enough. If we’re lucky, Neil might show up to teach how to shoot stuff.
Stick with us, and the toughest part of surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is going to be pretending you’re not excited about it!