This February 1st marks two years of Fight Aging! - at a post per day, every day. Not too bad, even if I do say so myself; it doesn't seem that long since I started off with "welcome aboard." Many thanks are extended to the guest authors who helped me keep up that average in earlier days - such as Phil Bowermaster from the Speculist - as well as to those who've linked and commented. It goes to show; writing is like any good habit, in that it becomes a great deal easier to keep up as time goes on.
This seems like an appropriate time to talk about the purpose of this blog: a conversation is presently taking place on the topic of healthy life extension, although it may not always look like a conversation in the traditional sense. It wends its way throughout human interactions and publications; articles, magazines, websites, blogs, actual physical conversations, letters public and private. It is a single pathway in the great marketplace of ideas and culture.
Sometimes our conversation is hard to find, however. People who might have learned and contributed do not do so; opportunities to broaden the healthy life extension community are lost. This has been very true in the past, but new technologies have brought great changes in this as in so many other things. Simple email was impressive enough, but this second phase of the World Wide Web, and the technologies and culture of the blogosphere in particular, are perhaps the most effective medium for this form of conversation yet devised.
For all that, someone has to be talking on topic to keep the conversation growing, to avoid lapses in which newcomers might miss the party - hence the existence of Fight Aging! The more the merrier, however. If you have things to say about healthy life extension and the future of real anti-aging medicine, then pull up a keyboard and get typing. You live in an era of marvels, in which it costs next to nothing beyond your time to place your thoughts in front of thousands of people. What are you waiting for?