Changes to the Blog and newsletters

July 2012, Warren Matthews

Summary

A little over a month ago I mentioned in a blog entry 'A Voyage' that the blog posts from myself (and others) would be somewhat irregular for the next few months whilst I sail my boat to Thailand from New Zealand. Unfortunately I lost some time due to running into a storm between NZ and New Caledonia which has necessitated about three weeks of repairs.

A little over a month ago I mentioned in a blog entry ‘A Voyage’ that the blog posts from myself (and others) would be somewhat irregular for the next few months whilst I sail my boat to Thailand from New Zealand. Unfortunately I lost some time due to running into a storm between NZ and New Caledonia which has necessitated about three weeks of repairs.

These disruptions to my ‘normal’ program have prompted me to discuss with senior managements a plan to make some changes to the structure of the blog and the newsletter.  The objective of these changes are to improve the relevance and variety of the blog posts and articles that we publish for you…whilst at the same time taking some of the pressure off me and ensuring regularity of postings.

One of the strategies to help us achieve this is to invite ‘outside’ contributors to submit articles and blog posts.  We will have an editorial team to check any material that is published for accuracy so we can be sure that you are getting good information that you can use and rely on, as well as giving you some variety.

The guidelines for contributors will be prepared over the coming weeks along with the new structure.  We won’t put a specific date on when these changes will take place as there is a lot of preparation work to be done.  

Oh…we will also set up a personal blog for me on the company website so I can do personal posts on various things that I come across and which I think our readers may be interested in.  Until then please bear with us during this period of irregular blog postings.

Thanks for your understanding.

4 Comments

  • “Glad you are OK Warren, have a safe trip :)”

    R.B - July 31 2012

  • “Hi Dana, I am a member of the Xtend-Life team. As mentioned on the Green Lipped Mussel Powder FAQ page, if you are allergic to shellfish (and your experience with the fish’n’chips shop seems to suggest this) then our Green Lipped Mussel Powder will unfortunately not be suitable for you. Please contact our Customer Relations team if you would like to get a refund and let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions. And thank you for your kind wishes for Warren – he always appreciates this! Thanks, Andrei Link”

    Xtend-Life Expert - August 30 2012

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    Simon - September 16 2012

  • “I believe I may have had an adverse effect from the Green Lipped Mussel Powder. I started taking it two days ago. After the first day both my knees felt inflammed and swollen like two soft balls. I have never had this reaction to anything and have been trying to think of what unusual foodstuffs or physical work or activities could have caused such an inflammatory reaction. I realized today it might be the mussel powder. It is a new thing. I lived in Christchurch, New Zealand and know how honorable a people you are. One time, in Sumner, Chch where I lived I ate too many oysters from a fish ‘n chips shop, they were so delicious. I must have been allergic to the proteins in the oysters because I got so sick, could barely move for a couple of days. I’m thinking there may be some bad reaction to my specific body system in shellfish. Shellfish have really potent proteins to those sensitive to them. Good luck on your boating adventure. We spent, as biologists, three years in the S.Pacific and made that same trip from the New Hebrides to New Caledonia and got beaten back by the severe winds. Hoping you did not have that problem. A native told me later not to set sail on a full moon as the winds make the trip nearly impossible. Best Wishes, D. Miller, California ”

    Dana Miller - August 30 2012

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