One of the interesting, and sometimes frustrating things about writing on a blog where the topics are simply things that interest me or catch my attention is the limited audience and thus the limited exposure of the topics. I often write about something that seems important, but may not be mainstream. A few months, or even years, later the topic suddenly bursts into the mainstream. Then I find myself screaming, “but people have been saying this for years”. Oh well, I suppose it really does not matter. It would be nice if things did not take so long to break out from the domains of us insignificant voices, but at least when they do there is some sense of vindication.
The latest example involves the toxic ingredients in some cosmetics. Please go read this short post I wrote almost 3 years ago and this one from about the same time. Then come back here and read this article on toxic cosmetics from a July 2010 issue of Time magazine. This is exactly what I am talking about.
One note about the Time article… Be sure to click the “Next” button 5 times or you won’t see the whole article. Time has taken a short article and broken it up into 5 separate web pages, forcing you to click through them all to read the entire article. Many sites now do this to be able to present you with several pages of advertisements instead of just one. But that is a peeve for another day!