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The purpose of this blog is to help people get their vegan shit together in areas other than just eating. I think it’s important to remember that the way you put yourself out there and the way you’re perceived by people around you are either powerful incentives or powerful deterrents for veganism. So, this isn’t just an etiquette or advice blog; it’s about being an activist by making veganism look good to the people we’re around, and thereby making it more likely that they’ll go vegan themselves.

I’ll take questions and promise to respond if people write to me, but until that happens, I’m writing posts based on what I think are common problems and situations.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2009 12:20 pm

    Hey Jordan,

    what a nice idea for a new vegan blog. I’m sure many people will finde usefull information here.
    Since my english is not good enough to write something that really counts, I stick to the old and boring “What happens in my life as a vegan”-blog 😉

    xo Marijke

  2. August 16, 2009 8:51 am

    hi! Just read your entire backlog of blogposts. Love ’em!

    Keep writing, you’ve got a great voice. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Vanessa permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:25 am

    I love this blog. I’ve been vegan only for a couple of weeks (vegetarian for a year) and the only hard part has been knowing how to interact with the non-vegan world in which I live. Seriously, giving up cheese and kit-kats was totally fine (and I LOVED cheese and kit kats), it’s more the social aspect I find challenging. I need to calm down a bit and not get incensed at every little thing but I’m finding it hard when the meat/dairy industry is so disgusting. Anyway, this has been a really interesting internet find so thank-you! x

  4. Patricia permalink
    March 11, 2010 7:44 am

    Does anyone know if there is a “guide” for Vegan etiquette? Specifically, if I am asked to dinner at someone’s home, often times the host does not ask about dietary preferences which is the appropriate thing to do when hosting a dinner. I would think it was rude for me to announce that I am vegan, as if to say-accommodate me. But on the other hand, if I show up and do not eat the main course that could also offend someone. So I cross my fingers and hope that the host will ask. What does everyone think I should do if the host does not ask?

    Thanks

    • jordan permalink*
      April 15, 2010 12:41 pm

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to your question, but I’m going to write up a post about it, so check back in the coming week!

    • Tiny Tofu Tidbits permalink
      April 23, 2010 11:30 am

      Hi Patricia!

      When I read “Becoming Vegan” there was a helpful section on etiquette. There’s also several areas in The Vegan Table that are quite helpful!

  5. June 16, 2010 7:11 pm

    This is one of the best blogs on veganism I’ve ever read–and extremely useful for new vegans.

    Keep posting!

  6. angie permalink
    September 14, 2010 6:53 am

    Are you going to make any more posts here? One thing I’d like to read about is how to deal with the dreaded ex-veg*ns in your life. I have trouble knowing what to say (or not say) to these people when they supposedly know better, but decide to eat meat again for X lame reason.

    Thanks!

  7. Carolina Moreno permalink
    October 14, 2010 10:47 am

    I’d like to receive more posts! 🙂

  8. June 20, 2011 11:54 am

    I love this blog! Pity you haven’t had time to update for a while, but that happens to all of us at some point. 😦 I’m still going to recommend what you have up here to newbies.

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