The Internet is a wonderful place to learn about “stuff”…the problem is that there is just too much stuff out there at times. Take the topic of fitness for instance. I did a Google search for the term “fitness” and ended up with 363 Million results!
(Nope…this isn’t a picture of me…this guy was blessed with WAY better hair!)
How Do You Find the Best Info out of Millions of Fitness Blogs?
I visit hundreds of fitness blogs and fitness sites each month. I guess I want to provide the best information that I can, so I need to be on top of it. I also comment on other people’s sites and do a little self promotion…etc. There are quite a few good ones out there, but there are tons of really “half-assed” fitness websites.
Avoid Fitness Blogs That Aren’t Providing Great Content or Pointing You Towards Great Content
Many fitness websites use software that takes generic fitness articles and re-writes them to optimize the article for the search engines. The owner of the fitness blog then puts all sort of advertising mediums in place. People do a Google Search trying to find great info and then wind up on one of these “spammy” websites. The goal of these websites is to actually have people leave the page using an affiliate link! I think websites should help people…not clutter up the internet.
I Am Extremely Disappointed With The Majority of Fitness Sites Out There
I like people with strong opinions…even if they differ from mine. I like sites with strong messages. My main message is that “Too Much Muscle Is Cheesy Looking”. I actually link to a site with the completely opposite message! See “Other Recommended Websites” in the right hand column of this page? The link Training Nutrition Attitude is all about gaining a bunch of muscle. I became friends with the author of this blog, because I knew that he was someone working 2+ hours per day coming up with great original content for his blog. If someone does want to get really big, I know that they are in good hands if they go to his site.
Is it Wrong to Make Money With a Fitness Blog?
I am not going to lie…I make a nice little side income from this blog. I am getting WAY more visitors per day than I expected at this point in time. I don’t think there is anything wrong with making money from a website as long as “you give more than you get”. My goal is to give better free advice here than most $50 e-books. I spend a great deal of time thinking hard about what is going to benefit the readers of this blog.
If You Find A Great Blog, Reward the Author By Commenting
Blog owners get an empty feeling when they write a really helpful post that doesn’t get commented on. I am more excited about comments than I am about money. I guess I want to know that I made a difference. I have been extremely fortunate to have a bunch of readers who do comment on my posts. Thanks a Million! If you guys do find great posts on other blogs, please let the author know that you enjoyed the post…or expand upon the idea. We LOVE that!
What to Do If You Do Find That Great Fitness Blog
Tell EVERYONE you know…Just Kidding (sort of)…LOL! The main thing to do is “subscribe” to their blog. Almost every owner of a quality blog has a way for you to get notified of new posts. I use a service that allows you to get notified in your e-mail inbox every time I make a new post. Just enter your e-mail address in the box in the right hand corner of my site and hit “subscribe”. This is MUCH better than bookmarking a site. You get sent an e-mail with “Fitness Black Book” as the subject and the body of the e-mail is the title and short description of the post I just wrote. That way if the subject looks interesting, you can get there with a click!
A BIG “Thanks” to All The Readers of This Fitness Blog!
I really believe I have the best readers on the Internet :)! I have never seen people add this much quality content in the comment sections of any other blog. As of today, I have only posted 54 times (trying to get one per day as much as possible)…and I have 422 comments! That is absolutely insane!
I Appreciate You!