Reader of the Month for September, 2007

October 1, 2007 · 2 comments

My reader of the month is Israel from FatManUnleashed, who left 11 comments here in September.  Israel’s blog is an interesting one.  He has done a great job with branding it and he’s obviously looking to make a little money with it too, which I have no problem with.  I’d like to make enough to pay my hosting bills myself.  And he has taken it to the next level by actually advertising on other How to Make Money Blogging type weblogs, which no doubt have contributed to him having a very high RSS reader count. (Speaking of which, have you subscribed to my feed yet?  Don’t want to miss an article!).

But what I like about Israel is that he does keep it real.  His postings reveal a lot about his thinking, details about his workouts and plan, and the occasional personal detail like how his underwear cuts into his fat.  I like that honesty.  I certainly don’t agree with everything he says – in his post Why John Chow is Bad for Blogging he condemns John Chow for focusing solely on money making articles, but I think he missed the point – first, we are both subscribed so he must be doing something right, and second, John’s tagline is “I make money by telling people how much money I make online” which I think is pretty funny.  John Chow is laughing to the bank and I say more power to him!  On the other hand, Israel is a shrewd guy and I think the odds are quite good he wrote that article just for the attention.  Good for him too!

Here are some of my favorite posts of Israel’s from September:

My Underwear Cuts into My Fat

The Shack – A Workout Haven

Drink More Agua

Interesting Conversation with My Cousin

Israel’s blog isn’t just focused on lifting and I think it’s well worth being subscribed to, particularly if you are a guy.  There aren’t enough of us out there being open like Israel and when we see one we should support him. 

Congratulations to Israel for being my Reader of the Month!

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Israel October 6, 2007 at 10:47 am

Wow thanks John, I feel sort of honored. LOL. I just stop by and leave comments since you have some interesting and thought provoking posts here. I would love to see a pic of ya just to see where you have started with your weight loss, but thanks for the mini review of my site.

P.S. The chow article was for traffic. LOL. I did have some of my feelings in there, but it was more for raising beef.

john - from fat to fit October 6, 2007 at 10:52 am

Yeah I thought that might be the case! I have my update pictures at http://www.johnisfit.com/pictures

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