This blog “it sux to be fat” could best be described as a personal account of a lady named Jennifer trying to lose 100lbs. Besides the personal nature which is this ladies journey to weight loss, it also acts a bit as a resource sharing nutritional information, recipes, reviews etc…
It Sux To be Fat is updated quite regularly with several updates a week showing on the front page. The design is really nice and the blog has a professional feel to it which is a nice mix with the very personal nature of the content. Jennifer has published over 100 posts and if you’ve been keeping score, she’s losing weight.
Several recent posts include: Fiber One Brownies Review, How To Lose 4 Pounds In A Week and Two Bags of Rocks – Weekly Weigh In. It’s nice how on the front page it has not only personal content that reinforces integrity regarding the weigh in, a product review and an informational page. Believe that this mix is a good one for the blog.
I’d recommend Jennifer start networking more and a powerful way to do so would be to add a blog roll and start contacting other bloggers she respects in the niche. This will help increase the visibility of her blog to readers in the niche. Would also suggest that perhaps she keep a counter on the page to mark the progress and how long it took as a symbol of credibility and inspiration to others.
Finally would also recommend doing some research into what are popular search queries for the industry and targeting some of the relevant ones with posts on that topic. If she meets her goal and builds a community, perhaps an e-book on the topic could come later as there are countless ways to lose weight and she seems to be doing it.
This blog gets a 4.6/5, it’s a great blog it just needs more light to grow.