I’m guessing its because I have tried out for the Biggest Loser TV Show several times over the last few years, but when I look at the traffic I get here at I Quit… Again!, I am seeing a pattern. When a new season of the Biggest Loser starts, I have a spike in traffic. When a season ends, I see a spike in traffic. When commercials run that announce Biggest Loser auditions, I see a spike in traffic.
The biggest search terms that send people to IQA are usually something like “What happens at a Biggest Loser Audition?“. I have blogged several times about my experience at the Biggest Loser auditions – and I must say that despite not getting on the show, I enjoyed auditioning. The lines were long but the people were fun. I got to met a lot of great people while waiting in line, some of which I still keep up with on twitter and through email.
I also got to met Sione (twice) and Felipe, Ali (twice) and her mom, Blake, as well as other cast members. I know that as long as the show is on the air, people will be interested in some of the information I have on this blog – but to be honest, I never really intended IQA to be a fan blog. Its about my personal journey to lose weight.
I did start out trying to “build a clan” following for this “weight loss” blog – but after the first several months of doing this, I quickly realized that I needed to be myself if I was going to successfully post blog entries. I also realized that there isn’t a LARGE fan base for “Dale Sackrider, II tries to lose weight and sometimes fails and sometimes doesn’t” blog entries.
My reader base is around 10 to 50 people a day on average with spikes into 100 or 150 during Biggest Loser events. If I were to start blogging all things Biggest Loser, I would likely be able to build a following for this blog, but that doesn’t inspire me.
I am going to continue to share my personal struggles with weight loss, exercise, dieting, etc – and if someone out there stumbled onto this blog and finds inspiration in it, cool. But if not, that’s cool too. There are no affiliates, no product placements, no banner ads – I have abandoned the idea of monetizing the blog and instead I’m trying my best to be honest and open – journaling my path so that I will have a record of my life through this struggle.
So for all those Biggest Loser Fans – I’m sure there are a ton of other blogs that will give you what you are looking for – and maybe a post or two here that will help – but mostly here at IQA you will find short sometimes entertaining blog entries about how I quit on myself often while trying to lose weight…