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  1. I guess I can delete this website from my bookmarks since it seems all articles will now require a paying membership. That’s a shame.

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    • Bill,

      I will still be occasionally posting a free-to-view blog post here, but it will be infrequent. My model now is no different from Alan Aragon, who posts infrequently to his blog but does the majority of his writing for paying subscribers.

      Please also read here regarding my time constraints. Writing to this blog on a regular basis for free is last on my priority list, and I simply do not have the time to do it. Please also understand that I need to make a living just like anyone else. I did not obtain my graduate degrees and all of my knowledge to share it to the entire world for free. Would you expect a personal trainer to share all of his knowledge with you for free? What about a dietitian? Of course you wouldn’t. So why would you expect me to share all of my knowledge for free on a regular basis?

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      • Actually, your model is different that Alan Aragon’s. He has a journal that costs money to subscribe to and a blog that is free- you don’t visit his blog, click on what you think would be an interesting piece to read and then find out it will cost you.

        “Please also understand that I need to make a living just like anyone else. I did not obtain my graduate degrees and all of my knowledge to share it to the entire world for free. Would you expect a personal trainer to share all of his knowledge with you for free? What about a dietitian? Of course you wouldn’t. So why would you expect me to share all of my knowledge for free on a regular basis? ”

        Would you like me to link you to literally dozens personal trainers and dietitians that share knowledge on the internet free of cost? That’s how they get their names out there and make money from it indirectly and make money from it directly through advertising to sponsors on the site and linking to books and other products that they sell.

        Speaking of Alan Aragon, see the article on his all free blog titled “Paper Credentials Vs. The Fitness Industry.” Lots of links to free blogs and if I’m not mistaken, the only one that has become mostly non-free content is yours.

        I’m not bashing you, James. I like reading your content and I’m not asking you to work for free and become destitute. This is the internet. Experts in every field one could think of share knowledge for free and make money in the ways I mentioned above. It’s not an all or nothing proposition. Hopefully you’ll reconsider and continue to be successful.

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        • Actually, your model is different that Alan Aragon’s. He has a journal that costs money to subscribe to and a blog that is free- you don’t visit his blog, click on what you think would be an interesting piece to read and then find out it will cost you.

          This is why all my pay posts are prefaced with “Weightology Weekly”. Weightology Weekly is the pay section of my site, and I had originally stated here (although it’s now removed and replaced with the monthly cost) that I would eventually moving to a subscription-only model for Weightology Weekly. I had also stated in this post that I would eventually be moving to a subscription model for Weightology Weekly. I had originally started the content of Weightology Weekly as free to gather an audience and to show people what they would get if they subscribed; all of the free content can be seen here. Weightology Weekly is essentially my version of Alan’s AARR, except mine is purely weight loss focused. However, every time I write new Weightology Weekly content, I post it here to alert people. But again, that’s why I preface it with Weightology Weekly so you know it’s part of the pay site. Perhaps I should write a blog post to clarify this.

          If a blog post here is not prefaced with “Weightology Weekly”, then it is a free for everyone to read.

          So, my model is nearly identical to Alan’s; the differences are his journal is in PDF format and on a monthly basis, and Weightology Weekly is in web format and is on a weekly basis. The other difference is that I post to this blog every time a new issue is out. I think this is where you may have misunderstood what was going on.

          and make money from it directly through advertising to sponsors on the site

          I’m making an effort to keep my site free of advertising as I think it would conflict with the goal of the site.

          and linking to books and other products that they sell.

          I currently don’t have any books to sell, and the only other things I sell here are consultation and lectures.

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