As noted in our previous update, Ragen has recently taken to deleting and reposting old blog posts rather than creating new content. Keep in mind Ragen claims she spends at least two hours every day writing a new post, and she encourages her readers to subscribe to her blog for $10/month. We invite our readers see for themselves what 60+ hours of a trained researcher’s time gets you for your $10.
It’s absolutely fascinating to see how Ragen’s choice of language has evolved over the past couple of years with all the minor edits she makes to posts before reposting them. Substituting “body size” for “obesity”, inserting demonization of health care providers, deleting discussion of “healthy” foods, and so on. There is far more pandering to her target demographic in general.
In the last month, Ragen has written 20 Dances With Fat posts. Of these, no fewer than 7 were direct reposts of her greatest hits of 2012-2013, or else cobbled together from previous posts. She did her work trolling for news stories and was able to post 8 angry reactions to articles or blog posts full of her usual baseless rhetoric, and 2 further responses to her own posts. Only 3 of her posts could reasonably be described as new and unique personally created blog content, and even that is a real stretch. She also appears to have given up on her ultra low effort “Say Something Sunday” blog-padding posts.
In the same time period, Ragen has only posted three IronFat updates. The first is a reworking of an older Dances With Fat post, the second is a post about finding a new running coach with no training update, and in the most recent she makes some utterly absurd implications about her running abilities without outright stating anything she can be caught lying about.
As of this Saturday it will be exactly three months until the Arizona IRONMAN 70.3. Is Ragen so busy training for her IRONMAN that she has no time to create blog content for her paid subscribers? You certainly wouldn’t know it from her usual lack of training updates.