Welcome readers to this weekend’s chit-chat. The biggest news to share with you is of OCAAT reaching a million page view milestone. It was a journey of all success for OCAAT in last 28 months. When I started on March 1, 2011 I never set a goal, I never thought about people reading my articles a million times!
For almost 5 years, I have only been reading other blogs. I was a regular reader to personal finance blogs like The Simple Dollar, Get Rich Slowly and Consumerism commentary. I thought, hey, if they can do it, I can do it. Enough of reading was done, I thought now it’s time to have my own blog to write on.
Thank you for making the blog a place where everyone who cares about improving finances, securing retirement, making smart investment choices and saving more money every day.
Thank you for agreeing and disagreeing. Thank you for tolerating my many glitches especially my poor English (it is my third language).
Thank you for pointing out grammatical and spelling errors that are many times caused by auto-correct or my haste, apart from being a non native English speaker.
Thank you for adding your comments to articles and sharing your opinions.Thank you for showing interest in my opinion.
In these 28 months, I posted 485 articles. OCAAT received more than 7000 comments. The highest traffic day was January, 28 2013 with 4,226 page views.
Highest traffic month was April, 2013 when more than 102,000 page views were recorded.
I am not drumming about my success here, there are superstar bloggers who reached million mark within first 12 months of blogging. I am just happy to have reached the million mark and sharing my happiness with you.
I thank SMB, my wife, for allowing me to put so much time in to blogging. For her OCAAT is my second and dearer wife.
Another secret to reveal, except a hand-picked few, no one from my friend circle knows about the existence of this blog or myself being a blogger. Although I do continuously check site stats, read and reply blog related mails and comments. I tweet posts and read twitter streams all the time. No one ever noticed why I check on my iPhone round the clock.
I wonder if I do reveal about the blog what would be reaction of people I care about and people I go with.
OCAAT has been financially very helpful to us so far, that’s one of the biggest motivation to continue blogging.
Win a Kindle Fire this Summer
My friend and financial blogger, Paul, is having giveaway to celebrate 2 year anniversary for his blog The Frugal Toad.
You need to do some easy stuff to qualify for the raffle draw, like commenting in an article, subscribing to email feed or liking Facebook page. You can gain an entry if you subscribe to OCAAT email feed as well.
OCAAT was featured in the below carnivals over the past two weeks. Thanks to the hosts. If I missed a carnival, do let me know and I’d be happy to add.
Carnival of Financial Independence, Carnival of Retirement, Carnival of Money pros, Yakezie Carnival, Carnival of Personal Finance, Carnival of Financial Planning, Carnival of Money Pros, Carnival of Financial Camaraderie and honorable editor’s pick at Carnival of Personal Finance
Thanks once again, enjoy rest of your day. Be with your family and be happy!