Thank you readers, we successfully completed one more year of blogging! This was my third year as a financial blogger who blogs part-time. This was an eventful year, not a success story all the way. Things from technical front was not easy this year.
My original host HostGator was acquired by another company and probably that was the reason behind frequent outages and slowness you experienced throughout the first of the year. During that time some hacking took place and malicious scripts were inserted, which did affect my search ranking with Google. I recovered from the low somehow. But I switched the host a couple of times, which took a lot of time and energy on my part.
This was also the year when I posted lesser posts compared to 2012, by an amount of 62 posts (240 vs. 178), almost one less post a week.
On the followers and readership perspective, OCAAT grew consistently. We now have more than 8,000 social followers and email subscribers. Thank you for giving me this great feeling!
Blog earning was highest this year, you noticed ad boxes in side my articles and on the side-bar. These are revenue generating ads for me. I hope this uptrend continues. I won’t mind temporary slowness as this is a pure side gig to me apart from being a pure hobby and a medium for acquiring knowledge rapidly.
Writing for all of you in OCAAT is a blessing, a ton of fun, a life I love living. But as a human being I do feel blogging is boring sometimes, pardon me.
Although all the posts are dear ones, these are some of the highlights. I request you to go through the articles if you had missed.
- True Cost of Buying Home – Other Hidden Expenses
- 51 Mistakes to Avoid While Selling Your Home
- Man, you Look Good to Earn More
- Skipping Latte and Clipping Coupons wont make you rich
- 101 Ideas to Reuse, Recycle and Re-purpose Household Goods
- A Case for Penny Pinching – Habits of Some Richest Celebrities
- 51 Possible Part-time Side Jobs for College Students
- Retirement Saving for Poor and Minimum Wage Earner
- 21 Income Ideas for Senior and Retired Persons
- How Does it Really Feel to be a Blogger
- Modern Home Bookkeeping with Less Effort and No Cost
- Why Do Personal Budgets Often Fail?
- Why your Neighbor is Richer than You
- 10 Investment Options to Spread Your Risk
- How to Get your Personal Finance in Order, in a Day?
- Six Lessons Learned from my First Money-making Venture
- Are you More Frugal than Us? A Trivia
- Setting your Mind Before starting with Online Stock Trading
- How Change in Attitude Can make you Rich?
- Applying Warren Buffet Quotes in Personal Finance
- 10 Expenses your Parents didn’t Incur
- Retirement in 21st Century
- New Age Impulse Buying – Buying Things Online
- Having a Financial Backup Plan
- The Importance of Giving this Holiday
I hope to have a better year in 2014, when I really run short of writing ideas, why don’t you chip in and suggest some? You are welcome to mail me at onecentatatime at gmail dot com.
Wish you all a happy new year, may the year be of great success to you.