I started my blog at the end of November, but put it off for a few weeks before frantically writing a bunch of articles during a few free days right before Christmas and spaced them out nicely. As such, January will be my first full month of blogging. So, here are the stats.
Global Alexa Ranking: 1.42M
US Alexa Ranking 200,830
Twitter Followers: 181
Pinterest Followers: 25
FB Followers: 0 (it might help if I create a page for this :P)
I was featured in 3 different places. Thanks a bunch :).
Revenue: $8.55 (Google Adsense + Sovrn + AMZ Affiliate) – Apparently I don’t have mobile ads, so it could’ve been a bit better?
Hours worked on blog: 40 hours (Guesstimated)
Hourly Wage: 20 cents (woohoo! It can only get better, right?)
I made some new friends commenting on blogs and mostly just interacting on Twitter. I find Twitter to be very fun, it’s like public chat forums that are alive for just a while. Went to a NYC meetup with:
- Jimmy (dude is 19! way ahead of the curve) over at The Compounding Dollar
- Church at MyMattressMoney.
I didn’t forget PoF’s and ProsperlyWay’s names, they’re still anonymous on their blogs. Check out their blogs!
Pinterest: 500 Referrals – I’m not counting followers because I don’t know the follower->pageview metric. I’d rather track how many people click on the pins and land on my page
FB: I’ve seen pages with tens of thousands of likes/followers, that only have a few likes per post. I think FB’s algorithm doesn’t make your page seen unless you are promoting it with dollars, so I’m going to shy away from this for right now. I’ll set up a page though, and post new blog posts to it.
Twitter: 500 followers
Pageviews: 7,000 – I’d rather have a high goal and completely fail, than have something I think I can hit and not have worked hard enough.
I think I’ll keep blogging for at least a year. In the beginning I made it a goal to blog every two days, but as evidenced by my December frantic blogging before Christmas, that wasn’t the best. I’ll keep working on it, with at least 3 blog posts per week :).
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Excited for February and what’s ahead. As always, feel free to drop me a message or suggestion, I don’t bite :).
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