November 19, 2007, 7:00 am

The Financial Blogger 1st Anniversary!

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Financial Rambling
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happy anniversary

While I was writing my posts for the month of November, I remembered that I wrote my very first post about a year ago. I did my scheduling last week and I realized that my first post, How to get your credit bureau, was written on November 17th! However, I must admit that it was a very slow start for a blog. I did not post on steady basis until May 2007. This is where one of my article was found by a reader from canadiancapitalist.
CC got my attention and I started to read his articles. A few weeks later, he was hosting the Canadian Carnival of Personal Finance. I decided to contribute by submitting my post of The RIF Metldown Strategy. At this time, I learned two very important lessons: #1 To be successful, a blogger must post on a consistent basis. #2 To be successful, a blogger must communicate with other bloggers and do a lot of link love. From November to Avril, The Financial Blogger averaged about 100 visits a month. On May, I reached a peak at 534 for a single month. I have been making a lot of effort to promote my blog across the blogosphere and I now average 150 visits a day. I did not reach the 5,000 visits/months mark but I am almost there! I wish I will write about getting 10,000 visits over the next year!

Bloggers I appreciate across the web

Over the past six month, I have been in contact with many bloggers. We exchanged ideas, comments and I did some guest posts too. I would like to thank some of those bloggers who helped me out making a better blog.

A special thanks too:

Frugal Trader at : FT has been a great supporter of The Financial Blogger taking time to visit my blog, making comments and helping me out on several things. He is a true inspiration as his blog is already a great success (and he started after me!).

Mike at : Mike is one of my most loyal reader and he is adding a great value to my blog by commenting on several posts. We are exchanging tricks to promote our blogs and he is such a good guy that he offered me to proofread my posts (which I should seriously consider!).

CC at : CC is definitely the blogger who opened me the door to the blogosphere. I became more familiar with several blogging aspect and I found several blogs I like (like MDJ and FP) from his website. Even though we don’t agree much on how to manage ones personal finance, it’s always a pleasure debating with him!

Lazyman at : Lazyboy is another great source of inspiration as we was able to create steady source of alternative income. As I am looking forward to create more and more sources of income, he represents a great reference.

Blain at : This guy is potentially the next John Chow (although he is not Canadian ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). He is young, he is smart and he surely knows how to make money out of his blog! I seriously consider writing some post for him in the future.

Silicon Valley Blogger at : SVB is one of my newest found (a few months ago) but she has been a great help to promote my blog. Anytime she link back to one of my article, my traffic hits a new peak! I just featured a guest post yesterday on her blog.

GatesVP at Gates on “Stuff” : Whoa! when you have a guy like this commenting on your blog, it is like having a guest writer every time! I rarely saw someone writing good and thoughful comments like this. Gates, I thank you for being such a great commenter on my blog! I enjoy every line you write ๐Ÿ˜€

CR at : I really enjoy debating with people in general. It is always so much fun and I meet someone who enjoys it as I do! Thx CR for bringing you point of view.

What is coming for the next year?

I would like to bring my blog to another level. I wish I could see 10,000 visits on a steady basis by next year. I am well aware that it will require more effort but I think I can do it. After all, a year ago, I was barely average 4 visits a day! I will continue my post on my Smith Manoeuvre and surely make updates on my $1,500 project. Hopefully, my English writing skill will improve to where I want it to be!

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FB! Congrats on reaching the 1 year mark and thanks for the mention!

Congrats FB! Good luck in Year #2!

Thanks for the mention and good luck in year 2.

I would like to see some posts covering your mba material (I know I asked for this before). I’m curious as to the type of topics that are covered (especially the financial ones).


FB: Thanks for the mention and wishing you many happy years of blogging. Are you sure we don’t agree much on anything? It’s just that I usually comment on topics I disagree with. Hence my bad reputation ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d like to say I’m happy to have discovered your blog — it allows me to see how others manage their money (beyond American borders….) ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy your posts and wish you great success in the following year!

Thanks for the linkback FB… of course, I post like 5 times/month… so now I’ll need some new material. Hey the fiancรƒยฉ is working late tonight…. score ๐Ÿ™‚

Cool another blogger who made to the 1 year mark! WAY TO GO!

Keep up the good work,

Happy anniversary. Many happy returns!

by: The Financial Blogger | November 19th, 2007 (8:58 pm)

Thx guys! I’m really happy to celebrate this anniversary ๐Ÿ˜€

CC, That is an interesting theory, I will make a special effort to post controversial topics in order to have your input more often ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi FB – congratulations on the anniversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

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