New Additions/ Updates Made To The Site
Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your September as much as I am. Especially being a quarter ending month, I hope to see some big dividend numbers out of everyone soon. But with still a few weeks left to go in the month, we can talk about dividend gains later. Recently, I have seen a few of the other members of the DGI community posting about their 1 year blogging anniversary. To those of you who have already crossed this mark or just recently posted about it, congrats again!
It got me thinking about this site, especially since my one year mark is still coming up in a few short months. Now when the time comes, I fully intent to write a post about it. I’m sure I will go over the typical what have I achieved since I started, what I have learned, what I still want to do or accomplish moving forward, etc. Those or any other future goals will probably end up in their own post come year end. But I don’t want this post to be about that.
If you have noticed within the past few weeks, I have not posted any articles, been slightly less vocal commenting on others blogs, and put in minimal time on social media. There are a few reasons for this. One being the vacation/s I took last month which I used to go off grid for a little bit. You can read about those in my last dividend income report. Secondly, school and work take up a lot of time so I have been focusing on them, especially around finals time. Sometimes life just get in the way, I’m sure you all agree. Also, trying my best not to get burnt out, you all know blogging can be a job in itself sometimes.
While taking my step back, I re-evaluated the site from my perspective. There is a lot that I want to change, update, add, etc. My goal is to add as much value into DividendDaze for my readers as possible. This will take some time but will be worth it long term. I have so many ideas in my head that I hope to implement over time. So today I am announcing the first update to the blog. While it is a small one, it is still a step in the right direction.
After reviewing each tab carefully, I really didn’t care for how I set up the resources/ blogroll to begin with. There are too many things going on at once and doesn’t really fit the page title. There were blogs, links, affiliates, and books; basically anything miscellaneous I threw onto one page. This has been updated. The current page now lists the current blogroll/ blogs I read and follow. It also contains links to any resources and tools I use while doing my sock and market research. I have removed any affiliate link from this page. Check out the updated Resources/ Blogroll page. If you wish to be added to the blogroll let me know. I am never opposed to doing a trade-off. It is hard to keep track with so many great new blogs appearing daily.
Secondly, I have added a brand new tab to the blog. The Side Hustle/ Affiliate tab. Here I list some great personal finance books I recommend. As well as links to a few different side hustle or affiliate products and services I use with a small write up of each. I am not trying to push affiliates on people by any means. I have started to remove a lot of the links from around the site and added it all into one convenient page. The reason I want these on the site goes back to the main goal, Value. All of these products or services provide value in some way to every individual. Although the referral links, if used, will generally give myself as well as the reader a benefit of some sort. And blogging does cost money so it is nice to recoup some of those costs along the way in order to keep the lights on per say. So if you like or are curious about any of the affiliates, feel free to check them out. Links are on the Side Hustle/ Affiliates tab. They are all free. More to come soon.
Taking a few weeks off has been great. Come back with more motivation, drive, and new and exciting ideas moving forward. I fully intent to get back on track and continue to be active in the community. I have a lot of my own ideas that I want to start implementing but right now I would rather hear from you, my readers and the community, what do you want?
What do you like about DividendDaze? What do you dislike?
What about the content? What do you want to read about?
What do you think about the logo? It has grown on me but am debating giving it an update as well for a whole new feel. But it’s also already known in the community so changing now may not be a good idea.
I am thinking about changing/ updating my website theme. Do you suggest or recommend any in particular? I am looking for something very minimalistic but appealing to the eye and easy to follow. Hopefully something with a good framework and SEO benefits as well.
Any issues or bugs you see in the current site layout? I can make sure to avoid/ fix them when I get a new theme. I know the Resources/ Blogroll page kind of jumps to a new line which I am not a fan of but it is OK for now.
How do you like the recent updates?
Anything else you would like to add?
Thanks again to everyone who follows the journey, reads the blog, comments, shares my posts on social media, etc. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Hope you enjoy the updates moving forward. Feel free to comment below or email me at DividendDaze1@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow me on social media.