One Year Blogiversary!
This week, a major event happened to this site. Dividend Daze turns one! I can’t believe it has been a full year since the creation and launch of this site. I am ecstatic at look back and see all that has accomplished over the past year and where it is now. Most blogs don’t last the first few months, so I am extremely glad I have been able to keep this site going, and hope for many more years ahead as well.
It was hard to figure out how I was going to write this post. It should be pretty easy, but one year is a long time and this is a major event. There has been so much that has happened and tons of topics I want to cover. I could honestly write a post for each topic or idea since there is so much content.
One big topic is growth. That term can be taken in so many different ways. For one it could be growth of the site itself. That could mean the traffic, audience, comments, or any set of analytics. I consider any change to the site or feature added as growth. You have already read about a few of the changes I recently made by the addition of the Side Hustles/ Affiliates tab as well as my brand new Blog Theme. Although, those have already been covered so I don’t need to recap and of those posts. Growth could also mean the growth of the social media accounts. By the way, don’t forget to add me on social media. There are links on the side bar to all my pages.
But the main area we all love to track and grow is our Dividends! That could be anything from forward dividend totals, dividends collected per year, portfolio value, etc. There is tons of fun analysis I could run on those stats. We all probably know I am a graph and chart nerd.
The next category is education. What have I learned from the past year of blogging? Anything I did correct or incorrect I can pass on the knowledge to others. Are there any tips or tricks I can give to others who currently blog or wish to start a blog of their own? Lastly, that leaves us with goals. I already post and have a separate page about my financial goals. But I really don’t discuss my blog goals to often. What I want moving forward. How I will achieve it. Proactive steps I have taken or will take to achieve those goals.
With so many ideas and so much content to cover, I couldn’t justify cramming everything into one post. So like a teenage girl on her birthday, I have decided to turn the rest of the month into Birthday month!…or rather, Blogiversary month! I am going to be breaking the topics down from this post into two other posts. I believe this will do Dividend Daze more justice and give it the celebration this event deserves. It will also give me a post to look back to in a year or more and compare results. Much like dividend income reports, we can see if my processes are working and I am hitting my goals. The better analysis and tracking now, the easier and better it will be for future analytics.
But I won’t leave you hanging. Did you really think I was just going to make a post to tell you I was making more posts? That would be rude, and kind of funny.
Let’s recap some of the recognition this site has gotten over the past year and some of the accomplishments it has achieved.
Added to Rockstar Finance alongside some of the biggest named bloggers in the game. Joined the DIV-NET which I consider an elite group of Dividend bloggers. Made Modest Money’s Top Finance Blog list. The highest I have been ranked is #329. Lastly, made the Top 100 list of Best Dividend Blogs. Happy to be on all of these lists and included with some of the biggest and best bloggers out there.
Blogging is what you make it. I don’t do it for the fame, money, or awards and recognition. I love it most for the networking aspect. Getting to converse with so many like-minded people and share different ideas. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you everyone! From the other bloggers out there who are regulars to posting on the site, people who follow me on social media, people who are trying to learn about personal finance and better themselves, or those who just love to read along and follow the journey. I really appreciate it and I know I speak for everyone when I say that is what keeps you blogging at the end of the day. Thank you again! Stay tuned for more soon!