The time has come to “officially” refocus my blog.
What To Expect Going Forward
More posts. More topics. More focus. More consistency.
I’ve spoken about my frustration in not being able to classify my blog before and speak about the things that I want, and once again I am going to be redoing everything. Still the same ideas but rebranding to a financial independence perspective and the ways in going about it. This blog is about me, and my journey towards financial independence, however that may turn out.
So, the thing I had come to dread for a long time finally happened. On Friday morning, I woke up to an email from Google that my Adsense account had been disabled. After allowing myself to become upset for a few minutes, I took a deep breath and set to work to do research, try to figure out what happened, and most importantly, to regroup and come up with a new monetization strategy.
I want to say that March flew by, but I’m not sure it did. I sat here and tried to reflect on what I’ve accomplished this month, and either it is late and my brain is fried, or I’m just coming up with nothing. While I wish I could prank you with an “OMG I MADE ALL THE MONEY THIS MONTH”, no April Fools here, because it would just be sad.
I was feeling pretty good going into February. I had a lot of different things planned, some testing of different strategies and I was motivated to get work done. I feel like I did a good job getting things done at the beginning of the month, but as always, life gets in the way. For me, I ended up getting the flu and not really being able to get any work done for about a week, and once I was feeling better, I had a lot of homework to catch up on. One of those unfortunate situations where you have to prioritize.
January is always a slow month online. People are cutting back on spending after the holidays and so ad revenue and affiliate sales are usually down. I was not immune to this either, but I expected it. I’m a bit later on the income report this month, I’ve been caught up with the new semester. I don’t want to skip an update but I’ll probably keep it brief this month.
Now that it is 2013, it is officially a year since I made my first dollar online, and I would like to recap that a bit. This blog originally just covered my investments, and I do not think I did a very good job transitioning it over to making money online and residual income. I did not know what direction I wanted things to go, and to be honest, I still don’t.