End of Summer Blog Update and Favorite Posts of the Month
Ok I know most people may find it odd that I’m doing an end of summer update in October, but the weather has cooled down out here and it’s finally starting to feel like fall. In my 9 years in San Diego, this summer has been the best weather-wise. And even though I can’t go to the beach after work anymore, I was able to take a hot shower this week for the first time in months without sweating when I got out.
For me, the best thing about fall/winter is the snow season. I’ll put the snowboard rack on my car in a couple months and be hitting the slopes a bunch this season. I don’t really like going out of the house when it’s raining though so I should have more time to work on the blog too.
Speaking of my blog, it’s coming up on its 1 year anniversary so I wanted to share some of the latest stats. I updated everyone at the beginning of the summer and set some goals to achieve by the end of the summer, so let’s see how I did.
|Average Visitors Per Day:||48||105|
|Unique Visitors Per Day:||25||78|
|Avg. Number of Pages Viewed:||1.89||1.61|
|Average Visit Duration:||2 mins
|Percentage of New Visitors:||65%||72%|
|Views on the Busiest Day:||138||303|
|Number of Posts:||40||67|
|Number of Comments:||157||534|
|Social Media Stats:|
I’ve tried guest posting on a couple sites this summer and I’ve even posted a couple guest posts on my site. It seems like this has helped my traffic a bit and also exposed my writing to a new audience. My goal at the beginning of the summer was to double the visitors per day and all of my social media stats. I didn’t double everything, but I made some nice increases in all the important categories.
I’ve also started engaging a lot of other personal finance blogs which has helped me to achieve the visitors per day and twitter followers goals that I set. My facebook “likes” and e-mail/RSS subscribers goals are still lagging though.
Favorite Posts of October
Here’s a list of some of my favorite posts from other personal finance blogs, I highly recommend all of them:
EE Bonds vs CDs and Bond Funds For Long-Term Investment on The Finance Buff
How to Spend Money Like the Government on Frugal Rules
Who Needs a Budget? I’m Doing OK! on Prairie Eco-Thrifter
Does Meal Planning Actually Save You Money? on Budget Blonde
Why I Would Never Lease a Car on Modest Money
Don’t Let Lazy Take Over Your Financial Life on Money Life and More
What Do You Mean, Average? on Planting our Pennies
Women Lie More than Men When It Comes to How Much They Work on My Family Finances
This Credit Card is Dangerous for Introverts but Good for the Ego on Married With Debt
Why Do We Work? on Leigh’s Financial Journey
Obama-ize your life! A valuable lesson of time management on Reach Financial Independence
Readers, are there any topics you would like to see covered? Have any suggestions for me about the site or any questions in general. Shoot me an e-mail at yourPFpro@gmail.com
-Harry @ PF ProTags: 9 month anniverary