So here’s the deal. I’m not sticking to the posting schedule I wanted to for the spring/summer (obviously). I’m setting my defense date for the end of summer so I’m working as hard as I ever have in my life and for a longer amount of time than I’ve ever sustained before. It is what it is, and I’m looking forward to being back full-steam (and more) on the blog after my defense.
This month, I only posted five times – yikes! I wrote two articles on our personal finances – high spending to celebrate Kyle’s defense and our net worth topping $100,000 – in addition to last month’s blog stats post, our monthly spending review for May, and one post promoting other goings-on in the blogosphere.
I considered shuttering the blog for a while, but I wanted to leave the option open of throwing up a quick post every now and again, and I think I will do the blog stats and monthly spending reports still because they don’t take much time. I’m also trying to convince Kyle to write a post or two and take over the responsibilities of posting the guest posts you guys offered last month (thanks again!). So there may be a few signs of life, or there might not. I won’t be commenting around the blogosphere or sharing your great articles, either. I hope I’ll be able to catch up on everyone’s summer post-defense!
Analytics Data from June 15, 2014
People who listen to us, as of June 15, 2014:
RSS subscribers: 197 (too many fluctuations to bother recording change)
Twitter followers: 903 (+28)
Facebook fans: 56 (no change)
Alexa: 115,725 101,801 ()
Google PR: 3 (no change)
MozRank: 5.09 (+0.17)
Some Google Analytics statistics:
It looks like the free fall is over! Thinks are nearly unchanged this month.
Interestingly, the two real articles I wrote this month both made it on the most viewed posts list. I thought our base traffic would be largely from search, so this is not what I expected – maybe the search traffic is spread out over too many posts.
Most viewed posts:
Most Commented Posts:
Top Blogs Referring to EPF
Blog Balance Sheet
Again, no income this month, same expenses.
affiliate income: $0
Search Terms from Real People
“how porn sites are maintained financially” – woah, woah woah woah. how in the world did you get here??
“christian early retirement”, “top christian blogs early retirement” – I actually would love to chat with these people. This isn’t an ER blog and it’s not a super overtly Christian blog, but I hope they found my post on why I don’t want to retire early (which had a couple Christian-related points) thought-provoking.
“living cheaply and maximizing savings” – That’s a great sentiment, but don’t swing that pendulum too far!
“how to calculate estimated taxes for hairdressers for 2014” – Basically the same way everyone else files estimated tax payments.
What do you think when blogs go dark, and what percentage of bloggers really come back? What has been your lowest-posting month so far?