[PS: It’s a blogging one. So if you could care less about it, or any of my projects I’ll be updating below, avert your eyes now and check out this oldie but goodie money post instead ;) I know blog stuff doesn’t excite everyone…]
After years of answering tons of questions back and forth about blogging, I finally decided to create a site and copy and paste ’em all on one spot to hopefully help others too :) I figure better to have them out there online than hidden in my inbox for no one to see, eh?
So if you’re a blogger and interested in my thoughts on the subject, or you’re just curious about starting your own one day (or how I do stuff compared to you?), here’s the new url to go check it out:
Of course I had to keep with the theme here ;) I’ll be posting everything from traffic growth to motivation, prioritization, commenting, ideas, networking, site design, social media, SEO, and of course, the always popular “how do I make money from this thing?” arena ;) I’m still doing that consultancy thing on the side for one-on-one stuff, but frankly it’s not as fun as just helping people for the love of it. So hopefully this helps all those with basic questions!
And for those wondering what happened to any of my other projects over the years, here are some updates on them as well:
- LoveDrop.us — Our 2011 philanthropy project where we traveled the country helping one new family a month. After giving out over $90,000 worth of goods and services (and cash!), we halted the project at the end of the year and it’s still paused today… No plans on reviving it quite yet, but we’ve also not ruled it out either. This would change quickly if we ever won a Powerball ;)
- GiveawaysAreSexy.com — My old giveaway site where we gave out one new thing a week, and then changed to hosting *other* people’s giveaways instead because I ran out of both time and excitement. I’ve since closed it down and am now eagerly working behind the scenes at a different, much more entertaining, giveaway site instead ;) I’ll be blogging more about it soon, but if you don’t wanna wait ’till later to check it out, it’s call TakeOurStuff.com. And it’s dope.
- NateandJay.com — Our one-on-one blogger consultancy. Still alive and humming, but more of a “work as work comes in” type of deal… Some weeks we’re crazy busy helping bloggers, and others it’s completely quite. But we’ll continue doing them as people are interested.
- FinancialPressGazette.com — My 3 year old site where I thought it would be clever to post up all the financial press releases I get over the years instead of just hitting delete in my inbox 30 times a day ;) It turned out to be just as exciting as it sounds, haha…, so I’ve since offloaded it.
I think that raps up most of them. It probably seems like I’m A.D.D. with all this stuff (and that would be partially true) but with anything in life you have to cut out stuff that no longer makes sense, and do your best to concentrate on those that do. And even more so in the business world. So we’ll see how the new stuff goes and continue adapting as time goes on!
Just like with finances, you can’t ever stand still if you want things to grow :)
PPS: That awesome shirt up there? You can find it at Raygun.com for $19.00. It looks like it’s womens-only, but it’s not – you can get it in “unisex” size too which is what I did.
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