Are you ever curious about what may goals are for this site week to week and month to month? Well, with me and my site, you don’t have to wonder. I’ll just tell you! Here’s what I’m working on in the month of May.
I’m not going to lie, it has been extremely tough to stay focused in this month of May. The weather has been great, which has pulled me outside instead of keeping my nose in my computer, and my classes have started up again – so that pretty much eliminates my Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Regardless, I still plan to achieve my goals for this month, so let’s see where I stand so far.
1) Bring My Alexa Rank Down to 85,000 – I was a little nervous about this last week. I had my Alexa down to 89,000, but my 1-month and my 7-day rank was heading over 100k (the wrong direction!). But, I have written a couple of high-quality articles since, which has driven my current Alexa rank down to 85,835 and my 7-day rank below 70k! I feel like I’m in a great spot again and should be below 85k by next week.
** I really would like to get my Alexa Rank below 70k (ultimately)! If you’d like to help me achieve this, please download the Alexa Toolbar! Not only will your visits then count toward my rank, you’ll also be able to see the rank of every site you visit! **
2) Create a Member’s Only Portion of my Site – Since class started again, it’s getting harder and harder to find the time for this development. But, I have created the tab and have found a way to sign people up with their own username and password. The next big project is writing some content that I’ve never really written before. So, this is obviously still a work in progress, but it’s still moving!
3) Continue to Write Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – Still good on this one, although today’s post didn’t officially go live until after 8pm Sunday. But, a post on Sunday is still a post on Sunday!
Here’s the best of the best that I’ve read this past week. Enjoy!
The Ideal Withdraw Rate For Retirement Does Not Touch Principal at Financial Samurai
Why I Would Rather Spend Than Save at Debt Roundup
Why I Will Never Regret a Dime Spent on Vacations at The Happy Homeowner
Easy Steps to Make Blogging Work for You at Modest Money
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College at Frugal Rules
Your Friends are the Reason You Aren’t Saving Money at Wealth Informatics
Investing for Beginners: Newbie Mistakes to Watch Out For at All Things Finance
Think You’re Sacrificing to Pay Down Debt? Think Again at My Personal Finance Journey
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.