Browsing category: Blogging

I get a LOT of requests from other bloggers who want to submit guest posts on TSR. Honestly, I reject most of them because their pitch is uninteresting and lacks much in the way of enthusiasm. But, when Paul Andrews from The Code To Riches approached me to write a guest post about questions to […]
It sounds awesome, at least in theory. To spend your days at home or a coffee shop writing about whatever the hell you feel like writing – a pro blogger. Escaping the office and entering the world of online content crafting is so damn appealing to many of us. And, for good reason! At one […]
Think Save Retire recently crested the 1,000,000 pageview mark since my lame first post that had something to do with Starbucks. In the time it took me to build up a respectable audience, I learned a thing or two about this whole “blogging business”. Blogging is about more than just typing a bunch of shit […]

I switched the blog over to https…why?

Published April 19, 2017   Tags: , ,

Okay, hear me out. Just a couple months after pontificating about how little https matters to blogs, I went ahead and switched my blog over to https anyway. Why would I do such a thing? First, let me reiterate my position that I continue to stand by: If all you’re doing is blogging, there is […]

Find that blogging voice of yours!

Published February 27, 2017   Tags:

In my recent rant about having children, I mentioned that I have “found my voice” on the blog. By that, I mean that I’m no longer concerned about whether people agree with what I have to say or not. That’s right – I just don’t care. One of my readers sent me a message on […]

The truth about SSL and SEO

Published February 6, 2017  

Ever since Google announced that SSL-enabled web sites may see a small boost in search result rankings, the blogging community has gelled over getting their web sites “secure”. In the midst of the raucous, misinformation about SSL and the true impact it has to blogs floods the discourse. Here’s the truth. Several years ago, Google began to experiment with […]

Blog showcase: The young and the restless!

Published December 19, 2016  

Hey guys, it’s blog showcase time! This is my opportunity to spread the love a little bit around this wonderful personal finance blogosphere and talk about some of the newer blogs run by some seriously motivated bloggers. The bloggers might not be young, but the blogs are! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks casing […]

Master your blog’s SEO by understanding Google

Published July 27, 2016   Tags:

The first time this blog ranked #1 on a Google search, it was like Christmas morning. I just opened up the gift of blog traffic, and that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. Strangely, it was not my intent for that post to rank so highly in Google. It was purely an […]

My #1 tip for blog writing on the web

Published July 13, 2016   Tags:

I am far from a perfect writer, but over the years I have learned a thing or two about writing for an online audience, and virtually every technique a good blog writer follows adheres to a very simple, yet profoundly meaningful, truth. Remember: We have the attention spans of goldfish. Actually, our attention spans are […]
I’ll admit it – I’ve never had a blog as popular and well-read as this one. But then again, I’ve also never cared as much about a blog as I do this one. Over the course of two years, this blog’s traffic has increased dramatically. Building a blog takes time. It’s not necessarily difficult work, […]