Browsing tag: Blogging

Find that blogging voice of yours!

Published February 27, 2017   Posted in Blogging

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 […]
You’re a dude or dudette, and you just stumbled onto a blog that talks about money. But, not just “money” – personal money. The person who runs the blog probably wants to retire early, or at least achieve financial independence, and he or she is writing about their progress. Boom, it’s that simple. It’s like […]
I’ll admit it – before I became a personal finance blogger, I never liked those “How I retired at [insert insanely young age here]” posts. They always came across to me as “Hey, look at me! I’m awesome!”, and I recited the approved excuse, “So everything went right for you…cool, but what about me?” I usually just […]

My #1 tip for blog writing on the web

Published July 13, 2016   Posted in Blogging

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 […]
As temperatures rise into the 110s here in the sweltering desert Southwest, I’m inside in the A/C reflecting on how wonderful this whole blogging adventure in the personal finance community has been. Seriously, you people rock. Every one of you. I’ve never been one to appreciate the art of meeting people, but blogging has fundamentally […]
Happy weekend everyone! I’m here to announce the opening of our newest blog called A Streamin’ Life where my wife will chronical our transition into tiny home living in our new-to-us 30′ Airstream Classic. This is a blog about living small. About cooking in a kitchen a tenth of the size of “normal” kitchens. About […]

Making sense of Google analytics for bloggers

Published March 23, 2016   Posted in Blogging

One of the awesome parts about blogging is building up a community from scratch, watching your website hits grow along with your influence and reputation. Unfortunately, analytics can be confusing to a lot of people – what numbers should you care the most about? Which numbers truly matter to me? Taking a break from talking […]

How I prevent writer’s block and get topics for my blog

Published February 17, 2016   Posted in Blogging

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of blogging (and writing in general) is the dreaded “writer’s block”, which is a term that describes a motivated writer who is having trouble finding a topic to write about or otherwise struggling to proceed with their current writing assignment. Truthfully, it’s a pain in the ass. But, there are useful […]

How to use WordPress to hide your affiliate links

Published December 24, 2015   Posted in Blogging

Affiliate links can be long and difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to changing over the course of time. In this video screencast, I will demonstrate how I use WordPress and a simple plugin to help manage my links. But first, why bother hiding affiliate links? First and foremost, affiliate links can contain […]

How I create headline images using Photoshop and Pixabay

Published December 22, 2015   Posted in Blogging

Recently, I standardized on a headline graphic theme that includes a black text bar down the right and I use a combination of Photoshop and Pixabay to help make the process of creating headline images for blog posts quick and easy. I use Adobe Photoshop CC for all of my image editing, which is available through […]