I will remember that moment for the rest of my life. I was worried, then instantly relieved, but throughout it all, I kept whispering those sweet words: “What are they gonna do? Fire me?” This is a story of how a co-worker discovered my personal finance blog. Here’s how it all went down. First, this … Continue reading That awkward time a co-worker discovered this blog
It’s not that this blog is “all that”, necessarily. But, I have spent some time in the spotlight as my story has circulated around the Internet. It’s wonderful when it happens. Stats soar. People offer words of encouragement (or hate). Then, what? Here’s the thing about going viral: It’s not always good. But still, the … Continue reading Rebuilding yourself (and your blog) after going viral
What’s up, everyone? Happy Friday. Today, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a little friend of mine. My friend goes by the name of Rockaway Hosting. Rockaway Hosting is the web hosting provider that hosts this website. If you’ve ever wondered why this blog has never been down, Rockaway Hosting is … Continue reading Say hello to my little friend! Rockaway Hosting
Most bloggers are fighting a losing battle. We put in countless hours but usually have very little to show for it financially. There are stories of bloggers making tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars a month, but those are exceptions. Most bloggers, myself included, spend more on their blog than they make back. … Continue reading How NOT to make money blogging
When it comes to blogging, there is not much that gets my blood boiling more than someone who shamelessly rips entire blog posts (or, for that matter, blogs themselves) and republishes them on another site. Content duplication has serious consequences. Not only is copyright infringement against the law, but Google and other search engines (“other … Continue reading What to do if someone steals your blog posts?
When we blog, we’re very often writing about whatever is happening NOW. But, time passes. Those things no longer happen. Then, we are left with content that may no longer apply in our situation, or has become just plain stale. For Think Save Retire, that is definitely true. If you scan the archives, you’ll see … Continue reading Revise and Republish: A killer blog strategy
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 … Continue reading How to ask to Guest Post on a blog (and get it every time!)
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 … Continue reading Want to be a full-time pro blogger? Be careful what you wish for
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 … Continue reading After 1,000,000 blog hits, here’s what I learned about running a blog
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 … Continue reading Find that blogging voice of yours!