In honor of my second blogiversary I proudly present my annual summary of blogging fails. I find it hard to believe that I have been able to maintain this blog for two years.
The blog you see today does not even remotely resemble the one I had planned. I was going to publish a serial drama about a small town living through the great financial crisis. It was going to be hilarious (or it was, in my own mind.)
The idea was so outside what was going on in the personal finance blogging community, I chickened out. I didn’t really think through how I would promote it. Would it make sense to people? Are people looking for financial entertainment? As a result this blog morphed into something else and still, even two years later, has not found its true purpose of voice. Fail 1.
I was going to make oodles and oodles of cash blogging. Nope. I have not earned enough to cover the annual costs of hosting. I might have saved myself some heart ache if I had found this article. “Why blogging for money will not make you rich” two years ago. Recently, I changed my WordPress theme and my revenues have dropped to almost zero because the new theme broke EVERYTHING. I am still trying to fix it. Fail 2.
This past year, this blog has been somewhat neglected, dis-jointed and desolate. Fallow blogs do not thrive and as a result, traffic and readership has dropped like a rock. I am embarrassed to post this but here is a look at the web traffic here at messy money (fail 3 btw):
Call me crazy but despite all this…..I have signed up for another year of blogging.
- I would like to host some guest posts. If you are a blogger and would like to share a non-sponsored original post, I would love to hear from you at messytown at gmail.com.
- I will continue to post my net worth updates. People seem to dig them.
- Off topic. I still have lots to say about money but there a few other musings I would like to share.
- Figure out where I fit in the blogosphere. I am still not sure this is a personal finance blog.
Anyway, I hope you will follow along. I appreciate all my visitors and regular readers. I set up a page on Facebook and would love a little company there and just recently …