Three years old, now what?

Cheesy Finance is three years old, now what?

Three years old, now what?

Today marks 3 years since our first post: “what to expect?”. Never expected that I could keep going this long and even have (many?) people follow along! But it is the new contacts and the supporting comments that make it all worth it. So thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and thank you for being such a supportive bunch of people. Mrs CF and me had fun and it looks like you did too.

Three years old, now what?
Three years old, now what?

The first ever commenter on this blog was No More Waffles, who had also been a inspiration for the blog. Mate, if you ever read this, hope you are doing well and that you are well on your way to FIRE on your dividends. Thank you for kicking off well over 2.200 comments by now from various readers. In total we wrote over 250 posts, some of it useful, some of it utter nonsense.

This blog is also a labour of love, as I’m barely breaking even on expenses (actually I’m not), despite about 500 daily visitors and around 40.000-60.000 page views per month.

What’s next?

To be brutally honest, I have no idea! The series “Should you buy …..” is getting great feedback, so I’d like to do more of those. There are also some other topics I’d like to dig into and research a bit more. Estate planning is one of them. Seems to be a bit overlooked, as most stories are about making money, not transferring is smartly to the next generation. Since not everyone is going to turn 80 or 90 years old, you have to have a good plan (will/testament) in place, even if you are in the prime of your life.

As I wrote earlier, my level of motivation for many things (including this blog) fluctuates. Perhaps I have to drop the monthly overviews and only focus on 1 more detailed post per week. One with more content. Time will tell, but I’m not ready to completely give up on this blog. There are too many things still floating in my mind that I need to write down.

Anyhow, as noted before, thanks for reading! Let’s see if you (and us) can make it to four years πŸ™‚


  1. Happy birthday, you big orange cheese ball! (wait, that sounds like our president??)

    Good work getting to 3 with a successful blog, sir. That’s a hefty amount of page views. Enough to get hooked up on Mediavine, no?

    Hope you stick with it. Dutchies rule!

  2. Happy Anniversary Mr Kaas! You are one of the first sites I’ve found which really changed the course of our lives, so don’t underestimate the results of the hard work you’ve put in! Looking forward to the next 3 years πŸ˜€

  3. Team CF,

    Congrats on the 3 year mark! Finding and keeping the motivation to blog is hard sometimes, also, as you said, it’s really a labor of love. If I would calculate my hourly earnings purely from blogging income it would be a very sad number haha. But for me it’s all about the interaction with my fellow (DGI) bloggers.

    All the best
    Tall Investing

    1. Hey TI, agreed, my hourly earnings from this is horrible to say the least! But the personal development and friendships that have developed because of the blog are priceless. It’s been great idea and effort for sure!

  4. Happy birthday to your 3rd blog anniversary! You definitely need some motivation for keeping a blog alive over such a long period!

    Since I began blogging 1 1/2 years ago, you have been a steady companion. Iβ€˜m still a big fan of your content and can only hope that you will keep up the good work for at least another 3 years.

    Best wishes from Germany

    – David

    1. Hey David, motivation is definitely the hardest thing sometimes. Writersblock also pops up on occasion. But the end result is pretty okay πŸ™‚
      You keep going too, doing great!

  5. Congrats!! Some insights on estate planning would be awesome. I guess it is something that everyone in the path to FI will need to think about at some point.

    1. Hello Mr Lyn, estate planning is an interesting topic indeed, but will highly vary per country due to legislation. That being said, some lessons might be universal! Now I just need to find the time to do the research. First I still have to complete the real estate flooding issue….. Thanks for the visit!

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