731 Days Old

Birthday Gifts

Today Cheesy Finance is 731 days old, or put simply, we are celebrating our 2 year blogiversary! Lots has happened in the last year(s) and it certainly has been an rewarding journey so far, but….

731 Days Old

What did we do in those 731 Days? Here is a quick review of what happened in the past 2 years:

  • Total of 167 posts…..excluding this one. Wow, that’s a lot.
  • Total of 2530+ comments (about half are ours, well mine….)
  • 2015 Total page views : 6.963
  • 2016 Total page views : 133.582
  • 2017 YTD page views : 198.000+
  • Total page views over the two years: 338.500+
  • 2015 Unique visitors: 762
  • 2016 Unique visitors: 14.957
  • 2017 YTD Unique visitors: 21.500+
  • Lots of hours spent behind a screen and keyboard!
  • We got a twitter account…..boy that’s addictive.

More importantly than all the numbers and stats, we made some great friends in real life through the blog. Big shout out here to Amber Tree Leaves, Divnomics, Geldnerd and many more! Looking forward to seeing many of you again in November!

P.s. we are now full and cannot accept any more registrations (hit the max allowable number of people for the venue), but will also make a waiting list of another 2-3 just in case. If you are interested, let me know.

Two Year Blogiversary

Two Year Blogiversary
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The Future?

We are 731 days old, now what? Good question, we actually had that discussion earlier this week, and the jury is not out on this topic. On one side this blog does provide the ability to sort our thoughts and get some feedback. On the other end, it’s taking up an enormous amount of time! Time that I could also spend on other hobbies or tasks around the house.

Blogging is fun, but is it worth it? In the beginning it certainly was, but after a while it starts to become “repetitive”, it is starting to feel “forced” and most of the “critical” posts have been made. With critical I’m referring to topics that are of importance to us in our journey to FIRE. It’s likely that at some point we have to update a couple of things, due to tax code changes and changes in the portfolio. So, fortunately, there is still more to explore and write about!

A Slow Down?

That being said, I’m a bit tired of the blog at the moment. Besides, I’ve actually developed some RSI as a result of intensive database use at work in combination with trying to keep up with the blog, commenting and research. This is not a good development obviously! If I don’t do something drastically about this, it’s going to negatively affect my health in the long run. Don’t want that.

Holiday Ostrich Method

Holiday Ostrich Method

I’ve therefore decided to take one month of “leave” from both the blog, commenting on other blogs and our twitter account. Well, perhaps there might be the occasional cycling and beer picture on Twitter….. I’m planning to combine this with an overall (social) media “diet” for the coming 30 days. Kind of done with all the negativity in the world right now, so I’m doing the ostrich approach :-)This also works well in combination with our German holiday in the last week of September! Ok, there might potentially be some twitter holiday photo’s too.

We will be back mid-late October with the usual updates and perhaps more information about the Meetup in Eindhoven in November! For now, goodbye and keep hammering away at your goals!

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34 comments

  1. Congrats on the two year anniversary. Isn’t it crazy how fast time can fly by? Those stats are pretty darn impressive. Enjoy your one month leave and unplug. It will be nice to refresh your mind, take some time away, and come back focused on what is important.

    Bert

  2. Happy 2 year-versary. I started Root of Good in mid-September as well (and just celebrated 4 years 🙂 ). Enjoy your time off! I find creative breaks help refocus energy when you get back to it.

    1. Hey Justin,
      congrats on your 4 year blogiversary. Enjoying the break so far, as does my RSI affected arm. Creativity was not really the issue, time on the other hand is.

  3. Congrats on year 2 and enjoy your break. We all get there at some time (coming from the girl who posts once a month!). You know where to find us (and don’t forget our food pics!)….

  4. Congrats on the two years Cheesy, but I’m sorry to hear about your RSI. That’s no fun.

    Enjoy your ‘break’ from the online world! I hope you’ll be coming back for more!

    1. No that RSI is surprisingly annoying! The only real thing to do about it is just not use the mouse (in my case), and that’s not ready when using a database program and running a blog. Since the blog is not making money, the job get’s priority.

  5. Hi CF,
    What a huge growth of the CheesyFinance blog in 2 years. That can only be done by hard work!!!
    Many, many congrats to you and the 2 year blogiversary.

    Enjoy the needed blog vacation, re-energize and I till November!!!

    1. Still surprised about the blog growth, never though my rumblings/factual reporting style would attract so many! It’s been fun and rewarding, that’s for sure.
      See you November.

  6. Congratulations on the blogiversary! I’ve enjoyed your blog and will definitely miss it for a month. Also looking forward to the meetup and picking your brain on a few topics!

  7. Happy 2nd blogiversary…

    Thx for the shout out! I feel the same.

    As you may have noticed, I was off line as well for about 2 weeks… Blogs are fun to write and read, sometimes, life happens and the attention goes elsewhere. Enjoy your social diet,

  8. Congratulations on the blogiversary! Huge achievement that you have been blogging so frequently for 2 years.

    I can imagine the slowing down for now. Sorry to hear about the RSI, health is more important than anything.

    Looking forward to seeing you again in November, have fun in the meantime!

    1. Never knew how annoying that RSI is, it just does not stop nagging. Even had the company ARBO serviced drop by twice to check the desk, chair, etc. I’ just need to tone it down for it to cure. Well, a blogcation it is!

  9. A month without checking your blog stats? That will be hard 😉 Just lower the posting frequency after returning. It’s not about the stats but about the inspiration you get and share. I hope that you get more inspired again when you quit with your job at the end of the year, or maybe we can expect a guest post of Mrs. CF now or then?

    Viel Spass in Deutschland mit Ihren Urlaub en gefeliciflapstaart met jullie 2 jarig blog jubileum!

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