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.
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.
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!