Last week on November 6th marked the 2 year anniversary of Passive-Income-Pursuit and I continue to be stunned that anyone would be interested in my thoughts on personal finance, financial independence, early retirement, and my favorite dividend growth investing. Over the last 2 years I've written over 400 posts. Some good, some well not so much. But my writing style continues to evolve and I feel that I've grown a lot as a writer. Seriously, go check out those first posts compared to now.
When I first started Passive-Income-Pursuit, my original plan was to write about general personal finance with a tilt towards investing. Though as time passed, I found myself wanting to write more and more about dividend growth investing and now it's almost exclusively about investing. There's several blogs out there that cover the budgeting/saving/frugality of general personal finance much better than I ever could but I noticed that there just didn't seem to be as much focus on the next step of what to do with those savings.
Obviously my financial situation has completely changed. Back in November of 2011 I had just recently found my current job after being out of work for around 1.5 years. I was only 4 months into the new job. Over that time my net worth has grown from just over $60k all the way up to just under $300k.
Through this great community of my fellow DG/DIY investors and FI/ER bloggers I've learned so many things and continue to be inspired on a daily basis. When I first started Passive-Income-Pursuit I had no idea what to really expect. I never expected for the blog to grow into anything close to where it's at now. It took me over 13 months to reach 20k pageviews for the blog, and no that's not on a daily or weekly basis, that was total pageviews. But this year I'm averaging over 16k per month and all of you wonderful readers have stopped by to help me rack up over 163k pageviews through October. If you'd have told me when I started that there would be readers from over 143 countries, there's no way I'd have believed you.
Some of y'all's favorite posts so far this year have been:
How getting laid off was the best thing for my finances
Stock Valuation Method - Dividend Discount Model
Proctor & Gamble Dividend Stock Analysis
Why we chose a 30 year mortgage when we can afford a 15
Over the next year my plan is to continue to grow Passive-Income-Pursuit's reach and the quality of the content. I have some plans in place and lots of ideas for posts. However, I always want to give my readers what they want so if there's any topic in particular you'd like to see me cover, a stock to analyze, or anything else, feel free to let me know in the comments or by email.
I want to thank everyone that continues to check in with what's going on here. It never ceases to amaze me the passion and determination that so many of you have. Continue working towards your goals and here's to another year.