To some of the bigger blogs this might not seem like that big of an accomplishment but it always amazes that anyone would come by to get my thoughts on dividend growth investing and financial independence. I started this blog back in November 2011 to chronicle my journey as I strive to reach financial independence. It was slow going as far as readers in the beginning as it took me just over a year to cross the 10,000 total pageviews mark. However, during the end of 2012 traffic started to pick up and 2013 saw traffic growth really start to ramp up here. 2013 saw me cross the 100,000 total pageviews level in June and then also got me past the 200,000 mark in the November.
Well, it's time to announce another milestone along the way. Yesterday I crossed the 300,000 pageview mark. It was around 13 months to reach 10,000, then 8 months to cross 100,000, then 5 months to cross 200,000, and now just 3 months to go through 300,000 total pageviews. This is very similar to how compound interest and dividend growth investing work. It's slow in the beginning and then it finally kind of clicks that "hey, this could really turn in to something if I keep at it" and then you start getting returns on your returns and the growth starts to take off. Obviously dividend growth investing will take longer than the rate of change I've experienced in the traffic here but it's a great example of how sticking with something can lead to big results. If only we could have that kind of growth with investing we'd all be FI in no time.
I can't say this enough but thank you all for stopping by here, commenting, and sharing my posts. It's always inspiring and motivating to see more and more of you starting your own journey's towards financial independence using dividend growth investing. It's all of you that continue to make this great community what it is and keep the conversation active and moving forward.
This blog is as much about my own journey as it is about all of us growing and learning to be better investors. As always if there's anything you'd like for me to cover, whether it's specific concepts or topics, companies you'd like me to take a closer look or anything else, please let me know through either the comments or using the contact form on the sidebar of the page. Thanks again!