I thought I would be witty by basing my first post on some short list of what makes a blog successful. I Googled “successful blog” and got approximately 9,830,000 results, most of which are blogs. Now that’s a lot of blogs to read to find out what makes a successful blog, and there’s really no good way to know who’s right. I could go with the top search result, but being first on the list doesn’t make it right. It just means the author was most successful in optimizing their site for search engine queries for “successful blog”. The title of the blog for result #1 was www.successful-blog.com. I can call myself skinny but that doesn’t make it so. Needless to say, I didn’t end up reading about what makes a blog successful.
To be honest, I’m not really interested in what makes other blogs successful. The key for me is adding some sort of value for anyone who may read my writings. Whether it’s how to save money, improve communication, or understand economics or politics, I have a desire to share both information I’ve learned, and experience I’ve gained. Often times, I only wish to encourage thought, or add a little laughter.
If you’re like me, you probably don’t take advice from strangers; I understand. If I didn’t know me, I wouldn’t listen to what I have to say either. I’ll assume that if you value anything I say it’s because you know me personally, or give me some amount of respect or credit (known or unknown). Honestly, I only expect people who know me to read this, but if you don’t know me and would like to, check out the About Me page – that should help.
Finally, if you read something I write and find it valuable, or perhaps want to discuss, add, or argue about it, feel free to comment.