It’s time again for a Quarterly Blog Stats Update, and to give a home to pictures I like that do not fit well with any other posts.
I let Loose another Prepper Guest Post, this time at Mike’d up blog
There is now an update to our Swan FIRE Prowess Numbers, they went up because 2017 turned out to be our best year yet!
I figured since I survived my first year blogging, it was time to step out into the light, sort of. OthalaFehu went to FinCon18 and had a good time. I got a chance to meet a lot of the people I ‘knew’ from the internet.
FincCon18 did inspire 3 new posts including, No One Smokes at FinCon. I will parse the other 2 out over time.
Already bought my tickets to FinCon19. If you have not gone before, just do it once.
Your hesitation is rational but unnecessary.
I did not even try to remain anonymous at FincCon, it was too weird to use a fake name when asked point blank. My good friend back home figured out I have a blog. I am ok with it since we talk PF shop all the time.
Well, it took 2 full years, but I have become less enchanted with my new job. I was so happy to leave my last position that the relief carried me for a nice long stretch.
The dear wife also hit 20 years as a lawyer this year and I think she feels like that is long enough to wrap the career up in a little box and put it away in the closet.
I need to keep moving towards FIRE.
Pleased to Share my Alexa Ranking, holding fairly steady again this update;
Global 341,947 and U.S. 63,244
Now for the Numbers at the 21st MONTH MARK,
- 98,696 page views since launching Feb 1, 2017 (+ 11,726 from the Summer 2018 Update)
- 159 total published posts (average 6.7/month) Up from 138 last season
- 994 total comments (I need 99 views to average 1 comment) Up from 857 last season
- I have collected 1,706 followers on Twitter (+84 since last update season; same rate of increase as last quarter)
- 830 on Pinterest (+27)
- 866 on Facebook (+36) I finally made a FB Page for OthalaFehu, please GO THERE and Like/follow. Thanks!
- 564 on Instagram. (Up +6 since last season)
- 41 followers on Quora (+11, same pace as last quarter) Slow and steady wins the race?
- 120 followers by email/Wordpress (+7)
Tracing the path back to the following sources;
This is using Google & WordPress.
- Reddit 3,795
- Facebook 2,783
- Search Engines 2,633
- Rockstar Finance 2,500
- Twitter @othala_fehu 2,344
- Directory at RockStar Finance 1,436
- Retirement Manifesto 798
- WordPress 647
Popularity of my posts ranked;
- Retirement Master Plan
- Net Worth
- Nobody Wants Your Wedding China
- My Army of Loyal Henchmen
- Da Budget
- Year Over Year Net Worth
- The Cottage
Other stats I found;
Average comments per post: 6.3
Total Words Written; 79,136
Average words per post; 569
Samhain (sow-wen) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltain and Lughnasadh. Samhain is the origin of our Halloween holiday.