My First Month of Blogging: Thank You to Everyone for a Wonderful December!

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Happy New Year Everyone ?! It’s 2021, and the first full month has passed since I started blogging. This is a recap! I’ve decided to do one of these every month going forward as a way to keep myself accountable and also to track my progress. Let’s dive right in!

Thank You!

First of all, thank you to all of my viewers, followers, and supporters. I started this blog with the mission to help motivate young adults and share insights about personal finance. All of the support I’ve gotten and feedback makes this blog worthwhile doing.

If you have anything you’d like to see, want to collaborate, or even just want to chat and ask me questions, feel free to reach me at financialpupil@gmail.com or use the contact page. I’m more than happy to connect with you and will try to get back within 24 hours!

New Blogs Published

The month of December was relatively easy-going, but that’s mainly because of the holiday breaks. I stuck to my publishing schedule of Monday and Thursday. Here are all the new posts of December!

Some fan favorites were:

Stats

My first month of blogging
My first month of blogging

The moment you’ve all been waiting for: the stats of the blog! Here are a few metrics of the blog over the period of December 1st to December 31st:

  • Visitors: 330
    • This is the total number of new and returning people who have visited the site over the month
  • Views: 905
    • This is the total number of views to singular pages on the site
  • Comments: 12
    • This is self-explanatory: comments on the posts of this site

Not terribly impressive, but I get immense satisfaction to see that I’ve reached 330 people over the month! If even a fraction of you are getting something out of this blog, then it means that I’m doing something right!

The top sources of The Financial Pupil’s traffic come from:

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. LinkedIn
  4. Search Engines

This is in order so, as you can tell, I’m not getting a ton of “direct traffic”… yet! Part of the reason, I think, is because my blog is only a month old so Google doesn’t yet know whether it’s legit or not. Hopefully, with time, the organic traffic will increase and this blog can reach more people!

Appearances

As I previously mentioned, I’m super grateful to all my supporters out there and also to those who have been kind enough to have me on their site. Thank you to all those who have helped out along the way:

Guest Posts:

New Mentions:

What I Would Have Done Differently

This month went pretty smoothly all in all. A few things I might have done differently would be:

  • Reach out to more bloggers (to connect and to collaborate with)
  • Post more on Instagram (I’ve only been posting the days that new blogs come out)
  • Been more diligent about proof-reading (some of my posts have a few typos)

For the most part, a lot of these could have been accomplished had I been more careful with time management. No complaints though!

Plans For Next Month

For January 2021 (time goes by so quick!) I will continue to publish twice a week and continue to try and put out great content for you. Hopefully, readership will expand and my organic traffic will also increase!

In regards to self-improvement, two books I’m currently working through are:

  • Investing for the Long Term – Francisco García Paramés
  • How Will You Measure Your Life? – Clayton Christensen

I am actively seeking out collaboration opportunities so if you ever have something in mind, please reach out. 9 times out of 10, I’ll be down to do it!

Conclusion

Celebrating my first month of blogging
Celebrating my first month of blogging

December 2020 has been one for the books and has been a great first month for The Financial Pupil. Looking forward to creating more content and connecting with more people on my journey. Thank you again to everyone for your support, and happy new year!

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8 Comments

    1. Thank you Jacob! And of course! This is just something to keep me accountable and I’m pretty sure I saw other finance blogs do it. Can’t wait to keep up with the progress of your blog!

    1. Thanks so much Chrissy!!! I hope you have a great 2021 too. Love following along with your journey as well!

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