Six Months of

by Ed Lau on May 6, 2007

Today marks exactly six months of blogging by yours truly. w00t for me! I’ve mentioned before all the benefits I’ve seen since I started this site. In all seriousness, it’s been one of the coolest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I’ve learned quite a bit and met some really awesome people that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

It’s also been a pretty sound investment as through tips from the Root of All Evil himself, the money I spent on hosting for a year was made back in just over a month and Adsense, Kontera and Text-Link-Ads revenue continues to come in. I’m not much of a “make money online” blog and I’m completely inept at everything to do with SEO, PHP and all those other scary abreviations. All I really do is try to run a pretty decent blog so I’m quite happy that that has turned a neat profit.

The awesomeness will most certainly continue as I feel just as enthusiastic about blogging as I did six months ago. John warned me that sometimes people start at a sprint out of the gates and quickly lose interest. I really see no signs of any of that in myself. I’ve maintained at least one post per day and don’t see that slowing down, really. I didn’t really know what to expect when I started so I can’t really say I met any of my expectations but I can say I am pleasantly surprised by the success of my little blog. I honestly thank all my readers since…well, I wouldn’t write anything if no one was going to read it. Thanks!

As for goals…well, the one thing I’ve struggled with is finding a particular niche. I haven’t attempted to market the site with contests or anything because I haven’t really found the anchor text and niche that I would associate with my blog. I guess I just do a little of everything and while I like that, it does make putting what I’ve learned about SEO into practice a bit difficult. Finding a more solid identity for the site is definitely something I’ll be working on. I’d also love to move up another PageRank , see the RSS number move above 100 (highest so far is 74, I think…not counting the 600+ I had for two days because of getting Dugg), get a couple more ReviewMe’s and move past the 100k mark on Alexa.

Again, thanks for reading, folks. Stick around…I’ll have some fun stuff for you guys later on this month. ;) And Speed Link Sunday coming up later on today.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Leo May 6, 2007 at 12:52 am

What the hell does SEO stand for anyways?

Anyways, congrats on the 6 month mark Ed. Nice to see you working hard on something other than WoW ;)


Kenny May 6, 2007 at 1:30 am

Search Engine Optimization.

Ed, congrats on making it this far. I didn’t realize your blog was so new! Keep it up.


Beth May 6, 2007 at 10:37 am

New reader here, thanks to eastcoastlife. Congratulations on the six month blogging anniversary.


Michael Kwan May 6, 2007 at 4:38 pm

I would congratulate you, but that could imply that you “won” or were “awarded” something. This is a milestone that you worked hard to achieve, so instead of a hearty congratulations, I’m going to say “Great work. Keep it up.”


Kelly Cho May 6, 2007 at 6:50 pm

I didn’t think it’s only been 6 months! Great job!


krillz May 8, 2007 at 5:07 am

cool, I thought this blog was as old as the net :P
Nah just kidding, good job and keep up with the nice posts!


SEO blog May 8, 2007 at 7:47 am

Hey if you ever need some help on SEO, I know just the place ;)

Anyway, great job and keep up the good work!


Search Engine Marketing May 9, 2007 at 1:22 pm

Congrats on the 6 Month Mark! Keep up the great blog … and thanks for the comment on the new design on my blog … you know I had one that Brian Gardner did for 2 months and I just wanted to clean the site up a bit … thought the new design did just that!



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