There’s been quite a bit going on since my last entry. Mostly about this blog. For anyone who has been reading since the get go, you’ve probably noticed a complete overhaul of the site. I’m not a fan of images or paying even more money to make my site prettier, but it’s about seo.
Google apparently likes things such as images and the genesis framework. Framework refers to a base theme in wordpress. You buy a framework and then put what’s called a “child theme” over top of it. It’s really interesting stuff and I enjoyed rebuilding the site more than I thought I would.
I’m six weeks in to this blog and I’ve had almost 800 page views and over 400 followers on twitter. I’ve received great feedback from folks on facebook, which is awesome. So thank you all for the support. I’m learning quite a bit more about seo and website design, but also about marketing. I wish I had this much knowledge when I was running my beard oil store. And lately I’ve been thinking that I got out of that hustle too early. So that’s possibly something I may revisit in the future.
My short term goal of paying off my credit cards is showing some promise. My first one should be completely paid off this month. I’ve got some ideas for things I want to do, blog and non blog related, for after I’m done paying them off. The search for a decent side hustle continues. One of the things that sucks about living in a small town, I reckon. However, I’m confident that patience will eventually pay off.
Also, I’ve opened myself up to freelance writing and started an upwork profile. Upwork seems a bit on the shady side, but at the very least it’s creating a backlink to my blog. Think that’s about it for now. Thanks for reading and for the continued support.