This blog has seen some tremendous audience growth over the past few months and this month we hit a new record! Almost 13,500 visitors have come to the site this month! And it has been amazing to see the traffic grow bit by bit each week.
I want to thank all of you for coming! I truly appreciate it!
It’s really cool for me to see how Worldwide the audience has become. I love the power of the Internet! Here’s a breakdown of the top countries this month.
I started this blog as a hobby and as a way to try and help others achieve financial freedom.
Completely by accident, the biggest part of the blog has been centered on HMNY and Moviepass. That was never my intention with this site at all. I was planning on writing about strategies to achieve financial freedom – but the popularity of the Moviepass story just sort of took off. I enjoyed the story and felt like it made for compelling posts. And so far the audience has agreed. It has been a fun experience. I have met some great people and learned a lot along the way.
I am sure the fascination with Moviepass will die out soon enough, but in the meantime I intend to keep writing about it as the story continues to be interesting and I still believe there is great possibility in the name.
I am also going to start putting more time into finishing my book about my Microsoft experience. Much of my experience there is directly relevant to the Moviepass story. In addition, for young people there is a lot of advice on career management, and how to advance in a technology company. It is my sincere hope that at least some people will benefit from my story there.
I owe it to my readers to spend more time talking about diversification, how to setup a portfolio that can be resilient even when circumstances turn ugly. Some of that may be boring, but I hope useful for people who are just getting started with investing. As a side note, it saddens me that a lot of people lost money on HMNY and it was the only stock they held and may have used this site to get to that decision. That’s a cruel way to be introduced to equities. If that happened to you, please know I am very sorry, and HMNY has been a wildly unusual stock. Please don’t let it take you out of owning stocks for your future, that would be a really bad outcome.
I know a lot of people hate my writing style. I get a TON of complaints about that. I know I could use a good editor to clean up my posts. I apologize for the misspellings, bad grammar, run on sentences and other atrocities on the English language. My college lit professor would be mortified I am sure! I write most of my posts from my phone, as I am always on the go and WordPress makes phone editing really easy, but mistakes happen!
One last note –I disabled comments on site – most of the comments were purely spam and those that were not tended to be really nasty hate email, which I don’t have time for!
Should you ever want to contact me directly- give me a shout on Twitter At @bvisse
I love talking to folks about stocks, investing, Moviepass and financial freedom!
Thanks so much to everyone who has visited the site, it has made this little hobby a real kick in the ass!