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Monday, September 6, 2010

It has been more than eight months since I started this blog and I am still blogging away. By now, regular readers could probably read me like a book.  I am, after all, almost forty and probably quite set in my ways.  The following is a summary of how my blog has performed in the last eight months:

The number of monthly unique visitors reduced dramatically in the month of June, from 19,449 in May to 15,500. That's a 20.3% decline!  The number of returning visitors fell from 10,297 in May to 8,173.  A 20.6% decline!  Terrible.  What could be the reason?  Well, I had the least number of posts in June, relatively.  Only 46, to be exact.  So, maybe, that has something to do with it.

The numbers recovered modestly in July and improved dramatically in the month of August when the number of monthly unique visitors formed a new record at 19,578.  This trumped the high formed earlier in May which saw 19,449 unique visitors.

I have no doubt that I have some very loyal readers who are spreading the word.  Your support is encouraging and you can bet that I will continue blogging!  Thank you. :)

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Anonymous said...

Hi AK,

Just passed the 40 mark here and become your loyal reader :) I think financial freedom is the common goal of most people at our age. I have the exact same goal as you: to have regular passive income =/> salary. As I am also get closer to the goal, I keep thinking about how to make this income stream more secure, so that it won't be affected too much by economical downturns or individual companies. The only way I can think of is diversification. Wonder what's your view on that.


Anonymous said...

HI AK71,

Your blog is very informative. Could u link my blog to your blog? I've linked your blog already. Tbanks!

AK71 said...

Hi Victor,

Happy to hear from another loyal reader. Thanks. :)

Many talk about diversification as just diversifying within the stock market. True diversification, I feel, is to diversify into different areas: stocks, real estate, royalties, bonds, precious metals, commodities etc.

Of course, we can diversify within the stock market so that we won't be too affected if any one company goes bust but when economic downturns hit, as they inevitably would, none would be spared.

To me, what is more useful is to recognise the warning signs of a reversal in market sentiments and liquidate a portion of our investments to minimise loss of capital if the reversal is confirmed. In a bear market, cash is king. :)

AK71 said...

Hi financiallyfreenow,

I paid a visit to your blog. Nice. :)

However, these days, I make it a point of only exchanging links with blogs which have been actively updated for at least the preceding six months.

This is a rough indication for me that the blog masters are more or less in this for the long run. So, if you are still actively blogging come November, please drop me a note then. Thanks. :)

la papillion said...

Hi AK,

It's time to show your muscles to those online ads people :) I'm sure they will be happy to offer you something for a space to advertise their wares and services.

1911 said...

Enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the great effort!

AK71 said...

Hi LP,

Thanks for emailing me the details on a potential advertiser. You're the coolest. :)

AK71 said...

Hi 1911,

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments. You have an interesting nickname. Any significance in choosing 1911? I'm just kaypoh. ;p

Anonymous said...


I think i can be considered a fan of ur blog since i visit it everyday and i am proud to be part of ur statistics :D . Anyway keep up the good work!~


AK71 said...

Hi B,

Thank you for your support and encouragement. I hope you will continue to visit as long as I am blogging. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi AK71

I am a daily reader of your blog. If there isn't an update, then I will think that my internet is down or censored or something ^-^

Many thanks for your informative articles. I really enjoyed them.

Seems that we are also about the same age group with similar goals. You have a good head start while I just started only months ago. Hoped to work harder to achieve the goals and returns.

Keep up the good work. ^-^


Anonymous said...

"Well, I had the least number of posts in June, relatively. Only 46, to be exact. So, maybe, that has something to do with it. "

June school holidays ? Maybe this trend will recurr in Dec, during the Dec school holidays ?


AK71 said...

Hi JimmyN,

Haha. There were days with no blog posts. I could be home really late on those days or I could be travelling abroad or I could be suffering a writer's block or... Well, there could be many other reasons. ;)

I am happy that you enjoy my blog and that you find the articles informative. However, you have to remember that I am just sharing my thoughts most of the time. So, please don't think of them as the Gospel truth. ;)

To start working towards financial freedom in our late 30s is not too late. :) Try to save as much as we can and, if possible, try to increase our income from active employment too. Invest and grow our wealth. :)

As for the visitorship numbers, you could be right. School holidays in June could have resulted in market participants bringing their kids overseas. Haha... Are you married with kids? I'm not and did not think of this. ;p

I guess July's weak vistorship could be due to the World Cup fever? This just came to my mind although I don't watch football. ;)

Dou said...

Congrats. These are very good results, i envy u :P

AK71 said...

Hi Dou,

Thanks. I am sure you contributed to my visitorship numbers too. :)

Anonymous said...

I always motivated by you, your views and way of thinking, again, thanks for this nice post.

- Thomas

AK71 said...

Hi Thomas,

I am glad. :)

Do visit often. Thanks. :)

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