February has been a very exciting month for my family and this blog. We met with the doctor yesterday and scheduled our delivery date for March 13 so we’ve been frantically getting everything ready for his arrival =). I personally don’t think she will last another week but only time will tell.
For those of you who have been following me for a while you might remember back in October I started the “Yakezie Challenge.” Yakezie is a is a blog network founded by Sam, the author of Financial Samurai. Its members are considered to be the heavy hitters in the financial blogging realm and strive to selflessly help others. The challenge was a 6 month test to see if you had what it takes to breach the 200,000 Alexa mark. I started with an Alexa ranking of 9,489,400 and am now sitting at 184000. I would like to thank all of the Yakezie members and current challengers for keeping me motivated and extending helpful hands without expecting anything in return.
Additionally I was featured in Technorati’s “Top 100 Business Blogs.” Technorati is the leading blog search engine and directory, Technorati.com indexes more than a million blogs. The site has become the definitive source for the top stories, opinions, photos and videos emerging across news, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, politics and business. Technorati.com tracks not only the authority and influence of blogs, but also the most comprehensive and current index of who and what is most popular in the Blogosphere.
Things have been moving pretty quickly here at Brick By Brick Investing which is definitely a good thing. In order to keep this momentum I plan on attending FINCON for the first time this year! FINCON is a 4 day conference that brings together the best of the financial blogging community. It will be good to put faces with names for the first time and pick the brains of the most influential and successful bloggers in the world.
Now for the numbers…
Dividend Income $129.54 Trading Income $285.60 Capital Gains $0 Online Income $67.18 Monthly Total $482.32
The income for this month would have been higher but I suffered a trading loss. Its never good when you take a loss on a low risk strategy but it is inevitable. Stand up, brush yourself off, and keep on moving!
My goal for February was to have over 2000 unique visitors. CRUSHED IT!
My goal for March is to have over 2500 unique visitors, we’ll see how this holds up when I’m sleep deprived and knee deep in diapers.
I was mentioned quite a bit around the blogosphere this month and for that I am thankful and very humbled. It’s great knowing I am providing content that people find beneficial.
That’s it for this month!
Here’s to our Wealth!