I suppose I needed a change anyway 🙂
I had a bit of a hosting issue (my fault, not theirs) and was unable to recover my wordpress install and database. Luckily, I was really just getting started before and, honestly, I think I was forcing the blog in a direction that I didn’t really want to go. Don’t get me wrong, I still very much want my business building and entrepreneurial adventures to be a part of the show, but I don’t think it can be the sole focus. It’s not my sole focus in life so it was hard to emulate that. Unfortunately, I’m a real person with divergent interests.
Every piece of blogging advice you will read will tell you to have a focused topic for your blog or people won’t want to read it. Guess what? I don’t give a rat’s ass about other people’s blogging advice. I’m just going to write about what I want to on whatever posting schedule that I want to follow. I tried the 2-3 post per week method last time, but couldn’t keep it up. I had plenty of ideas; I just didn’t have enough free time or motivation.
So what will this blog be about? Well, it will be about me–Brad Allmendinger. I’m a freshly-turned 25 year old corporate slave with a growing side business (albeit very slowly). I have an overactive mind and don’t accept any fact or opinion at face value. I question whether we actually have landed a man on the moon. I question why people are content to work all day and then sit in front of the television the rest of the day. I question every shackle society has laid upon me. It ruffles people’s feathers and the world can be quite depressing from my point of view. Fortunately, it can also be an overwhelmingly fantastic point of view.
I know, I know…I said growing side business and you want to know all about it. Well, those are really details for another post, but here’s a small splash. I plan to dominate the internet. I’m kidding, a little bit. In full actuality, I’m creating content-based websites and attempting to rank them in the search engines (mainly the big GOOG). To be completely transparent, I made $4.46 in March from the sites I’m working on, plus a few bucks from old abandoned projects. In April, I made $13.56. So far this month, I’ve already made $10.21.
I know you’re over there chuckling, but this is a business that takes time. It takes time for search engines to trust a websites. It takes time to create backlinks. It takes time for search engines the give weight to those backlinks. And besides, I’m right on track with my income goals.
Speaking of goals, they’re a big part of what I plan to talk about here. Not just income goals, but also lifestyle goals, hobby goals, and any other kind of goals I come up with.
I’m out of steam for now…I promise I’ll add another post soon!