Friday, February 20, 2015

Back from A Long Hiatus

yellow stick it note says hiatusI am back after a yearish long hiatus from blogging. I originally started this blog as a way to express my feelings about shopping, using credit cards, and as a way to feed my main website traffic and links. After my main website took a nosedive in revenue and traffic I had to take a break from everything and reassess what I was doing.

After spending a couple months readying my resume and looking for a full-time position with a digital marketing ad agency I realized how competitive the current job market is, and how difficult it is for me to articulate all the work and skills I use to create my websites and traffic. It doesn't help that employers seem a little hesitant to hire someone who has been working for themselves for over the last 12 years. I don't blame them, I understand how weird an applicant like myself must appear to them and the higher-ups.

While I am still searching for a full-time position I know that even if I don't find one in the digital marketing field I want to continue with this blog and my other website ventures. To get back into the swing of things I began by reading and following other financial bloggers. This gives me a good idea of what topics they are posting about and where they are getting their links and followers from.

One of the first things I did for this blog was read over my previous posts and edit them accordingly. While I was rereading some posts I noticed many times I was a bit sloppy with my grammar, spelling, and I saw an overall lack of effort in my writing. Building my main website will take a lot more time and effort than simply creating a few blog posts every week/month, but I look forward to the challenge.