It’s been 7 months since the inception of Let’s Take This Online and 3 months since I’ve made any kind of update at all. I fell short on just about every goal laid out in The Beginning including the one where I was actually supposed to write posts. I even became too ashamed to log in and face the growing pile of spam comments.
So I think it’s fair to ask now – where the hell is my blog income? The income that was supposed set me financially free in exchange for navigating you all through the vast sea of my bullshit?
It turns out maintaining a site takes some time and effort. Significant time and effort actually, and there was a lot of shit I wasn’t willing to do anymore. The top two became worrying about marketing and finding random ass images to accompany my posts since all of you have ADHD.
Therefore, I’m shifting the site to be a bit more personal in nature. The main purpose will now be to document my thoughts and financial strategies rather than drive in traffic. However, I’d still like to publish on the internets in case others could benefit or bring other points of view. After some time, the site might even be a nice piece of work to pass off to my dog or cat.
As for the damn pictures, I’m making my own despite the fact that I suck at all things artistic. It will at least be much more gratifying to create something rather than tack on a crappy/stolen image at the end of a post as an afterthought. It’s also been unexpectedly exciting drawing these cartoons – like I’m rekindling the right side of my brain that’s been dormant for the last 20 years.
Without further ado, meet Byron.
Byron is first and foremost a dork but is the product of many prototype sketches. I haven’t been completely inactive the past few months. I plan to make Byron very representative of myself – just another helpless soul getting steamrolled by life.
Please help me welcome him into the quirky worlds of personal finance and financial independence! Yes, the two worlds can co-exist.