We’ve recently had a new addition to the family and hence I’ve been scarce for the last few months. I just wanted to dedicate some time to the family. Well, that was my intention anyways. Baby is doing well and into a routine which helps me get back into my routine. So you will hear a lot more from me from now on.
Some of you may have noticed a few changes with the site. I’ve dropped adverts as I think it distracts a bit from the content. And since, this is not my primary income, I think that I’d rather just share good info about what is going on with my online working journey.
Also, the eBook is now even easier to obtain. No need to frustrate users into signing up for the newsletter in order to get it. I’m still seeing a healthy subscriber base over 5000 subscribers and growing daily even without the ebook incentive. Thanks to all of you. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Also, we’ve been hit by the recent penguin update, or so it seems. So I’ve been doing some corrective action. I guess I was a little naive with regards to link building. Maybe I’ll write about that experience at some point in the future. Well, I’ve set that straight and fingers crossed, the organic growth will go back to previous trends. Also, there was evidence of some unscrupulous linking activity which I think was intended to cause degradation to our ranking. Hopefully, with the aid of Google’s disavow tool, link attacks are a thing of the past.
One other thing security related… I’ve noticed an increase in brute force login attempts on a few of my sites. I guess the positive side is that they are becoming quite popular, enough for people to want to attack them…I guess.???
In other news, I’ve got a few other online projects that are at inception stages. A few people approached me after reading this blog to help them build a site (details are hush hush for now but I’ll tell you as soon as its launched). I’ll give you an overview of each and how I did it.
Also, I’ve decided that I’m no longer going to readily accept guest articles. I think 95% of the content for this site needs to come from me as it’s my experience (not that I know it all, because I don’t, but because I would like to share successes and failures in this online working space) If I find someone that I feel is really really good and that the community can benefit from their words, then by all means I will invite or accept a relevant article.
So as you can see, lots of things happened, lots more to come. Hopefully, I will get a bit more time leading into this festive season.
All the best peeps.