Happy Blog-Day to Me!

On June 19, 2008, I posted a little post called “Welcome to Beating Broke“.  Yep.  662 posts later, Beating Broke has reached it’s 5th birthday.  That’s like 80 in blog years.  Seriously.  Something like 95% of blogs are dormant or just don’t exist anymore after 6 months.  You’ll have to excuse the obvious pride I have in having made it for 5 years.

Over the years, the site has grown quite a bit.  For instance, in the first 6 months of it’s existence, Beating Broke had 4,251 unique visitors to the site. In the last 6 months, there were 18,500 unique visitors.  Over the lifetime of the site, there have been nearly 103,000 unique visitors and almost 177,000 pageviews.  Sure, there are sites that do that in a month (or a day), but I still like those numbers.

There have been a few pretty popular posts.  In fact, the most popular post on the site has more visits than the entire site did in it’s entire first 6 months!  In case you’re curious, and to satisfy my own ego (it’s allowed today), here are the top 10 posts on the site for it’s first 5 years.

  1. Important Changes to Tax Credits and Deductions for 2011
  2. 1950 vs. Today: Have our Spending Habits Improved our Lives
  3. Five Foods you Shouldn’t Waste Your Money On
  4. Creating a Simple Budget the Beating Broke Way
  5. Quick and Easy Passive Income Ideas
  6. Lending Club – How I Select My Investments
  7. I Quit My Job – Overcoming the Fear
  8. Are Insurance Companies Just Big Ponzi Schemes
  9. Emigrant Bank Announces 3.75% Dollar Savings Direct (I miss those rates…)
  10. Benefits of Buying Certified Pre-Owned Cars

A pretty interesting mix, if I do say so myself.

Enough of the ego building though. :)  I’m looking forward to the next 5 years.

If you’ve read this far, I’d love to hear what you want to see more of here.  Leave a comment with your requests, suggestions, comments, dirty jokes, etc…

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