20,000+ page views

I started writing on this Blog in March 2014, which was six months ago now. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone! This Blog has now had 20,000+ visitors in that time

I just want to say a big thank you to all of the readers, and contributors. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and I’ve been lucky enough to meet and stay in contact with some great people. 

This marker does beg the question – Are my reading numbers good, poor or average for six months? I honestly have no idea…….

As of Monday 8th September, I’ve had 20,290 visitors since I started the Blog and 3,441 visitors in the last 4 weeks. 

My ‘most read’ article is Life on a Bike which has 291 views. 

Do any Bloggers or readers know how my numbers stack up to other Blogs out there after 6 months? 

I would also like to take this opportunity to request any general feedback on my Blog so far. If you have any words of encouragement or suggestions on how I could improve it I would be very grateful.

If anyone is interested in me writing about a certain topic, please let me know. I want to find a balance of writing about subjects that people find interesting, as well as what interests me. 

Thank you all once again!

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  • The Big Monkey

    Reply Reply 10th September 2014

    Hi Huw,

    I’m not so sure about reader numbers but I think that 20,000 visitors is a respectable number for a UK blog. I think you might find that numbers increase quickly over time.

    I’ve enjoyed your blog as you are very open with your figures. This has been the most interesting and inspiring point.

    As far as subjects go, I’m not sure what to suggest. Keep surprising us.

    I’d be interested in a meet up of UK FI and ER types (as per MMM in the US). What do you and others think?

    Keep on blogging.

    BM

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 10th September 2014

    Hi Huw

    I'll say congrats on the 20,000+ visitors as I think that's a lot.

    A good way to increase traffic is by reading and commenting on other people's blogs.

    Maybe get yourself the "@FinanciallyFreeByForty" twitter account so you can tweet your posts, etc. I know I've had a few new readers this way.

    Personally, I'm not bothered about the number of hits/visitors – I'd probably be more bothered if my blog was an income generator but in the main, apart from a few referral links, it's not. I'm just happy there are a few people who read my blog and take the time to comment on what I have to say!

    As for feedback on your blog, I enjoy all your posts, so I'd just say carry on doing what you're doing! 🙂

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 11th September 2014

    Hi BM,

    Thank you for your comment. I'm pleased that you enjoy my Blog. It's hard to tell how 'interesting' you are, so I just try and write what I'm thinking about as keep things open and honest. I was initially attracted to Dividend Mantra's Blog for that reason. (I think he's a great writer too)

    I think a meet up of UK FI and ER enthusiasts is a great idea. I didn't get a lot of interest when I mentioned it in my 'Life on a Bike' post. I thought the idea didn't interest others. Like you, I read the meet ups MMM sets up in the US and I wish I could go along and meet up with like minded people.

    I suggest we pick a date, time and location, and go for it. Even if it's just me and you….it's a start. If you and I organise something that works we can both spread the word on UK FI and ER Blogs and see how it goes. What do you think?

    Thanks again for your encouragement. It's nice to know that people enjoy what I do!
    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 11th September 2014

    Hey Weenie,

    Thank you very much.

    I like the view you view your Blog. I think my approach is similar. I'm currently not too concerned about the number of readers I have, I'm just happy people read it and comment on it (like you).

    Thank you for the advice on increasing my numbers. I go through spells of reading other peoples Blogs. I want to make sure I'm reading them because I'm interested in what they're saying. From some of the comments I receive, I think the person is just leaving a comment so I'll read their Blog. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I want to read Blogs that interest me. If they in turn choose to read mine, then great. But I'm not offended if they don't.

    I don't use Twitter or Facebook, so I've not considered them as options. Do you put anything on twitter that you wouldn't put on your Blog? I am open to doing Twitter over FB.

    Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it.
    Huw

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 11th September 2014

    Hi Huw

    My FB is personal and is not linked to my blog at all.

    My Twitter account (@QuietlySaving) I created specifically as an extension to my blog. I tweet when I've made a new post and the odd quote I like but that's pretty much it, I'm not a spam tweeter like some! However, through following other accounts, I've come across lots of new blogs which I now read regularly.

    Before you take the plunge, how about checking out Dividend Mantra – he's on @jasonfieber. Have a look at what he tweets about, who he follows etc to get some idea of what it's all about.

    As for keeping track of blogs I read regularly, I use https://www.bloglovin.com/ – the feed I get shows me when a new post has been made on my favourite blogs!

    Hope this helps!

    (sorry if this appears twice, I had problems posting)

  • The Big Monkey

    Reply Reply 12th September 2014

    Hi Huw,

    Let's get something organised for a meet up. Myself and the good lady are interested. How about Weenie?

    Over to you.

    BM

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 19th September 2014

    I think a get together with like minded people would be great. My friends and family think I am a crazy saving my money and not doing as them and buying flash cars and basically living for today. Apparently tomorrow is a long way off and not worth bothering about.

    It is refreshing to see a UK based blog and I look forward to your updates.

    Richard

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 20th September 2014

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for expressing interest in a meet up. I can relate to your situation, as I too feel isolated at times with friends and family when we talk about finances. They seem to follow the same path as most people. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it would be nice to talk to like-minded people. Luckily my fiance is like me!

    Thank you for the kind words. I will announce a location and date in the not too distant future. I hope you can make it!

    All the best
    Huw

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