Top Ten Things I Learned Running My Own Website

Top Ten Things I Learned Running My Own Website
Eileen St. Pierre, The Everyday Financial Planner

As 2013 comes to a close, I thought I would spend the next few weeks providing some personal reflections on a variety of topics. You know what that means – time for some Top Ten lists.

I have been running my own website for a year now. Here are the top ten things I’ve learned:

10. I haven’t received a lot of useful comments, but I was asked out for drinks from some guy in Poland.
9. Still waiting for McAfee to declare my site safe.
8. Three different website analytics reporting companies, three different sets of numbers. Which one is right?
7. There is a plug-in for everything.
6. I’m really big in Germany.
5. I never knew that people selling bootleg Viagra and Louis Vuitton purses were such fans of my blog.
4. I’m not going to get rich with Google AdSense.
3. All this code looks Greek to me.
2. After a year of offering free financial advice through my Ask Eileen page, not one person has taken me up on it.
1. The term “Webmaster” has not gone to my head – there is still a lot to learn!

I have decided to renew my domain and keep writing my financial columns for another year. Thanks to all of you for reading. Please send me topics you would like me to write about in 2014.