Category: State of the Blog

State of the Blog: February 2017

Welcome to our State of the Blog report for February 2017, the month we more or less took off to go fishing.  Okay, so I didn’t so much go fishing as hibernate for a while. I’ve been struggling for a while with stress, maybe even depression. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I did know …

Gone Fishing

For the first time in a long time, I didn’t write an article last week. Jon wrote about our water heater not exploding, then offered to do a second article on cleaning out the water heater for Revanche of A Gai Shan Life.  Even though said second article never materialized, I can’t tell you how relieved …

State of the Blog: December 2016

Happy New Year! The year might be over, but we still need to wrap up December 2016 with our monthly roundup. We discuss our Jividen Christmas, trying out Hulu and Sling, and how we’re kicking off our new year. December is always a busy month, especially as you reach the last week. Jon likes to call …

Our 2016 Year in Review

As we wrap up our year, Jon, Little Bit and I would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. We’ll be taking a couple of days off, so we’ll be back on Thursday the 29th with our thoughts about for the new year, but for now, I figured I’d look at where we are …

State of the Blog: November 2016

Welcome to State of the Blog for November 2016. In this month’s roundup, we discuss hitting some pretty awesome blogging milestones, a family vacation, and a number of post updates. November whirled by for me. Little Bit has a 3-week track out starting around Veteran’s Day, so I’m a bit more distracted than usual. This year, …

State of the Blog: October 2016

Happy Halloween! Our monthly wrap-up for October 2016 includes our regular blog happenings, Pinterest, extreme couponing class, and the resolution of our bread machine conundrum. Blog stuff October was a mixed bag on the blogging front, as we moved back from three posts a week to a more sustainable two. My number of monthly visits has dropped …

State of the Blog: September 2016

We’re on the last day of September 2016, and I think we can safely put this month to bed. In our monthly roundup of blog post and life updates, we cover some blog changes, vacation, and rental issues. The Actual Blog Stuff So, despite getting two awesome guest posts this month from Michael on salary negotiation …

State of the Blog, August 2016

Happy Fall! Kinda. We’ve moved out of August 2016 and into September, but, as usual, it’s still hot and steamy in Raleigh. For this month, we review how things are working with the blog and our newsletter, how some of our ongoing projects are progressing, and how our daughter has strayed a bit from her smart spending …