Category: State of the Blog

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 …

State of the Blog: July 2016

We’ve come to the end of July 2016, and that marks a year since we started the John and Jane Doe Guide to Money and Investing! While we usually reflect on the month and provide updates to previous posts and life in general, we are also taking time this month to reflect on our entire year …