It’s been a good few years since I ran a blog having dedicated much of my written hours to my day job. 2020 seems like an odd year to return to this way of publishing thoughts, but it’s a great opportunity with more people getting online and looking at ways to make money and live a better life.
That’s what this blog is all about. Dividend investing is largely a fairly safe endeavour. It’s vastly different to day trading, which involves timing the market and a whole heap of luck, and you’re less likely to lose more than you put in. In fact, I’m looking to invest for retirement, allowing me to enjoy life after working hard for a few decades.
The last few blogs I tried to launch failed spectacularly for one reason: I wasn’t motivated. It’s a whole different kettle of fish to run a blog compared to setting one up, the latter usually fuelled by excitement. My new personal blog is different. I’m passionate about the topics that will be covered.
As well as promoting the form of investing I engage in and aim for financial freedom, I’ll also be publishing some tips and tricks to live a better life as a whole, something that has been lost and forgotten by many in the age of technology. But actually starting each post remains to be a challenging task, much like riding a bike for the first time in years.
Motivation is key
When looking to set up a blog, you’re in the zone where excitement takes control. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the hype of getting your site online and people visiting. The issue is once you get everything up and running it becomes a routine to write content and get enough words scheduled for publishing. This is an issue I suffer from. Remaining motivated.
Money is a pretty good motivator. It’s what keeps me working my day job and it’ll be what keeps me focused on my blog. I’m passionate about investing and what it can do for the average person when done right. The world continues to evolve and not always for the better. Current generations have it better than previous waves, but that’s not always the case.
It’s more difficult to save, to buy property, and to live a stress-free life. Consumerism is rampant and consumer debt is at an all-time high. I want to do my part in helping change that. I want to help people clear their debts, focus on making money, and then using the stock markets to retire earlier and with a better foundation to do what they want.
This is what I’ll be focusing on for the next few years as I work to get this blog populated with helpful resources, as well as increase my investment portfolio to remain on track for financial independence.