Clever Articles on Blogging, Investing, and Financial Freedom #11

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Welcome to the 11th clever article on blogging, investing, and financial freedom.

For those who are unfamiliar with this segment, the last clever article on blogging was published was on March 14, 2016.

It’s actually hard to believe that it’s been more than a year since the last post was published.

I mean, so much has happened and changed since then.

Nevertheless, I used to publish the clever articles on blogging segment weekly during my year of eluding the 9 to 5.

The posts covered insightful content, articles on blogging, investing, and financial independence from my favourite blogs around the web.

The updated version of this post still features similar content. However, the selections are slightly more refined to fit in with the updated theme of this blog.

In all honesty, I discontinued writing this segment before because I felt like I wasn’t adding any value by publishing it. It felt like I was just using others content to drive traffic to my site.

That was until I received an e-mail request to include a link to a post in an earlier clever articles segment.

Rather than adding the link to an older post, I figured I’d give the old segment another shot.

Here are this months clever articles about blogging, investing, and financial freedom:

3rd Quarter Net Worth Increase [$19,096] – by Doubling Dollars

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I’ve hit another high increase of quarterly net worth! *Trumpets and horns* (plus balloons falling from the ceiling)

Whether it’s the net worth report, the side hustle income reports, or the dividend extravaganza’s, Doubling Dollars is a site you need to check out!

I routinely read clever articles from this site a few times a week for motivation. I just know that Mr. Doubling Dollars is going to be working on something – he’s literally never not side hustling.

His 3rd quarter net worth increase is just another excellent example of how hard work pays off.

September 2017 Income Report: My Fourth Month Blogging – by Well and Wealthy

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I was using a combination of BoardBooster and Tailwind to schedule to Pinterest and at this point I started pinning around 60% of my own stuff to my boards as well a sending it out to group boards.

I only came across Well and Wealthy within the last few months on Pinterest, but I immediately loved this blog.

Similarly to my escape in 2016, Sammy, the writer of this blog, has eluded the 9 to 5 in pursuit of more fulfilling work.

What’s even more amazing is that this blog is already generating income in only 4 months.

I look forward to following Sammy’s journey and more income reports like this one.

Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Who Said Blogging Was Easy – by Money Scrap

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90 to 95% of bloggers don’t make it past 6 months! Will you?

In this well-written blog post on Money Scrap, the author provides a realistic approach to blogging. If you’re thinking of starting a blog but don’t want to put in the work, you might not enjoy the patience aspect of this post. On the other hand, if you’re blogging for the right reasons (personal enjoyment), and if you have the ability to be patient, I can assure you that this is an excellent read!

200 Blog Posts Later: Some Tips I Have for Aspiring Bloggers

200 Blog Posts Later: Some Tips I have for Aspiring Bloggers

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If you start a blog for any reason other than absolutely loving the topic you’re blogging about, you’ll burn out within a year

Four Pillar Freedom has quickly become one my favourite blogs to read. Not only is the author a machine at writing blog posts, he’s making extraordinary progress with his blog income and with his net worth reports.

Ever Considered Firing Yourself? 17 Reasons to Leave a Job You Hate

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Over 75 Million Americans hate their jobs.

As mentioned in the opening of this blog post, I received an e-mail about adding a link to the clever articles on blogging segment. The sender of that e-mail was the author of this blog post. Although my perspective has changed slightly since then (I’m focused on FI, blogging, and dividends), I can definitely relate to the great points made in this post. There was a time when I needed to get away from the 9 to 5 too. I desperately needed peace and quiet to think. A lot of the reasons in the above post cause me to think that the author has come to the same conclusion.

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Concluding Thoughts – To Publish Clever Articles on Blogging or not?

I enjoy the curation aspect of the clever articles on blogging segment. But I always feel guilty for excluding all the other great dividend investing and personal finance blogs I read.

It would be easy to list off 25 clever articles from around the web. However, the selections are based on my mentality during a specific period of time.

In conclusion, I hope you were able to find value and motivation out of the blog posts shared. Moreover, the main theme/takeaway to gather from this particular post is the importance of hard work.

Questions for the readers: What are your thoughts on a recurring blog post that shares other blogs content? What are your thoughts on recurring blog posts in general? Do they lack creativity?

14 Comment

  1. Hey, I don’t know why you are so hard on yourself about these Clever Articles posts. I like them, and not just because I am listed – hehe.

    There are a lot of good posts and sites, but you out there curating the content and shining the light on the well-deserved articles is valuable to readers.

    So don’t stop, continue. 😀
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    1. Hi Mr. Doubling Dollars,

      Thanks for the feedback and support! I’m glad to hear you enjoy these posts. And that’s a great point of about shining the light on other well-deserved articles. Thanks for your feedback, I think I will aim to publish a clever articles post per month. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for sharing. This is a great list. Always love coming across new bloggers I haven’t seen before. There is some great stuff out there.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Dividend Daze! I’m glad you enjoyed the list. I’m always surprised by how many talented and incredibly interesting bloggers are out there too. Take care!

  3. I’m a fan of these posts as well Graham. Like Dividend Daze commented, so much good stuff is out there. Anytime we can help promote each other is positive in my opinion. Less materialism like the Kardashians and more of a focus on living within our means and being better humans. Take care friend!

    1. Thanks for the support, Mr. Defined Sight! It really is remarkable how much incredible content is out there. And thanks for comparing this to the opposite of the Kardashians. I literally can’t stand the materialistic life that they stand for. They’ve caused so much confusion and entitlement. The Kardashians are also the downfall of Kanye West and Tristan Thompson lol. In short, I will continue to share the clever articles when you put it like that. Have a great week man!

  4. Sammy says: Reply

    Hey Graham,

    Thank you so so much for featuring me! I only found out because I noticed that I was getting some traffic from Reverse the Crush and I was like hmm what’s that, better go check it out!

    Your blog is awesome and I’m literally about to go and binge read some posts!

    Once again thanks so much for the mention and I will be sure ot share this post 🙂

    1. Hi Sammy,

      You’re most welcome! Thanks for continuing to share great content! And I’m glad to hear that you got some extra traffic through the post. I appreciate the kind words about the blog. I’ve definitely binge read your blog a few times as well. Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

  5. HI Graham,

    Thanks for sharing the list. I especially enjoyed reading the article about “Firing yourself”. Though, I would title it a bit differently “17 reasons to fire your employer” or something like that.

    Anyhow, thanks for introducing me to a few new bloggers.

  6. Hi Mr. ATM,

    I’m glad you enjoyed the list! The “Firing Yourself” post fits so perfectly in with some of the early posts on this blog. I’ve even posted a few similar ones which I have since taken down because I was worried my employer would find them when I went back to work. I also see hear what you’re saying about the name change – you’re getting rid of them, not the other way around. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  7. Glad you enjoyed my post and thanks for mentioning it on your blog:) i will make sure to check out the other posts you featured.

  8. You’re welcome, Caroline. Thanks for sharing the great read. I’ll continue to be a reader of your blog! Keep it up! 🙂

  9. I love reading these types of posts Graham, as I get a perspective on others journey in gaining freedom from their 9-5 job and earn a living digitally.

    I agree with most of the points in those articles, particularly about saving for retirement through a traditional job by Jordon. In the UK, they keep raising the retirement age; I am sure by the time I can retire, it would be at a ridiculously old age of 80+. Also, the retirement fund would have depreciated so much due to the inflation of our fiat currency by that time.
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  10. Hey Leo Tat,

    Thanks for reading and commenting! I appreciate the feedback that you enjoy these type of posts. And I always enjoy the opportunity to read others perspectives on financial independence as well.

    In regards to the increasing retirement age in the UK, that’s a scary thought to think about that it could reach 80+. In Ontario, Canada where I live, there has been talk of increasing the retirement age to 67, but it still sits at 65. I can hardly even fathom that. My ultimate goal is to reach FI by 40. The latest I’d push the plan is 45 to 50 before retiring. I hope you’re able find freedom sooner! Have a great week!

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