With the changes going on in my life and career, it’s been several years since I’ve posted a breakdown of the blog community so I thought now would be a good time. Thus, I present the Blog Demographics 2019 Edition, otherwise entitled, “Opulence, You Own Everything”.
I have decided that one of my personal projects is going to be revisiting the thousands of posts we put into the private archive prior to launching our asset management firm and, to the extent reasonably possible, release them back to the public blog if we feel they might be useful from an academic, entertainment, and/or historical perspective. NOTE THAT THIS POST WILL BE FEATURED AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG HOMEPAGE WHILE THE PROJECT IS ON-GOING. NEW POSTS WILL APPEAR BEHIND IT UNTIL THEN.
Recently, Aaron and I sold all of our Mount Olympus Awards, LLC membership units as part of an intrafamily transaction that allowed us to divest both the operating assets and intellectual property related to the letterman jacket and letterman jacket award industries.
After nearly seventeen years, it is time for me to resign from my role as the Investing for Beginners Guide at About.com (now the Investing for Beginners Expert at TheBalance.com).
As many of you noticed, Aaron and I went radio silent more than a month ago. This was entirely due to the fact that we are spending nearly every waking moment in the final stages of establishing Kennon-Green & Co., the asset management firm that we hope to have open within the next sixty to ninety days if all goes as planned.
Although it may seem like I haven’t been around much lately, reality is far different. I’ve been quietly publishing more than I have in years, it’s just hidden. Kind of. As part of the upgrades to the Investing for Beginners site that are happening, I’m putting in quite a bit of time in the midst of everything else going on, often releasing 10,000+ words per month.
I Have Published a Directory of the Past 15 Years of My Work on Investing for Beginners at About.com
Those of you who wish to read my writing at Investing for Beginners can now navigate my body of work much more easily thanks to a directory I built over the past week. It’s a productive copy for my own internal use as part of a planned upgrade project I’ll be doing in the coming year (as such, it…
It’s time for our annual review of the blog community demographics! Actually, I hadn’t realized it since we’re busy launching the global asset management firm but a few of you sent me messages asking where it was so I wanted to take some time out to get the latest numbers up for you. The short version: Continuing the usual trend of winning, it will likely surprise no one that, since last year, you’ve managed to grow a bit older, mostly richer, and better educated. When people talk about the top of the socioeconomic bell curve, they are speaking about many of you. This community is extraordinary.
Now that we’re back from Chicago, I’m going to try to spend a few hours each day working on the blog upgrades we’re rolling out as part of Google’s new focus on mobile-friendly sites. With somewhere around 40% of the changes done on the backend, we’re reactivating the first of the cache tools today, combining it with the Cloudflare network to see if there are any conflicts.
The Site Will Be Migrating to a New Theme and Undergoing Tests for a Couple of Weeks – Please Don’t Mind the Mess
Google has written me, once again, saying that because I refuse to offer a responsive, mobile-friendly theme for the blog, they are dropping JoshuaKennon.com from the search results shown to people using devices such as phones and tablets. Given that I hate mobile versions of sites, this puts me in the uncomfortable position of having to find something that satisfies their technical requirements while deviating very little from the desktop experience to the point that I wouldn’t call it a meaningful change.