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2019 was a prolific year for Financial Samurai. There were over 200 posts and even more pages published.
Blogging is like fishing in a big ocean. You've got to be patient. Most of the time you'll catch nothing. But every once in a while, you'll catch a big fish that can feed your family for weeks.
The biggest fish I caught was Google. After Google upgraded Financial Samurai in August 2018, I wasn't sure the upgrade would last.
But after 16 months, the upgrade has been maintained. 2019 organic search traffic remains higher than 2018 organic search traffic. And most of Financial Samurai's traffic comes from organic search.
I really appreciate Google's love because I'm not very active on social media. I'm not part of any online cliques or mastermind groups. Nor do I consistently promote myself or this site to bigger media outlets or podcasts.
If folks ask, I'll definitely oblige. But so much of my time since 2017 has been devoted to being a stay at home dad. What time I have left is spent writing, playing recreational tennis and softball, and spending time with my wife.
Google enables me to be myself and just focus on what I like to do best – write about personal finance. I'm sure Google will one day turn on Financial Samurai. When that day comes, I will reflect on the 10+ years it has treated Financial Samurai well and be thankful.
My writing goals throughout the year are always to help readers save more money, make more money, think more broadly about issues, and better prepare for an unknown future.
By category, here are some of the best Financial Samurai articles for 2019.
The Best Of Financial Samurai 2019
Work / Career
Let's Keep Things Interesting
I hope you found many of my articles helpful and entertaining this year. I always try to write about things I myself would like to read.
My favorite reader is someone who reads the entire post, instead of just the headline, and shares a different perspective. Not only do I consistently learn by tackling new subjects, but I'm also constantly learning from many of you.
Although I'll be focusing more on entrepreneurship in 2020+, I'm never going to stop writing interesting articles that will make all of us think.
Thanks for reading and sharing my work all year. If you have any favorites, I'd love to hear them!
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