Happy first birthday!

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Still can't believe I managed to churn out articles for one year. I was thinking I would run out of juice in 6 months but luckily, I did stay on long enough to mark my blog's first year birthday! Thank you to my readers for the support and I am also lucky to get some extra bucks from Google Adsense.



Some thoughts:
1) On Coftea
The most popular post is not written by me... sigh. Haha but I am grateful for Coftea on writing this excellent piece - 'Can HDB owners own a private condo', This topic has indeed troubled many Singaporeans which promoted a lot of searches and went viral in facebook with daily hits hitting more than 10000 a day! I also like his appreciation to being a Singaporean and 10 lessons in Warren Buffett's letter. Thank you Coftea for your great contributions and please write more :)

I also welcome all guest writers who feel the urge to write once in a blue moon...

2) On travel posts
I did not expect my travel posts to be popular as there are so many free and easy blogs out there. It was a pleasant surprise to see 4 of them in my top 10 namely for Hokkaido, Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok. These posts don't generate any good views in the beginning but after some time, the search results will push them to regular daily hits. I am also glad that my travel stories are able to amuse some of you, especially on my lesbian friend's story and my encounters with taxi drivers. This made me motivated to continue writing on my travels...

3) On OCBC and UOB
I will continue to update their changes regarding their accounts and credit cards as I am using the OCBC 360 and 365. I have stopped using Frank after they stopped the rebates and am considering UOB One account as I have applied for UOB One card. Hope to keep sharing my thoughts and how I milk my cash fully so as to benefit you too.

4) On being a finance blog
I have failed terribly at this as you can see from what I bought for my first stock. I am not good enough to dole out finance advice and sometimes, I can only advise people to save more and make it a habit or be conscious of their spending. This Sheng Siong and Riverstone post is one of my newbie attempts though it's easier for me to write about not losing $10,000 a year to expenses. My writing flows easily on little tips in life like what you should get for your girlfriends and wives but...

There is always the problem where those who should be heeding my advice are not my viewers. The big question is still on how to disseminate the information to non-savers/investors and I am not sure my other posts are able to do that.

5) On Simply Sales Talk series
I started this as I wanted people to know that every job has their difficulties and discriminations and many toxic people to bring you down. Although I was terrible in my job initially, with passion and perseverance, I could still get to my current ideal job as a regional sales manager!  Hard work is definitely necessary in order to prove yourself and there is no easy way out. My job satisfied my need to travel yet be paid to do so and appear to others as leading a high life.

Work is not our everything but it takes up one third of our life and seeking fulfilment in that significant amount of time is essential.  For me, I would want to see how much I can contribute back to the society. The payroll will sponsor my travels and also my continued contribution to my investments.

Happy birthday, SimplyJesMe! Hope I will get to my second birthday :)

Jes

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18 comments:

  1. Looking to many more happy returns to SimplyJesMe. Happy Birthday!



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    1. Hi MH,

      Thank you very much for your support! I am looking forward to those too :)

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  2. Nice SJM,

    Happy Birthday and many years to come.

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    1. Hi David,

      Thank you for popping by and the nice greetings! :)

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  3. Happy happy birthday to your 1 year old blog!

    Hey Jes, I got my Adsense approved after adding those pages you recommended :)

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    1. Hi GV,

      Thank you for your support! Congratulations on the start of another source of income.. any commission for me? Hehe... kidding :)

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  4. Nice and congrats !!

    I also thought your blog is around much longer

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    1. Hi SI,

      You think too highly of me and my blog. We are just a baby becoming a toddler haha! Thank you for your well wishes :)

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  5. Hi Jes

    So you started blogging 1 month earlier than me. Haha. Keep up the good writing!

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    1. Hi FD,

      Ooohh would not have guessed it with your in depth financial articles. Let's hope we can still stay around for a little while. Thank you for your encouragement and continued support! :)

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  6. Hi Jes,

    Very nice way to share you birthday with all of your readers. Looking forward to your second year in review.

    Cheers

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    1. Hi Tacomob,

      Thank you for your greetings. I hope I can get to my second birthday and grow with all of you... Have a good week ahead! :)

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  7. Hi Jes,

    Wah, big girl now, must learn your spelling and behave! Listen to mama and papa, guai guai LOL

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    1. Hi LP,

      Great to see you here! Haha,, I need to learn how to speak and walk soon so you this big papa, please guide me along... =P

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  8. Congrats! ^^

    Looking forward to more articles from you.

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    1. Hi DK,

      Thank you for your support and for posting your honest opinions.. Now I have one more blog to read and will link you up here! Looking forward to your first birthday :)

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  9. Congrats! I really enjoyed your writings (especially travel related ones cuz I love to travel too) - keep them coming!

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    1. Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for your kind words and constant support! With your encouragement I will surely try to make my second birthday happens! Enjoy your weekend :)

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