A big announcement today – we’re one year old!
It all started from my very first blog post, exactly one-year ago when the Life Hacker Guy blog went live.
This year has really blown past as it seems only a few months ago I was considering starting this blog.
When I look back over the amount of content I have written though it does seem like a year – there have been over 140 posts so far.
This works out to be approximately 300,000 words on here, when you consider each post is 2,000 words plus (my super greens guide is over 8,000 words!)
Exactly, who would have thought I had that much to say eh? 😉
I thought it would be nice to reflect on why I started writing in the first place, how it’s going and plans for the future.
How Did Life Hacker Guy Start?
I started this blog wanting to kick start my productivity and to give me a focus each week – it’s certainly done that!
I had recently sold my share in a successful company in the UK and had enjoyed a year of reflection and unfortunately weight gain (thankfully been reversing this with my fat belly challenge!).
Although I had been looking around at other business online opportunities, even going to the Canton Fair in China to see if I can export products to the USA and UK, I was a little lost as to what to do.
I very much had “shiny object syndrome” where everything looked a fantastic opportunity for a few days and then less so!
For years I had been interested in self-improvement but had never had a way of holding myself accountable. Then it struck me when looking at Facebook and seeing people posting their monthly goals.
Why not start a blog and be upfront about what I am trying to achieve.
It was then that LifeHackerGuy was born on the 17th September 2018.
If you’re interested (and why wouldn’t you be! Lol ) you can read more about my story here.
Pumping out Content!
I never struggle for content ideas.
In fact, I have an excel document with blog titles for the next 6 months!
Everything from productivity, products I am interested in, finance, online business and friends who do lots of interesting things for a living in my interviews section.
I have been writing a lot of content here since day one but three months ago I made a commitment to create three blog posts per week.
Now this is a fairly gruelling task as I am trying to write decent quality and diverse content that is relevant for me, and I hope for many readers.
How is Life Hacker Guy Going?
Really well. To be honest, better than I initially expected.
From the start my aim was to build up visitors to 100 per day but soon surpassed this rather low goal. The site is currently receiving around 21k visitors per month and its growing exponentially.
So I have revised my initial low goal and now looking to achieve 30k per month and I believe we will get there by the end of 2019.
I have committed to writing three posts each week for the rest of 2019.
Future Plans for Life Hacker Guy
From looking at the sites traffic and shares on Facebook it’s clear what visitors are finding interesting and hopefully useful.
Visitors are really finding my reviews of products useful and there is a fair amount of engagement on the most popular ones. So far I have reviewed super greens and nootropic supplements although I will be looking at some others too very soon.
There are some random posts I have written that have been very popular too. The main one about manscaping and shaving my balls, which always makes me smile when I see the traffic to this post!
What’s next for the site?
I want to identify a clear strategy for the five key areas of health, wealth, business, investment and family for my life. So effectively having a blueprint for all these areas of my life, or in fact anyone looking to make their life simpler and yet more productive and fulfilling.
Part of this plan will involve reviewing products and services, in particular I like the idea of looking into the area of probiotics and gut health.
I want to consolidate a list of “go to” supplements for health and performance.
If I don’t find a supplement that suits my needs then I may well look to create one, like I did with my SuperGreen TONIK brand.
Any suggestions for this will be most welcome, so please do comment below or contact me directly.
So, without sounding like a real jerk, a big thank you to all my visitors.
Especially to those who have actually clicked that little Facebook like button – this triggers a short-lived tiny little wave of adrenaline each time ( well a little bit! ).
Without you the visitors and readers I wouldn’t have continued as much as I have. Who knows maybe I would have stopped months ago!
Its’ been nice to receive messages from like-minded people based in Malaysia too. I have enjoyed numerous conversations from fellow expats living in SE Asia.
As it likely with any website that starts to get some traffic, I have receive my fair share of bots and spam. It still surprises me the lack of imagination when trying to place a comment on my site. A little tip, check yer Engrish guys!
After 140 posts and 300,000 words we have reached the one-year anniversary of the Life Hacker Guy blog. Big thanks to you the readers and hears to another year!
For anyone considering starting a blog or new business then just remember these very wise words (not mine!).