I haven’t really had a “weekly” update for about two months now so it seems as though it is long overdo. I have a few things that I wanted to go over on these DatMoney weekly updates and definitely wanted to address the lack of posts this month.
I usually post my weekly updates on a Friday or the weekend but I didn’t want to wait to give you guys updates. So, let’s get started with the boring stuff, shall we?
Where Have I Been? - In the month of April, I have only posted three times (if you include this post) which is pretty bad. That’s basically like one post per week and that shows that I’m slacking… well, my on the lines that I’ve been busy.
Lately, I’ve been setting priorities and the big thing was to finish my taxes (which I did the day before the deadline) and I decided that I would do it by myself this year online. I’ll write a post on the details later because it was definitely a good learning experience… and a headache at the same time.
On top of that, I’ve just been busy and I’m trying to catch up on everything. It’s tough especially since I have a full-time job on top of everything I do online but please bear with me. I mean, I have post topics and drafts but I just haven’t had a chance to finish them.
Server Crashed/Sites Were Temporarily Unavailable – Most of you guys probably didn’t even notice it but there were two, maybe three times in which my server crashed for about like 10-15 minutes in the last week or two and it was due to high CPU load. Since one of my sites got into Google News I’ve been getting good traffic on top of my traffic from all my other sites. This has been affecting my CPU load on my dedicated server and I think I fixed it.
I’m new to all this technical stuff with hosting servers and stuff but high graphics + TONS of traffic = bad for CPU load. I actually found out that one of my sites was taking up a majority of my CPU usage and I’m not even doing much to that site now. I recently did quite a few things such as installing a cache plugin, configured some MySQL stuff as well as cut down on high graphics on my sites.
Since my last crash, I have gotten even MORE traffic and everything seems to be just fine now.
Catching Up On E-mails – If you recently sent me an e-mail and haven’t gotten a response, it’s either because I’ve been busy and I just haven’t gotten a chance to reply or I just completely overlooked your e-mail from the many I get daily.
I check my e-mails everyday on my cell phone but sometimes I don’t get a chance to reply and occasionally I just forget. I’ll try to get caught up with replies by this week. If you sent an e-mail and don’t get a response by the end of this week, feel free to send a follow-up. Thanks!
Finally Upgraded Sites to WP 2.9.2. – I’ve been procrastinating a little bit but I think I upgraded most of my sites to the newest WordPress. The strange thing is one of my sites is doing something funky when I post and it’s annoying the hell out of me and I don’t know how to fix it.
If anyone wants to help, the problem is:
I usually type and post under the “HTML” field but when I change to the “Visual” tab and back to the “HTML” tab, everything gets jumbled together with the coding in one big paragraph. Before it never did this and it doesn’t do it on any other site of mine so I don’t know what’s wrong. If you guys know how to fix it, please let me know. And if you need more details, just ask and I’ll tell you everything.
eBook and Password Protected Posts Update – Since I’m sending everything out manually and I’m behind in my work, you guys haven’t received it since March 31st. For some odd reason, some people who were on the mailing list contacted me and told me they never received it, which is weird. I’ll try to send out the next batch by the end of this week.
If you subscribed before April 1st and still haven’t received anything, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get it to you ASAP.
Getting Rid Of Some Ads – I recently took down two ads on my blog because I decided that this blog isn’t really going to be a big money maker anyways so why try to annoy the hell out of you guys with them. Yes, this blog has the potential of making good money but it’s not really intended for that. I’m here to share my experience of being an internet entrepreneur and hopefully help you guys out.
If I can make some money to help pay for hosting costs (dedicated servers are expensive!) or for experience (selling an eBook and learning the entire process) then that would be great.
I mean, I don’t write many paid posts and compared to other blogs in the same niche, I think I have a lot less ads. Also, ask anyone who has chatted with me online, you know I’m always around to help out when I can.. and I don’t charge a dime for any of it.
Upcoming Posts – I have a few posts coming up, I just need to finish them. Some of the posts will include updates on my Google News site, how I made $500 in one day from that site, sharing my experience on doing taxes myself especially with all this internet entrepreneur stuff giving me headaches, as well as trying to benefit your hosting server from crashing and avoid getting penalized by your shared hosting company.
That’s it for now! Sorry to bore you guys on Boston Marathon Monday!