5 Core Topics

Computer and Internet

I have decided that moving forward, there will be 5 Core Topics here in Sasha-says.com:

Business

This core topic will include articles on jobs, career, and work. There will be personal input on working at home and being a freelance accountant from time to time. I will also publish stuff related to real estate, small businesses, franchising, the economy, and any business-related news that I feel will have a huge impact on blogging and being self-employed.

Money and Finance

Since I am a licensed accountant, this core topic will include articles on accounting, taxation, financing, mortgages and loans, credit reports and debts, banking, foreign exchange and currency, insurance, investments, and any finance-related news.
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Core Topics

I am in the middle of discerning what four or five core topics that I will focus on in this blog of mine. I have been writing on everything that comes to mind in relation to current events, working at home, and a sprinkling of reviews on products and services.

One thing I am sure of for now, I won’t stop writing about current events. So, that’s one core topic you will read about here. Of course, blogging will still be a core topic here, too. Those are two topics already. I believe I will also write about technology here. Not really detailed reviews of products or whatever but issues related to web hosting, the internet, WordPress, web development, a sprinkle of gadgets and services that I find will interest my readers.

I will think about this more because I need to be sure that I am capable of writing about the core topics of this blog. I will write about the final core topics in another entry.

Reliable web hosting

Before anything else, let me tell you right away that I am not being paid to write this post. The following is my experience with my new web host…

I was with another web host when I started with this blog. But since I experienced several inexplicable and unreasonable downtimes with that web host, I started looking for a new one. I was afraid to transfer at first because I have several worries then:

Downtime – I am monetizing most of my blogs. I was afraid that it might take me 24 hours before I can transfer all my domains. THE TRUTH IS, it took me a couple of hours, if I remember it right, 5 hours to transfer the main domains. I did it on a weekend so there was little interruption.
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Is Feedburner acting up?

I don’t know why all of a sudden my feed count is down to the 70+. I used to have close to 200 feed subscribers/readers and I know when one unsubscribes because Feedburner sends information to me. I think Feedburner is not registering the right numbers anymore? Is that it? Because I haven’t received any email indicating someone unsubscribed to my blog. In fact, I know a couple of people who subscribed!

Are you having the same ‘problem’? If you do, how did you address it? I haven’t seen any news about it from friends so I’m thinking is this an isolated case?

I will go check some more and when I have an update about this ‘problem’ of mine, I will write about it here.

Cyber Monday 2014: A disappointment :-(

Cyber Monday 2014

I was a bit disappointed with yesterday’s Cyber Monday! There wasn’t really that many good deals for bloggers like me who were looking for deals on web hosting and domain registration. Or I might have been focused on Bluehost and Godaddy only. Ha!

You see, I am a loyal customer. When I find a service I am satisfied with, I don’t go looking anywhere else anymore. I am a very satisfied Bluehost and Godaddy customer for years! All my domains are registered at Godaddy while I’ve been with Bluehost for years as well. I was expecting a big discount on renewals on both companies but I guess they didn’t focus on that this year. Last year, I was able to get really, really good discounts.

Oh well, better luck next year for me!

I just have to take note here that both Bluehost Tech supports and Godaddy people were very accommodating, even helping me check deals applicable to me. I am really hats off to these companies who know how to value their loyal customers!

Nine to five blog

I used to have a blog solely dedicated for the stuff about my college education, board exams, Accountancy and work life. I had a lot of things to write about and I shared it there. But maintaining a niche blog is hard. I realized that when I started struggling with specific entries to write. Plus, I have other blogs to maintain that I kept forgetting about that one. I stopped and let the domain expire after about a year. Sayang ano?

What I did was make a back-up copy of all the entries I wrote. I know that one of these days I will make use of all those entries by either opening a new blog similar to the last one or by posting it as part of this blog. I am undecided yet though I already have specific plans for it in my mind.

This time around, I will include some other topics in it, still related to work/jobs. I will let you know about it once I made a decision. I am sure it will be a new blog instead of incorporating the entries here.

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