On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhere between 570,000 and 630,000 pageviews (analytics vs sitemeter) and while that is probably a day’s worth of views for a news site I am pretty happy with it, especially since most of the first year or so I was getting under 15 page views a day.

I figured I would go through the full archive of My Journey to Millions and pick out some of my favorite posts in hopes that some of my newer readers can see that my writing was actually even worse back then!  Some of the tax information may have changed but I think these posts stand the test of time almost a half decade later.

It is funny as I built this list there doesn’t seem to be a connection between the topic of the posts, some are financial planning based, some are just about my life, and some are law based.  While there is no topical question I think the style in each of the picks chosen were me being me.

Favorite Posts from 2008

Favorite Posts from 2009

Favorite Posts from 2010

Favorite Posts of 2011

Favorite Posts of 2012

We are only half way through the year but I have some favorites:

If you told me that I would be blogging 4 years later I would have said you were crazy!

  • That is as long as HS,
  • As long as College
  • Longer than I was in Law School
  • One-Third of my Relationship with The Wife (we dated a long time before getting married)
  • It is more than a seventh of my life

This blog has kept me on track with my finances and has opened up opportunities to save money like I never would have imagined.  I started a very viable business with someone I have only met once in real life (I don’t talk about it much here, but it is pretty damn successful); I have shared some of my happiness, scares and tragedies with people I will never meet.  I have actually met like-minded people who have their own blog which is always cool.

For all those things above I want to thank everyone who has ever stopped by my blog.

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28 comments

Michelle August 6, 2012 - 10:42 am

Congrats on 4 years!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Thanks Michelle. It has been great seeing you stop by here more and more.

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20's Finances August 6, 2012 - 2:48 pm

That’s a long time! Keep up the great work!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Thanks Corey. I am going to try

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Em August 6, 2012 - 4:45 pm

Congrats! 4 years seems like a long time but I’m sure it went fast. I know the last 4 years of my life only seem like 2 years tops.

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:32 pm

You are so right. So much has changed for me in the past 4 years and it scares me that I only remember a portion of the good times. I started a personal blog (more like a journal) but haven’t kept up with it.

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Echo August 6, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Congrats on 4 years…that’s like forever in blog years. Hope you stick around for at least another 4.

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:31 pm

I couldn’t imagine doing it for another 4 years, but I never thought I’d make it to the first 4 so well see. Thanks for stopping by!

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DC August 6, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Congrats! The awesome thing about blogging is that you continually get new readers. You’ve been blogging for four years and I only started reading a couple weeks ago. Here’s to 4 more years!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Congratulations on starting. The biggest hurdle for new bloggers is to IGNORE THE METRICS. Do it because you love it.

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The Wife August 6, 2012 - 10:10 pm

Happy Blogaversary dear husband! keep it up! You have a ton of favorites huh? full of yourself? lol j/k!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Well, we knew that.

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Lance August 6, 2012 - 10:24 pm

Wow congrats on sticking it out for so long! As they say in most things your best years are still ahead of you (even if people do gripe about getting older)

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Lance, thanks. I am not that old lol only 30 here

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Matt August 7, 2012 - 12:22 am

Congrats on your consistency. Writing out the annual blog anniversary post is always a particularly rewarding one.

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:29 pm

You are 100% correct. It is like wow I have I stuck with something that betters my life for yet another year.

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Don August 7, 2012 - 3:18 am

Congrats, keep cranking out the great articles! I really enjoy them!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Thanks Don, I appreciate it.

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Financial Samurai August 7, 2012 - 4:37 am

Good job Evan! May you have another 4 years!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Thanks Sam! Stalled a bit in terms of traffic may need to look into your program

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Neel August 7, 2012 - 7:08 am

Congrats !! It’s pretty good that you have completed 4 years of blogging. Keep rocking !!

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Thanks! I appreciate it

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Concerned August 7, 2012 - 12:06 pm

I read your previous blog that caused problems on End of Insanity and I do not see any issues.

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Evan August 7, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Tell her that lol

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DebtsnTaxes August 9, 2012 - 1:24 am

Congrats on 4 years of blogging! I think one of the things I like most about your blog is that you talk about topics that are rarely covered by other bloggers (at least the ones I read). It’s good to read stuff that I have no knowledge in, helps the brain function a little more lol.

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Evan August 18, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Thanks! I write whatever is on my mind. Sometimes that may be taxes, estate planning, insurance and other times might just be a rant lol

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American Debt Project August 10, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Great job on 4 years of blogging, I’ve only made it through half of your all-time favorites, but I really liked “Do I think about money too much?” and “Overcoming paralysis by analysis”. Your blog is a good mix of personal and just the numbers. Keep up the good work!

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Evan August 18, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Thanks ADP! I really appreciate hearing that others actually like my blog

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