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Old 01-06-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hello from an Early retiree blogger

Hi Everyone,

This is my first visit to Early Retirement.org. I retired 3 years ago at 50 years old after I sold my software company. I now enjoy golf, cycling, fitness, and blogging.

I blog about lifestyle freedom, financial independence and technology.

Great to meet everyone.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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Excellent congrats !!! Lots of life to live


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Old 01-06-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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Welcome 2HourAppreneur.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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Welcome!

"The term appreneur is a neologism that combines the term entrepreneur and the term application software. An appreneur is specifically an entrepreneur who works in the mobile device application industry, as well as in the emerging micropayment economy."

Huh. Interesting. Would you expound on your handle please?
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:28 PM   #6
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welcome and congrats on your successful venture that lead to ER.
Cheers!
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:38 PM   #7
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Welcome and congrats! Hope to hear more from you in the future,
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:30 AM   #8
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Welcome. How about a link to your blog?
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I get the idea the OP isn't going to hang around to chat with us.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:47 AM   #10
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Welcome. How about a link to your blog?
Just a reminder - blog spam is against the rules. But this user does have a blog link (allowed) in their profile.

If you are curious about their (or any member's) site you can click on their user name and select the visit homepage option.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:03 PM   #11
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FWIW, poking around the OP's blog I came across this:


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How I Did It

I’ve created a formula for driving blog traffic and growing social followers. It takes a bit of work, but here are the high-level techniques to get it done:
  • Create great content, content your audience will enjoy
  • Blog at least twice a week, every 3 days is ideal
  • Follow Twitter accounts that enjoy the topics you write about, they will follow you back, I use Crowdfire for this.
  • Tweet once an hour between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm, I use ViralContentBuzz for this.
  • Repurpose your blogs on other major syndication platforms like Medium and Niume
  • Build relationships with other bloggers, comment on their blogs, guest post, and help each other get the word out
  • Make your content easy-to-share and have clear call-to-actions

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I guess he should add "Join Early Retirement forums" to his list of High-Level Techniques To Grow Social Followers.
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Yeah, somehow I think he joined ours and other forums on the webinet just to grow his social followers and drive blog traffic (and a blog post about blogging! Perfect. The python is eating his tail?). Blah. Our membership is being mined for blog clicks.
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I guess he should add "Join Early Retirement forums" to his list of High-Level Techniques To Grow Social Followers.
He joined - and posted once, and only once - to up the number of hits on his blog site. Nice.
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I guess he should add "Join Early Retirement forums" to his list of High-Level Techniques To Grow Social Followers.
That was my thought as soon as I saw the first post....
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Well, hopefully I was the only blog hit (or one of only a few) he scored off of this forum.


I'll save you folks the trouble, it wasn't particularly interesting.
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Well, hopefully I was the only blog hit (or one of only a few) he scored off of this forum.


I'll save you folks the trouble, it wasn't particularly interesting.
I'll second that. Some reviews of apps he likes (nothing really to do with ER--more like a shopping list app, for example), and reblogs of other blogs. Don't bother.
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I have issues with calling yourself retired if you insist on tweeting once an hour every day from 6am to 11pm. That sounds like work to me.
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I have issues with calling yourself retired if you insist on tweeting once an hour every day from 6am to 11pm. That sounds like work to me.
For two years, I ran a blog where I posted once or twice a week, tweeted occasionally, and generated tens of thousands of hits over the course of that time mostly due to quality content rather than advertising and social interaction. I never monetized that blog, but I learned a lot about it and how to monetize blogs, AdSense, etc. More to the point, I learned how much work is required to run a blog with quality content and what a time sink it can be, particularly while balancing a full-time job, competition, and a marriage.

I 100% agree that if you are blogging 3 times a week, tweeting once an hour, and spending as much time as his list requires in order to generate a successful, income-generating, highly trafficked blog, you are anything but "retired."
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I only spent a couple of minutes reading this thread but I already feel a bit used.
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I only spent a couple of minutes reading this thread but I already feel a bit used.
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