What Would You Do With Darwin’s Money?

by Darwin on December 6, 2010

King for a Day

As always, Matt Cutts had an interesting blog post where he asked readers to weigh in on: What Would You Do If You Were CEO of Google.  While my blog is a mere pimple on the butt of Google’s empire, I thought it would be both entertaining and insightful to ask the same question of readers and bloggers that follow Darwin’s Money.

What I Have Done

Primarily, I’m proud of probably half of the articles I’ve written, as I think they’ve been both educational, original and hopefully, either made you money, saved you money, or prevented you from being scammed out of money.  What about the other half? Well, I’ve done a fair number of opinion pieces (usually about the dangerous levels of US debt, scams and probably too much on pseudo-politics [see Criticism Archive]) that probably come across as a bit “ranty” if you’re not…me.  I do routinely share my investment portfolio returns, investment strategies, stock options plays and alternative investment opportunities.  I’ve started to reply to every comment over the past few months and I’m commenting on more blogs, especially within the Yakezie network.

I’ve built a lot of great relationships through blogging and established a great network to both bounce ideas around and share traffic.

But there’s so much more to do…

What I WANT To Do

With limited time and online ADD that so many of us suffer from, I haven’t done everything I’ve wanted with the blog just yet.  For instance, I still don’t even have a damn search box, I’m not using a few key plugins I should be using, and there are tons of topics floating around in my head that I just haven’t been able to bang out yet.  I consider the fact that I at least email myself post topics as a step forward in my organizational skills – but I’m still woefully behind on a cohesive schedule, strategy and output.

I want to do more posts on actual How-Tos, novel ideas to make you more money, save you more money, and continue to post controversial and fun topics.  I would post more if I could.

And I’d also love to pick increase my traffic – especially from Google search since that’s “passive” and doesn’t require as much effort.  I haven’t been optimizing my articles for SEO (or even for easy reading for that matter which is probably painfully obvious).

If I really had the time to spare, I’d finally either write a book or an ebook like many other bloggers are successfully doing, but that’s just not in the cards right now.

What Would You Do If You Ran Darwin’s Money?

I’d love to hear ideas about what you’d change here, topics you’d like me to post on, design changes I should enact and anything else you have to say – good or bad.

Thanks in advance for your opinion!

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Invest It Wisely December 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Your writing is pretty good and interesting, and you have a wide variety of financial and economic posts which I enjoy. I would say, comment on other sites more often (haven’t seen you stop by) and comment more on your own, but otherwise, you’re doing pretty good. 🙂


Darwin December 7, 2010 at 9:16 am

Thanks for the advice – spot on. In the back of my mind, I’m often thinking “I need to comment on some other blogs tonight” and then I have a post to write. I have to become more efficient. I’m stopping by now!


Invest It Wisely December 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving some pretty good comments! I admit that I sometimes fall a bit behind in following up on the comments, myself. I’ll get there. 😉


retirebyforty December 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I also think commenting on other sites is the key to traffic as well. Most of my traffic is referral. Hopefully, I’ll get more search traffic as I add more posts. Did you see my funny icon post? I put it up on Sunday.


Darwin December 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Agreed, I hit 10 Yakezie this morning and I’m going to try and hit several every morning…instead of checking email or stats or whatever. And yes, I stopped by to make from of sam’s gravatar. That thing is intriguing.


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