Time waits for no one as we can all attest to that fact every time we post our monthly dividend income results and marvel at how fast each year goes by. I can hardly believe that it has been two full years since I started blogging at DivHut and began sharing my real world portfolio with you (and now baby DivHut too). I think the greatest benefit I have received from starting my own blog is the fact that I am more intimately tied to my portfolio and its holdings and performance. Prior to chronicling each buy and potential buy along with dividend income, I rarely looked at my portfolio holdings. At best, I logged on once a month as many of my buys were automated and I simply reinvested every dividend received. I think that by blogging and sharing my journey with others it really forced me to become very familiar with my current holdings and it constantly reminded me as to whether or not I was headed in the right financial direction I saw fit with proper risk tolerances as well. I feel very appreciative to be a part of our online community and to be able to share my personal portfolio and investing experiences while also being granted to ability to peer into other like minded investors’ portfolios and see their investing thought processes.
I am continually amazed at the support, advice and transparency among our community. I plan to continue sharing my real world portfolios with you on DivHut as well as continue to do overviews of different dividend paying sectors that might otherwise be overlooked. I want to thank everyone who has visited and commented on DivHut during the last year. Without you DivHut would not be possible as I continually receive inspiration from your comments, questions and your own blog posts that I read on a daily basis. With that being said let’s take a look at my annual DivHut blog stats comparing year one and year two.
Sessions Users Pageviews
52,305 20,594 112,456
Sessions Users Pageviews
73,454 31,252 139,274
The numbers above just prove to me that DivHut would not be possible without any of you and for that I thank you. I’m happy to see those numbers above without making any comparisons to other blogs that exist. I’ll simply let these numbers stand alone and give me my own metric to compare DivHut’s third year stats to. Here’s to all of us continuing on our own FI journey and may we continue to receive inspiration from one another.
Disclosure: Long DIVHUT
56 thoughts on “DivHut Turns Two”
Congrats on turning 2! That’s a great accomplishment and you’re right about becoming more connected to your portfolio whenever you have to write about it. Looking forward to year 3!
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Thank you for your continued support. There’s no doubt that the act of simply writing blog posts frequently almost forces you to become more aware of your holdings, which is a good thing in my opinion. As always, I appreciate the comment.
Congrats on 2 years DivHut. Coming on my 1 year in May. Definitely makes a huge difference when your tracking your investments for the world to see. Keep it up bud.
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I appreciate your kind words and support. I know it sounds cliché, but time really does fly by. Soon you will hit your anniversary. Just keep writing, commenting and sharing your real world experiences and you’ll have a good chance of creating the financial future you seek. Thank you for commenting.
Happy birthday to the DH blog. You have done well and come far in a short amount of time. Looking forward to reading in the future.
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Thank you for the “birthday” wishes 🙂 I have to say that writing for this blog has been a fun experience and I really value the comments and input from my readers. The transparency of our community still amazes me as in the past financial topics were never discussed let alone shared with the public. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.
Congrats & you are an inspiration to all of us beginner bloggers. Thanks for sharing your real portfolio, a lot of times I don’t even know where to start looking for solid funds.
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Wow! Thank you for the compliment. I’m happy to be a source of financial inspiration and hope you gain value by following along my real world dividend portfolios. When I write my “sector specific” dividend posts I am to highlight that finding solid long term dividend payers doesn’t have to be difficult. We are literally surrounded by the products and services of many of the companies in our portfolios. You just have to know where to look. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
Congrats Keith. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing your journey with us and it’s always a pleasure visiting you bud.
We only have 1 way to go and that’s up so let’s keep hustling and make our lives better and better.
Cheers to our success.
Thank you for your continued support and investing inspiration as well. We literally have dozens of real world portfolios to follow and learn from on our FI journeys which I think is great. As always, I appreciate your comment.
I an also long DIVHUT ?
Thank you! Stay long on DIVHUT 🙂 I’ll happily continue to share my real world portfolio with you.
Good job and keep up the good work!
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Thank you for your kind words. As with year one and two, I plan to continue writing and sharing into year three. As always, I appreciate the comment.
140K views are amazing!! It just shows you have great contents and a lot of hard work into hustling!
I myself seeing double digit increase this year also.
Those numbers just highlight that many more people visit DivHut than comment, which is fine. It means I actually have a readership out there which is a very satisfying feeling. I guess you just have to keep writing and sharing and people will respond in kind. Thank you for commenting.
Congrats DivHut on year 2. Hope baby is doing well. Mine is currently in teething mode so my sleep is still not enough. Hard to focus on writing any articles at night for me when you are falling asleep. Hope that is not the case for you.
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Thank you for the well wishes. Baby DivHut is doing great. I still can’t believe he’s over one. Talk about time flying. I know what you mean about teething mode. Our little one is still teething, of course, and on occasion we have those all nighters when he just will not fall asleep. Between myself and the Mrs. there’s always some quiet time to write. For me it’s usually when they are both asleep, like now 🙂 I don’t mind. It’s all a temporary stage and as long as we remain healthy and happy everything will work out. Thank you for commenting.
Oh no, it’s the Terrible Twos!
Congrats on a growing and prospering blog! To many more years of success!
ARB–Angry Retail Banker
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Funny, the terrible two’s. Well, I hope I don’t succumb to writers block during this age. I don’t think I will. I feel happy and excited to share my real world portfolios and ideas and always appreciate reading the comments from my followers. Thank you for your continued support and, of course, comments!
Congrats on the 2 year milestone Keith! Here’s to many to come.
Thank you for your kind words and support. I’m happy to have achieved this milestone without feeling burnout. Hope things are well on your side with T2.0. As always, I appreciate your comment.
Congrats on your latest birthday! Watching your blog grow is almost as much fun as watching your children learn and grow.
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You said it. Reaching higher milestones with views and readership is definitely exciting but watching the milestones of your own child is that much better. Thank you for your kind wishes and comment.
Happy 2 years on the blog. Keep it going!
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Thank you for your continued support. The plan is to continue with more updates and other dividend related posts into year three and beyond. Thank you for commenting.
Congrats Keith. Most bloggers give up in less than 6-months, and here you are hitting 20years! It’s been a great ride and I’m fortunate that you’ve shared it with us.
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Oops, 2-years 😉
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Two years, twenty years… it all goes one year at a time 🙂 For now, here’s to year three!!!
There is a rather large DGI blogging graveyard. Many start, but few stay in for the long haul. I’m happy to continue sharing my real world journey as well as other investing related posts indefinitely. I find a lot of inspiration from the other financial blogs out there as well as the comments I receive here. Thank you for your continued support.
congrats div hut,
i have been following you guys for almost year and just started commenting .
I appreciate your first comment here and for following along my journey. Thank you for your continued support and I hope to read more of your comments in the future.
Only 2 years — it seems much longer! I meant this in a good way 🙂 Congratulations!
Thank you for your kind words. I have been a dividend investor since 2007 which is why it may feel longer, but blogging since 2014. I do wish I started sharing my journey earlier but better late than never. I appreciate your comment.
Happy 2nd Birthday DH!
Congrats on the two year anniversary and looking forward to many more!
It’s great that your blog has not only helped the community as a whole but has helped you with your investing directly.
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Thank you for the well wishes and support. Like you, I am looking forward to many more years of sharing my real world journey as well as following and learning from other financial journeys I read online. As you stated, there is an almost symbiotic relationship between what my blog has offered others online and by default what that same blog offered me in terms of my investment decisions. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Congrats & keep up the hard work! And as always thank you for sharing!
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Thank you for your kind words. It’s my pleasure to share my real world portfolio with you. I hope my site can continue to provide inspiration to all. I appreciate your comment.
When I first read the title I thought Baby Divhut had turned 2.
Congrats on 2 years of impressive success. Creating something from scratch and seeing it grow is a great achievement. Well done, Keith. Here’s to another 2 years (or maybe 20, like IH said 🙂 )
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Baby DivHut is still one. Let’s not rush things too fast. I like having a baby in the house. Thank you for your continued support. I still enjoy writing for DivHut and sharing my real world portfolios with everyone. As long as that feeling does not change, I expect to be writing for years to come. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
hey, i also thought that your baby turned two ^^. had to read the headline twice.
what an amazing journey. i like you blog, hope I can read your blogposts another two years 🙂
best regards from austria
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Nope… baby DivHut is still one 🙂 I don’t want time to fly that fast. I’m glad you enjoy reading my blog posts as well as following along my dividend growth journey. Look forward to sharing another year and more dividend stories. Thank you for commenting.
Congrats on turning 2, I turned 1 in Feb. and i like to see what i acomplished, i’ve returned from India last week after 1 month, and i will write about it soon.
Sharon – Divorcedff
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Thank you for your continued support and congrats to you as well on your one year anniversary. Look forward to reading about your adventure in India. As always, I appreciate the comment.
I never knew you guys existed! You can add me to your thousands of followers!
I’m happy you have stumbled upon my blog. Hope you enjoy your stay. Thank you for commenting.
Congratulations on reaching the 2 year mark, DH – I got there myself only recently!
Yours is one of the few overseas investment blogs which I have followed continuously since I discovered such blogs in 2014 – look forward to reading more about your investment journey.
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Thank you for your well wishes and continued support. Congrats on your milestone as well. I am humbled to know that my blog is one of the few overseas investment blogs that you follow. It’s nice to know that DivHut has an international reach and appeal. As always, I appreciate your comment.
Hey DH, congrats on this wonderful feat! Hope that there will be many more to come. Thanks for sharing the stats as well.
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Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. The plan is to continue sharing my investment journey with you. I appreciate your comment.
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Congrats on making it to your second year! I’ve enjoyed following your site along the way and seeing your portfolio grow as well.
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Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. It means a lot knowing that my writing and portfolio updates are followed along by investors like you. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.
Congrats on reaching the 2 year mark. Always enjoy your post. Hope to be following along for years to come. Best wishes and continued success with your blog and personal finance journey! AFFJ
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Thank you for your kind words and support. I appreciate your readership and comments. Looking back, I cannot believe that two years have flown by. I’m very happy to have joined our little online FI community. Thank you for commenting.