By Stacie Clifford Kitt, CPA
Another year – It’s definitely true what they say, time moves faster the older you get. I am positively sure that yesterday was October 15.
Nevertheless, as fast as the year went, I am pleased to say that I was able to accomplish my number one professional goal for 2009. This was to establish a web presence and to learn more about social networking and blogging.
With over 200 blog posts in 2009, Stacie’s More Tax Tips went from having no traffic ranking in June [which really means nobody knew about the blog] to surpassing something like 17,481,781 blogs in popularity for an Alexa ranking of 518,219 [U.S.] by December. Wow, I’m still amazed by that jump. Sooooo – I guess – based on those numbers – it’s safe for me to take “learn about blogging” off the list.
I also set up a Facebook fan page for Stacie’s More Tax Tips where I now have 57 fans. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but to be honest, I would be happy for just one – Oh M’God, I have a fan Whoo Hoo. Really!
And of course, I have a personal profile with a notable amount of followers/connections/friends on the usual social suspects, Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook. I really think I have the whole “online” thing down – so I will mark that off my list as well.
As far as a web presence, the idea of which is personal “branding“, well two years ago if you Goggled my name, you found, nothing, nada, zilch. But today, try it. There’s definitely a few good pages about Stacie Clifford Kitts out there – Another check-off on the list.
But a new year brings a new concept for Stacie’s More Tax Tips. This year I wanted to be able to showcase certain topics and tax areas on the blog. Unfortunately, Blogger just didn’t have the functionality that I was looking for. Hence, the new site on WordPress. I hope you like the new format. I am still learning about the WordPress platform, making changes to pages and generally learning how things work, [I admit I am a little sad that I can’t use any Java stuff on my “free” WordPress hosted site – but I guess you can’t have everything – at least not for free].
But I think the basic format is pretty much set and good to go. And I am thrilled to start the new year with a new look and exciting new posts.