Happy New Year!
Let’s use this occasion to do a recap and future looking Weekender instead of a normal roundup – sound fair? (Yeah, I know, it’s not the weekend)
How Was the Year for Don’t Quit Your Day Job?
Well first – thank you so much for being a reader! We had our strongest year yet (we’re to the point where I could never give you up or let you down even if I wanted to…):
Our traffic is very search engine heavy – it’s at almost 84%. That in mind, it was nice to see growth in Social, Email, and Referral Traffic in 2016!
What’s Coming Next on the Site?
We’re very excited about the new year here on DQYDJ – we’ve got a lot of things planned now that I’m back to writing. Expect new exploration of all of your favorite topics – economics, finance, personal finance, data science, politics, and engineering. And, of course, expect lots of Cameron contributions as well – I’m blessed to have him writing here!
We also have a mind to improve our machine learning and visualization skills. Maybe there will be a project or two related to that?
As for data sets we want to tackle, we expect to update some of the net worth calculators with University of Michigan data. We have a few more posts and calculators in the queue for the 2016 income release, then a data project related to software development using the ACS.
Who Else Should You Visit?
DQYDJ shouldn’t be the only site you read. Let me single out some top blogs by the traffic they sent us in the last year. We’re extremely biased here, but if they link here they’ve obviously got great taste!
- The Big Picture
- Control Your Cash
- Financial Samurai
- Financial Uproar
- Free By 50
- Go Curry Cracker
- Political Calculations
- Save, Spend, Splurge
- The College Investor
And here are some not-quite-blogs which flattered us with a lot of traffic. Subscribe to them as well!
And a few new (or new to us!) sites that you should be watching:
I know I missed some promising young blogs and sites; we’ll get you in a future Weekender!
And, as you probably know I now work at Twilio… and am loving it. Light up their Google Analytics Dashboard for me, will you?
How was your 2016? Plans for 2017?