I would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy 2017 to all the friends of the blogosphere and also to you reader that contributes with comments or visits to this space.
Many people are saying that 2016 was a bad year. I Do not. It was a great fight year and a lot of victories! And it is in the battle that men are separated from the children, the valiant of cowards, loyal and disloyal. This year a lot of people put their faces in the sun, many others were exposed, but we remained firm in the fight, we are sweeping Brazil from corruption, we prevented the president, we made several political figures as defendants, many prisons, much money returned and much success in the operation Lava-Jet. I believe the eye of the hurricane has passed.
I continued my plan, I did not operate news, I bought value, I studied, I read many books, I deepened in some things to post here, I learned from you, I received books including paper in my house, made new friends in the blogosphere, 2017, I worked hard and hard to contribute, I lived with simplicity and joy, I did not give up during the difficulties, I did not gain weight, I ate well and I’m in good health.
In terms of 2016 contributions, it was the best year of my life! (Saw it?) Even in the crisis. I invested in 2016 which had contributed in 2015 + 2014.
Although it has not gained much in return equity increased (this is what really matters) and has itself a huge potential to make a great leap forward, it’s like Be a hawk’s egg in the nest waiting for the sky to open and the sunlight to enter.
I was always optimistic, always moving forward, even taking rain, walking, being wet by vehicles, eating badly or sleeping badly. As a locomotive on the track, I always went forward, without looking back, without remorse, no regrets, no excuses, no blame for the difficult situation that one day I and my family have been. The only thing we can do is work on ourselves, especially at the worst times. Remember, the best time to fix your roof is on a sunny day.
I have said here once that every year that passes is easier to invest that accumulates wealth, pure truth. I am much calmer, it is very worth saving and contribute, I feel much more peaceful and less anxious. My psychological relationship with money, prices, and values has already changed a lot. Tranquility comes slowly, but one day comes slowly.
Next year the blog will have news.
From the beginning I wanted to write in English, maybe to increase the reach of the blog, maybe to just improve my English gradually.
The fact is that yesterday after reading and researching a lot, I bought a domain and I am working to put it on the air still in January, and with a subdomain in English to have an international reach. WordPress.org has some really cool plugins to help organize the blog, from there I bought a host in Brazil and I will gradually migrate the blog to there, redirecting all the links. WordPress.com, where it is hosted here, is great for writing basic texts and putting pictures, and only. It is extremely limited. After I saw how WordPress.org could greatly improve the dynamics of the blog, I decided to move there, and with an international domain, it gets better.
Following the tip of the master, Uó / Alexandre / Abacus Liquid made a very good post about the revolution in Finansfera, I found it very cool, and it took me a doubt I had about it. Do not know much about IT, the internet, computer, SEO, Google Adsense but I can gradually learn. I will try to put a translate plugin on the blog for the subdomain in English to see if it works, if not I will translate each post in the best manual work style and I will post one by one.
When I started Frugal Simple always wanted to avoid commercial appeal, spam, banner, sell pdf, do and organize any type of course, provide advice, private and paid advice, or propaganda or whatever to make space as neutral and independent as possible (Even because the audience that comes here is already a well mature and studied audience), and I am already well paid in my work and do not need to supplement my income with the internet. And so I want to continue because I can not dedicate much or want to monetize to make money because the cost benefit to me is horrible.
Frugal Simple is not a website for financial education, personal finance, basic finance, self-help, or fundamentalist education. It’s a site more about human behavior than anything else, just as it’s a diary of my journey. Here I avoid being repetitive and post appealing things like:
“Making Money with Dividends”
“Get rich in Fixed Income”
“Knowing the Treasury Direct”
There are already dozens of good websites and good blogs of people who dedicate themselves and know much more than I do, I do not think it’s a good idea to rain in the wet and to put something down, I think it impoverishes the space and attracts an audience that is still learning the Basic, not that you are despising this public, but one day they will come here if they continue wanting to deepen their studies and take a liking to the thing.
That way I hope to put Google Adsense to learn a little and pay the annual costs of the host and the redirect if it goes from zero to zero is already great. I think it does not bother much and AdSense content I have no control and no interest and I do not know what it will be.
I hope I can actually make it work.
A great hug to all and great health, peace, work, money and learning for all of us in 2017!