Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2020

little hustler turned 2

Oh 2020 … I’m somewhere between “when will this year be over??” and “how is it July already??”

We’re still in a semi-strict social distancing protocol here in California. We haven’t seen family or most of our close friends in months.

Playgrounds are closed, as is the zoo and the library. Lots of conversations with our 4-year-old start or end with “when the germs go away.”

Quarterly Progress Report – Q1 2020

hiking with grandma and grandpa

2020 started off so promising! And then around the beginning of March, the wheels started to come off.

And not just for me, but for the broader global economy — thanks in part to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here in California, we’re “sheltering in place” until at least May, meaning no unnecessary trips out of the house. Day to day, that’s not all that much different from my last 11+ years of working from home.

It’s just I’ve got more company these days.

Decade in Review: My Most Important Moments and Lessons from the 2010s

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As we turn the calendar on a new decade, I thought I’d reflect back on the last 10 years.

To paint the picture of where the 2010s started for me, I was:

coming off a great year in business, and had high hopes for the future
about to get married
blogging at nickloper.com, on a bunch of random topics
$150k underwater in our house, which was a huge source of stress

Let’s see what happened next!

2019 Annual Review and Q4 Progress Report

q4 2019 progress report

Progress report time!

Why go through this exercise?

It’s time to evaluate what happened over the last 3 months (and in this case to look at the year as a whole), to see if you achieved your goals, and to ask if you’re happier or otherwise better off than you were when you started.

So am I?

Q3 2019 Progress Report

teachable challenge

It’s a fun creative challenge to keep coming up with new episode ideas. I’m happy to see a nice little upward trend there in September. 

Compared to last year, the show was up 22% for the quarter.

We’re closing in on 10 million lifetime downloads!

Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2019

The biggest spike on the chart coincided with publishing this monster 7000-word post on passive income. It was a ton of fun to write and hopefully can be a pillar piece of content for years.

Even though there’s no “hockey stick” growth to report here, one bright spot is an increase in search traffic in June. Organic traffic was up 13% in June compared with May.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q1 2019

Progress report time! (It’s a tradition on the blog.)

Why Progress? Because that’s what it’s all about.

To me, progress means forward motion, or actively taking the steps to improve each day. It’s one thing we can control.

2018 Annual Review and Q4 Progress Report

Progress report time!

Why go through this exercise?

It’s time to evaluate what happened over the last 3 months (and in this case to look at the year as a whole), to see if you achieved your goals, and to ask if you’re happier or otherwise better off than you were when you started.

So am I?

Quarterly Progress Report – Q3 2018

Progress report time!

(It’s a tradition on the blog.)

This summer saw the return of summer vacation, and it was awesome. I was limited to working maybe an average of an hour a day for 5-6 weeks July and August, as the family and I took off for a month-long adventure.

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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