Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fourth Anniversary Post

Monday, October 31, 2011 will mark my fourth full year of writing as Dividends4Life. It is hard to believe another year has passed. Like the first three years, it has been a wonderful and eventful year. Looking back so much has changed since last year's anniversary post. Below are some of the more notable changes:

Primary Site Moved to

In April I transitioned my primary site from to The growth of was generating traffic that was causing performance problems for the company hosting my site.

To solve these problems, I moved my primary site back to Blogger knowing that Google would have the resources to handle any growth I was fortunate enough to encounter with no degradation in performance. So far, it has worked as expected. and is now an automated dividend news site. It provides dividend news on stocks including dividend increases and earnings reports. Its always available and is updated 24/7. If you haven't visited be sure to check it out., my original site, continues to provide a synopsis of 2-3 interesting dividend articles each day, with a link to the full article. In has developed a loyal and growing following.

Since last October, Dividends4Life has seen over 12,000 page loads each month and now has over 500 RSS/Email readers, up from 350 this time last year. If you haven't visited Dividends4Life, click here to check it out and be sure to subscribe to its Email or RSS feeds.

D4L-Premium Services

On July 9, 2009, we introduced D4L-Premium Services as premium content for the serious dividend investor. At the time, I had hoped to get 20-30 subscribers as my break-even target. It surpassed all my expectations. Last October D4L-Premium Services had 260 active subscribers and it has now grown to around 450 active subscribers.

During the past year we introduced new features such as D4L-Forums and an experimental High-Yield portfolio. At the request of several subscribers, we began to accept Google Checkout as an alternative method to pay for the services. Click here for more information on the D4L-Premium Services.

Amazing Growth

As mentioned in every Pocket Change Portfolio update, I never expected my site go anywhere and certainly didn't expect the growth I have seen over the past four years. Since last October, our Email/RSS subscriptions have grown from 2,300 subscribers to 2,900.

My articles are syndicated on several sites, many of which have a large number of followers such as Seeking Alpha where I have over 37,000 readers following me. I continue to be amazed and humbled at how far these sites have come.


Many thanks to all those that take time from their busy schedule to spend a few minutes with me each week!

There have been so many kind people that I have got to know as a result of my writing. I appreciate all who have faithfully read, commented and supported my sites over the last four years. I am truly excited about the upcoming year.

Best Wishes To All,

UPDATE: Be sure to check out the 5th Anniversary Post Here.