2022 has been a great year for the Rat Race Running Blog. We redesigned the logo, improved the process, and it has also increased in reach.
This year was also great for our Facebook page as it increased sevenfold, from 1,000 followers to more than 7,000. We also reached the 50,000 views milestone for the blog in its fifth year, after growing more than 150% in 12 months.
We also learned more about search engine optimization (SEO). We slowly made changes that will increase the site’s visibility through Google. It is also expected to get even better next year.
Okay, enough of the year-end performance of the blog. So, to continue the tradition, here are the top-viewed blog posts for 2022.
1. 12 Fundamental Money Lessons From The Bible
The Bible is the guide for Christian living, especially about life and salvation through Jesus. However, it also teaches how to manage your finances properly. In this post, you will see the financial principles from the Bible, which hopefully you can apply in your life.
2. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Dividend Investing Through the Stock Market
This year, I stepped away from the stock market because of the negative sentiments and uncertainties during the year. However, I remained invested and shifted to dividend investing, which I realized better suited my personality.
In this post, I wrote about what dividend investing is, how to invest in it, what the risks are, and how to profit from this longer-term strategy.
3. Don’t Waste Your 20’s: 10 Things I Thank My Vicenarian Self
This is my birthday post for the year, enumerating what I am thankful for in my younger self. Though these are only ten things, these are some of the most important lessons I learned in my vicenarian years that can help young adults.
4. 12 Powerful Principles to Improve in Almost Anything
Self-improvement is critical in adulting. It is even much more crucial after we graduate than when we were still students.
However, studying and learning as an adult is different because we live in different times. Here are some principles that I use to maximize learning.
5. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Passive Income
Passive income has been a buzzword for young people today. However, many people still don’t know the importance of building your passive income while you’re young, which can supplement your income and even fund your retirement in the future.
6. 12 Fundamental Money Advice For Fresh Graduates
I wrote this post, particularly for my past students, but it is also for every student. We all know that personal finance and money matters are never taught in school.
In this post, I enumerated some of the money tips I learned when I was starting that will definitely help fresh graduates.
7. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to PAG-IBIG MP2
Another interesting investment vehicle in the Philippines is the PAG-IBIG MP2, which is practically guaranteed because it is government-backed, tax-free for its dividend payout, and can even start for a small amount.
In this post, I wrote about how to start investing in PAG-IBIG MP2 and how to earn from it.
8. 10 Warning Signs That It’s Time To Resign From Your Job
There will come a time when you will know when it is time for you to resign. Here are some of the considerations that I experienced, which can be a guide for those who are contemplating leaving their workplace.
9. 5 New Status Symbols For Millennials
The status symbols for the older generations have always been a huge house, a nice car, fancy vacations, and many more. However, the new generation of workers is starting to diverge from that old paradigm to a new set of status symbols that are not materialistic.
10. 7 Undervalued Skills We Often Overlook
We all have a skill or two that may seem insignificant and invaluable. However, there may be some skills that you can learn that are crucial in the current generation.
I consistently publish a blog post every Saturday, so in 2022, I published 52 posts. While these ten listed posts are the most-read articles for the year, I wrote many articles that I think are great. Hopefully, you can read them also.
See you again in 2023. God bless all of us!
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