I mentioned it briefly a couple of weeks ago, but Lazy Man and Money is taking a new direction… I’ve hired a couple of writers. I think you are really going to like them.
There’s always a risk in introducing new writers to a blog. People are probably expecting an article written by “Lazy Man” and be disoriented by a female writer. My articles also tend to be personal. I write about what’s going on in my life. Another author is going to be living a different life (I hope!) and have different experiences.
When J.D. Roth stopped writing for Get Rich Slowly, I stopped reading it. I read the blog because of him. If I wasn’t getting him, why waste my time?
So why am I hiring writers? It’s a bunch of different things. Some of them include:
- I’m not seeing as many comments on my articles as I’d like. Perhaps the quality of my articles on a daily basis isn’t where it needs to be. By reducing quantity, maybe I can increase quality.
- As I touched on earlier, the new writers can write about different topics such as debt that I usually don’t cover due to lack of experience. Maybe readers are looking for this.
- I want to put more time into different things. I really want to write a book (even if it short and terrible). I want to be more active on social media. I want to grow Be Better Now into the best website that it can be.
Finally, (and I’m purposely separating this from the list), I like to try new things and see what works. That’s what lead me to start this blog in the first place and look how far it has come? It looks like Lazy Man and Money will do more than 2.2 million page view this year.
In the ideal scenario, Tuesday and Thursday will feature other writers. Tomorrow we have an article from Christina Garofalo who is co-author of the blog Adventures in Frugal, where she writes about travel, food, finance, and more. Her writing has also appeared in Paste, First We Feast, Robb Report, and Art & Hustle. In her free time, you’ll find her writing poetry and eating her way through Brooklyn, New York.
This Thursday we have an article from Michelle from Fit is the New Poor. While we are still working on her biography, feel free to check out her website.
If it really doesn’t work and you hate their writing, let me know that you want more of my writing by leaving comments. Don’t be scared of the comment box.