Since I’m on a financial kick lately, writing about RRSP and Visa dividends, I figure now would be a good time to introduce the personal financial blog AlleNation.com. AlleNation asked me to do a sponsored review to generate some buzz for the blog.
Some of you will already know this blog. AlleNation is the home of Allen Heat, a young web developer, professional blogger and aspiring entrepreneur. AlleNation focuses around Allen’s journey to financial independence and freedom. Allen is documenting everything he is doing with his internet and business ventures, and every month, he gives you a recap (much like my monthly recaps) on how things went. This is just the kind of stuff people need to stay motivated and continue on their own quest for financial independence.
Allen’s blog has been on the Net since September of last year but he didn’t really start to crank out the content until January of this year. Some of his really stand out works include:
- The Best Tool to Leverage Your Business
- The Myth We Need to Dispel
- Why You Should Always Strive For Perfection
I also like the honesty in Allen’s earnings recap. His income went down 190%, from $3,469 to $1,673, in January. Many bloggers might be ashamed to reveal that kind of information so I have to give Allen props for his transparency. This kind of posts builds reader loyalty and makes Allen more relatable.
Another standout blog piece is AlleNation’s two part series on 5 Blog Aspects to Revise in 2007 (part 1, part 2). What I like about this series (besides being in it) is it reads like an attitude session. What is an attitude session? It’s a blog post that gives you a kick in the pant and makes you rethink what you’re doing. Here’s example from the post.
Have you noticed how many blogs are using the same theme as John Chow? I started noticing this after visiting some blogs whom the owners of left comments on Chow’s blog, and I was really surprised to see the vast amount of blogs with this theme. How can you possibly create a brand when your theme is not only the same as one of the most visited personal blog on the blogosphere, but also the same as your friend, and your friend’s friend, and his sister, too!?
AlleNation is advertising free and Allen doesn’t plan to monetize the blog anytime soon, if ever. The design of the blog is very clean and easy to read. Like all the better blogs on the Internet, AlleNation offers a full feed RSS, which you should subscribe to in order to keep up with the updates.
Allen’s latest post is 4 Tips on Smarter Archive Use. Go read it and then leave a comment saying John Chow sent you. That will make Allen feel like he got his money’s worth. 😀