I wanted to keep everyone up to date on some of the changes that have been made to Top Finance Blog over the last couple of weeks.

For one, I hope you’ve noticed the little “Listen Now” tab that’s just under the date of each post. That’s the result of signing up with a company called Odiogo, which creates mini podcasts from each post and allows visitors to listen to what’s being read rather than having to read it all. I believe that might be appreciated for some of my longer posts. The thing is that, when you add Odiogo, it only goes back as far as the last number of posts you have on your main page of your blog. Therefore, none of my earliest posts will be able to be listened to, as far as I know. I say that because there’s an option for subscribing to a post, but I don’t know if that means it’ll create something from one that it didn’t have something for. No matter; it’ll catch everything new.

Second, if you look to the right, you’ll see that I’ve added some news feeds. Since we’re talking finances, I thought it was important to help us keep up with certain financial news. So, those will all show the most current news. As I’ve written this, I’ve got four newsfeeds, and I’m not sure how many more I’ll add, if I do add any more. We’ll see as it goes along.

Third, I wanted to mention the few ads that I have on the site. As with many blogs in today’s world, this one will be monetized to try to make a little bit of cash here and there. No, this won’t end up being one of those million dollar blogs, and it’s not going to have all sorts of ads for products that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. But it will have ads, and right now you see ads there to the right. Both of those concern financial issues, so they fit what this blog is all about. You won’t see anything over there that I don’t believe in; I’m going to leave it at that right now, but trust me, if I write something bad about it, you won’t see it there. However, if the blog grows, I will accept paid advertising at some juncture. What I won’t do, though, is write something positive about any or any company in order to get paid. If I write something nice, you can pretty much bet I’m not being sponsored by them at the time I write something. Now, if they decide they liked what I wrote a month or so later and then wanted to pay me to advertise,… well, I don’t see anything wrong with that.

For the record, I am not a stock broker, so you won’t see me recommending stocks. I will continue with the mission of this blog, which is financial news, information and commentary. You can ask questions if you’d like, but I may not always know the answers. But I can find Justin, who probably can answer the questions; that’s sweet!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the additions to the blog, and please, keep visiting and reading, and invite others to stop by also.

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