Author: Bryan

  • 3 month niche site update

    It was a bit slower in December due to a couple of factors. Christmas/holiday season is always going to be a little less busy. My main writer went on vacation for a few weeks, and I took a bunch of time to chill out and work on some other projects. I also had one of […]

  • Instagram vs Tik Tok engagement with a brand new account

    As part of my new niche site experiment, I wanted to see if playing around on Instagram or Tik Tok would yield any decent results in terms of engagement. I’ve slowly started to hate Instagram more and more as I watch minimalgoods metrics drop slowly over time. Still, I was curious to see how this […]

  • 2 month niche site update

    Things have been going pretty well, and I’m starting to figure out which writers I want to stick with, and which ones I’m going to stop using. I ended up finding 2 experts in the subject, and they’ve been a great help in putting together insights that I haven’t been able to find otherwise. I […]

  • How I grew an Instagram account to 100k+ followers (while ignoring it completely)

    Spicy title, but it’s true. Mind of a Stoic is one of my side projects I launched back in 2018 that showcases quotes from some of the greatest thinkers of our time. The premise is simple—package up a quote into a beautiful design, then post it every day to Instagram. The thing is, I didn’t […]

  • 1 month niche site update

    Alright, it’s go time. I ended up finding 5 writers, and I’m running a trial with all of them to get an idea of their individual style (and cost). My plan so far is to do my own keyword research to find out what topics we should be writing about in the niche, then give […]

  • Starting a niche site from scratch

    I’ve built up a few communities over the last few years, (mindofastoic and minimalgoods), but have relied way too much on social media as I look back on both. In hindsight, I wish I had put all of that effort into a site that I have full control over, keeping me outside of the whim […]

  • Back to blogging (with the default WordPress theme)

    I run multiple blogs for various side projects but haven’t had one for personal use in over in a decade. It always felt like a Sisyphean effort to design and develop a site that I loved (for more than a month at a time), so this year I’m saying fuck it, and have decided to […]