Ok I am adding plugins back to this site.
#1 Akismit was a must right from the get go
#2 Yoast Seo was the next one to add.
#3 Google Adsense: Never used the official plugin before, I will update is there is anything interesting to talk about.
#4 Google Analytics by MonsterInsights
My Why: I have been struggling with the purpose of this site, then I realized that the site is for me and not really anyone else. I use it as a tool to look back and remember what I was doing in the past or as a public tracker to hold me accountable. It is also a place for me to test new server configs and other web experiments.
The Server: I am still on Digital Ocean but I have streamlined and optimized my droplets. I have moved keys sites to their own droplet and moved bunch of smaller sites on to one droplet. In the mass reconfiguration I moved this site in a mad dash. I did it quick and dirty and I did not reinstall any plugins or add any ads or other normal WordPress tools. I am working on bringing some of these features back.
The Business: I own and run a few part time companies. I will say that things have been on the slower side for me lately. I feel that I have spent too much time working in my business rather on it for too long. This have left them in need of repair so to speak. I am now in a rebuilding/redefining phase of the different companies. I am pairing down the functions that I do not enjoy doing or don’t offer me growth (even if they are proven money makers) and investing in things that push me outside my comfort zone or are most important to me.
The Person: Me that is. I am really working on me and trying to rebuild me in the image I have of me. I have alot things I want to do and running out of time to do them in. I am trying to do the really hard stuff and define where I want to be and how to get there. I truly believe this is a life long effort. Next year will not be about me, it will be about the next generation.
NEXT: Stay tuned