Over the past few days, I have received heart-warming comments and messages from many of my loyal readers. I took a long time to craft this post for my supportive readers and I sincerely hope it clears things up before I leave the financial blogging scene.

When I first started blogging in 2010, I was full of zest and energy. I looked forward to sharing my portfolio update every month because it shows I have made progress. I dream of the day my monthly dividend income crosses the $1k mark. Many readers cheered me on and encouraged me. I was super motivated to build a dividend portfolio from scratch. The process of accumulating shares of solid businesses was a huge joy for me. Watching my dividend income grow steadily year after year really drove me forward.

Sadly, ever since my monthly dividend income passed the $1k mark, I am starting to lose …