So the Summer Olympics are winding down this weekend. Originally I had been avoiding tuning in since I was so focused on work. Then one morning I made the mistake of flipping on the tv to see which events were on. Since then my tv has only been off when I’ve been asleep or out and about.
The events that I have been watching have been extremely exciting, filled with plenty of drama. It looks like the US is running away with the medal race which isn’t too surprising. Canada is doing pretty well too despite only winning 1 gold medal so far. The US has about 10 times as many people as Canada, but only about 6 times as many medals. Then there’s China. They have almost 40 times as many people as Canada, but only 5 times as many medals.
The women’s soccer game between Canada and the US was particularly intense. Those were some brutal calls on the tying goal. I don’t understand how such a lousy ref can get assigned to such an important game. It was satisfying to see them win bronze though.
On the work front I spent part of Monday doing some contractor work with a friend of mine. It was pretty enjoyable and a nice change to do some work that didn’t involve staring at a computer screen. I’m even thinking about helping out a lot more next year.
This weekend the Modest Money 6 Month Anniversary Giveaway wraps up too. So if you haven’t entered yet, get in while you can. Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you to all the fellow bloggers who provided prizes.
Modest Money Around The Web
Again this week, I was lucky enough to get mentioned on a lot of other blogs. Ironically I only wrote the Wednesday post myself this week. Maybe I should keep getting you guys to help out with the writing Thank you to everyone who has been submitting great guest posts. The guest post queue is getting a bit backlogged, but I’m always willing to add more quality posts to the queue.
A big thank you to all of the blogs who mentioned Modest Money recently…
Five Weeks of Blogging on Young Adult Money
August’s First Friday Link Love on Bog Of Debt
Blog round up for August 3, 2012 on My Canuck Buck
Français fini, Bronze Canadians and Random Thoughts on The Canadian Finance Blog
Personal Finance Week on Review – Going for the Gold on One Smart Dollar
July Link Love – Some Top Notch Posts By Some Top Notch Bloggers on Mo Money Mo Houses
The Round Table – August 3rd, 2012 Edition on Money Smart Guides
PF Link Love: Fave Reads, I’m Moving Edition on From Shopping To Saving
Carnival of Financial Planning – Money Management Edition #248 – August 3, 2012 on The Skilled Investor
For Your Viewing Pleasure: Aug 3rd, 2012 on Making The Bacon
Why I Blog and Why You Should, Too! on Street Smart Finance
Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #77 on Budgeting In The Fun Stuff
Updates: July 29 – August 4 on The Outlier Model
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #23 on Work Save Live
Links Grow on Trees – Go Canada Go!! on Earth and Money
Weekend Wind Down 8/04/2012 on My Money Design
Friends of the Family: Dirty Laundry Edition on The Family Finances
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Weekly Update 27 on Evolving PF
Lifestyle Carnival – 14th Edition on When Life Gives You Lemons
Sunday Personal Finance Reading – August 5, 2012 on Hacking The Bank
Places I’ve Been: Week Ending August 4 on Edward Antrobus
Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – 8th Edition – BC Day! on Canadian Personal Finance
Gearing Up for the 2012 Financial Blogger Conference on Young Cheap Living
Blog Carnival: Blogging: Hundred and Sixth edition on That’s Blog
If SEO Confuses You, Hire a Pro on Edward Antrobus
Keeping Up with The Joneses: A Fast Lane to Financial Fatality on Street Smart Finance
Weekly Round-Up: Enjoying Time with My Wife on The Amateur Financer
Buying a House vs. Renting: What’s the Right Call? on Club Thrifty
Sunshine Awards! on Femme Frugality
Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up on Fearless Men
Weekend Reading – Giveaways, Bolt is lightning fast and great blogs on My Own Advisor
Carnival of Money Pros – The Summer Olympic Edition on Finance Product Reviews
Carnival of Retirement 31st Edition on Debt Black Hole
Weekend Ramblings – Mandarin and Chinese Domination Edition on Young and Thrifty
Mars Rover Curiosity, Happy August and a Finance Carnival on Wealth Artisan
Nerdy Finance #5 on Nerd Wallet
With this many mentions I guess I need to save my favorites post until tomorrow again. For any bloggers who don’t currently do a weekly link round up type post, I highly recommend you start. It’s a great way to grow your blog and regularly get good backlinks in return.
So what’s been your favorite event or moment from the Olympics so far? Or are some of you just waiting for it to be over so people stop talking about it?