Again it was a really good week in Modest Money’s world. After some rough months earlier this year, things seem to be lining up for me lately.
I’d have to say the blogging community has played a major role in that transformation. You’re all so supportive and understanding. Plus you all provide a lot of inspiration to keep working towards my goals.
It’s tough to not stay super positive in that environment. So thank you very much to all the bloggers I’ve been connecting with. I just hope I’m giving enough back to everyone who has helped out.
Now with FinCon only 2 weeks away I’m starting to regret not making the commitment to go. I guess the main reason I decided to not go this year was because many of my contacts weren’t going either. I didn’t really consider how many actually are going though. Thinking ahead to FinCon 2013, I don’t know how I’ll have to time to meet everyone.
The other reason that I’m disappointed that I chose not to go to FinCon this year is because I was recently named as a finalist for 2 different Plutus Awards. Since I’m up against some pretty solid blogs, I don’t expect to win either award, but it would’ve been cool to hear my blog’s name mentioned with those awesome blogs.
I know a couple of you mentioned that you voted for me, but I have no idea who else did. Thanks to whoever that was. I really don’t think my blog is anything special, but I guess I’m doing something right. Honestly there were some much more deserving blogs that should’ve been named a finalist over my blog.
Modest Money Around The Web
I’m loving all the weekly mentions on other blogs too. I try to acknowledge all the blogs that link to my blog, but I’m sure I miss some along the way. Shoot me an e-mail if I missed a mention and I’ll include it next week. Thanks everyone!
The Round Table – August 17, 2012 on Money Smart Guides
The VIP Club – Our First Weekly Roundup on Club Thrifty
Roundup: Me and Gen Y, and Sites to See on Moneylicious
Personal Finance Week in Review for August 17 on One Smart Dollar
MR.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks August 17,2012 on Canadian Budget Binder
Link Love – Texas edition on Thirty Six Months
Weekend Wind Down 8/18/2012 – New Floors on My Money Design
Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs! on Eyes On The Dollar
Carnival of Money Pros – Back to School Edition on See Debt Run
Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads August 17, 2012 on iHeart Budgets
Links Grow on Trees – And So Does Good Food! on Earth and Money
Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 33 on Married With Debt
The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #46 on Finance Product Reviews
Nerdy Finance #7 on Nerd Wallet
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Friends of the Family: 5-Year Anniversary Edition on The Family Finances
The Sunday Review – Favourite Posts of the Week on Savvy Scot
Lifestyle Carnival on Blue Collar Workman
Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – 10th edition – What to buy? on Canadian Personal Finance
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #25 on Work Save Live
Updates: August 12 – 18 on The Outlier Model
Places I’ve Been: Week Ending Aug 18 on Edward Antrobus
Carnival of Retirement – Tips and Topics For Your Golden Years on Saving To Invest
Book Smarts vs Street Smarts: Who can Achieve Financial Freedom? on Street Smart Finance
The Best Investment Strategy for Growth and Income on Street Smart Finance
Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | August 23, 2012 on Fearless Men
Carnival of Financial Discipline: Tax Evasion Edition on 6400 Personal Finance
West Coast National Parks – A Blue Collar Roundup on Blue Collar Workman
I guess I just have to accept that my favorites post has to be published on Saturdays from now on. It’s a small price to pay to get this much exposure each week.
So who’s going to FinCon this year? Is anyone else regretting not making plans to go?