It was a pretty exciting week around here at ModestMoney.com.
First I’ll start with the blogging stuff…
My blog had 2 big milestones. Last Friday was my 100th post. I was so caught up preparing for my 6 month blogging anniversary that I didn’t remember until the middle of this week. For the anniversary I decided to have a big contest in which several bloggers contributed cash prizes or ebooks. Here’s another thanks to those generous bloggers:
- Michelle from Making Sense of Cents
- Jason from Work Save Live
- Sean from One Smart Dollar
- Barbara from Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
- Allen from Funancials
- Brian & CF from The Outlier Model
- Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff
- Martin from Studenomics
- Edward from EdwardAntrobus.co.cc
If you haven’t entered the contest, you’ve still got 10 days. Considering there are 14 separate prizes, I think the odds are pretty good. With some of the entry options you can even enter daily.
Beyond those milestones, the other exciting event was being featured on the Global BC TV news. I admit I was dreaming of more traffic from it, but it was still a very cool experience. It was even the 2nd story of the news hour. Friends back in hometown Kitimat even saw it. More of them would’ve watched it, but I didn’t want to share it beforehand in case it was too awkward.
I also took the next step in monetizing my blog by adding an affiliate page promoting credit card offers. If any of you could help promote that page, it would be much appreciated. By now I’m sure you realize that I like to return favors. So here’s your chance to get in my good books
In non-blogging news, I’ve started to date a bit more recently. I haven’t met that perfect girl for me yet, but maybe my Saturday date will be the one. If not, there’s more lining up lol. I am a big tv star now after all hahah. Any Vancouver bloggers got any single, good looking female friends? That would really get you in my good books. I share this news since some of the married bloggers apparently live vicariously through this stuff. Sorry no nitty gritty details unless you contact me in private lol.
Modest Money Around The Web
I don’t know what the deal is, but there were a whole lot of mentions around the web this week. I guess more people are just figuring out how awesome this blog is. Or maybe they are figuring out how awesome I am. Oops, supposed to be modest…gotta get back in character The tv appearance must be going to my head.
Since there were so many mentions this week I will publish my favorite posts of the week tomorrow. I don’t want to put over 50 links on a single page if I can avoid it. That would just be taking away some of the benefits to the blogs I’m trying to acknowledge.
Thank you for to everyone who linked in this week. Feel free to keep the love coming. Please?
Blog round up for July 27, 2012 on My Canuck Buck
The Round Table – July 27, 2012 Edition on Money Smart Guides
Friday Finds 7/27 on Three Thrifty GUys
Links Grow on Trees – Take Shelter from the Rain on Earth and Money
Sublime Saturday Assemblage #32 on Master The Art Of Saving
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #22 on Work Save Live
Weekend Reading #9 on Live Well Simply
Friends of the Family: Business Casual Edition on The Family Finances
Random Thoughts, Round Up and Carnivals #14 on Money Life and More
Saturday Links & Blogs I Love: Sunday Edition on When Life Gives You Lemons
Places I’ve Been: Week Ending July 29 on Edward Antrobus
Updates: July 22 – 28 on The Outlier Model
Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – 7th Edition on Canadian Personal Finance
How about a little intermission here to break up the list a bit This is where the little song plays and everyone runs to get some popcorn or use the washroom. What ever happened to intermissions in movies? I watched the new Batman this week and my legs were so cramped after sitting there so long.
Anyways, back to your regularly scheduled programming…
Weekly Update 26 on Evolving PF
Totally Money Carnival – The Music Fest Edition on James Petzke
My Toyota is American, the Colosseum is Sinking and a Carnival on Wealth Artisan
Nerdy Finance #3 on Nerd Wallet
Traveler’s Show & Tell: Dracula, Hogwarts & Cozumel on Mental Mosaic
Check Out Modest Money’s 6 Month Blogging Anniversary Giveaway! on My Canuck Buck
Monthly Progress Report: One Year Anniversary Edition on Careful Cents
If you want to see capitalism in action, go to Hong Kong. on This That And The MBA
I’ve Reached One of My Goals! on Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
An Ode to Beer — Blue Collar Roundup Style on Blue Collar Workman
Credit Card Debt Resource Center on Ready For Zero
Giveaway: Over $200 and Various eBooks! on Giveaways Are Sexy
Also I was recently added to MoneyIndex.org in the Canada finance bloggers section.
In other news, Google PageRank updated this week. I was happy to stay at PR4. I know the jump to PR5 is a big one and I don’t think any of my websites have reached that point. I will try to make a good push for it in the next few months. At least I didn’t slip down to PR3.
So how did you all do in the big PR update? I know at least a couple of you joined the PR4 club. How about the rest of you? Does anyone have any exciting plans for the rest of the summer?