Ok, first thing’s first…I got a job! Woohoo! If I wasn’t all comfortable in my computer chair I’d jump up and do a little dance. Then again, I don’t want to freak out my cats. They tend to give me angry glares when I do weird stuff like that.
On Monday I went and met up with my new employer for a casual interview and coffee, well chocolaty frap for me It sounded like a good opportunity and I guess I impressed him since he offered me the job on the spot.
The only downside is that it means I have to cut back on my blog work. In fact, after thinking long and hard about it, I’ve decided to give up blogging for now. I just can’t dedicate as much time as I would like to it. So it’s time to call it quits. I kid! Did I have you going there for a minute?
No I fully intend to keep this blog going, but I’m just going to have to limit my routine and take a more long term approach. I apologize in advance to everyone if I’m not able to comment as much as I have been. I still love all your blogs and think you guys and gals are all awesome. So I will try to stop by when I can. Hopefully most of you still keep visiting my little blog.
Ok now that the Jeremy update is out of the way, how about an update on some of the stats that made good headway recently. I guess this is where some of you will skim down to see if you got mentioned and then leave a comment No worries, I don’t want to make anyone feel bad with my amazing stats lol.
So most importantly my rss subscribers broke the 100 mark the other day. I said I was going to put the subscriber count button in my sidebar when that happened, but I’ll wait in case lots of you ditch me as I get busy with my job. If the subscriber count starts dropping I’d rather keep that to myself haha.
Next up is Twitter. I mentioned I was getting a lot more aggressive with building up my following on there. I even made some goals to try to hit, but yeah I suck at goal setting. I actually doubled my original end of month goal and now have over 1100 twitter followers. I won’t lie and claim that this many people really care what I have to say, but hey the numbers look nice.
My Alexa Ranking continues to drop, but I didn’t quite get to under 50K like I was hoping. I knew that would be a little tough. Still I’m pretty happy with 53K since I was at 22M 4 months ago.
Yep this blog celebrated its 4 month anniversary on Wednesday. Well I had guest writers during the middle of the week, so I guess she celebrated it without me. That cheating @#$^%! Serves me right for neglecting her and not getting her anything special to mark the occasion. Geez, no wonder I’m single.
Everything else is gradually growing. So I won’t bore you with minor improvements. Let’s just stick with the positives. It will be interesting to see what happens to all those stats as I shift gears and start just running this blog on the side. Knowing how nice you all are, I’m sure most of you won’t just up and leave. Do I have to beg? I’ll save that for next week’s update.
Modest Money Around The Web
And now for the part that I doubt anyone reads other than to find their name on the list. It may not be interesting to read a bunch of blog post titles, but at least it’s some kind of acknowledgement for everyone’s kindness. If you’re especially nice you’ll probably get double acknowledgement with a feature in the next section to, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Stretch Your Money – Weekly Blog Roundup #3 on Finance Yoga
Blog round up for May 25, 2012 on My Canuck Buck
New Bloggers to Check Out on The Financial Blogger
Personal Finance Week in Review for May 25 on One Smart Dollar
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Readings #13 on Work Save Live
Stretch Your Money – Weekly Blog Roundup #4 on Finance Yoga
Weekly Roundup on Making Sense of Cents
I’m Writing Weekly for US News and World Report and Top Ten Family Finance Posts on My Family Finances
Financial Carnival for Young Adults – 14th Edition on 20′S Finances
PF Link Love: Fave Reads of the Week and Life Updates on From Shopping To Saving
Planwise featured in Modest Money on PlanWise
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Welcome back to the Cavalcade of Risk! on Insurance Coverage Massachusetts
Monthly Progress Report: Mothers and Fathers Edition on Careful Cents
Phew, another long list. You all make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Hopefully that’s from you guys and not indigestion from the fast food I snuck into my healthy diet this afternoon. Oops did I let that slip?
Favorite Posts From Other Blogs
Yes this is where you skim to if you didn’t want to read my rambling and only care if you were mentioned I do website marketing for a living. I know how it is. So much work to do, but never enough time. Still, you get brownie points if you comment with something more than ‘Thanks for the mention’. Now I know you don’t want to be one of those people now that I brought everyone’s attention to it. Anyways, less rambling and more blogger love…
Protecting Yourself with Dividend Stocks on My Money Design
How to Prepare for a Financial Transition on From Shopping To Saving
Balancing Morality with Frugality on My Alternative Life
What Phase of Investing Are YOU In? on Work Save Live
Myth Breaker: Gift Cards and Cash Are BAD Gifts on When Life Gives You Lemons
Top 10 Financial Decisions Every Young Professional Should Make on Young Professional Finances
May Debt Goal Update: Auto Loan (I’m Debt Free!) on Careful Cents
What Happens After You Write Your eBook (Hint You Ain’t Done!) on The Financial Blogger
10 Tips For New Bloggers. What Are Some Things I Should Consider When Starting A Blog? on Bible Money Matters
Socialism 101 on Money Smart Guides
PMI: The Shadow Debt on Married With Debt
Give Your Money an Identity on iHeart Budgets
5 Tips to Avoid Cyber Crime on One Smart Dollar
A Crash Course in 4 New Bills That Come With Families Buying Their First Home on My Family Finances
Here’s where I’ve been sneaking in some random questions to liven up the comments. This week though, screw it. I got a new job and I want my congrats messages lol. They better be sincere and not too generic though