First off, in case my mom is still checking up on me over here, I’d like to wish her a Happy Birthday.
Through my recent struggles, she has been providing a lot of support that I’ve really appreciated. Yes, at 31 I’m still a big momma’s boy. I’m not ashamed to admit it because I know how fortunate I am to have such a caring woman as a huge influence in my life. Thanks mom!
What’s New On The Blog
The poll for the top Canadian personal finance blogs continues to be popular. It’s now up to nearly 500 voters! It has turned into a 2 horse race for the number one spot, but it is still interesting to see the lead switch back and forth. Rest assured I will be featuring more than just the top 2 vote getters when I announce the winners. It’s looking like that might not be until Canada Day though. So there’s still plenty of time to convince your followers to come by and vote.
My blog’s Alexa ranking continues to drop and it’s now at 82k. I really didn’t expect to get this ranking so low so quickly. I had originally been hoping to reach 100k by July. It’s quite motivating to see how low I can get that ranking even if it doesn’t mean much.
I’ve also seen steady growth on twitter where I’m at 330 followers now. I don’t know if that’s good progress at this point, but I figure it’s not bad for just under 3 months without much focus on it. Facebook followers is slowly creeping up, but I do even less on there. It’s almost at 800 facebook fans, but as I write this I notice the widget disappeared from my sidebar. Hmmmm. Guess I need to look into that. Don’t you just love when stuff breaks without you doing anything to cause it?
Weekend Reading From Other Blogs
Since these update posts aren’t too interesting, I like to also share some of my favorite posts from other blogs I’ve been following. This is only a small sample of the blogs I’ve been following though. So if you’d like one of your posts featured in next week’s update, just let me know. I hate to leave people out.
10 Secrets to Being a Millionaire – and Enjoying it! on Step Away From The Mall
Debt Elimination: The Pros and Cons of Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps on Len Penzo.com
The best time to plant a tree on Cult Of Money
Savings goals can help you achieve your life goals on Young And Thrifty
What is the Best Day to Buy Specific Items? on One Smart Dollar
Setting Small Goals to Stay Motivated on My Alternate Life
Early Retirement Extreme on Married With Debt
Everything I Need to Be Happy on See Debt Run
An Interview with a Recruiter – How to Get A Job Now on Money Smart Guides
The Rich Are Gettin’ Richer and I’m Gettin’ Left Behind on From Shopping To Saving
Should I Sell My Wife’s Wedding Ring? on Work Save Live
Modest Money Around The Web
Again it was a busy week with Modest Money getting featured on a lot of other blogs. Thank you for the support everyone. It’s awesome that so many of you have been sharing my blog with your readers. I know this blog would be nowhere without your generosity. Here are the posts I’ve found that have mentioned Modest Money recently:
Weekend reading from the Cult on Cult of Money
Financial Carnival for Young Adults – 8th Edition on 20′s Finances
Yakezie Carnival – Severe Weather Edition on Money Q&A
Blog round up for Friday, April 13th on My Canuck Buck
Yakezie Carnival – Easter Edition on Wastson Inc
Carnival of Money Pros – Spam Folder Edition on Beating Broke (Editor’s Choice)
Links Grow on Trees – Freelance Jobs Don’t on Earth and Money
Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – Mega Millions Edition on Personal Finance Whiz
Carnival of Financial Planning 04-06-2012 on Money Smarts Blog
My Journey to Positive on Blonde On A Budget
Country Girl = Creme Egg Girl on Cents of a Country Girl
A thank you on Shaking The Money Tree
Updates: April 8 – 14 on The Outlier Model
Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: MyDrips.com Edition on Young and Thrifty
And now for some random conversational questions since I hate generic comments…
Tell us a little bit about yourselves, such as where you live, how old you are, what you do for work, etc. Yes I already know these kinds of details about lots of the commenters here, but I’m sure you don’t all know each other. Feel free to be vague if you don’t normally disclose this info on your own blog.