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.

The best time to plant a tree on Cult Of Money

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

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:

Five For Friday: New Logo, Below 200k, Stats are thriving, It is getting warm out, The Goodness is Neverending on This That And The MBA

Top Canadian finance blogs, social media for job hunting and a kid’s dream goes viral on Brighter Life

Weekend reading from the Cult on Cult of Money

A thank you on Shaking The Money Tree

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.

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