Early April 2012 Modest Money Update 58 Comments
I know I know. You are probably all wondering what the hell I’m doing posting on a Tuesday. Normally I only post Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Recently I even considered cutting back further from that schedule. Yes I’m a big slacker.
Over the weekend my blog passed a small milestone though. On March 30th, it was my 2 month anniversary of blogging. Or do I say it’s my blog’s 2 month birthday?
Thinking back I didn’t even acknowledge our 1 month anniversary. Instead I was worried that she was taking up too much of my time and I was avoiding spending time with her. It’s a wonder she stuck with me through all of this. Now I’m realizing how much I love her and am trying to reconcile things.
So do you want to see how progress is going so far? No? Too bad, because I’m going to tell you anyway. Besides you read this far already.
Alexa Ranking: I’m not going to pretend this ranking means much or is anywhere near accurate. Still, I realize that it’s an easy metric to watch and many people do consider it important.
When I first started this blog, my Alexa ranking was over 22 million. After 2 months, I’m down to 125,777. That’s still a whole lot of websites with better rankings, but a lot of bloggers aim to get under 200k or 100k. So I guess I should be happy with the progress there.
Twitter Followers: Despite an internet marketing background, this was my first serious attempt at naturally growing a Twitter following. I’m still learning the ropes, but I think I’m starting to figure out what’s going on with all those 140 character tweets.
Of course when I started this blog I had zero twitter followers. So far I’m at 256 followers. Who knows how many of those people actually read what I tweet, but it’s a decent start. It would be even higher but I had to block a bunch of people after I accidentally included some dirty words in a tweet or two. I just had a gut feeling that they weren’t all suddenly wanting a date with me.
Facebook Likes: Before starting this blog, I was one of those people who avoided Facebook like the plague. If I was doing computer work, the last thing I needed was another distraction, especially one of that magnitude. Speaking of that, let me check if it’s my turn in scrabble yet
So just like Twitter, I’m still figuring out the Facebook world. In 2 months, I’ve managed to gain 785 Facebook followers. Impressive, huh? Not really. Most of those people just wanted to get in on my iPad giveaway. Maybe some of them realized that Modest Money is what was missing in their lives. I can dream, can’t I?
Maybe next month I’ll share some other stats. For now though, I’ll keep some of it secret. If you really want to know other numbers, just shoot me an e-mail.
Modest Money Around The Web
Now let’s take a look at what other blogs mentioned Modest Money since the last update.
The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #27 on Step Away From The Mall
Financial Simplicity Carnival- The April Fool’s Edition on See Debt Run
Festival of Frugality #329 on Credit Karma
Weekend devotional links from the Cult on Cult of Money
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Carnival Of Money Pros – Final Ride Edition on Financially Consumed
Totally Money Blog Carnival #60 on Motivating Mom UK
Totally Money Carnival – Millionaire Teacher Edition on Thirty Six Months
Festival of Frugality #330: Before You Take Out a Lion Edition on Deweys Treehouse
Financial Carnival for Young Adults – 6th Edition on 20′s Finances
Weekend Update: I’ve Been Lazy Edition on James Petzke
With other blog updates I’ve been also doing a shout out to other bloggers and featuring some of their best recent posts. This post is already long enough though. So look forward to a link roundup post at the end of the week. If you want your post included, let me know.
Any other bloggers care to share your stats for comparison?