I’ll start off with a personal update on the job front. I didn’t officially land a job yet, but there were some very positive developments. More than one company actually expressed interest in hiring me. That felt pretty satisfying even if I don’t end up working for either company.
After meeting with both companies in person, we’re going back and forth further discussing the opportunity and what I’d want out of it. Hopefully this leads to a job with one of them, but if not I’m confident that I will find something else.
This has got me thinking more of what going back to work would mean for this blog. I don’t intend to be one of the bloggers who just puts his blog completely on hold when getting a job. I plan to keep on blogging, but I’ll have to figure out a new marketing routine. Most likely I will have to cut back on commenting on other blogs. So if I don’t drop by your blog, please don’t take it personally. You’re welcome to reach out to me to discuss other ways we can help each other out.
As for blog stats, I dropped another 10K on my alexa rank. I’m happy to see that it continues to drop as I was really expecting it to go back in the other direction very soon. Maybe that’s still coming soon. Who knows? Alexa rankings aren’t super important to me anyway. It’s kinda motivating to see it drop, but I’m under no illusion that it’s anything crucial.
Facebook likes continues to creep up slowly and it’s now over 800. Since I don’t even know that many people, it’s a cool number. I thought that would start dropping too, but a lot of blogging friends have been nice enough to help out.
Twitter followers is growing each week too. It’s currently at 357 followers. I think I’m gradually learning how to get more out of twitter, but I still feel like I’m not taking full advantage of what can be done on there.
If any of you are on Google+, let’s connect on there too. I admit I’m still putting off getting active there, but some more love may be the motivation I need.
I’ve also been pretty happy about the steady growth of rss subscribers. The numbers are obviously still pretty low compared to the popular blogs out there, but having anyone consistently following along makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
So if you like my blog or just want to help me out, it would be awesome if you could follow/like/subscribe. You’d make my day. And if you don’t I am going to spend the day wallowing is self pity. So the choice is yours
Favorite Blog Posts From Other Blogs
Despite being busy with job interviews and freelance work, I recently read plenty of awesome blogposts from some great bloggers. Here are some that I would like to acknowledge:
Do you work too much? on Step Away From The Mall
There is no try on Cult of Money
Where to Save Your Retirement Investing Contributions on Work Save Live
Saving For College on Money Smart Guides
Pay Off Debt Before Investing: Rule 9 on Married With Debt
Letting Go Of Ideals on When Life Gives You Lemons
Should We Pay Our Friends More Than We Pay Total Strangers? on Careful Cents
Easy Ways to Reduce Your Daily Living Expenses on Tackling Our Debt
I Ain’t Sayin’ She’s a Gold Digger on See Debt Run
Would you work for free? on This That And The MBA
Rent, Don’t Buy on One Smart Dollar
Lessons in Negotiation on Savvy Scot
The 5 Dimensions to a Meaningful Life on Prairie Eco-Thrifter
Making Life Simple and Easy on Freedom Thirty Five Blog
The Difference Between Tech and Non-Tech Companies on Young Professional Finances
LAUSD: The Best Way For Our Students to Thrive is in a Completely Non-Challenging Environment on American Debt Project
New Car Buying Tips: How We Got A Great Deal On A New Car on Parenting and Money
If you want your post included in next week’s link round up, let me know and I’ll check out the post and get back to you.
Modest Money Around The Web
Well since I was a little busier this week, the number of mentions dropped a bit since last week. Still, it’s great to see so many blogs mentioning my posts. Thanks for all the link love everyone. You’re all very kind. The acknowledgement makes blogging so much more enjoyable.
The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #30 on My University Money
Financial Carnival for Young Adults – 9th Edition on 20′s Finances
Yakezie Carnival 4.22.12 Edition on Faithful With A Few
Staying Dry on See Debt Run
Blog round up for April 20, 2012 on My Canuck Buck
Carnival of Personal Finance #358: Anzac edition on Musings Of An Abstract Aucklander
Totally Money Blog Carnival – April 23rd, 2012 Edition on My Personal Finance Journey
Managing Your Personal Finances List #3 on Your Household Budget Made Easy
Enjoy your weekend everyone. It looks like I have to finally put off doing my taxes Not looking forward to wading through that. I really hope I have everything ready since I left it to the last weekend.