Random orangutan not related to this post at all, what else is new?
At least he has a stylish canvas sack.
Well I’ll start with the biggest news for me. Yesterday I started a new full time job! Today will actually be my first full day.
It’s a little bitter sweet for my blog. Since I’ll be making pretty good money, there’s a lot less pressure to milk some income out of this blog with less than desirable methods. Instead I can take my time and let things build up to the point that affiliate income is more realistic.
The downside is that I am forced to drastically scale back my blogging time so that I can put full effort into this new job without burning myself out. So for now I have decided to step back from blog commenting. That is at least until things settle down and I get into the rhythm of a new routine.
Hopefully some of you guys (and gals) stick around to comment, but I do understand that for some people it is a mutual thing. Keep in mind that I do offer dofollow links from my homepage to the most active commenters. Also my blog seems to be sending a lot of referral traffic as traffic has doubled this month. I’m hoping that keeps it beneficial to comment here.
As much as I can, I’ll be trying to keep up with tweeting posts and doing weekly link round ups. Also, after next week I’ll probably be taking a break from my Wednesday social sharing acknowledgements. Depending on how things go, there is a good chance that I’ll start that up again at some point.
I appreciate everyone’s support. Thank you! As soon as I can I’ll try to get back commenting. Plus in the meantime I’ll do what I can to keep helping people out in other ways.
Regarding more details about my new job, I’ll share a bit more on my Monday post.
Modest Money Around The Web
Of course as soon as I have to scale back my blogging efforts I get another week with a ton of mentions. It’s nice to know that when I get back into full on blogging there are plenty of supportive bloggers that I can connect with. With any luck I’ll even be able to carry some of that momentum forward while putting in less hours. Thanks to everyone who linked to Modest Money this week.
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I’m curious to know what all of you would do with your blogs if you were suddenly in a situation where you just couldn’t commit close to the same amount of hours. Where would you scale back? I know a lot of bloggers just end up stepping away from their blogs in this kind of situation, but I realize I’ve got something good going here that I want to keep going.