What is it with cats and boxes??
Hello all my blogger friends out there…and whoever else is lurking. If we’ve already been chatting through e-mail or twitter, drop me an e-mail to update me on how things are going. If we haven’t chatted at all, I invite you to reach out to me and introduce yourself It’s always interesting to get to know the people following along.
Again, this week just flew by for me. I’ve just been keeping so busy that there’s barely any time to relax. Luckily blog work is pretty enjoyable which makes it a lot tougher to burn out once you’re in the rhythm of it all.
My blogging journey is coming up on one of those milestones where apparently some bloggers throw in the towel. At the end of July, my blog will be 6 months old. It seemed like just yesterday that I was picking fights with a certain forum owner and trying to comment on 40+ posts each day. Since then I’ve matured a lot and have taken a new approach.
To celebrate I’m gonna get nice and hammered. Ok that isn’t true. I’m getting old and limiting that stuff to the weekends. I think the better plan is to celebrate by giving away some swag to my readers.
Obviously I’ll be giving away some cash, because what kind of finance blogger doesn’t like winning cash? I’ve also got some other stuff up my sleeve including some ebooks from fellow bloggers. If you want to help out and co-sponsor, you’ll be sure to get in my good books and score some extra promotion for your blog. Just send me an e-mail.
I know lots of you are paying off debt, saving for your goals or just living the frugal lifestyle. So links to my blog and social shares would suffice And if you can’t help out one of your favorite bloggers with that on his anniversary, know that my memory is getting a little stronger these days lol.
Modest Money Around The Web
I was pleasantly surprised with the number of mentions on other blogs this week. I wasn’t even giving away anything or hosting some poll. I do have to thank Steve from Canadian Personal Finance for his awesome guest post last week which brought in a bunch of these mentions.
Weekly Wrap-Up and What I’m Reading On the Web – 9 on iHeart Budgets
Blog round up for July 13, 2012 on My Canuck Buck
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Carnival of Money Pros on Portfolio Princess
Social Media Widget Plugin and Specifing Image Dimensions on Edward Antrobus
Slow Thinking, Fast Olympians and Random Thoughts for a Friday on The Canadian Personal Finance Blog
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #20 on Work Save Live
Amazon Smart Phones, Queen Elizabeth Isn’t the Queen and a Carnival on Wealth Artisan
Friends of the Family: Hot Dog Roast Edition on The Family Finances
Weekend Wind Down – Niagara Falls on My Money Design
Places I’ve Been: Weeks Ending July 14th on Edward Antrobus
Mid-Year Progress Report and New Goals for 2012 on Careful Cents
Personal Finance Week in Review for July 15 on One Smart Dollar
Weekend Recap and Links on See Debt Run
Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Sixth edition – Thunderstorm! on Canadian Personal Finance
The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #41 on My University Money
Updates: July 8 – 14 on The Outlier Model
Weekly Update 24 on Evolving PF
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia… Link Love on Shopping Detox
Top 10 Personal Finance Blog Picks Of The Week! on Money Bulldog
Festival of Frugality Blog Carnival on Frugal Quack
Entrepreneur Video, Ouya Game Console & a Carnival on Wealth Artisan
Weekend Reading – I don’t buy tech stocks and tons of great blogs on My Own Advisor
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Thanks to everyone who shared the link love this week.
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
Now hopefully I don’t get too much shit for combining the acknowledgements and favorite posts again. My excuse is that I’m hosting a blog carnival tomorrow. There’s no way I’m publishing a post every single day this week. So like the photo of Trip crammed in his box, you all get two long lists crammed in one post.
On the bright side, you get the full weekend to go through this reading list of some of my favorite blog posts.
Our Debt Payoff Story on iHeart Budgets
Why Now May be the Best Time to Negotiate Your Salary on Three Thrifty Guys
What buying your lunch every day is really costing you on My Canuck Buck
Consumers Are Horrible At Math on Money Smart Guides
Why I’m Not That Interested in More Money on Edward Antrobus
Haven’t You Changed Banks Yet? on The Canadian Personal Finance Blog
Who to Bank With – Best Online Banks to Use on Work Save Live
Seven Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Dad on The Family Finances
How to Read and Evaluate Basic Stock Metrics on My Money Design
Why Everyone Should Have a Side Job or Freelance Gig on Careful Cents
Should You Pay Cash or Finance a Car? on One Smart Dollar
4 Major Drawbacks of Growth in China on Canadian Personal Finance
Creating a new normal on The Outlier Model
If I Were My Financial Advisor, What Would I Tell Me? on Evolving PF
Why I Won’t Scrimp On Life Insurance! on Money Bulldog
Where’s your focus…increasing cash flow or net worth? on My Own Advisor
So what’s the verdict from you guys? Do you prefer the format with this stuff split into posts?
Or does anyone even care?
Also, how about a refresher…how old is everyone’s blog? Has anyone seen good results from hosting a contest on their blog?