Late May 2012 Blog Update 36 Comments
As most of you probably noticed, I had to put the Modest Money Around The Web portion of this update in its own separate post. There were just too many mentions. Thanks again everyone!
It wasn’t a conscious decision, but lately I’ve been publishing posts every weekday. A big thank you to the guest writers who helped make that happen. I know I can’t handle writing 5 posts per week on my own. If anyone else would like to submit a guest post let me know.
Other than all the mentions, the other area with good progress to report is Twitter. I’m now at 770 followers. So much for those 500 and 600 goals set earlier this month. I think 800 should be no problem, but I’ll aim to beat my number of Facebook followers.
I’m also seeing more growth for RSS subscribers. One of these days I’ll get around to adding a subscriber counter to the sidebar. It would be nice if I cleared 100 subscribers first though. So any help there would be much appreciated.
Nope, no new full time job yet. I did recently qualify for unemployment insurance though. So bring on the free government money. Plus it’s some nice extra pressure to apply for more jobs.
I did land a part time SEO contract with the guy I met for coffee late last week. It’s a company that specializes in Whistler lodging. Hey I might as well slip in a link to help my efforts. The hours are pretty limited, but at least it’s something.
Also soon I’ll be meeting up with a potential employer and I’m actually getting paid for the interview as a consultant. I could use the extra money, but with such an arrangement they might be after advice more than a full time employee. It’s worth a shot anyway.
It looks like I might be finally addressing a bit of a health problem that was holding me back from a lot of jobs. It turns out that the doctors I had been seeing were only interesting in recommending things they get commission for. How do you trust doctors who treat you like a customer instead of a patient? I know where those doctors can stick their stethoscopes.
Anyways, after doing some of my own research online, I found some non-prescription meds that should help. Plus I have an appointment with an alternative medicine type doctor this weekend. If I can get that dealt with, it would be a life changer.
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
And now time to provide you with some weekend reading material from other awesome blogs. Better yet, subscribe to the RSS feeds of these blogs and follow them on social media. They’re all great people that I’m sure you’ll love.
Should You Buy a New or Used Car? Answer: Neither! on See Debt Run
A Boss’s Guide for Productive Young Employees on From Shopping To Saving
Half of American’s Save Nothing for Retirement on Money Smart Guides
How Much to Tip for Different Services? on One Smart Dollar
What Running Has Taught Me on My Alternate Life
10 Reasons Why You Should Leave Your Job on Young Professional Finances
Addictions Can Ruin Your Budget on Master The Art Of Saving
Is It Okay to Eat Foods Past Their Expiration Dates? on Len Penzo
Three Things That Being a Flagger has Taught Me about Being a Better Person on Edward Antrobus
My Ultimate Travel Tip to Save Money – House Swap! on Canadian Personal Finance
Growing up is hard to do, for both mom and kids on My Jam Packed Life
Getting Stiffed on Blue Collar Workman
Broke vs. Poor on iHeart Budgets
Does anyone else have a problem trusting the sales-hungry doctors of today? I’m sure there are some good doctors out there, but the ones that are actually accepting new patients seem to run things like a true business.