May 11th 2012 Blog Update 36 Comments
Well I’m going to keep the update portion of this post brief. Part of the reason is that there isn’t a whole lot to report. Mostly though, I’m just pretty drained after lying out in the sun earlier today. I even burnt my face a bit.
The biggest headway I made on stats lately is the number of people following on Twitter. With my goal of 500 followers by the end of the month, I got more aggressive on that front. As I write this post, I’m at 475 followers. So by the middle of the month I should be over 500. Perhaps I should aim for 600 for the end of May.
My Alexa Rank continues to drop and is just a bit over 60K. If I’m lucky I might manage to make it to 50K by the end of the month. I’d be extremely happy to get to that milestone after such a short time blogging. I’m still expecting that number to stop improving though. So even this low is good progress.
Again I want to thank all of you for all of your support with this blog. I know most of you lead very busy lives. So I really appreciate everyone taking the time to visit my blog, read my posts and share posts socially. Without you all, I’d just be writing a journal to myself and would’ve stopped writing a long time ago. You really give a lot of motivation to keep everything going.
Favorite Recent Posts On Other Blogs
One of my favorite parts of blogging is connecting with all the great bloggers out there. So I’m happy to share all these great posts from other bloggers.
Managing Conflicting Priorities Effectively on My Alternate Life
Learning From and Applying Principles of Past Mistakes on From Shopping To Saving
Money Rules When Spending Money on Money Smart Guides
Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Practically Anything on Careful Cents
Would You Quit Your Job Without Any Prospects? on DINKS Finance
How To Save Money Shopping for a Car on One Smart Dollar
3 Tips For Staging Your Home For Sale On A Limited Budget on Edward Antrobus
When does padding become lying? on This That And The MBA
Minimalism Addiction on Married With Debt
It Takes Less Than $5 To Make Someone Happy on Young Professional Finances
Should We Buy A Dog? on See Debt Run
I Think I’m a Workaholic…and I Think I’m Okay with It on Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
The eBay Series: Brands and Products with High Resale Value on eBay on American Debt Project
Modest Money Around The Web
Again this past week, many bloggers were generous with linking to Modest Money. I extend my gratitude to all of you. You’ve helped a lot with growing this blog in such a short time.
Stretch Your Money – Weekly Blog Roundup #1 on Finance Yoga
Personal Finance Week in Review for May 4 – Chicago Bound on One Smart Dollar
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Sassy Blogs I Love, and You Should Too on Mo Money Mo Houses
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Places I’ve Been Week Ending May 6 on Edward Antrobus
PF Link Love: Fave Reads of the Week and Yakezie Update on From Shopping to Saving
Butterflies and Hurricanes – A Weekly Summary on See Debt Run
Friday Roundup: Cars, Retirement, and Tenants on DINKS Finance
Festival of Frugality #336 – Bee In Your Bonnet Edition on See Debt Run
Link Love: Buying a Car, Keeping Food Costs Low And More on Young Professional Finances
Carnival of Money Pros on Young Adult Finances
So what does everyone have planned for their moms this coming Mother’s Day? I hope you’re all planning to spoil your mom in one way or another.