Mid August 2012 Blog Update 31 Comments
Despite being super busy, summer is going very well this year. I’ve been taking advantage of my flexible job schedule to get out and enjoy the weather more.
Also I’ve been happy to see steady progress with this blog. A lot of the stats continue to improve. The Alexa Ranking did stall around 44k, but I have absolutely no problem with that. I’m just satisfied it hasn’t jumped back above 50k yet. The next step will be to do more link building for my first important affiliate page about credit card offers. Anybody want to earn a big return favor?
My 6 month blogging anniversary giveaway ended at the beginning of this week and I was rather impressed by the results.
All winners should have been contact via e-mail by now. Here is the official list of winners:
1st Prize $50 – Stacy Lynn Brunscheen Hancock
$25 Prize – Kanwal Sarai
$25 Prize – Amanda Sakovitz
$25 Prize – Alicia Keen
$25 Prize – Stephanie Hungerford
$25 Prize – Cherry Mischivous
$25 Prize – Tanya White
$10 Prize – Kelly King
How I Make Money Blogging ebook – Julie Hawkins & LaTisha Taylor
Start Freelancing Now ebook – Rob & Shelly Bradbury Swoveland
If You Can Read, You Can Cook ebook – Elena Istomina & Hal Jenner
Congrats everyone. If you are on this list but have not received an e-mail from me or one of the sponsors, please contact me.
That page got almost 900 tweets and received a large number of entries. A big part of that was the fellow bloggers who provided prizes. So thanks again to the following bloggers:
- Michelle from Making Sense of Cents
- Sean from One Smart Dollar
- Barbara from Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
- Allen from Funancials
- Brian & CF from The Outlier Model
- Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff
- Martin from Studenomics
- Edward from EdwardAntrobus.co.cc
Modest Money Around The Web
As I’ve come to expect, I’ve been spoiled with a lot of mentions from fellow bloggers this week. My blog probably doesn’t deserve this kind of exposure, but I do really appreciate it. Thank you everyone!
Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Aug 10th on Freedom Thirty Five Blog
Why You Should Have A Credit Card on Young Adult Money
For the Love of Feet — A Blue Collar Roundup on The Blue Collar Workman
The Round Table – August 10, 2012 Edition on Money Smart Guides
Weekend Wind Down 8/11/2012 – Bad Financing Offers on My Money Design
Sublime Saturday Assemblage #33 on Master The Art Of Saving
Friends of the Family: Fall Weekend Edition on The Family Finances
TFSA question on Shaking The Money Tree
Weekend Ramblings and PF Blog Love: Summer is Finally Here on Young and Thrifty
Updates: August 5 – 11 on The Outlier Model
Carnival of Moneypros on Aaron Hung
Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads August 12, 2012 on iHeart Budgets
Personal Finance Week in Review for August 12 on One Smart Dollar
Places I’ve Been: Week Ending August 11 on Edward Antrobus
Carnival of Retirement – 32nd Edition on Young Family Finance
Festival of Frugality #349 on Cash Net USA
Masses vs Great Design and a Round Up on Wealth Artisan
Starting a Blog in the UK – Pt. 1 Choose Your Audience on Savvy Scot
Achieve Financial Freedom: Awesome Lessons to Spruce up Your Finances on Street Smart Finance
Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | August 16, 2012 on Fearless Men
Why I Avoid Cash on Edward Antrobus
Weekend Reading – Giveaways, Bolt is lightning fast and great blogs on My Own Advisor
On the downside, all these mentions means that I feel obligated to post this week’s favorite posts in a separate post tomorrow. Since I’ve got an afternoon date on Friday I think I’ll take care of writing that post now.
Is there anything you think I should be doing differently on my blog? Perhaps there is something you’d like to see more of?
Or is my blog just so awesome that I should just keep doing things the same way?