Well I’m gonna keep the update brief this week. I’m super busy trying to catch up on work with my job and honestly I’m just not in a writing mood.
I’m pretty happy with the response to the most active commenters widget so far. I’m getting way more comments these days and brand new commenters have been showing up. The conversations are just a lot more fluid now that people have a reason to come back to reply. My favorite part though is how people are commenting on older posts. It’s nice to have someone still read that content and those comments make those pages look fresh to the search engines.
It’s just a shame that someone had to be a douche on the yakezie forums and delete my thread about that plugin. I guess a certain someone is bitter that I was promoting my stuff on there without being a challenge member. Oh well. I’ve lost a lot of interest in that forum lately and I’ve never liked their challenge setup.
One thing that I should’ve anticipated is that this plugin is now keeping me a lot busier responding to comments. So much for it reining in my blogging time. If only I was more of an ass and willing to skip commenting on everyone’s blogs. I’d miss it too much though. I might try to only comment on posts on days that I publish a post. If you don’t see me around other days, that’s why.
The only other thing I feel like reporting is that my alexa ranking is inching closer to 50K which was my ultimate goal. I think I might have to pull some tricks out of my sleeve to make it over that hump. Thanks everyone for helping me get so low so quickly.
Modest Money Around The Web
Again I got spoiled by a lot of mentions on other blogs. I did have some major distractions this past week though. So I was expecting more of a decline here. I’m just lucky enough to have some pretty generous bloggers within my network. And if you’re not linking you’re a mean, mean person I kid, but all links are much appreciated.
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 23 on Married With Debt
Carnival or Money Pros on Financial Conflict Coach
PF Link Love: Fave Reads of the Week, The I Broke My Phone Edition on From Shopping To Saving
Carnival of Retirement the 22nd Edition on Finance Product Reviews
Fathers, Diamond Jubilees, Postal Issues and Random Thoughts on Canadian Personal Finance Blog
Blue Collar Roundup — The Awesome Edition on Blue Collar Workman
Link Love, Love Me Do on Grumpy Rumblings Of The Half-Tenured
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #15 on Work Save Live
The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #36: Jersey Shore Edition on Money Smart Guides
Personal Finance Week in Review for June 10 on One Smart Dollar
Best of Money Carnival #159 – Go Miami Heat on One Cent At A Time
Festival of Frugality #340 – Sunshine on My Shoulders Edition on See Debt Run
By the way, I was doing some reading into why I don’t receive trackbacks for links on other blogs. It sounds like the trackback sending option stopped working with wordpress 2.0 a while back. So if you want someone to know about a link mention, be sure to contact them directly or mention it to them on twitter.
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
And now for the most enjoyable part of these weekly blog updates. Here’s some weekend reading from some bloggers who are better writers and know more about finances than me. Ok maybe I beat one or two of them, but they’re all pretty awesome.
Save Money On TV’s and Pick Up Chicks on Funancials
How to Make Her Feel Special – Everyday on Fearless Men
Mainstream News Finally Joins The Investment Fee Bandwagon on Money Smart Guides
Does America Need Small Businesses to Fail? on Married With Debt
So that is what $50,000 looks like… on Canadian Personal Finance Blog
A Blue Collar Plea for Teachers on Blue Collar Workman
The “No One Cares What You Wear” Experiment on From Shopping To Saving
Euro Cup 2012 on Thirty Six Months
How to Eat Right on a Budget on One Smart Dollar
Accusing people of lying on Grumpy Rumblings Of The Half-Tenured
Save Money on Alcohol This Summer on When Life Gives You Lemons
Where to get FREE Credit Scores and Reports on Work Save Live
5 unexpected costs for your first home or apartment on My Canuck Buck
How much does it cost to heat and cool a home? on See Debt Run
My Minimalist Challenge on My Alternate Life
Things I Hope My Son Will Say About His Father on The Family Finances
Finally, A Pill For Shopaholics on Retire By 40
How to Handle Horrible Neighbours on Mo Money Mo Houses
Does anyone mind if I share photos of my cats in these update posts? Yes? Too bad! I figured they could use some livening up, but really I just want an excuse to put all these cat photos to use and they’re pretty awesome cats. Any other cat people out there? I love all animals, but cats are just easier to have when renting an apartment in the city.
Has anyone else been watching the Euro Cup Soccer? Who are you cheering for? There have been some really good games so far which sure doesn’t help the productivity.