First off, thanks for everyone who has supported me with my decision to step back a bit from blogging. I’ve been getting a lot of great advice, both through the comments here and via e-mail.
This was not announced as a long term decision though. I have every intention of keeping this blog going and one day increasing the frequency of posting again. I just don’t know when that time will be. The positive feedback sure is doing its part in drawing me back to blogging.
One of the exciting things happening with my blog this month is the iPad2 Giveaway that I am co-hosting with a group of other bloggers. This has produced some awesome exposure. Apparently Modest Money is one of the front runners for referring the most CheckPoints app downloads. I was a bit surprised by that, but it’s good to know that my readers have been helping support the contest sponsor. That helps ensure that we can do future contests like this.
I haven’t made much headway on the job front, but I am still optimistic. Earlier this month I visited one of my previous employers for a little chat. I was quite impressed with their massive new warehouse and office. It’s a big upgrade from their old office on top of one of their retail stores. I’m just not sure if they are ready to hire full time marketing help. If things don’t look promising with the other opportunity, I may need to press them on this a bit and more aggressively convince them of my worth.
The other opportunity is also a previous employer, but his company is growing tremendously lately. So it probably is the better position if I accept his job offer. He’s more likely to pay a better starting salary and there is potential for generous commission. I just need to get a feel for what kind of plans he has for his business and where he sees me contributing.
Wish me luck.
Modest Money Around The Web
Now time for a shout out to all the blogs who have recently featured Modest Money.
Thank you everyone!
Financial Simplicity Carnival, 2nd Edition on Cult of Money
Weekly Tweet Roundup #4 on Money Infant
Who let the blogs out?! #4 on Step Away From The Mall
Posts You Should Read From Around the Web #2 on Work Save Live
Friday night devotion, links and reading on Cult of Money
Managing Your Personal Finances Blog Carnival #1 on Household Budget Made Easy
Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #61 on Budgeting In The Fun Stuff