Mid March 2012 Blog Update Comments16 Comments

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.

Employment Update

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.

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 20 Mar 2012
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16 thoughts on “Mid March 2012 Blog Update

    1. Jeremy

      Yes I’m pretty great lol. It is nice to feel wanted, but I’ll know for sure just how much they want me when I hear the details of the job offer.

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  1. Nick

    Good to hear you’re doing well – hope the job hunt picks up. Michelle makes a good point, too. I’m a bit of an optimist by nature, but it sounds like you’re the guy when they realize they need help.

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    1. Jeremy

      That or they just feel sorry for me enough to offer me a job haha. No I did do good work for them in the past. So I’m sure they realize that I can make a positive impact on their business again.

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  2. azra, readyforzero

    Echoing everyone’s sentiments here. Goodluck! Have you ever considered a career in content writing or community management etc? Given your background in blogging and maintaining niche sites, it seems like that stuff would be right up your alley.

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    1. Jeremy

      No I don’t think I would ever take on a full time content writing job. I’ve tried writing about various topics in the past and if it doesn’t interest me enough, I end up just outsourcing the work. Community management would be a decent gig, but with limited experience in that area I’d have to start from the bottom rung of the ladder. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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  3. American Debt Project

    Yay, the job front sounds promising. I think taking a step back is very helpful, sometimes you are just not sure of where you are going unless you look at it from afar. I know the moment of contemplation is more productive than five hours of blog commenting!

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    1. Jeremy

      Yay indeed….if I end up getting the job anyway. If not I’ll have to see if anyone up shit creek has a paddle to spare. The time stepping back a bit from blogging was a good use of time. I may have missed out on a bit of promotion work, but it helped me figure out what direction I want to take things.

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  4. Frugal Fries

    Good luck Jeremy with the job hunting Jeremy. I know that’s never a fun task, but it seems like you have quite an excellent head on your shoulders

    Glad to hear you will be sticking around too :) I’ll keep checking back for updates!

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    1. Jeremy

      Thank you Tess! You’re a kind woman, one with some awesome artistic skill. No finding a job never is fun, but at least it’s a lot less pressure when approaching previous employers where you know what to expect. I won’t have to dig out my tie anyway.

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  5. WorkSaveLive

    It’s nice to see a blog post from you! Glad to hear that you’ll be staying around. :)

    Best of luck with the job – I look forward to hearing/reading the next update!

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    1. Jeremy

      Thanks Jason. I will be sticking around, it’s just a matter of finding a schedule that fits the rest of my life. I will keep everyone updated.

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    1. Jeremy

      I don’t know if that really is the case in my field. When I do take the time to check around I’m lucky to see 1 or 2 jobs and none of them have been appealing enough to apply for. IT jobs are just too specialized with skills becoming obsolete each year, being replaced by new skills to learn.

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  6. Money Infant

    It’s good that you are going to have some options for your job rather than having to take whatever comes along. It sounds to me as if things are heading in the right direction for you, blog or no blog. Glad you’ve chosen to keep the blog going though :)

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    1. Jeremy

      I’d like to think I have some options to choose from, but I realize that at this point I probably need to accept what I get offered. Even if it’s not an ideal situation, the extra income will relieve some pressure and really help with the big tax bill that I have been avoiding dealing with.

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