October 19th 2012 Blog Update Comments32 Comments

So I’ve now had my new Samsung Galaxy S3 phone for a few days and I’m really loving it. I haven’t got around to doing any work on it as I get used to the keyboard and get everything all figured out. Next week I should be getting down to business. When I get more use out of it I’ll have to write a proper review of my experiences.

Things continue to go well at my day job. The company is in the midst of some expansion and it’s quite satisfying being part of a company that is well run. I could see myself sticking around there long term.

On the blogging front traffic slipped a bit last week. I had been getting a lot of my traffic from Yahoo surprisingly, but that all but dried up. There’s a chance that they just did some kind of algorithm update, but I suspect it was just my lack of commenting activity that caught up to me. There was a Google algorithm released around the same time. That one apparently focused on how much content you have ‘above the fold’. So if you lost a bunch of Google traffic on the 11th, look into that.

I’m not too concerned about the traffic drop, besides the fact that I won’t be sending you guys the same amount of traffic. It’s just a bit of motivation to get back into commenting. Expect me to gradually start showing up commenting on some blogs next week. It will be with limited time though. Maybe it’s time to get some stuff outsourced.

Modest Money Around The Web

As I’m getting pretty used to by now, lots of bloggers mentioned Modest Money again this week. I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support.

Tonight my girlfriend and I will be heading to the BC Lions football game with the couple behind The Outlier Model. I’ve met up with them a few times and they’re good people. I was supposed to go to Oktoberfest with them last week but I didn’t make it after not buying a ticket in advance.

What was the last live sporting event or concert that you attended? Or what’s your favorite event that you’ve attended?

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 19 Oct 2012
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32 thoughts on “October 19th 2012 Blog Update

  1. John S @ Frugal Rules

    I look forward to your review of the S3 as I may be getting one in a few months. The last live sporting event I went to was taking our daughter to a K-State football game as a surprise for her fifth birthday. It was a blast and she had a great time. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Jeremy

      I do recommend you get one, but since it is my first smart phone, you should read other reviews too. From the research I did beforehand it really did sound like the superior phone.

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  2. TB at BlueCollarWorkman

    There isn’t one best sporting event I”ve been to. I love baseball games, basketball, football — every game is awesome ! Hope you have fun!!

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  3. AverageJoe

    You know the best thing to do with your new Samsung phone? Download the Stitcher app and listen to a particularly awesome podcast. ;-)

    I’m still thinking about your post from the other day and trying to figure out the story behind your mom hitting a moose with the car. That’s a big f’ing animal, dude. I’m sure there’s a story behind that story.

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    1. Jeremy

      Well the moose really hit her…running into the side of the car. The disturbing part was how much it shit in the backseat after getting hit. Somehow it still got up and ran away after. Unfortunately that car would’ve been mine at some point if that hadn’t happened.

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    1. Jeremy

      I can’t say I’ve ever been to a professional baseball game. Even though it’s not one of my favorite sports I might have to go watch a game down in Seattle sometime. I’m sure it’s a lot more fun at the stadium.

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  4. Chris @StumbleForward

    My last sport event was a Cincinnati Reds game back in August. It was kind of fun to go this year because the Reds made it to the playoffs again, I just wish they would’ve gotten a little further.

    Anyways, awesome round up Jeremy.

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    1. Jeremy

      A good playoff run is always exciting. Playoff fever took over Vancouver when the Canucks made it to the final the other year. I’m sure you heard how that turned out lol.

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  5. Edward Antrobus

    I don’t really go out much. Last concert I went to was my wife’s favorite band, a Christian Rock group called Fireflight. Tickets were $20 and it was in a church. Last sporting event would have been a minor league baseball game 3 1/2 years ago.

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    1. Jeremy

      I can’t say I’ve heard of Fireflight, but I guess you’d have to be Christian to know those bands. $20 is a reasonable price for a concert though. Most of the concerts I go to are triple that price.

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  6. Mrs Pop @ Planting Our Pennies

    Glad you finally got the phone and that you’re liking it.

    What do you mean by above the fold for google? Just curious since our google traffic has actually increased quite a bit in the last week.

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    1. Jeremy

      It was meant to target sites that have too many ads near the top of their pages. I think it would affect sites with a large header too though. I don’t know if that’s why your traffic increased though. When you do consistent link building there is a point where traffic suddenly picks up.

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  7. Canadian Budget Binder

    Glad to hear your cell phone is serving you well. I don’t get much traffic from yahoo but I did notice that my Google traffic has sky rocketed this past couple months. I’m not complaining it just means more great search terms to share in my Saturday post lol… Cheers and have a great weekend. Mr.CBB

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    1. Jeremy

      lol I’ll have to watch out for your search terms list. You always manage to get some amusing searches. If your Google traffic has been sky rocketing I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before you get some love from Yahoo and Bing.

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  8. Jason Clayton | frugal habits

    I love my iPhone, but I have to say the size of the S3 screen is pretty awesome. Wouldn’t’ mind having both phones :)

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    1. Jeremy

      The screen is nice and big which makes for convenient web browsing and messaging. I don’t think my eyes are good enough to do much work on a smaller screen.

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  9. John

    I went to a baseball game last month and it was the Padres vs ‘I can’t remember’. That’s how eventful it was. haha! I was there to support a fundraiser and have a good time. I like to go when the Cubs are in town but this year I didn’t make it. Thanks for including us in the blogroll.

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    1. Jeremy

      lol yeah that must’ve been a not too exciting game. That’s good that it was supporting a charity though. Usually sporting events are pretty fun regardless of who is playing. There are certain teams that I wouldn’t pay full price to see though.

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  10. Kim@EyesontheDollar

    We went to a Rockies baseball game this summer. It was kind of boring, but my daughter got to have her picture taken with “Dinger” the mascot, who is a dinosaur. Not sure how they equated the Rockies with dinosaurs, but I guess a dude in a mountain costume isn’t all that appealing. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Jeremy

      That’s what I would expect from a baseball game. It seems you have to drink a lot to really enjoy it. Funny about the mascot being a dinosaur though. I know some teams have mascots that make no sense.

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  11. Rich@MoneyWisePastor

    Enjoy the Lions game! I’ve gone to a couple of Winnipeg Blue Bombers games over the last few years. But their win-loss record is I think the exact opposite of the Lions this year.

    The last sporting event I attended was a Michigan State University Spartans football game a few weeks ago. I’m a University of Michigan Wolverines fan myself, but my oldest son, who is 15, is an MSU Spartans fan. There’s one in every family. ;)

    I’m an iPhone guy, but I’m interested to see how the S3 fares.

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    1. Jeremy

      I am surprised at how the Blue Bombers are doing this year. They were one of the better teams lately, but I guess the league is pretty even now. I’d think a college football game would be a lot more exciting though. College sports looks extremely popular in the US.

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  12. Veronica

    Jeremy thanks for mentions once again. I’m in the same boat, been so busy that haven’t had time to read everyone’s posts. It’s amazing how quickly people stop coming (except for a few special friends) once you stop commenting on their blogs. I guess that’s the price we pay for not dedicating ourselves entirely to our blogs. :) Well, I’d love to dedicate more time to mine, but it doesn’t pay the bills. If you noticed, I have 0 ads on my blog, so there’s really no income coming in. That and its still a toddler, it’d be like slapping red bull stickers on a baby.

    How are things with your girlfriend? You 2 madly in love yet? :)

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m actually a little surprised that you are running the blog as it’s own potential business. I always assumed it was meant to help with the main website on that domain. It is too bad that comments dry up when you stop commenting elsewhere. It does help with things if you can at least keep up tweeting and reward commenters in other ways.

      Things with me and my girlfriend are going really well. It’s definitely helping make my blog less of a priority these days.

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  13. Harry @ PF Pro

    S3 is awesome, everything that I haven’t liked about it I’ve been able to change. Only problem is the battery but other than that it’s an awesome phone. I don’t know if I’ve ever gotten a referral from yahoo but my google referrals have gone up since I started commenting and interacting with other blogs more.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’ll have to shoot you an e-mail to learn what you ‘fixed’ with your phone. I have tweaked some things on my phone and the battery does seem to be lasting longer now. Worst case scenario you can pick up a spare battery for cheap to carry with you when you plan to use it longer.

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    1. Jeremy

      thanks man. I’m not concerned about the traffic drop though. It doesn’t affect site income at this point and other traffic sources are doing fine still.

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