Happy Birthday Modest Money!!
Ok the actual 1 year blogging anniversary was January 30th, but since it’s my blog I’m going to celebrate on the weekend instead. Besides, by celebrating on Wednesday I’d have to write a midweek post myself which is a rarity lately. With so many great guest posts sent my way, I’d feel bad for taking their spot in the schedule.
I originally planned on doing some big giveaway to celebrate the occasion, but shouldn’t it be me getting the presents?? E-mail me for my address I figure I’ve been involved in more than my share of giveaways lately anyway.
The first year anniversary of your blog is one of those major milestones. Sticking with it this long shows some major dedication. Here’s a recap of the stats I’ve managed to build up in the first year:
Unique Visitors: 90,223
RSS Subscribers: 917
Twitter Followers: 6,604
Facebook Fans: 2,060
Google+ Friends: 528
Total Posts: 258
Total Comments: 11,295
Beyond some pretty stats, the best part of blogging is definitely connecting with so many great people. I’d love to list every blogger who has helped me out along the way, but there’s just too many to list. I’d manage to forget mentioning somebody. Thank you everyone. Hopefully I’ve managed to find ways to repay your favors. If not, you know where to reach me to bitch me out lol. That or you can track me down at FinCon13.
Of course this blog has benefited me in other ways too. It helped me land a sweet job doing website marketing for a finance company. It’s helped me gain valuable marketing experience. On a personal level it also opened up my eyes about my finances and really helped get me on the right track. It even helped me get over some depression issues and become a lot happier. Yeah you can this has been a pretty positive experience so far. And I haven’t even mentioned the money coming in each month.
If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, I highly recommend you take the plunge. Just make sure you don’t think of it as a solo activity. It largely depends on getting help from others and cooperating with fellow bloggers. The benefits are more than you can imagine. I just hope my next year of blogging is as satisfying as the first year.
Modest Money Around The Web
As usual I like to give thanks to the bloggers who mentioned me on their blogs in the past week. Some people wouldn’t bother linking back, but I’m truly appreciative of all their help. So I have no problem showing them a bit of love. Check out their blogs and see if anything catches your eye. If they link to Modest Money, they must have pretty good taste
Lifestyle Carnival – 39th Edition on Blue Collar Workman
Link Love/Week in Review 1/25/13 on Budget And The Beach
Mr.CBB’s Personal Finance Weekly Reading List #4 Rob Ford In From The Cold, The Sandwich Generation on Canadian Budget Binder
Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #23-Raised By Wolves on Eyes On The Dollar
Hit or Miss On My January Goals? on Life And My Finances
Stressed About Money? Just Forget It For A Weekend! on Money Bulldog
The Round Table – January 25, 2013 on Money Smart Guides
Friday Links – Week Three of Chaos on Prairie EcoThrifter
Friday recap, the city life and a root canal on Reach Financial Independence
Weekly Mentions – Looking For Guest Post and Elvis Is Still Alive on Stumble Forward
Weekend Links – January 25 edition on Vix Money
Consumer Curator – Jan 21, 2013 on Bowman and Partners
Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 1/25/2013 on Debt RoundUp
Festival of Frugality #373 on Frugal Rules
Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #28 on iHeart Budgets
10 Blog Posts I Liked This Month on Live Well On Less
Oh Saturday on Making Sense Of Cents
Finance Carnival For Young Adults- January 27 2013 on Master The Art Of Saving
Sublime Saturday Assemblage #45 on Master The Art Of Saving
Updates: January 20 – 26 on The Outlier Model
Friends of the Family: Birthday Edition on The Family Finances
Carnival of Money Reasons Exciting New Year Edition on The Ultimate Juggle
Carnival of Retirement – Super Bowl Week Edition on Work Save Live
Personal Finance Week in Review #48 on Work Save Live
Weekend Reading and Blog Round-Up on Your Personal Finance Pro
How many of you have already reached 1 year in blogging? If not, when is your blog’s birthday? Are you happy with the progress so far?