Well this has been an eventful week, not all of it good. Despite that I’m rolling with the punches and staying positive.
I debated with myself about whether I should publicly talk about one of the bad things that happened. I’ll just be a bit vague about the details. You can e-mail me if you want to know more. Basically I had a bit of a problem with a certain search engine. Some of you may know what that problem is. I’ve kept the search engine traffic and rankings, but the problem still affects business.
Since I’ve experienced this kind of thing with a couple of my other websites before it wasn’t a total shock, but still quite frustrating. Due to some very supportive bloggers I may have learned how to address the problem too. Doing so long term is another story though. So I’ll need to think about things more and decide what direction I really want to go in. As a result you may see some changes with my blog in the coming weeks. Some of it will be long term changes and some may be temporary fixes to appease the search engine. If concerned about any of it, do get in touch with me. Continue reading
I hope everyone had a good Valentine’s Day. I’m writing this post a little early. So I hope mine went well, but with what I’ve got planned, I’m pretty sure it will. I won’t get into details though. I don’t want to make the other women out there jealous
Does anyone else care to share what you got up to for Valentine’s Day? I know there were some people out there that choose to have a quiet night and not celebrate or do something special on a different date.
Earlier this week, I had another session with my personal trainer. I have to say I paid the price for taking too long a break in between sessions. The first time I went I must’ve worked my legs a lot harder than normal or just didn’t stretch enough, because my legs were sore for days. On top of that I developed a sore throat. So not only did I put off booking another appointment, but I also didn’t get much exercise in between.
As a result the last workout was still pretty tough. I’m progressing, but still getting pretty winded. By the way, when I say personal trainer, this is more about just getting in shape rather than one who specializes in weight training. Continue reading
It’s been exciting past week or so. Last week my blog celebrated its 1 year anniversary…ok the celebrations were pretty tame, but I did put up a post recapping some of the stats so far.
Then earlier this week I was involved in 2 separate giveaways, one for $100 with a Valentine’s Day theme and a $999.99 cash giveaway put on by my employer StructuredSettlement-Quotes.com. If you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for?? Free cash money!
Then towards the end of the week Sean from OneSmartDollar.com hosted a poll to determine the top personal finance blogs of 2012. I was lucky enough to be nominated. So I’d appreciate if you could head on over there and vote for me. Considering who’s nominated I know I have zero chance of winning, but I’d like to finish in the top half, especially since he might’ve copied the poll idea from me Continue reading
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
Google PageRank: 4
Total Posts: 258
Total Comments: 11,295
This week was supposed to be my first week back to work after my vacation to Mexico. As luck would have it, it wasn’t a full week.
I didn’t get extra days off for being such a good employee. Nope, I got hit by the flu on Tuesday. So on Wednesday and Thursday I stayed home to rest up and do a bit of work from home. Well I didn’t get as much work done as I had hoped since I was pretty drained and had a constant headache. So it was mostly just resting up.
Provided I’m feeling better today I’ll be back in the office again. At least I was able to do plenty of good work on Monday and Tuesday which got the ball rolling on a few projects. If it wasn’t for that I’d be more concerned about their marketing momentum sliding, especially since I was just away from the office for a week.
Unfortunately this prevented me from getting all caught up on my blog work too. So as I was laying on the couch, my inbox was filling up and comments were going unanswered. Guess who has some more work to catch up on this weekend? Continue reading