There were so many great posts this week! I was reading Daisy's latest blog post on WLGYL about the PF community and how it's growing so quickly. There are so many great blogs out there and posts that spark interest for me so please check them out below!
Making Money Too Soon Destroys You and Everything Around You by Financial Samurai
Money Will Change You by Finance Fox
How Long Will You Drive Your Car? by My Alternate Life
Why We Didn't Sell Our Car on Craigslist by Work Save Live
Gender Roles in Business by Savvy Financial Latina
How Running a Blog is Like Running a Business by When Life Gives You Lemons
Money Saving Tips and Comparison Shopping by One Smart Dollar
Life's Little Splurges by Making Sense of Cents
Why I Need to Go Bold by Blonde on a Budget
First Time Home Owners Purchasing Home Insurance by Tackling Our Debt
Adding Your Children's College Savings to the Budget by My Money Design
How to Save Money on a Wedding by Step Away From the Mall
How to Make it in America by My Broken Coin
Why You Should Become a Toastmaster by Savvy Scot
Measures You Must Take to Become a Powerful Leader by Joyful Self Manager
When Is It Okay to Use a Credit Card by So Over Debt
4 Reasons Family Vacations Should Be in Your Budget by Daily Money Shot, as a guest post on Bucksome Boomer
I Want To Invest in Real Estate #2: I'm Too Emotional to Buy a House by American Debt Project
Lastly, the giveaway for a patchwork wallet from Carla of Half Dozen Daily is still up! Ends May 10th.
I also wanted to post my Yakezie update. You can find my last one here on April 12th, so almost a month ago.
Global Ranking: 338,579 (-442,993)
US Ranking: 34,905 (-46,277) (red is good here... the lower your rank, the better)
Sites Linking In: 163 (+47)
Blogger followers: 80 (+7)
Twitter followers: 205 (+71 Yay, passed the 200 mark!)
Thanks so much everyone for your support. It's been so fun challenging myself with more content. I used to talk about controlling my shopping urges (which I still get sometimes) and now I blog about various different topics ranging from personal financial stuff to fitness, education and work.
Jeremy from Modest Money wrote a post about Diversifying Online Business, but since I don't make any money off of blogging, I also looked at it in a way that I have to diversify the ways I blog. You can't really grow a blog if you rely on only one type of measure. For example, I used to just write posts and comment on a handful of other blogs once in awhile. After that, I started commenting on a lot more blogs and discovering new ones. From there, I've used twitter to open up more doors of communication as well as joined the Yakezie community (awesome resource!), guest posted on other blogs, interviewed other bloggers, promoted others, and have formed relationships with many people. There are so many different types of measures that I use to "blog." There's so many ways to grow your blog and I'm just having tons of fun doing it. I can understand why people want to blog full-time.
I'm really excited to see progress in every category and I'm hoping I can get under 200,000 soon. If I do achieve that, I'd like to keep shooting lower and lower. I like to push myself and I hope to continue to blog when I go back to school in August.
My question for other PF bloggers:
How many posts and blogs do you visit each day? How many do you comment on? How much is information overload? Is there a burn out point for us because we are constantly reading blog posts, commenting, and tweeting?