Happy Friday! It has been another good week around here, I have made my peace with the workers constantly waking me up at 6am with drills and hammers by going to bed earlier, BF was not around so it was easier. They have almost finished the roof terrace, now we just have to go buy some transparent tiles like we have on the main house to cover the terrace. Underneath I hope to grow some rampant plant, like ivy but with nice flowers, or a vine maybe… It is a challenge to grow anything in the middle of the jungle ironically, except for what is already there. My little seeds have a hard time bearing the heaving rain and burning sun.
BF is coming back this weekend, hopefully bringing over his motorcycle so we can start having day trips around, to Mayan ruins and other places, it is so much nicer than a big car.
A couple of years ago we drove that bike all the way to Seattle and New York City, and I can’t wait to get on it again, although I have never ridden such a big bike on a dirt road.
I thought I would keep February simple and have just one big goal (more on that next week!) but I need an exercise one as well, and like Savvy Scot suggested, will swim four times a week for a minimum of 15 minutes. Having a private beach is a delight, can you believe I barely enjoy it? I am always making excuses, the workers, the weather, too early… COME ON! Time to start a good habit, that will stick after the month is over. Which should be easier since March brings in the hottest weather of the year.
On blogging news, I have been studying a bit more readers behavior thanks to Google Analytics. That is a very fun tool where I could spend hours looking where people come from and what kind of weird keyword they typed that landed them on my site. ”French girl feet”, really? I don’t remember posting any pic to satisfy your fetishism!
But I have a question for you. On my top 10 referrers this last month (people who sent traffic to my site because they featured a post of mine or their readers clicked on my name in the comments), is a pretty small site, that I only visit once in a while. The other 9 are the usual suspects, so my question is, how do you manage your top 10 referrers, do you put more effort into them to hope see them grow or just keep your usual networking and use the data as an FYI? I think I’d rather have 1% of a small site’s readership coming over than try to go for 0.0001% of a bigger site.
And also, do you know if there is a way of checking how much traffic you are sending to other blogs? I have had a look at the in page analytics under content, that will let you know what percentage of the people who read a post clicked on the different links you put in your page, but you would have to add all the pages where you featured another blog to know how many readers went over.
This week I published four posts
And a great guest post from Tony at You Only Do This Once
I was featured on Budget and the Beach, Monster Piggy Bank, Frugal Rules, Money Bulldog, You Only Do This Once, Canadian Budget Binder, Modest Money, Work Save Live, Eyes on the Dollar, Your PF pro, Outlier Model, Living Debt Free Rocks, Money Principle, Carnival of Personal Finance, Festival of Frugality, The Frugal Farmer
THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU ROCK!
And finally here are a few great posts for you to enjoy!
Timeless Finance first anniversary giveaway on Timeless Finance
What should I do with my tax refund money? On Stumble Forward
The side effects of staying in budget On Budget and the Beach
Grab the best remortgage rates while you still can! On Money Bulldog
Reformed spenders adjust to life on a budget On Eyes on the Dollar
Is a penny saved a penny earned? On Edward Antrobus
Grocery Game challenge, will you target your budget On Canadian Budget Binder
7 steps to debt busting on Money Principle
Being an effective public speaker on Outlier Model
A man’s credit: taking responsibility for your financial life On Frugal Rules guest post from John at Fearless Men.
Have a lovely weekend!
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