The future view from my future house!!
Happy Friday everyone!! I am very happy to celebrate my 3 months blogoversary with you this week, it has been a fun ride so far, and I have enjoyed it tremendously. I feel like I am at last blogging for an audience, albeit small, but an audience nonetheless! So I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone reading, and to the awesome people who have helped me along the way.
Like many, I have done a lot of mistakes at the beginning, and I am planning a post for future new bloggers to hopefully avoid them (I read a lot of those myself but still didn’t cover everything!).
I started tracking my Alexa ranking at 4.65M on September 10th, so one month later, I can proudly announce that I am standing at 471,727, breaking 500K was one of my October goals, so here is that
My Twitter followers are currently at 570, and I am happy about that too, since many PF bloggers and interesting people are among that lot. It has increased slowly but surely since I have stopped trying so hard to gain followers.
My site is starting to look decent, I have had a few problems with the new theme, but I finally got the avatars to work and then tried to tackle the threaded comments, did a big mistake, the site was down for two hours, until a nice support guy at Hostgator helped me restore the file that I had modified. Pheeew! I couldn’t get into WordPress or anything! Big scare, note to self about backups and saving files, won’t happen again! Threaded comments are working now too, so comment away!
On a personal note, the cooling-off period ended today for my flat’s sale, and my offer has been accepted on the land in Guatemala !
More on that next week…
Cigarette count: 8… *ashamed*. couldn’t resist twice this week, at parties with everyone smoking around …
This week’s posts included
I was included in two carnivals and received a lot of link love this week, from
Young Adult Money – Quick hits and weekend reading
Modest Money – Beginning of october favorite posts
Making sense of cents – Lifestyle carnival
Fix em up rent em out – What riles me up
Savvy scot – Top posts of the week
Walking to wealth – Carnival of personal finance
Simple Dollar – Weekly roundup volunteer workers edition
Trent’s post brought a lot of traffic to the site, placing him as my second referral site in just one day!
Here are some great weekend reads for you to enjoy
Young Cheap Living – How saving for a house became saving for Financial Independence
Pelican on Money – 34 money tips from top PF bloggers
Money vs. Sex - L Bee and the money tree
Freedom Thirty Five – How much beer can you afford?
Eyes on the Dollar – Being a boss: the good, the bad, the ugly
Frugal Rules -How budgeting is like potty training
Modest Money – Blog link building, not all links are created equal
Club Thrifty – Why people aren’t buying life insurance
And finally, let’s go back to our childhood for some Uncle Scrooge nostalgia, via Broke-Ass Mommy and 12 crazy Disney facts you never knew via Savvy Scot
Have a great weekend!