I have officially been blogging for about a month and a half. A couple of weeks ago, I joined the Yakezie network. This has provided me with great support, feedback and visitors to my site. Thanks so much Yakezie! It has also helped me understand that a blog will continue to grow as time goes on. I have decided to publish my monthly goals on my blog. This will help me continue to strive to improve my blog as well as keep you all informed of the progress.
These are the goals that I hope to reach by the end of September (normally it will be a month long period to reach goals):
- Alexa Ranking: 400,000 (if you are wondering what this is, read the next paragraph)
- RSS subscribers: 35
- Twitter followers: 100
- Facebook Fans: 25
I also keep track of my yearly goals on a different page, which includes getting a page rank (other than 0) from Google. For those who don’t know, Alexa is a company that ranks the websites on the internet based on the number of people who have the Alexa Toolbar installed in their internet browser. Every time someone with the toolbar installed visits my site, the ranking goes down (lower number = progress)! Install the Alexa Toolbar to improve my ranking! I showed my wife this toolbar and she is addicted. Whenever she goes to a website she can now see how popular a website is. You should try it out!
What I am Doing
I am working really hard to build up my content here at 20’s Finances. I want to make it so that visitors will want to return. In order to do this, I am publishing at least 3-4 articles a week. I have one series going (which I am really proud of), which should be at least a 10 week series, Weekly Frugal Tips. I am also trying to connect with other bloggers. In addition to using the Yakezie network, I am also writing many guest posts. This will allow me to show off my writing talent and provide links back to my site. It also helps out other blogs because I am contributing to their site under my name (for free). It’s a win-win situation!
On a side note, I was recently added to Money Crashers’ Top PF Blogs. You can also view my progress (according to their ranking system) through the badge (with my ranking) on the bottom left of my site. I am starting at the bottom, but am looking forward to see how it changes as time moves on. Be sure to stay tuned on my progress.
I thought I would use this space start off my initial round up by saying thanks to the several blogs that have hosted guest posts. In the future I will probably feature the most helpful articles by other authors that I have read. In the mean time, many thanks for hosting:
Life and My Finances – Best Way to Save Money on your Wedding
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Save Money with Off Campus Housing
Little House in the Valley – Weekend Millionaire’s Real Estate Investing Tips
Retire by 40 – My Hands-Off Retirement Plan
Smart Family Finance – Frugal Tips That Don’t Save You Money
Free From Broke – How to Survive College without a Car
Check out the various carnivals that I have been featured in:
Yakezie Carnival hosted by Fat Guy Skinny Wallet
Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Canadian Dream: Free at 45
Total Money Carnival hosted by Money Beagle
Festival of Frugality hosted by Totally Money
Okay, I can’t stop. I must give thanks to many of those sites that have directed people to my site. I am grateful to have new readers see what I am writing and am proud of what others are writing. I apologize if I forgot someone, but here is a small shout out a few (in no particular order):
*featured image provided by: Jayneandd