Blog Stats and Updates For February and March

Blog Stats - We've Only Just Begun...

With the start of a new month I thought I would take a look at my blog stats to see what’s going on. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. I launched this blog 7 weeks but because it is the beginning of a new month I thought it would be a good time to post my stats.

Visits to my blog have really grown in the month of March. I know that a high percentage of that traffic is coming from all the new friends I have made online in the past 7 weeks.

Connecting and interacting with new people online from all over the world is very exciting, and I couldn’t have grown my blog so quickly without them. You know who you are, and I wanted to say thank you very much for your support!

As well I wanted to say Hello to Sweden. Someone from Sweden visits my blog almost every day. I am not sure who it is, but thank you.

blog stats

Pages represents the number of times that a page on the site is viewed. It is the sum of all visitors and visits, and does not include bots.

Hits mean the number of times a page, image, file, etc., on the site, is viewed or downloaded.

Personal Finance

As well I have discovered that so many financial specialists are happy to share their professional knowledge through their blog posts and their comments.  

One of the reasons that I began this blog was because I wanted to get a handle on our personal finances, so the information shared by all of these professionals is extremely helpful and motivating.

My husband and I have spent a great deal of time working on our finances over the past 3 months.

We are seeing some progress. We have managed to reduce the cost of several of our monthly bills.

I created a huge budget in Excel for the first 3 months of this year. Since creating it I have come across so many different budget formats and layouts that I like, so I will be creating a new one for the next 3 months. I will also create and share up-to-date financial reports as we start seeing significant progress.

To be honest, most days I enjoy tracking our progress, but some days I just feel like saying screw it.

As many people have written blog posts on, and I definitely agree, changing your financial ways is very similar to losing weight. It begins with your mindset.

Last year I worked hard at losing 30 pounds because I finally began looking at food as a source of energy instead of a source of comfort. I finally came to terms with the fact that sugar is my enemy.

This year I need to come to terms with the fact that debt is my enemy, and that we need to do whatever we can to tackle it and to make it disappear.


I love to share information, and so far I have hosted the Yakezie Carnival and the Carnival of Retirement. I have to admit that prior to this I didn't even know that blog carnivals existed.

I’ve also started a new series of blog posts each Wednesday which I call “Let’s Talk Money – The Series”. Each week a different blogger is highlighted and they write about their personal view points on money. It’s a very nice way to learn more about them, as well as the strategies that they have in place to deal with their finances.

Again, thanks everyone for your many visits and comments. Much appreciated.



    • Katie

      Katie 04/03/2012 5:47 a.m. #

      Congratulations! Those seem like very good blog stats and your Alexa is almost to the 200,000 mark. You're doing great.

    • Michelle

      Michelle 04/03/2012 6:11 a.m. #

      Wow good job! Your progress is very good.

    • Modest Money

      Modest Money 04/03/2012 9:11 a.m. #

      I agree that this is great progress after 7 weeks. I also really enjoy reading all the tips from the finance experts out there. Just by reading blogs, I feel that my financial habits will get that much better.

    • WorkSaveLive

      WorkSaveLive 04/03/2012 9:57 a.m. #

      That is impressive! Those are a TON of pageviews for that many visitors. That's over 3.5 pages/viewer...I'm lucky if I get 2 or 2.5.

      Great work - keep it up! I love your graph by the way...I was contemplating if I should add a chart to my blog income & statistics post (like I do on my "Our Journey" personal updates), and I think you've sold me now.

      Visuals are so much better.

    • Frugal Portland

      Frugal Portland 04/03/2012 10:31 a.m. #

      WOW outstanding work!

    • Jefferson

      Jefferson 04/03/2012 11:11 a.m. #

      You are truly rocking it.. Keep up the great work.

      I know that having our finances out in the open has been huge for Michelle and I, in our efforts to improve our financial situation.

      Glad to hear that you are seeing brighter days as well.

    • Anthony Thompson

      Anthony Thompson 04/03/2012 12:51 p.m. #

      Congratulations! You did well both months, but you really went gangbusters in March. And, your blog isn't even a year old yet. Great job! Keep on trucking.

    • Shilpan

      Shilpan 04/03/2012 7:28 p.m. #

      Sicorra, congrats! We all are enriching our knowledge bank with blogging. That's fantastic. You are doing awesome, and your stats prove that.

    • SB @ FPR

      SB @ FPR 04/03/2012 8:59 p.m. #

      That's awesome stats for 7 week baby. In first 7 weeks I wasn't getting more than 15 page views. Very good job!

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 04/04/2012 8:53 a.m. #

      Thanks very much everyone!

      Networking with all of you has made it a very exciting 7 weeks :-)

    • Christopher @ This That and The MBA

      Christopher @ This That and The MBA 04/04/2012 9:53 a.m. #

      Wow that is great. Mine is about close to the same age as yours. Not nearly the same stats. Keep up the good work.

    • Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter

      Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter 04/05/2012 9:43 a.m. #

      Congrats on the huge stats in March. This is great news. Keep up your hard work. It will pay off.

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