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.
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.
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’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.