I’ve tried to give a lot of different advice to would be bloggers, particularly those in the personal finance region. In a lot of these articles, I’ll be honest, I have warned people on the surprising number of difficulties in being a success in your blogging. (Especially if you are seeking to gain an audience and/or make a profit; if all you want to do is to write on the off chance that someone might read your article at someday, that’s much less stressful.) It’s not because I hate blogging, I swear; I love being able to write and share things with my friends.
However, I do hate many of the technical issues that are involved with running a blog. It is, in the end, a website after all, and if you aren’t a technically-inclined person, you are going to have some trouble. I’ve had (more than) my share of issues in just this past week, with increasing levels of memory usage requiring me to upgrade my computer system. While this is a pretty good sign when it comes to my blog’s popularity (more memory=more users=more popularity!), it’s still a pain to deal with, causing the site to go down several times until the issue was pinpointed. (There were other issues that complicated matters immensely, but I’m trying to keep this round-up to a reasonable length, so suffice it to say that they have been handled.)
On top of all that, this happened to occur right after the Thanksgiving holiday season, making it all the more difficult to get things resolved (and much, much more difficult to get caught up with everything). As such, I remain behind in my writing, and my reading, and so I’m only just getting caught up on reading these
Great Yakezie Posts
What is Crowdfunding? Is This a Great Way to Raise Money? – Two great questions posed by Barbara Friedberg, covering the increasingly relevant issue of crowdfunding.
Top 20 Wish List For Entrepreneurs and Freelancers – If you need some gift ideas for the independent businessperson in your life, this list from Untemplater could be a good start.
5 Ways Big Data Might Be Letting You Know You Have Too Much Debt – In our increasingly info-filled world, companies know more about you than ever; Young and Thrifty has some advice on how to use their info your advantage.
Other Great Posts
Five Reasons Home Buyers Need to Get a House Inspection – You shouldn’t buy anything before you know what you’re getting; that’s a major reason to follow the advice from Personal Dividends to get a house inspection.
Contests and Giveaways
- Sucré New Orleans Review and Giveaway – There’s just about a week to go before my macaron (and yes, that’s the correct spelling for this treat) giveaway ends, so enter now!
- $98.40 Giveaway-Community and Charity 10% Blog Income Giveback #27 – You have yet another chance to win a portion of Jacob’s money over on My Personal Finance Journey.
- Friday Giveaway Roundup-148 Giveaways – As per usual, over on Young Adult Money, there’s a roundup of some of the contests ending this coming week.
If you’ve got a giveaway going on, just send me a note and I’ll be happy to include it.
Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured
If you were seeking help keeping your job hunt inexpensive, you could find it on Save Money While Job Hunting: A Few Simple Tips, and get links to those tips in numerous carnivals:
- Carnival of Retirement at Investing Five Daily
- Carnival of Financial Planning at MoneySmartGuides
- Yakezie Carnival at Growing Money Smart
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at Micro’s Missions
- Carnival of Financial Independence at Budget and the Beach
- Financial Carnival for Young Adults at BryanMaltier.com
- Carnival of Money Pros at Money Pros
- Aspiring Blogger Financial Carnival at Aspiring Blogger
That’s it for me for this week. I hope that you are having a technical problem free month, and that you all enjoy the weekend (and the rest of the month, for that matter). Enjoy, and stay happy!