It seems like only 5 minutes ago that it was Friday… yet it is almost time to go back to work. The weekend has literally flown past. It’s that time of the week again where I review the stats at SavvyScot and mention some great posts from around the blog-world over the past week.
I must admit, this has been one of the busiest weeks that I have had in a while – I spent 2 days in Brussels (where I got the luxury of first class travel and 5 star hotels) with work and started training hard at the gym again. I have spent hours answering emails from sponsors, advertisers and friends in addition to trying my very best to stay active and comment on various blogs!
A big generic thank you to everyone who featured SavvyScot in weekly roundup posts and other carnivals! I will take this opportunity to announce the winners of the Razorpit Giveaway:
Congratulations guys, Razorpit will be in touch to get your shipping details. Make sure and tweet to let us know how you enjoy the product!
Summary of Stats at SavvyScot:
- Average number of visit per day – 324. Up over 100 from last week!!! I also received the most traffic in one day since starting this blog – 439 visits on Tuesday! This has set the bar high for next week!
- Alexa Rank – Target was <140k and…. my rank is currently sitting at 131K!! Down 20K places since last week… Target for next week is <120K.
- Facebook Likes – 635 – up by about 40 this week, largely due to the Snowflake Giveaway. SS Facebook Friend page – 323 friends (up by around 100).
- Twitter Followers – 26.1k – up around 400 followers from last week. This is partly due to the contest and partly due to you wonderful people retweeting my posts!
- Feed Subscribers – 38 – Up 2 from last week.
I’m sure you will agree this was another fantastic week stats wise – I also managed to post everyday and even started on Pinterest! I have huge increased interest in sponsored posts and advertising – it’s a great feeling! A big thank you to everyone who is responsible for the growing success of this blog; especially those who regularly comment and promote posts. I really am grateful guys!
Make sure you read the latest from the the Change Your Life Series – Part 3 – Knowledge. It is fantastic to hear so many people have committed!
Top Posts This Week:
Tablet Rant – Money and I
Rachael at Money and I (a new UK blog) discusses her confusion and dilemma around buying a new tablet.. Will it be a Samsung / Apple or of the paper variety? Amusing and well-written!
Why I would Never Lease a Car – Modest Money
Jeremy discusses the different options available when getting a new car and presents a compelling argument against leasing. I completely agree with him and would suggest that anyone who is considering a car lease should have a read!
Saving Money.. It all Adds Up – Club Thrifty
Greg gives us some great examples of how saving small amounts of money can add up over time. I especially like the example about how is daughter is learning to save from doing housework! I think Greg is onto a Win-Win situation here; Cheap labor and helping to teach his young girl the value of money!
Analyze my Budget: How Much Could I Save? – Add Vodka
Daisy utilises the opinions of her readers to get input on how she can cut her budget and make her $4000 savings goal by the new year? Still time to help her – head over and have a read!
Recipe: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burrito – Work Save Live
Jason has produced some great recipes, but this one has to take the prize… and it’s healthy! Great step-by-step instructions and pictures that are guaranteed to make you hungry! This has been bookmarked and I will be testing it out soon!
Getting Around in a Public Transit Free Neighborhood – Making Sense of Cents
Jordann discusses different ways to travel where public transport is not available. Some great tips here on thinking ‘outside the box’ including Carpooling and Working From Home. Given how many of us take traveling to work for granted and never consider the alternatives – this is a very relevant post!
Young and Thifty’s October Net Worth Update – Young and Thrifty
Call me nosey, but I love following various net worth update posts and tracking my friends progress. If nothing else, it is MOTIVATION!!
Our Early Retirement Plan – The Outlier Model
If you are going to read one post this week, read this one. CF outlines a great model for early retirement – a mixture of real-estate, stocks and retirement plans. Early Retirement is something that a lot of people think is only for the rich and famous; impossible for their situation. Start now and it could be a reality for you.
Non-Financial Investments for Your Future - Prairie Eco-Thrifter
I love to read these kind of posts. Bloggers like Daisy who realise that there is more to retirement than having enough money. In fact, without all of these things.. money means very little.
Welfare Food Challenge – Canadian Budget Binder
MR CBB has joined the Welfare Food Challenge. What is this you might ask? (I did) Well basically, the challenge is to eat with only $26 per person / week in an attempt to show the government that the welfare allowance is insufficient. Very much looking forward to tracking MR CBB’s progress!
Have a great week folks!