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An Explanation For the Lack of Posts

An Explanation For the Lack of Posts

To those of you reading this, thanks. It is so very appreciated. Been kind of having a rough week, Dad-related,...

The Old Long Lost Relative Fantasy

The Old Long Lost Relative Fantasy

First off, Happy 2008. Best wishes to you in the year ahead, financially and otherwise. I stumbled across a little...

Do You Cost? Determining Net Worth

Do You Cost? Determining Net Worth

I was surfing the New York Times web site and happened upon their personal finance calculators. Now I love online...

Free Music and Movies

Free Music and Movies

I know, I put the word "free" in there to get your attention. But it is true. I just found...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

I don’t know if it’s the New Year approaching or the fact that new cameras and old friends seem to...

Making Money Blogging… Some Ideas

Making Money Blogging… Some Ideas

I told myself I would never blog about blogging. It just seemed like a kind of odd thing to do. But here I am...

So I think it's clear that I like to write. Always have, always will. I'm trying to figure out if blogging will actually ever make me money. Before I think about making money off Google Adsense or my own ads or endorsements, I need to build some credibility. And I need more people to come to this site.

To drive up traffic, I've 1) added this blog to blog directories (see my list of links on the side of the page). Have a forgotten one? Let me know. I'm going to track my stats and see which blog directories are driving the most traffic my way. I'll let you know.

I have also 2) emailed and told people about this blog. Some of my friends love it and tell me, and some just read it, both of which I totally appreciate.

I am taking a next step 3) learning how to market my blog. There are some great tips on this web site.

I am hopeful that all three of these things will drive up traffic on my little blog. Anyone else have other ideas they've tried or know about?

The Credit Reports Are In…

The Credit Reports Are In…

Remember waaay back when I ordered my credit reports? Well, I have them all in and have gone through them with a fine toothed comb. It shows every credit inquiry and account opened (because who hasn't opened a Filene's card to get 10% off?). By the way, going through them doesn't take long. They are surprisingly readable. It only took me long because it's been a crazy fall for me. . .

I'm Offically Addicted…

I'm Offically Addicted…

My mom has been recieving Bon Appetit magazine and then either sending them or giving them to me for years now. Also, whenever people see a great recipe in a book or are thinking of getting rid of a cookbook, they ask me first.

I'm known as a lover or recipes and a bit of a cook (though not at all a baker as some friends are a little too quick to point out...though my cake with substitutions did work out in the end, anyway...). The problem then becomes a file folder of recipes I can't organize, let alone find to make. Plus piles of ripped out magazine pages just get to me.

I’m Offically Addicted…

I’m Offically Addicted…

My mom has been recieving Bon Appetit magazine and then either sending them or giving them to me for years now. Also, whenever people see a great recipe in a book or are thinking of getting rid of a cookbook, they ask me first.

I'm known as a lover or recipes and a bit of a cook (though not at all a baker as some friends are a little too quick to point out...though my cake with substitutions did work out in the end, anyway...). The problem then becomes a file folder of recipes I can't organize, let alone find to make. Plus piles of ripped out magazine pages just get to me.

A Cozy Afternoon With Just Me and My Taxes

A Cozy Afternoon With Just Me and My Taxes

I finally sat down yesterday with all my tax stuff and began a new sheet of paper called "Tax Crap"....

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