2011 Weekly Update

by Krantcents · 8 comments

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My 2011 New Year’s Resolutions revealed rather ambitious goals.  These goals motivate me to be more determined to achieve these goals.  I know it won’t be easy and I expect there will be difficulties, but I am determined to succeed.  Every Friday, I will share my progress so you can see how I am doing.

Top 100 Personal Finance BlogsI want to be part of the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs.  I am using Open Site Explorer (OSE), which is a link popularity checker and backlink analysis tool.  You will notice the OSE figures did not change, I believe they change monthly.  In addition, I am using Alexa Ranking to check my progress.

Below are my figures compared to the WISEBREAD 100 personal financial blog (#100 OSE results) and krantcents figures as of Jan 1, 2011[..]:

OSE Analysis – As of 3/01, krantcents [1/1/2011] and (#100 Wisebread)

Page Authority – [25] 43 (62)

Domain Authority – [10] 34 (55)

Total Links – [6]20,835 (27,513)

External Followed Links – [0]11,528 (22,762)

Linking Root Domains – [5] 58 (194)

Alexa Ranking

Traffic Rank – [610,773] 144,752 (82,437)

Traffic Rank – US    [48,128] 25,499 (29,710)

Sites Linking – [2] 35 (249)

Increase workouts – Increase workouts from two (2) times a week to three (3) times a week.

I continue to ride my stationary (magnetic indoor trainer) bicycle twice (Tuesday/Thursday) during the week.  I am continuing reading which makes the exercising go by really fast.  If you are interested, I finished five (5) books already including The Bourne Objective by Robert Ludlum this week. This week, I started The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D

Be more patient – In the past, I used my impatience to drive myself to reach goals faster and better.

My journal revealed there are two kinds of situations where I become impatient.  One is when things move too slowly which causes frustration and impatience.  Taking action or usually resolves those feelings.  The other is unrealistic expectations of people or my students.  Taking a moment to breathe, understanding everyone does not move or learn at the same pace. This is still a work in progress for me to slow down and focus on the progress of my efforts.  This week I took two steps forward and one back.  In some areas, I felt I was in control  and others not.  I guess it is still a work in progress.  Each week I will share my progress and what I learn from my journal.

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{ 8 comments }

retirebyforty March 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Your progress is looking good.
Does your total link increase every month? For some reason, my total link has stayed the same for a while. I wonder how I can fix this.

krantcents March 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Yes, I am not sure where it is coming from. I did submit my site to every search engine/directory I could find several months ago. That may or may not have any affect

Suba March 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Krantcents, if you don’t mind me asking, how are you increasing that backlinks? Mine just won’t move…

krantcents March 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Several months ago I submitted my site to a lot of search engines which may or may not have any affect. That is the only extraordinary work I have done!

Crystal March 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Wow, you keep even more detailed records than me! And congrats on continuing to exercise!

krantcents March 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm

As a former numbers cruncher (CFO) , it is second nature. It is part of the discipline ingrained by a overachiever Mother. You know the more detail you have for a goal, the more likely you are to achieve it. For me it is all about the daily tasks. If I keep these up, the goal will just happen! At least, it worked in the past.

First Gen American March 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

Great Progress. I really need to do some backend stuff on my blog. I need to make some kind of checklist and start going through some items one by one, but first I need to clean my desk.

Terrific stats. I’m sure you’ll make the 100 list with the work you’re putting in.

krantcents March 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Thanks, I adopted a motto this year, “Impossible is just an opinion”. It says it all!

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