2011 Quarterly Goals Update

by Krantcents · 27 comments

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Today marks three months, since I made my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions.  I changed my schedule for reporting  my progress to quarterly on or about every three months.

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 WISEBREAD 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 Top 100 Personal Financial Blogs (#100 OSE results) and krantcents figures as of Jan 1, 2011[..]:

OSE Analysis – As of 3/31, krantcents [1/1/2011] and (#100 Wisebread)

Page Authority – [25] 43 (60)

Domain Authority – [10] 34 (53)

Total Links – [6] 20,835 (24,964)

External Followed Links – [0] 11,926 (15,583)

Linking Root Domains – [5] 58 (311)

Alexa Ranking

Traffic Rank – [610,773] 128,131 (197,167)

Traffic Rank – US    [48,128] 29,393 (29,634)

Sites Linking – [2] 59 (231)

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

Since Daylight Savings Time, I am  riding my  bicycle outdoors for nearly ninety minutes twice (Tuesday/Thursday) a week .  Since I started exercising  on my stationary bicycle, I read eight (8) books.

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

Keeping a journal forced me to address some of the causes of my impatience!  Although I may have a long way to go, I noticed small changes in my behavior.  Am I now a easy going, relaxed patient guy?  Not exactly, however I do see some progress.  Some things that would set me off before, does not even get a reaction.  It is still a work in progress!

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retirebyforty April 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Do you think you’ll be able to hit #100 in Wisebread?
Your external followed link is really good. Great job on the bike, it’s a great workout.

krantcents April 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I am focusing on the daily tasks, which usually get me to my goal! I have 9 months to continually monitor, adjust and change things to reach ny goal. To answer your question directly, of course I think I will! I really enjoy riding my bike during the week.

Little House April 2, 2011 at 2:07 am

You’re making great progress on your goals. And 8 books while riding on your stationary bike?! That’s really impressive.

krantcents April 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Thanks, the reading helped make the time on the bike go faster.

Robert @ The College Investor April 2, 2011 at 2:34 am

Being in the Wisebread Top 100 is a huge goal. You’re making great progress and if you keep at it, you’ll get there!

krantcents April 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Thanks, I realize it is a big goal! My motto this year is “Impossible is just an opinion”.

101centavos April 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

Keeping a blog journal has been an effective tool for me. I get to record all ideas and snippets and thoughts, and some of them eventually morph into a full-blown blog post.

krantcents April 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I am starting to do that as well. My journal of impatient instances has made me more aware of the causes of my impatience too.

Barbara Friedberg April 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

My only problem with my blog journal, is that I have about 3-4 of them plus snippets of paper strewn throughout the house. Plus of course, some lists on the computer!!! I’ve got to get it all narrowed down and consolidated.

krantcents April 3, 2011 at 1:47 am

I do that too, but it is all on my desk. Every so often I clean it up (roughly once a week).

Jackie April 2, 2011 at 4:28 am

I like your “be more patient” goal, and more importantly that you’ve found a way to track that in a sense through journaling.

krantcents April 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

It is the old rule that if you write it down it becomes more real and you can do something about it. I just never applied it to impatience.

Barbara Friedberg April 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

Great job! Really impressive growth. Your hard work is showing results! What is OSE? Here’s to continuing success.

krantcents April 3, 2011 at 1:45 am

Thank you, OSE is Open Site Explorer. It is a freebie that provides some statistics.

Buck Inspire April 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Amazing stats. Do you actively work on links? Glad you are getting more patient. Your pace might be a little slower, but overall I think you will be more efficient. A calm mind solves problems quicker than a high paced, impatient one. Continued success!

krantcents April 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Thanks, in the beginning I submitted my site to a lot of search engines. I am unsure if it really helps. There are other stats I would like to increase the other stats now. Becoming more patient is still work in progress, but I am not as reactive as I was. Small changes does work!

Money Reasons April 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Sounds like you are doing great!

My more relaxed stance this year hasn’t paid off for me as well as I hoped. Next year, I will use a better system of tracking my progress.

krantcents April 6, 2011 at 12:04 am

Why wait till next year? Apply what you learned and you will get the results you want. You still have 9 months to make it happen!

Financial Samurai April 9, 2011 at 3:53 am

3 X a week working out is tough! I get really tired afterwards, that is is kinda counter productive.

Best with your goals!

krantcents April 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I actually work out 4 times a week! Two (Tues & Thurs) during the week and 2 (Sat & Sun) during the weekend. Most of the work out is aerobic (90 minute bicycle ride) and weight lifting (20 min.) after the ride. It is supposed to give me more energy!

Amanda L Grossman April 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

That is impressive. I hardly work out at all, but know that I should, and then I get so restless from sitting and writing so much! Yesterday I took 45 minutes to go walk by our bayou, and it was fantastic. Hopefully that will motivate me to do more in the future.

krantcents April 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Small steps toward your goals work! I started with working out once during the week and now I am up to two times a week. I don’t love it, but I like the result of more energy and I am doing something good for myself.

Amanda L Grossman April 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Keeping a journal is such a great exercise. I’ve heard that some keep them to write down what they need to get out and then burn them in the end (they still get the benefits). However, I keep all of my mine since kindergarten, and periodically like to read through parts of my life. Such a treat!

krantcents April 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

This journal documents when I lose my patience or become impatient. I never thought the simple act of writing down these triggers would actually help me change my behavior, but it is working!

Suba April 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Great progress! I am still not going anywhere with my exercise goals, so I am really impressed that you manage to work out 4 X a week. Impressive improvements in the blog stats, what are you doing to get/increase the backlinks? Heres to a continuing success…

krantcents April 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Thanks. I submitted my site to a lot of search engines in the beginning. Exercising is similar to therapy for me, I de stress and do some of my best thinking. Now that it is Spring, I can ride outside.

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