This is my half year goals update, since I made my 2012 New Year Resolutions. This is where I update you on how I am doing regarding my goals for 2012. I will give you a detailed progress report. I hate excuses because too many people use them to explain why they do not achieve their goals. So I will just explain what happened and leave it to you to decide.
Near the end of January, I sustained a pinched nerve. After visiting the orthopedist, I learned that I have degenerating disks in my neck. I had severe pain from this and supposed to have surgery this summer. Miracles happen because the nerves healed and the pain stopped two (2) months ago. I am on the mend, but not out of the woods. Next, Google decimates my Page Rank. That was my second knock down, but I am not out. So I am still standing, but a little dazed.
My 2012 New Year’s Resolutions are the following:
Volunteering – I want to volunteer two (2) hours a week. I am starting volunteering once a month in July. If everything goes well, I will add more time.
Earn more income from my blog – I would like to average at least $2,000 per month net. January started out pretty well, February was less and March was just about zero. Thanks to Google, my goal missed by a lot. The second quarter was just about zero. I am working hard to rebuild my Page Rank and restore the income.
Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs – I want to be part of the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs. Thanks to my Page Rank issue, this is purely a wish. I applied for reconsideration with Google. So far, no news.
Although I suffered a few setbacks, I am optimistic that I will not remain down. Fortunately, I found some of the best articles of the week. This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.
The following articles caught my attention:
Dining Out Challenge – Tips To Find The Best Healthy Restaurants
My University Money – Auditing A Class
Prairie Eco Thrifter – Why You Should Live Green
The Frugal Toad – Saving a Little Money With Your Home Appliances
Life And My Finances – The Number One Reason For Wealth Today
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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links. Goals delayed, but not forgotten! Thanks for reading Friday Night Links New Year Resolutions Update Edition.
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