Friday Night Links: New Year Resolutions Update Edition

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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

The selection of blogs is up to the committee of one established by krantcents as a representative of the Academy of Frugal Journalistic Writers. That committee can be influenced by meaningful comments, signing up for my RSS feeds, backlinks, links, trackbacks, Facebook Likes, Twitter, Re-tweets, Digg, StumbleUpon, delicio, Yahoo Buzz, Google Bookmarks and other social media. If you plan on creating a single purpose political action committee (PAC) to buy advertising on my blog to solely influence the committee, please go ahead! Please understand it will not influence the results.

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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