For those of you who did not read My 2011 New Year’s Resolutions, I shared some of my goals for the year. Some said I was too ambitious and others said I may have difficulty measuring the results. Normally, I would monitor my progress and publish the results at the end of the year. I decided to share my progress with you every Friday.You will see exactly how I am doing and monitor my progress.
Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs – I 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 OCE 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 2/15, krantcents [1/1/2011] and (#100 Wisebread)
Page Authority –  39 (63)
Domain Authority –  30 (56)
Total Links –  13,628 (27,917)
External Followed Links –  6,775 (22,877)
Linking Root Domains –  31 (208)
Traffic Rank – [610,773] 166,953 (81,198)
Traffic Rank – US [48,128] 24,309 (32,974)
Sites Linking –  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 The Accidental Billionaires: the founding of Facebook………….by Ben Mezrich and Tick Tock by James Patterson. I started Strategic Moves by Stuart Woods this week.
Be more patient – In the past, I used my impatience to drive myself to reach goals faster and better.
In order to quantify patience, I am keeping a journal to record whenever I have that rushed feeling and the associated events. This will help me figure out why I am in such a hurry and what triggers such events. I expect this will change my attitude about life and help me relax.
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