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 2/8, 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] 189,845 (81,198)
Traffic Rank – US [48,128] 25,212 (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 (my bicycle on a mag trainer) bicycle twice (Tuesday/Thursday) during the week. It was pretty boring compared to cycling outdoors on the weekends, but I am reading a book which makes it tolerable. If you are interested, I finished The Accidental Billionaires: the founding of Facebook………….by Ben Mezrich. Since I only read while cycling, I am still reading Tick Tock by James Patterson
Be more patient – In the past, I used my impatience to drive myself to reach goals faster and better.
This is difficult to quantify, but I am changing some personal habits and in the process of measuring the change. So far, I changed three (3) personal habits that relate to patience. Progress in increasing traffic for my blog reinforces that patience is necessary to maintain the effort.
Every Friday, I will publish my progress. For comparison purposes, I plain to maintain the first of the month for data comparison. I hope you find it interesting how I achieve my 2011 goals.
Photo by: jean-louis zimmermann