What I read this week – Episode #3
What’s been happening with ME this week:
Hurray! My website is back up and working again!
It took me about a week and a half of trying out different themes and adjusting plugins/widgets and all that other junk before I finally bit the bullet and paid for a premium theme.
I don’t regret paying for a theme at all! I was spending so much time and effort trying to figure stuff out that my friends were telling me just to quit because I looked so stressed out by it all. But the premium theme actually comes with an amazing support team that can give me answers to my ridiculous and simple (sometimes not so simple) questions without me pulling my hair out in front of error messages on my website. I think they’ve probably already paid for themselves! So now I can get back to just enjoying writing and chatting with you guys!
You might also notice that I’ve included a cheekly wee Adsense box over there on the right. But why? I hear you ask.
Well, I don’t anticipate making any money from Adsense, but since starting this blog and showing it to people – I’ve noticed that people outside of the ‘bloggersphere’ are very easily impressed by what I’ve set up here.
It might not take much effort for me or you to fiddle around with settings, and a wee bit of CSS, maybe some social networking etc etc, but I can understand that others are very intimidated by that. Perhaps they are so intimidated by it that they might be willing to pay for someone else to do it for them. That’s something I could do! This is a side income that I’ve only given a quick thought to before – but since starting this blog for myself and learning by making mistakes as I go along, I now feel more confident that I would be able to provide an actual service to people.
So adding an Adsense widget into my blog kinda made sense to me so that if a ‘client’ (phwoar that sounds grown up!) asked me to put a similar system on to their website then I would at least be able to tell my arse from my elbow, if you know what I mean.
I very potentially have a new job that I am incredibly excited about. We’re just working out the final details (hopefully in time for Christmas) so that’s the reason I’m not announcing anything to anyone yet (even close friends) until I know for certain what the plan is!
But anyway, I am avoiding the main subject of this post, which is
What’s been happening with YOU guys:
Here’s the awesome blog posts I’ve found from around the interwebs this week
Club Thrifty – Confessions of a cheap-ass Santa
Club Thrifty (secretly Reach Financial Independence) – Relocating Abroad: The Real Price to Pay
Well Kept Wallet – Thirty Things I Learned Before 30
Well Kept Wallet – How to Track Your Finances Online for Free
Eyes on the Dollar – My Best Financial Tip: Stop Being Afraid
Modest Money – Planning for the End of Days
Newlywed Survival – Tips on Saving for a Mortgage
Go Girl Finance – Why Friends and Money Don’t Mix
Frugal Rules – Taking The Plunge is Not Just for Polar Bears
Student Debt Survivor – 5 Reasons Women Deserve to Make Less Than Men
Not as many as usual, and I’m sorry if I missed you! I try to keep track of things throughout the week but I am a disorganized mess today – I didn’t even include a blurb or Twitter links! I’ll update it when I can break free of Holiday scatterbrain!
Have a great weekend folks!