Monday, April 28, 2008

Carnivals, Festivals and Blogs - April 29, 2008

I have decided to move my weekly carnival/festival/blog reviews and mentiones to either Mondays or Tuesdays from Fridays. In addition i moved into a new place over the weekend, so I am still sorting through my stuff. This should not however affect my blog posting.

Carnivals and Festivals

Lazy Man Hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance #150 edition at his blog. He included my article Dividend Achievers Watchlist.

The Happy Rock hosted the 149th Carnival of Personal Finance - Chasing Dreams Edition and included my Rewards Checking Accounts Overview.

Investing Adventures hosted the April 28, 2008 Edition of the Festival of Stocks and included GWW Dividend Analysis in it.

Blogs

I have added a new blog to my blogroll, which I find pretty interesting from a Personal Finance standpoint. The blog is called Money Ning. His posts are thought provoking to me. For example, I really enjoyed the article Consistent Income or One Time Payment. Check his blog out! You won't regret it.

The Dividend Guy reviewed his portfolio in The Dividend Guy’s April Dividend Portfolio Review.

The Money Gardener joyfully announced Johnson's 2008 raise. JNJ increased its quarterly dividend by 10.8% to $0.46/quarter.

Dividends4life, who keeps upgrading his blog, presented his Stock Analysis: The Hershey Company (HSY).

Another article that I enjoyed was Do You Really Need a New Computer? Frugal Tips to Extend Your Computer’s Life » posted at Cash Money Life. For skeptics those tricks did seem to work. After I defragmented my hard disc over the weekend, my computer started running better.

I found a very intersting story of a person who tried to earn money by pretending to be homeless in Lifestyles of the Rich and the Homeless posted at the Host Gator Blog.

Traffic

One of my readers asked me how to increase traffic to his website. I certainly am no web guru. A very inspiring article that I have found is this one from Steven Pavlina -How to make money from your blog. There is a ton of content out on the web describing ways to create and increase traffic. In my opinion though, in order to do that you have to follow these important guidelines:

1) Create an interesting if not original content in which you truly believe.

2) Interact with fellow bloggers in your area of expertise.

3) Frequently visit forums and add your website as your signature.

4) Participate in Carnivals and Festivals on the web.

Anyways, my blogging income for one month is equal to what I make in one day from my job, so I am certainly no John Chow. So please take my advice on how to build traffic with a grain of salt and good luck in your endeavours!

Relevant Articles:
- Blogs and Free Money - April 18,2008
- Carnivals, Festivals Blogs and Free Money - April 14
- Carnivals, Festivals and Blogs
- Festival of Stocks #82

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear the defrag sped things up. If you do it every other week or once a month or so, it will keep your computer running smoother and faster.

    Thanks for the mention. :)

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