I’m a firm believer in setting goals and making plans to achieve your goals. A great way to work your plan is to monitor it at regular intervals. Just like many of my other goals, I monitor My Dollar Plan to see how I’m doing.
July continued to show progress in both visitors and subscribers, a big indicator that I use to measure success here. I was also listed in the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs at position #23. Hopefully I can break into the Top 20 by the end of the year!
In addition, My Dollar Plan was mentioned in the Magic Quadrant of Personal Finance Blogs. We ended up with a good visionary score, but it looks like I have some work to do on execution.
I know one area that I’m struggling in is commenter involvement. I love hearing from each and every one of you, but I’m not so good at responding. My email box is overflowing, but I can’t seem to find the time to get caught up. I keep telling myself that as soon as I’m done with my job I can catch up, but that’s still a month off! Don’t worry, if you have an outstanding question or email, I will get to it!
Want to know what everyone enjoyed last month? In cased you missed any, here were the top articles written in July.
- 10 Important Tasks for Your Mid Year Checkup
- 7 Ways to Payoff Credit Card Debt
- 12 Tips to Prepare Your Finances for Vacation
- I Quit!
- Tax Savings: How to Deduct Mileage on Your Personal Car
- 10 Step Plan for Debt Elimination
- Downsizing It All – Your Work, Your House, and Your Life
- 4 Things to Consider When Picking the Right Investments
My Dollar Plan had 19,621 unique visitors in July. Compared to 17,184 in June, it’s a 14% increase. In addition, there were 45,455 page views.
My Dollar Plan had 857 feed subscribers at the end of July. Compared to 738 at the end of June, that’s a 16% increase.
Thanks to all the visitors, comments and subscribers this month! My goal of reaching 1,000 subscribers in September is just around the corner.
Here are the sites that sent the most referrals to My Dollar Plan during July (excluding search engines, aggregators and social networking). The number in parentheses represents the place on the list that each site was last month. Thanks for the referrals and be sure to check out their great sites.
- Frugal Dad (2)
- Million Dollar Journey (3)
- Marc and Angel Hack Life
- Lazy Man and Money (4)
- Five Cent Nickel (5)
- Generation X Finance (7)
- Simple Mom (9)
- The Digerati Life (8)
- My Super-Charged Life
- Moolanomy (10)
Thank you to everyone for making My Dollar Plan a success! Now, let’s get back to some Personal Finance articles…