September in Review

By glblguy

September ColorsAnother September came to an end Sunday. It was another busy and very successful month for both GLBL, the M-Network and me personally.

Personally, football season for my son officially started, so I spend most weeknights at the football field at his practices. He’s doing awesome this year, and I am very proud of him. Our Saturdays are now consumed by his weekly games, but we really enjoy them. My real job has been keeping me quit busy as well which has made blogging a bit of a challenge, but I like a challenge. Oh, did I mention I turned 38 as well? 2 more years to 40….*sigh*.

GLBL continued to grow, and one of my personal goals for the blog was met on September 24th, the site reached 100 subscribers. I set a goal back in July when I started this blog to reach 100 subscribers by the end of September. So one milestone down and many more to go. My next major goals are: 1) To exceed 1000 unique visitors in a single day and 2) Reach 500 subscribers. I would like to meet both of these by the end of the year. If you would like to help out a bit, please subscribe to either my RSS feed or by email.

GLBL was also listed in two major personal finance blog listings this month. The first from Bootstrapper who compiled a list the Top 50 Christian Business and Finance blogs. We were fortunate enough to be #2 on the list, just below my friend and fellow M-Network blogger ChristianPF. GLBL also received a B on the Hustler Money Blog’s Personal Finance’s Graduating Class of 2007. Blogs receiving a B had to have more than 10,000 page views in a month, 100 or more RSS subscribers, and 100 or more incoming links. While I generally prefer A’s, I was quite pleased with the B.

The M-Network grew as well, with the addition of Being Frugal, DebtFREE-Reduction, Single Guy Money, Savings Explained, and the Dough Roller. There are 11 of us now, and we’re going to keep it that for the time being. The M-Network is a great group of blogs. We have a combined RSS feed you can subscribe to in order to get all of our great and well rounded posts in one easy feed.

Comments increased significantly this month, which I sincerely appreciate. The following were the top 10 commentators for September along with one of my favorite posts from their blog (if they have one):

  1. Justin
  2. PaidTwice You can’t always get what you wantNow I’m going to be singing that song all day…
  3. LynnaeDo you keep secrets from your spouseI have never done this. If you have good communication in your marriage, respect for each other, and common financial goals this shouldn’t be necessary.
  4. PinyoThe Seven Deadly Sins of Personal FinanceHow many are you guilty of?
  5. BunkHow Goofs Make Over $300 An HourSeems my goofs always tend to lose me $300 and hour…hmmmm
  6. ChristianPFHow to budget with ING DirectEven though they recently lowered their interest rate, I’m staying with them.
  7. plonkee Standing up to the green-eyed monsterWay to go!
  8. Baz LIs the World Tired of Movie ParodiesNot sure about the world, but I am. I’d like to see Hollywood get creative again
  9. Kat
  10. KyleWhat My Dad Taught Me About MoneyGreat advice!

Thanks for your great comments! Want to be listed, than start commenting! Remember, GLBL is a do-follow blog which means you get link credit when you post a comment!

I have great hopes for October and look forward to more growth, new readers, and lots of great comments. Coming October 8th, watch the M-Network as we all share our best and worst financial decisions. I am sure this will be a great series of articles!

On October 15th, the M-Network blogs will be participating in Blog Action Day. If you haven’t read about this incredible event, make sure you check it out. All of the M-Network bloggers along with more than 6000 other bloggers will be posting about the environment, so make sure you mark you calendars!

10 Responses (including trackbacks) to “September in Review”

  1. Lynnae @ Being Frugal Says:

    Congratulations on meeting your first goal! And thanks for the link!

  2. Pinyo Says:

    Excellent review. You put mine to shame. :-)

  3. glblguy Says:

    @Lynnae – Thanks!
    @Pinyo – I just saw you did one too…great minds ;-) Hey, your’s was good too!

  4. paidtwice Says:

    Um…. I have a review this evening….

    Dang scheduling ahead! I should have posted it yesterday when I wrote it. Now I look all copying :)

    Thanks for the mention! And it is a good song to be humming :)

  5. glblguy Says:

    @paidtwice – Nah, it’s just an unplanned group writing project ;-) See it’s all about marketing!

  6. Pinyo Says:

    I scanned the post this morning and just got a full read. Congratulation on your son doing so well with football. Happy birthday! And, congratulation for doing really well with the blog.

    @paidtwice – you’ll just have to do better than glbl, which will be a tough act to follow. :-)

  7. Kyle Says:

    Congrats on a nice month, both personally and professionally. I have a long way to go to get to 100 subscribers, but you give me HOPE that it can be done!!

  8. paidtwice Says:

    my post is nowhere near as nice as glblguys :)

  9. glblguy Says:

    @Pinyo – Thanks!

    @Kyle – Thanks Kyle, you’ll get there. 1 month ago, I didn’t think I would either. Just write great content, participate in carnivals, and write guest posts. I stumbled a couple of your posts, so maybe that will help :-)

  10. glblguy Says:

    @paidtwice – I’ll bet it is!