The Friday gathering – Benefiting the most

By glblguy

View from our porch last weekend

View from our front porch last weekend.

It’s easy to visit Gather Little by Little on a daily or weekly basis, read or skim through the articles then move on. Not only is it easy, but it’s beneficial too (or at least I hope so). By reading Gather Little by Little that way though, you’re really missing out. I thought I’d take a few minutes just to share with you a few things about Gather Little by Little that will help you benefit the most from it:


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Announcements, News, and Stuff

Just a few quick things:

  • The M-Network has a great surprise for you on Monday, so make sure you check in. It’s something we’ve been working hard on and I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Frankly, we have lots of things prepared for the Holidays and are working on a bunch of projects, contests and other events for 2009. So keep an eye out!
  • Surprisingly I received a number of consulting inquires for Empty Cabin Media (the site is still not live yet) and two initial engagements I’ve been working hard on. One project was Studenomics. I provided the owner with a bunch of tips on traffic, seo, advertisment optimization, and on their overall layout and theme choice. They’re still working on the site, but it’s come a long way and the content is great. Make sure you check out Studenomics and subscribe if you like the content. I can’t mention the other site just yet, but so far it looks really slick. As soon as it’s up I’ll give you a link. Thinking of starting a blog or need some help with the one you have? Contact me and I’ll see if I can help you out.

The Friday gathering

Without further rambling, here are my favorite personal finance articles from my blogroll this week:

10 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday gathering – Benefiting the most”

  1. That One Caveman Says:

    Good job with the business. Can’t wait to start my own! Thanks for the mention.

  2. Frugal Dad Says:

    Thank you for mentioning my article. Awesome view! Is that a dusting of snow on the trees and roof in the distance? You do realize you’re living in my dream house, don’t you? When my grandfather and I used to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway and get off in little towns, I used to point to the highest house I could find and say, “I’m going to live there one day.” I hope I still can!

    Congrats on the early success of Empty Cabin Media. Blog consulting is a great idea for diversifying your income, and Studenomics is coming along nicely.

  3. Peter Says:

    Oh, oh.. i bet i know what the other un-named blog is. But I suppose I can’t say either. :)

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for sending people my way via your new Empty Cabin Media blog consulting. You’re one of the better bloggers out there, and one of my personal favorites, so when you get that blog live I’ll be happy to promote you on my blogs. People couldn’t be going to a better person for advice.

  4. My Dollar Plan Says:

    I can’t wait until Monday for the big surprise… I have a hard time for surprises!!

  5. Simple Meditation Says:

    Excellent content and style…keep up the good work!

  6. Studenomics Says:

    Hey thanks for the link and I like how you worded it, “They’re still working on the site, but it’s come a long way .” Yes I know I used to completely suck and now I am getting better. This is largely due to your valuable help with your consulting services. Hopefully some of your readers are willing to give me a chance and follow me as I grow my blog.

    Any hints as to Monday’s surprise?

  7. glblguy Says:

    @FrugalDad – Yes, light dusting of snow that we received overnight. We’ve been getting snow about once a week since we moved it. And you can live there, just develop a plan, that’s what I did.

    @Pete – I’ll bet you do too ;-) Thanks, I really appreciate the confidence. I’ve really enjoyed doing it thus far.

    @Studenomics – It didn’t suck at all, just needed some tweaking. Your content rocks, and that’s what is important. A decent design is fairly easy…writing great content…that’s the hard part. You’re off to a great start. Just keep at it

  8. Patrick Says:

    Beautiful view! Thanks for the mention! :)

  9. Make Friends, Earn Money Says:

    I can’t believe that the picture you posted is a view from your front porch, it’s beutiful! I’ve already subscribed to GLBL and think that you have an excellent perspective on financial matters, thanks for your efforts

  10. Money Funk Says:

    That is your view??? It is gorgeous!