Shout Out Saturday #3

Shout Out

It’s hard to believe that the first month of the year is in the books already! Tomorrow is the Super Bowl and I read the other day that the price for a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl is between $3.7 and $3.8 million, which works out to just over $123,000 per second. This is not to mention the production costs associated with making the commercials. We hear these numbers and think it’s nuts, many times justifiably so, but it is interesting as someone being in advertising seeing how well companies do at using their time. Maybe it’s because I’m a man, the commercials are a distant second to actually watching the game for me even though I really don’t care who wins.

On the blogging front, Frugal Rules continues to chug along and is setting record numbers. As it’s only the second day of the month I have not fully analyzed my numbers yet, but it was a very good month overall. I’ll be shuttering my monthly blog goals posts as I don’t think many readers are terribly concerned about them. I’ll more than likely share some of the high level numbers in a Frugal Friday or Shout Out Saturday post going forward.

This was another great week in the blogosphere for Frugal Rules. When I am putting together this list I am always humbled by the number of other bloggers and Carnivals that choose to mention me. A lot of the credit goes to other bloggers who provide insightful guest posts as well as Mrs. Frugal Rules who edits all of my drivel so it looks good. Thanks again to everyone who mentioned me last week and hope you have a great rest of the weekend!


Shout Outs


Y & T’s Weekend Carnival on Young and Thrifty

Lifestyle Carnival on Thirty Six Months

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie on Vanessa’s Money

Carnival of Money Pros on Cash Net USA

Financial Carnival for Young Adults on 20’s Finances

Carnival of Stocks and Options #6 on The Market Archive

Festival of Frugality #372 on Evolving Personal Finance

Tax Carnival Ecstasy January 22, 2013 on 2009 Taxes

Carnival of Retirement on Refinance America

The Wealth Builder Carnival #110 on My Wealth Builder

Carnival of Financial Planning on Term Life Insurance

A Walk Around the Blogs: Hive Mind on Life By Pets

Friends of the Family: No Spending Challenge Giveaway on The Family Finances

Weekly Chronicles: Blogging Schedule on The Weigh Chronicles

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #27 on I Heart Budgets

Mid January 2013 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money

Personal Finance Week in Review for January 20, 2013 on One Smart Dollar

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up on Fearless Men

Weekly Reads 1.25.13 on Plunged In Debt

Friday Recap, The City Life and a Root Canal on Reach Financial Independence

Girl Scout Cookies Cost How Much? on Eyes On The Dollar

Link Love/Week in Review 1/25/13 on Budget and the Beach

The Round Table – January 25, 2013 on Money Smart Guides

Stressed About Money? Just Forget it for a Weekend! On Money Bulldog

Out on the Town: Good Reads for the Week Ending 1/25/13 on The Frugal Farmer

Guest Post: Budgeting and Debt on You Only Do This Once

Mr. CBB’s Weekly Personal Finance Weekly Reading List #4 on Canadian Budget Binder

Finance Fox Weekend Recap – RIM Revisiting Winning Ways on Finance Fox

Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 1/25/13 on Debt RoundUp

End of January 2013 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money

Personal Finance Week in Review #48 on Work Save Live

How I Made $1,200 With one Phone Call on My Money Design

Eyes On The Dollar 20/20 RoundUp #23 – Raised By Wolves on Eyes On The Dollar

Reading Worth Your Time (1/26/13) on Luke 1428

Weekend Reading and Blog Round-Up on Your Personal Finance Pro

Friday Finance Links January 25, 2013 on The Chicago Financial Planner


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22 comments on “Shout Out Saturday #3

  1. I am thinking along the same lines John and so I think i will be creating another website dedicated to tracking my blog stat progress on my sites, rather than bothering my regulars with blog stats.

    FYI – I really like seeing other peoples blog stats, so if you do publish them I will be sticky beaking in for a look.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..MPB – Pool Room Posts #15My Profile

    • Great minds must think alike Glen. ;) I think I’ll be sharing the higher view numbers, but will be including it as a part of my Friday round up or Saturday link back post. I just don’t want to bother my readers with devoting a whole post to it. I, too, like see how others are doing to see how I measure up.

      I did have a VERY good month, but don’t think I’ll start a new website to do so. ;) This one keeps me busy enough as it is. :)

    • I am on the same page as Glen. I don’t know why, but I love reading about other bloggers stats and progress, whether it relates to their website traffic, or their net worth. I realize this is probably more of a “meta” view, as most regular readers — those who don’t have blogs of their own — couldn’t care less!
      Mike @ Personal Finance Beat recently posted..Saturday Blog RoundupMy Profile

    • I did not read that, though it does not surprise me. Can we draft a new owner as well?! ;) The Cowboys are a mess, and it starts at the top (and that’s not even to mention my feelings on Romo). Ok, that’s enough, I’ll stop myself before I get too upset. :)

    • Thanks, you as well Mr. CBB! I think showing the stats can be good, I just don’t want to devote an entire post to it anymore as it takes away one that I can talk about something more beneficial.

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