Roundup, Link Love, Site Update and Stats July 08 Edition

by Ron Haynes

July was a great month! But then, they’re all great. I started the month on vacation in Montana and Wyoming and then went to Mt Rushmore with my family. Check out some of the pictures! We ran into a bump in the road when my youngest daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition and the outpouring of prayer and support from readers and friends in the blogosphere was very encouraging and a little humbling. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I mean it.

In July, The Wisdom Journal hit a new feed count high of 1,023 readers! Thank you to everyone who subscribed and commented. I thrive on your comments so keep ‘em coming. If you would like to subscribe, you can easily do so by RSS Feed or by email. It’s free!

The Wisdom Journal gave away two books in July, Getting Things Done by David Allen and The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz. My next giveaway is in about two weeks and I’ll be sending one reader a copy of WordPress for Dummies. If you would like 5 entries for the drawing for this book, just email the FREE BOOK CODE at the bottom of my RSS Feed to thewisdomjournal [at] gmail [dot] com. It’s there, it’s just at the bottom…keep scrolling!

The Wisdom Journal had 17,227 unique visitors and just under 30,000 page views for the month. My top referrers (other than search engines and social media) were:

Frugal Dad
Simple Mom
(….umm, thanks Mom and Dad?)
Marc and Angel
Being Frugal
My 21 Tips
Mary Laine dot com
Cash Money Life
All Financial Matters
My Supercharged Life
Gather Little By Little
The Digerati Life
My Dollar Plan

Here are just a few of some of the great links and reads I ran across this week.

Diary of an UN-frugal Weekend @ Being Frugal
200+ Reasons I Love My Chase Freedom Rewards Card @ Cash Money Life
12 Pieces of the Best Advice About Money, Life, and Business @ Christian Personal Finance
Witness the Rising Value of Small Cars Firsthand @ Clever Dude Finances
Last Friday, I Offered a Waitress $100 To Quit Her Job @
Everything is Finished? @ iMindshift by Steve Chandler
Don’t Be A Self Righteous Frugalist @ Frugal Dad
40 Positive Effects of a TV Free Week @ Marc and Angel Hack Life
Extra Income Guide @ Moolanomy
Cashbaq $5 Signup Bonus @ My Dollar Plan
5 Ways To Calm Your Thinking And Deal With Adversity @ My Supercharged Life
Gotta Make A Decision @ Money Blogga
The Only Three Things You’d Want on a Desert Island @ On Simplicity
Dreamkillers @ Quest for Four Pillars
What’s Your Dream Productivity Tool? @ Simple Mom
Inspiration and Learning: Five Things I Learned from Randy Pausch @ Uncommon Cents
Cancel That Gym Membership @ Young and Frugal

This is just a small sample of the great blogs in my reader. Take a peek at these and enjoy!

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 988 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.