Blog Update-January

We’ve been writing Mike and Molly’s House for 5 months now.  We skipped reporting on December- the month went a little faster than expected.  How does that happen?  We have continued to grow which is always exciting.

Stats

Posts:  20!  Our goal is to write at least 20 each month.

Visitors: 3,519-out of those 2,374 were ‘unique’ visitors (AKA- new readers)

December we had 3,199 visitors and 2,058 were unique

Readership: 

Since December 1st (yes this is over two months) all of you helped us to go from:

88  Facebook fans to 123!

154  Twitter followers to 197!

131 subscribers to 176! (email and RSS)

Our Alexa ranking went from  188,454 (and 29,961 in the US) to 161,915 (and 28,270 in the US)

Are we making money?  No.  Have we tried in the last two months?  No.

Molly:  CRYSTAL!!  HELP US!!

Mike:   Yikes!  That was a li-ttle screechy.  Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff  will be taking over our advertising.  She’s our gal now!

Excuses:

Mike is back at work (part-time) and so with less time our main focus has been writing interesting posts which has left little time for other things.  We have decided to outsource our marketing.  People over at Yakezie rave about how they started making money once  Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff  started running their advertising.   We just wish we’d done it sooner!

Where else you can read us:

  • We participated in our first Carnival!  Check it out!  Carnival of Personal Finance #346 with Jenny Pincher as the grande hostess.
  • We also had our first article published in the magazine Uppercase.  We are working on getting more articles published  in other magazines.  Writing is where our (Molly’s) passion is.  Getting a regular gig in a few magazines would be delightful to say the least!
  • DIY Fridays with Lindy @ Minting Nickels
  • PT Money has set up this very cool map of all the PF bloggers.  We’re on it!…Nice!

Referrals:

We want to thank everyone who shares, comments, links and mentions us at a cocktail party!  It all helps us grow and inspires us to continue writing away.

In January our top 5 referrals were:

1.  Penniless Parenting (a thousand thanks for co-hosting the Hearth-n-Soul blog hop)

2.  Minting Nickels (Keep the DIY Friday’s going!  Really…keep them going!)

3.  Nicole and Maggie (yeah, ladies, this is from people clicking on your side bar link!)

4.  Budgeting in the Fun Stuff  (No surprise here- You are the Queen of PF blogging)

5.  Frugally Sustainable (also many thanks for hosting/creating the Sustainable Ways blog hop)

Goals:

  • We’ve decided to go to FinCon 2012.  We signed up and everything!  We are also applying to be speakers.    Let  us know if you’ll be there!
  • Keep writing.
  • Edit and get out the videos we’ve filmed.
  • Connect with editors from other publications so we can be regular contributors.

And who is the winner of our Uppercase Giveaway?……

JANE!

Contrats & Enjoy!!!!

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What?  You can’t get enough of us?  Well do we have options for you!

 You can subscribe to Mike and Molly’s House through our RSS feed or email.

You can also follow our Facebook Fanpage , join us on Twitter, see what we are up to on Google + and see what cool stuff we follow on Pinterest.  

 Like what you see here?  Spread the word to your friends and family!

Thanks!!!!

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2 Comments

  1. Grumpyrumblings
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    w00t!

  2. Posted February 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Crystal handles my advertising and I’ve not looked back! Good luck :)

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