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Back in January of this year, I laid out several blogging goals I wanted to achieve in 2011.
One of these goals was to continue actively participating in the Yakezie Personal Finance Blog Network. The Yakezie Network, a group of the best personal finance websites, has played an integral part in my development as a blogger this year. I’ve met many amazing people, learned a lot about the mechanics of blog-building, and also learned numerous advertising negotiation tactics/strategies.
After 5 months of progress in to the year, I am excited to share with you a very proud milestone – achieving the Yakezie Blackbelt Belt of Honor.
Side note: Back when I was 6-8 years old, I tried taking karate lessons, but I only made it to the yellow belt level! haha If only those sensei’s could see me now! 🙂
Achieving the Blackbelt level takes a pretty significant level of involvement, but it has also been a really rewarding experience. Several key accomplishments My Personal Finance Journey has realized over the past 5-6 months include the following:
- 1214 comments on the Yakezie Forums.
- Participated in 7 of the 8 total Yakezie Blog Swaps, including hosting the 4th edition.
- Coordinated 7 advertising campaigns, bringing in over $5000 for Yakezie Network sites.
- Weekly participation in the Yakezie Blog Carnival.
Overall, it’s been a truly amazing ride over the past half year. I look forward with excitement to our continued participation in the Yakezie community during the remainder of 2011 and beyond!
For the site owners out there – how about you all? What has enabled you to grow most as a blogger or site developer?
Share your experiences by commenting below!
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