Joining the 30K Challenge!

Well, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas yesterday and were able to celebrate with family and friends.  We had a good day with family at home enjoying a nice dinner with ham and playing games.

On to the Challenge!

As you can see from the title, I am joining the 30K Challenge as developed by Corey and Derek at Online Money Bloggers.  In case you haven’t heard what it is, Corey and Derek are challenging themselves and other bloggers to either make $30,000 from blogging next year or increase their income by an additional $30,000 if the blogger already makes that much.  It is going to a great challenge and something that will really require a lot of work and focus.

Initially, I thought it might be impossible for me to make it to $30,000 in one year, but I created a spreadsheet as part of my initial 30K post for their site and think it might actually be doable now.  I won’t be sharing the details about it since the post will be seen at their site in coming days or weeks, but at least there is some hope.

There are lots of other great personal financial bloggers participating in the challenge so I am sure that everyone will be helping each other which will make it easier to achieve our goals together.  One of the things that I am learning more and more as I age is the importance of networking.  It can be very difficult to accomplish goals on our own, but they often become achievable when you have a strong support system.  So I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with these great individuals and get to know them better at the same time.

Be sure to head over to the site and see everyone who is participating.  It is really a top notch crew!

Carnival Links

This past week I was featured in several carnivals so I want to share those with you as well.

The Wealth Builder Carnival #58

The Yakezie Carnival–December 18th Edition

Canadian Finance Carnival #67

Self-Directed Investing for Retirement Carnival–Christmas Edition

As always, I want to thank Melissa from Mom’s Plans for doing carnival submissions for me.  It is a tedious task that I have no interest in doing.  I have to believe that it is helping with my traffic, but of course this past week has been a little slower with the holidays I am sure.

Odds and Ends

I have a few other items that I would like to mention.  I will be having a contest to celebrate the 100th post here on Cash Flow Mantra.  This will be post number 93 so in the next few weeks, the contest will happen.  I still have details to work out so I will keep you informed.

Also, I just couldn’t help myself and had to write an extra post for my new blog at Grand Per Month.  Be sure to check it out and get ready for the launch on January 2nd.  I am trying to work with getting the subscription by email working and am having some difficulty.  I am not a coder and am amazed at some of the things I have been able to accomplish, but this is giving me fits.

Thanks for reading and be sure to follow me on Twitter @cashflowmantra!

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