For all of you interested in what sites I have in my Google Reader (Personal Finance related at least), you can check them out on my Reader List Page. I have 78 PF-related sites in my reader, down from 80 at my last update in mid-November. However, I have added a couple new sites (Calorie Cents and Frugal Dad, you’re in there), while taking out a few sites that haven’t been updating.
I’m also trying to keep partial feeds out of my reader, but I noticed a few sites have switched. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt for now as it may just be a bug in their feed as it’s not consistent. But beware as I drop partial feeds! I give my readers a full feed even if it means 1200 fewer hits on my actual site per day. I figure “Hey, if that’s how they’ll read my stuff, then let them!”. Honestly, I don’t visit people’s sites either, and if I didn’t use an RSS reader, I never would read so much content.
As a note, I don’t make any money from people just browsing to my site (someone asked me today). Sure, it would help my traffic numbers if you stopped by more often, but it doesn’t register any cha-chings on a virtual cash register. Actually, now that I think of it, I guess Adsense does pay a couple pennies (like $.01 or so, literally) for every few thousand impressions, but it’s basically nothing so I’ll stick with my first statement.
I had considered writing up a post about how I make money on this site, but let me mull it over a bit longer. I know some of you are probably interested, but I need to consider what putting that info out there will do in the big picture.