Sunday Round-up for July 10, 2011

I finally watched The Social Network this weekend. Have you seen it yet? While I’m not going to take time reviewing the movie, there was one line I wanted to mention. In the movie, they make the distinction how the Internet is written in ink, not pencil.

The evolution of blogging has always fascinated me. From online diaries to money making ventures, the blogosphere is just brimming with new uses every day. One thing that seems to remain the same is an odd balance of anonymity and popularity.

People put things in a blog they would never want in their hometown paper, and yet it’s there to stay for the whole world to see. I suppose many of us blog with the idea that the world is so wide that the chances of someone from our own little slice of it landing on our blog is remote.

Where am I going with this? Not really anywhere. I just thought I would bring the subject up and see what kind of comments it brings about.

So, with or without that in mind, here are some great blog posts from the last week:

Afford Anything “A Coupon is Born

Cash Flow Mantra “Worth More Dead Than Alive

Dividend Monk “3 Model Portfolios to Consider

Femme Frugality “Baby and Kids Clothes and Gear -- Resale

Invest It Wisely “How to Organize Your Finances for a Wealthy Future

Make More. Keep More. Give More. “Is it Time to Sell?

Minting Nickels “10 Ways to Make $10 or More This Week

Money Cactus “Sometimes it’s Not What You Know

Money Cone “Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks -- MLPs

Money Reasons “Am I Really As Frugal As I Think?

One Cent At A Time “Get Your Kids Started on Personal Finance Early

Options Dude “Little Action with My Stocks But Moving Slow and Steady

Perfecting Parenthood “Don’t Pay Your Child For Chores

Prairie Eco Thrifter “Blogging For Passive Income

Retire By 40 “Simpler Monthly Accounting

Super Frugalette “CVS Drugstore Game ‘secrets’ divulged by Frugal Confessions

Wealth Pilgrim “Financial Abuse—How to Spot It and Stop It

Young and Thrifty “How to Increase your Net Worth

MomVesting this week:

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One Cent At A Time wrote:

Sun, 07/10/2011 - 13:08 Comment #: 1

Jessica thanks for the mention, you collected best of the articles

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Lindy Mint wrote:

Sun, 07/10/2011 - 17:11 Comment #: 2

I loved the Social Network. It is kind of ironic how we write things about our own neighbors and there is little chance they would ever see it. I specifically decided to not blog anonymously, because I wanted to be held accountable for what I say. Though that does edit some of my content. I have a "bad boss" series I've been wanting to write, but don't want it to ever come back to bite me. Unfortunately, it would be really fun to publish :)

Thanks for the link!

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cashflowmantra.com wrote:

Sun, 07/10/2011 - 17:59 Comment #: 3

Thank you so much for the mention. I really appreciate it as I am sure the others do as well.

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MoneyCone wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 00:25 Comment #: 4

Thank you Jessica!

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Miss T wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 00:32 Comment #: 5

Thanks for including my post. I have seen the movie and it was interesting. I do think Mark is a bit of jerk though.

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youngandthrifty wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 06:15 Comment #: 6

Thanks for the mention!

I loved the Social Network.

You are right and bring up a good point.

I have been on the fence about posting a "before and after" renovation picture of my home, but then stop myself each time just in case someone I know follows my blog. You never know, I guess. Canada has a small PF finance blog niche :)

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Shaun wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 07:07 Comment #: 7

Wow, that is quite a list of great reading. Thanks for including me :)

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 17:31 Comment #: 8

@Everyone: You're all welcome. I enjoyed reading your posts. :)

@Lindy Mint: You brought a really good point about accountability. I think sometimes people are quick to say things on blogs (or especially) in comments that they would never say to someone's face. Words can help or hurt, regardless of the name behind them, but if you're not willing to put your name behind it, you probably shouldn't be saying it.

@Young and Thrifty: I absolutely hear you on the before and after posts. You just never know who might be following and not commenting, or who just might "stumble upon" the posts.

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Paula @ AffordAnything.org wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 19:11 Comment #: 9

Thanks for the mention! Yes, I saw the Social Network, and I think the internet is fascinating ... so many opportunities to learn, to connect, to be creative and entrepreneurial, are open to us now as a result of the internet!! I'm grateful that I live in the Internet Era.

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Budgeting Tips for Small Business Owners | AffordAnything.or wrote:

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 19:46 Comment #: 10

[...] to Len Penzo and MomVesting for including me in their Sunday [...]

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femmefrugality wrote:

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:42 Comment #: 11

Thank you for the mention! And thank you for helping me discover some of these other great blogs as well! If I was better at this I'd know how to do a pingback, but there's a link to you guys on the latest entry! Thank you again!

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Invest It Wisely wrote:

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 01:59 Comment #: 12

I've seen that movie and found it pretty interesting. I understand they took some dramatic license, but still found it fascinating to see more of the story behind it all, as well as capture some of that excitement of growing a startup into something big! Must have been exciting times.

Thanks for the mention! :)

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Money Reasons wrote:

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 04:52 Comment #: 13

Thanks for the mention, it's been crazy busy time for me, sorry I'm so late in commenting!

I'm anonymous because of work, since I work in the financial world they have compliance policies that would limit what I say. Of course I keep were I work at out of the picture too, but I'm more free by being anonymous...

I notice that many bloggers start out totally opening to the world on their blog, only to remove pictures of themselves and other personal information later. Then on the other hand bloggers like CashMoneyLife come out and tell their real name and everything... Go figure :)

So the internet is written in ink could mean that a permanent history is kept, or so I believe... That was a great movie by the way!

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