A Factory Working, College Grad Getting Out of Debt

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Holly: My Local Hero Contest – UPDATE

Last month I shared with you the story of my good friend, Holly.  She is trying to win a handicap accessible van so that she can drive her son to school functions as well as doctor’s appointments.  We’re still trying to get her the votes, and those can be done on a daily basis.  Please keep voting! Every vote counts, and try your hand at the question of the day in order to make your vote count as two!

So far, we’ve managed to keep our facebook feeds full of this information and pleas for votes.  As facebook no longer caters to everyone on your friend’s list, we have to do this almost all the time because each post now only reaches 10-15% of your friends.  What a bummer.  So in order to help things along, Holly created a facebook page that is still looking for likes and as much sharing as possible.

More great news! Holly was interviewed by the local paper and has an article asking for the community to help.  I’m trying to reach out to as many people as I can to help my great friend, so if you could perhaps share these links along in your twitter, facebook, instagram feeds, I’d be grateful.  ANY and ALL help is needed!  There’s less than a month to go in the contest, so every day COUNTS!

Vote for Holly here.

For answers to the daily question and updates from Holly, go to her facebook page here.

My previous post about Holly here.

Article link to the story about Holly and her story here.

Count those raindrops!



National Blog Posting Month – NaBloPoMo and Blog Traffic

So I’ve heard of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month, but this has to be a new spin.  I’ve never heard of National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo.  The first impression that can be said already is that NaNoWriMo seems so much easier to say in passing.

So for NaBloPoMo I guess it’s a thing to post everyday on one’s blog.  Holy crap.  That’s a lot, considering that I’m already participating in NaNoWriMo in an attempt to finish writing out the script for my graphic novel that I want published in a year… So, although this is a bit impossible for me, I will be upping my posts to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  I’m hoping that by doing so I can attract more traffic to the blog.  I have a steady stream coming in every day, but it is nowhere near that 57 views on that one day in October.  I’d like to increase my daily views to 25 a day if possible now that I see there’s a consistent pattern showing.  If anyone has some ideas for how this can happen, please let me know.  I already make sure that I post on Facebook and Twitter 1-3 times a day in order to attract some fresh faces, but now I need some help from my normal readers.  Any suggestions?  Please comment and let me know!  I want to be able to continue this blog without thinking I’m just talking to myself and have some more people out there holding me accountable in getting my goals accomplished and spreading my own knowledge and experience of how to get out of debt while I’m at it.

Count those raindrops!


A Raindrop – Overtime

Yay, Money!  I have been getting a lot of overtime lately, and my paycheck is giving me lots of gifts for it.  Even though it seems that every week I’m going into overtime for some random thing or another, I have found that I can’t rely on this all the time.  It’s great extra few bucks every week, and I try to make sure that it’s accounted for in my budget sheet because of that.

The only negative side to this is that I’m putting in a lot more hours that I don’t necessarily think is required, but when the boss offers the OT, I try to jump on it.  Of course… that’s if I have slept more than five hours when she calls my cell in the morning after a second shift and wired-filled night on the computer and reading.

Very short post, but I need to address this:

Facebook has recently only been allowing 10-15% of one’s friends and viewers to be able to see posts in their feeds.   They now want to make money this way by having people pay to promote.  So here is a simple request:  Please subscribe by email or RSS feed to this blog.  Follow me on Twitter.    Because I can probably guarantee that you may not be seeing my Monday and Friday posts on Facebook about the updates to Rainy Day.  Also, please share or like that post!  It gets better chances of being seen that way.

Thank you my readers!  I really appreciate and love seeing the traffic that this blog generates on a daily basis (5-10 and 15-25 on update days).  Let’s try and make it more!

Count those raindrops!