Link love (Powered by pizza and standups)

This week, I lied about having a blog. I’ve done that before – once – to someone to whom I’m not close enough to confess to. But last weekend I got put on the spot by a good friend, and I instinctively said no. I’m definitely struggling with the semi-anonymity – I wouldn’t really care if he knew; I just don’t want to have to reveal it myself, if that makes any sense. And as blogging gains momentum over here (yeah…we’re a bit behind), I can’t help but want to put my name to eemusings. But the freedom to write without pressure – given that I write for public consumption all day long, Monday to Friday – is too good to give up…plus I still don’t want my blog to trump my Google results.

To the links!

Squirrelers tells us how to apply the Pareto principle to finances – eg, concentrating your effort where the returns are.

Rather than jumping from job to job, stick around and make your own luck by being in the right place at the right time, says Robb of Boomer and Echo at Give Me Back My Five Bucks.

As Little House writes, reality bites – and our ideals change over time.

How to quit your job with class, at FruGal.

Everyday Adventures cracked me up with this post on secret single behaviours. So true!

Revanche dishes out some levelheaded advice on getting ahead in the workplace.

Blonde and Balanced asks: Would you quit your job to stay home with the kids?

Makeunder My Life explains how she’d use $100 to start a business.

But don’t start a cafe with your spouse, as this Slate story warns.

Ginger outlines the pros and cons of working from home.

And finally, Penelope Trunk offers up finance tips for the self employed.

3 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by pizza and standups)

  • Reply Boomer and Echo (@BoomerandEcho) October 23, 2011 at 17:30

    Thanks for mentioning my post over at GMBMFB! I started off as an anonymous blogger, but early on I was fortunate enough to get interviewed for an article in the Globe and Mail on the condition that they could use my real name. Since then, even though I’m still “Echo” at Boomer & Echo, I blog under my real name for any guest post or staff writing gig that I do.

    And yes, your blog will trump your Google results 😉

  • Reply Little House October 24, 2011 at 11:29

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Reply Harri @ TotallyMoney October 26, 2011 at 05:42

    Big thanks for the TotallyMoney mention!

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