Thrifty Thursday {Week 68}


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Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Have you ever done something totally crazy and irrational? This weekend I am all the way on the other side of the country, in Portland, Oregon, to attend at least a little bit of the World Domination Summit. I’ve heard it is a great conference, and I’m sure it will be inspiring, and I also get to hang out with my mom and sister for a couple of days while I am here, so it’s all good.

 But do you want to know the truth?

My main reason for traveling 3,000 miles was to get a chance to meet Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.

When I first started blogging, I must have read Darren’s book ProBlogger: Secrets to Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income at least 50 times, maybe even more. It taught me a lot, but even more than that, it inspired me, motivated me, and encouraged me that I really could make a living by blogging. And after I met that goal, it was what inspired me to write my own book on blogging. I wanted to be able to help others the way Darren helped me.

I don’t normally get star struck, but today I totally am. Wish me luck!

Here are the most clicked links from last week:

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 1.Mended Wheels {The Dave Ramsey Tribe: Stop Being Bullies!}
2. The Latina Homemaker {Money Saving Tips for Tight Budgets}
3. Busy Mom Budgets {Budgeting Shouldn’t be This Easy(…but it is!)}
4. Letters from Sunnybrook {REALLY Get Out of Debt}
5. Practical Stewardship {Is It Time to Give Up Coupons?}
6. Creative Savings {Ditch the Cooking Spray}
7. Snail Pace Transformations {10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money on Vacations }
8. Setting in the Pew {How to Organize Your Entire Life}
9. Involving Living {Financial Independence-Why DIY is the Key}
10. Always, Al {10 Inappropriate Things to Say to Someone Who Isn’t Married }

Never linked up before? Here’s how:

  1. Scroll down, find the little blue “Add your Link” Button and click on that.
  2. Follow the instructions on the next page – add a great image of your project and an interesting title. Make sure you link to the direct page of your budget friendly post – not the main page of your blog!
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!
  4. Please link back to this post somehow. There are badges available here; a simple text link is just fine too.

How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) If you have ever thought about blogging, you MUST read this book! Everything you need to know about creating awesome content and images, growing traffic, and monetizing your blog.Feel free to tweet about Thrifty Thursday so others can join the fun, and don’t forget to check back here Sunday morning to see which posts have been featured this week at Weekend Wandering!

If this is your first time here I also invite you to check out my eBook, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul). It is a fantastic resource if you are interested in building your blog, getting more traffic, or learning how to monetize. Or, if you have read the book and are still looking to take your blog to the next level, I encourage you to check out my options for one-on-one blog consulting.


  1. July 10 at 09:04AM

    Oh, have fun being star struck! I read his book about 2 years ago. I should pull it back out and reread it since I’m at a difference place in my blogging journey.

  2. July 10 at 09:07AM

    Thanks for hosting!
    Have fun at the conference Ruthie! What a great time it should be.

  3. Anonymous
    July 10 at 09:07AM

    Welcome to Portland! It’s my hometown. Hope you have a great time at the conference. I was hoping to attend but it didn’t work out for me. How exciting to meet someone who helped you so much.

    • July 10 at 09:09AM

      Oh my, I forgot to put in my name before hitting submit. 🙁

  4. Thanks so much for the party Ruth! Have a wonderful rest of the week:)

  5. Enjoy the conference and being star struck! Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. Hope you are enjoying our side of the world (I’m in WA) this week with your family and at the Summit, Ruth! Thanks for sharing my post, “Is It Time to Give Up on Coupons?”. God bless!!

  7. July 10 at 09:14AM

    Yay! I totally get it! The words “World Domination Summit” jumped off the page before I even started reading and I confess to a wee it of envy. 😉 Have a great time meeting Darren and spending time with your mom and sis.

  8. July 10 at 09:16AM

    Thank you for hosting Ruth!

  9. Have a great time in Portland! How fun to meet Darren Rowse! That’s amazing that you read his book so many times! I haven’t read his book, but I’ve read yours several times! 🙂

  10. July 10 at 09:28AM

    Thank you for hosting, love it if you’d stop by and party at the Thurs SWEET HAUTE Share link up party!
    ~Be Sweet
    Christina at

  11. July 10 at 09:36AM

    Thanks so much for hosting Ruth and have a great weekend 🙂

  12. July 10 at 09:39AM

    Thanks for hosting! Have a beautiful week!

  13. July 10 at 09:53AM

    hi ruth thanks for another great party hope you had fun on the trip and learned alot

  14. July 10 at 09:58AM

    This is one sweet party, thanks so much! 🙂

  15. Thrilled to have my “REALLY get out of Debt” post featured! Both you and Darren have been very inspiring for me in my blogging journey. You both are great at taking a lot of information and breaking it down into an easier to understand, actionable plan of action.

  16. July 10 at 04:31PM

    Thank you so much for hosting! I love your blog! Great stuff…Have a great week! Xox

  17. July 10 at 04:32PM

    I love stopping by here every week for great tips. Thank you so much for hosting!!

  18. July 10 at 07:44PM

    Thanks for hosting such a great party. So many wonderful ideas!

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