Over the last few weeks the Globe and Mail polled their readers to reveal their favorite money blogs. Well, the results are in and Squawkfox took a podium position in third place. Wow!
I just want to thank everyone who took a moment to click me a vote. Thank you! I am beyond overwhelmed to be grouped with some amazing money blogs and very honored to be nominated by Chaya Cooperberg, who blogs at Home Cents (a very smart and savvy blog).
Business News Network (BNN) Covers the Top 5
The Globe and Mail poll results were also featured on the Business News Network (BNN) program The Close. In the show the hosts discuss “What Makes a Good Blog?” with personal finance columnist Rob Carrick, who shares his thoughts on the top five blogs selected by readers. Here’s the 7:00 minute clip!
View Results on BNN: Watch the Show!
In the clip the hosts refer to me as an organic farmer. I should clarify that I LIVE on an organic farm but it’s my father-in-law who is the farmer. I just help out whenever I’m allowed too. 😉
Thank you so much for your votes!
This was great. Kudos to you. I would disagree with Rob and say less than 10% percent are ‘good’ blogs. Yours is definately up there!
Congratulations, Kerry! When all five blogs are listed about 2 minutes into the clip, you’re called “Squakfox” twice. At least they’re consistent 😉
@derek Thank you! I agree with your percentages. I’m thinking Rob was being generous.
@Riscario Insider I’m pretty used to the media misspelling my blog name, so I bought that domain name too. 😉 I’m always surprised when the media misspell my name or my blog though, back in journalism school (I went to Carleton) we’d flunk an assignment for getting a name wrong. I would estimate that 70% of the time the media either call me “Kelly Taylor” or refer readers to “squakfox.com”. 🙂
@derek I sent it on Friday. I need to get off the farm more often. 😉 You should get it this week. 😀
Well i don’t know they can mispell your blog? I mean how hard is it to spell Fox?
Anyways i was wondering if you’d sent your book you so generously gave away?
You routinely have problems with misspellings too!?! That’s shocking. My name often gets misspelled or mispronounced. In emails, my last name sometimes gets used as my first name. That’s sloppy. That’s life.
Registering misspellings is a great idea. I tried but the variations were gone. Frankly, I have trouble with “squawk” each time. I can spell “squaw” and “walk” end end with “sqwalk” or “squack”. Luckily. I know those are wrong.
In The Dip, Seth Godin notes that “Average people are in the majority but they’re not in demand.” Here’s a frugal tip: observe little things that others should do but don’t/won’t, then do them. You’ll quickly become remarkable without much effort (which is sad in a way).
@Riscario Insider I think “Squawk” is hard to spell, impossible to type, but my site is always fun to read. 😀 The name is quirky, just like me. 🙂 I loved Godin’s The Dip. I bought it. I think I need to reread it. 😀
@Fup LOL I like you JUST the way you are despite what the “authorities” think. I always smile when you drop a comment. I think it’s the yellow ducky.
Congrats on the press coverage. The only press coverage I get is things like “…is wanted for questioning…” or “…if spotted, do not try to capture yourself. Call the authorities and wait …”