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March 20, 2010

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Selfish Promotion: FiLife Article

by Fin Engr
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With all this “selfless promotion” through the Yakezie Challenge, haven’t had the time to promote much of my own works!

A while back my first contribution to FiLife was posted, entitled: “Ignore Social Norms and Save More”.

Of course, I can’t delve too much from the challenge of promoting others.

PF Ninja wrote a very similar topic and provided some GREAT graphics in his post, “Lifestyle Inflation: Why your savings is not growing as fast as your income”.

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  1. Mar 21 2010

    I know what you mean about Yakezie taking over a little! I am just coming to end end of spending almost a full day reading posts…. Hopefully after I have commented, tweeted, stumbled etc etc I can sit down and et a long overdue new post up :)….
    .-= Forest´s last blog ..FREE DOWNLOAD -Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin =-.

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  2. Mar 21 2010

    …Not complaining though, I love Yakezie :)… Th group has brought me just as much as I have given.
    .-= Forest´s last blog ..FREE DOWNLOAD -Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin =-.

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    • Fin Engr
      Mar 22 2010

      @ Forest.

      No worries, had been thinking along the same lines actually.

      The ultimate goal is to grow/develop as a writer and the group provides the outlet for that. If the focus shifts too much towards regurgitating each other’s work, than who will write the articles?

      Then the next question is are we recirculating good content or just going through the motions?

      Trying to strike a balance myself, I’ve already noticed a gravitation towards certain sites. Need to work more on expanding my base.

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      • Mar 23 2010

        Instead of doing roundups now here is what I do…. I write a post, not thinking about Yakezie. Then I go to the Yakezie feed in Google Reader and I search for keywords based on the topic of my post. If I can find a few articles related to my topic (new or old) then I link them, seems to be working out quite well.

        I have this plugin done now, just ironing out issues, so I can get back to other Yakezie duties and more writing on my blog.
        .-= Forest´s last blog ..FREE DOWNLOAD -Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin =-.

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        • Fin Engr
          Mar 24 2010

          @ Forest.

          Like the strategy. The benefit being you cater other people’s work towards you’re already existing pieces. Trying to develop new content for them and you can be daunty.

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          • Mar 27 2010

            Agreed :), it’s working out great… I am off for 10 days now though and a bit worried Yakezie will think I am slacking :). I better put a message on the group!

  3. Mar 25 2010

    Fin Engr,

    Just read the article. I like it a lot. I feel the same way and you explained it well. I would love it my Doctor rolled up in a beater, I’d know that he would give me the best treatment and not be influenced by the drug makers to push product on me.
    .-= Jeff´s last blog ..Dear DAD (DeliverAwayDebt) =-.

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    • Fin Engr
      Mar 25 2010

      @ Jeff.

      Ha – drug commercials are VERY persuasive. I don’t know what the disease is, but those people are having an awesome time, so I want it… :)

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  4. Mike
    Mar 26 2010

    Fin Engr!

    I really enjoyed your article. Reminds me Warren Buffet’s internal locus of control.

    Thanks for the shout out!
    .-= Mike´s last blog ..Entrepreneur Spotlight: NYC Cravings Food Truck – Giving Up Finance for Chicken =-.

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    • Fin Engr
      Mar 27 2010

      @ Mike. Of course, it was a well-written post.

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  5. Mar 28 2010

    Well done mate! Can you tell me more about the FiLife thingy? I say they had some blogger bracket challenge, and I got no idea. They partner up with The WSJ yeah?
    .-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Interviewing Is Like Dating – Hubba, Hubba! =-.

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    • Fin Engr
      Mar 28 2010

      @ FS.

      Sure thing. I’ll send you an email outlining a few details early this week. Wasn’t aware of the blogger bracket myself.

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