Due to vacation and the crazy scrambling that precedes vacation I haven’t been writing here much the last month. So, to help get me back in the groove, I decided to join the NaBloPoMo challenge. What it means is that I will blog for 30 straight days.
Since I missed the first three days due to the afore-mentioned vacay, I’ll finish it out in early December. In case we run out of things to talk about I’ll be getting some suggestions (otherwise known as prompts) so the topics may be different than usual but I think you’ll learn more about me and want to stick around.
I thought I’d start off by sharing why I blog.
How it Started
I had vaguely heard of blogging but didn’t understand what they were until I started reading personal finance blogs in 2009. I was looking for hints on saving money, debt-elimination and retirement planning and found lots of information, discussion and thought in the blogosphere.
It seemed like a good way to keep motivated and on-topic so I started Bucksome Boomer in July 2009. Writing was not something new but something I hadn’t done since the first year of college 30 plus years in the past. It’d been a long time since I saw my name on the byline!
My sister and I started Two Savvy Sisters in 2011 where we share shorter blog posts mostly about bargains, freebies, giveaways and stretching the dollar in other ways.
Bucksome Boomer did keep me motivated and in early 2012 I had all debt paid off and increased 401K retirement savings to the maximum allowed. I found I was bored with personal finance and really wanted to write about the next personal challenge in my life — better health.
The result is Weight Chronicles where the focus is health and wellness. For me that means exercise, diet and changing behavior. This is something that I’ll be working on for a long time so no danger of me losing interest!
I could write a million reasons why I started blogging four years ago and continue to do so but the simple answer is for me.
Yes it’s selfish but this blog has given me so much including a platform to just share my triumphs, failures and thoughts. I have made friends that will be friends for life; I might not have even met them “in real life”. I’ve learned a whole new world that will continually evolve giving me new skills and confidence.
Best of all, it’s given me you. Someone who cares enough to read my written word and even leave a comment. Whether you agree or not, I want to hear your thoughts and about your journey.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the posts coming up during NaBloPoMo!