Welp, I have been meaning to address this, but I finally am sitting down to write it out. I’ve recently been telling more people about my blog, because I’m excited for people to read it and follow it and hopefully be inspired to write their own so I can read theirs. As I’ve been telling more people, I’m getting one response more than others. It sounds like, “another one?” or sometimes “didn’t you have one?”. So, in the spirit of complete honesty, yes, I did used to have another blog.
To be perfectly clear, I actually have tried two times previously. They were both financial blogs, as I had been inspired by people writing about personal finance, and that is one of my (many) hobbies. It was super cute, and I was super excited about it. It was called savvy, chic, and financially wise. One of them had a little piggy bank at the top. I loved it! I made a paper list of all the topics that I was going to write about (high-yield savings accounts, Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA, 401k matching, etc).
I think in both cases I did no more than five or six posts. Why? I got bored.
My career is not in finance (and boy have I been thankful over the last three years), and I haven’t really made millions investing, so my passion, I’ve now discovered, is at a personal level, rather than an I-want-to-write-post-after-post-about-finance level.
Don’t get me wrong; I love Suze Orman, I read personal finance books for fun, and I manage my own stocks on e*trade (I am currently not diversified and don’t care), but I’m just not as excited about sharing that time and again as I thought I would be. I hate admitting mistakes or downfalls, but follow through in those two instances were not good for me.
Why do I see this one being more successful? First of all, it’s more fun! I have set it up in a more journal-style rather than advice-style fashion (after all, who was I expecting to take the advice of a history teacher in their finances). I can talk about whatever I want, including but not at all limited to personal finance, which is really exciting for me! I’ve realized that I have many more passions than just finance, and I know you would all hate it if I didn’t get to talk about Africa at least a little bit (more on this later). Also, I’ve already written about twice as many posts as I did on my last ones and have many more followers (hey 9 of you!).
I love the idea of my new blog, and I hope that anyone that did read my 5 or so entries on my other blogs can forgive my lack of follow through and stick with me on this one; I am already loving it so much more. I would also encourage anyone who has tried to start or thought about starting a blog to follow through and go for it! I will totally read it!
I’ll have more pictures on my next few posts! I’m having a dinner party on Friday (I’m so adult!) and will share about that.
Has anyone out there tried starting a blog or thought of starting a blog or actually started and not followed through like me? What was it/going to be about? If you decide to try it again, send me the link.