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October 27th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Sometimes it seems like I just don't have anything new or interesting to blog about regarding finances. I've been frugal for so long most of what I do seems normal (uninteresting) to me. I've been blogging for a few years and after awhile it seems like I say the same things over and over and I wonder if I'm boring. Then you miss a day or two of blogging and it seems harder to start up again and that's when you drop out for a year or more Smile

Mostly I blog for myself. I like to track the bargains and things I do that make a couple extra bucks. I like posting my thoughts on different areas, it helps clarify them. But I also like to help others and hope some of what I blog about allows others to duplicate what I do. I appreciate all the feedback I've gotten over the years from readers who have liked one of my posts and I don't plan to stop posting, but they may be fewer since I don't feel inspired right now about anything financial. That may change. I frequently start a post thinking I have nothing to say and end up with a page of stuff Smile

I finished reading the library book Ghosts and Echoes by Lyn Benedict. Paranormal - ok

15 Responses to “keeping it fresh”

  1. momcents Says:


    Have you read my blog lately? Not a lot of financial stuff, just randomness that is sometimes money related. I've been here awhile and sort of feel like sharing the stupid stuff! I like your blog and am AMAZED at what you do getting stuff free or deeply discounted!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I like reading your blog, too. I read all the blogs no matter what people's focus is, and I feel like the collective effect is learning about little tips and tricks of personal finance, as well as keeping in mind the feeling that finances and frugality do matter, and can be part of real people's real everyday lives.

  3. retire@50 Says:

    momcents - I do read your blog. It's funny how what other people are doing doesn't really ping in your mind until it's pointed out Smile I guess there is a lot more of that type of blogging (not strictly financial) than I thought here. Thanks

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I have always been curious on how you manage to live on so little per year. I wondered if you own your own home or rented? My big expenses since to be the once or twice a year ones; car insurances, property insurance, property taxes, tags, etc.

  5. scottish girl Says:

    I love reading your blog Smile

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I enjoy reading your blog. Over the years I think the SA blogs have not just focused on money, but focused more on the lives of people who have a similar mindset when it comes to money. Some posts will be strictly financial, while others may be about the life of a person trying to live in a financially aware manner.

    I don't think either way is better, but that the mixture is what makes this place feel like a family.

  7. PamDDO Says:

    I love reading your blog. Can you tell us in more detail how you set your budget, particularly how you plan your yearly (and more) priorities and expenditures?

  8. laurie Says:

    I enjoy reading your blogs just for book recommendations. I have found some authors that I enjoy based upon your comments. Thanks!

  9. campfrugal Says:

    I find it hard to blog everyday lately also. Seems I just don't want to go over my day - again. I already did it once.

    But, then there are times when I need to update because of something substantial, like paying down my debt, which excites me.

    But, I do like to read what is happening in other's lives. The SA blogs are kind of like an extended family. I mean, where else would you friend someone on facebook just to keep in touch.

  10. Aleta Says:

    I like reading your blog. I've gained alot of insight from what you say. I'm always amazed at how many books that you read. These blogs are about so many different aspects of our lives and they're all relevant.

  11. Homebody Says:

    I also read everybody's blog even if it just random life. I find people interesting for some odd reason.

  12. Looking Forward Says:

    I enjoy your blog and read it for the finacial and non-financial posts. Smile

  13. retire@50 Says:

    Ima saver - I own my townhome. I paid it off right about the time I retired which is a big part of how I can live cheaply Smile
    PamDDO - I'll plan a post to answer your question sometime next week - thanks.

  14. baselle Says:

    I enjoy all the blogs here. I've made my peace with the fact that I'm not talking money all the time. All of the frugal mindset is is to be mindful of the cost no matter what you do. So why not blog about everyday things and talk about either getting it cheaper or why it its important to you. I think a lot of what we do is show-don't-tell. We show the spending patterns of a live below your means life, and show that there are as many spending patterns as there are people. Somebody's going to get somebody's tip or view or opinion and run with it.

  15. Analise Says:

    I have started posting less because I don't often have "financial" things to write about. But my favorite blogs by others at SA are the ones that weave in the non-financial part of life, too.

    Your life is interesting to many people because the choices you made and goals you had in your earlier years enabled you to retire at a very young age... and now you are living the good life. You are proof and inspiration that it can be done.

    In my own case, about the only interesting thing that is happening is my travels, yet I wouldn't have been able to retire at 58 and travel the world if it were not for my frugal ways when I was younger that continue to be part of my daily life. Through my experience, maybe some folks will get a glimpse of what can await them if traveling is a goal.

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