I spent some much needed time this weekend giving this blog some much needed attention. I changed the layout in hopes to make the information I provide you much easier to find. I went through and deleted over 2,500 spam comments (YIKES!) and recategorized all 283 posts to fit them into the categories you find on the home page.
WHEW!! I stayed up until 2 am on Friday night working through the layout. I actually really enjoy doing that part of the blog so time went by (too fast for me). As I was going through all my posts and the design, I was thinking about how the blog got started (and how far I’ve come with it). But I don’t think I ever told you the story about it.
Back in the fall of 2007, one of the times I was laid off, I was finding it really hard to find a job and even harder to figure out what/who I wanted to be when I grew up. I had a lot of idle time on my hands and it was pretty distressing. If you’ve never been unemployed, trust me it’s impossible to look for jobs 8 hours a day so you need something to do to get your mind off it.
I remember looking online at all the different blogs that were out there and thinking “why can’t I do this?”. I had no clue what I wanted to write about but I think at that point I was more interested in getting the blog set up. I started on blogger and set it up quicker than I thought I could. Then I sat there thinking “now what”? What do I write about?! I had been emailing back and forth with one of my friends and she said why don’t you just write about the things you do every day. That’s it?! That’s what people want to read? Ok, I can do that.
My first post was about Emailing the Grocery Store. I have to tell you I can’t even bring myself to read this because I’m actually a little embarrassed to think what it says. Back then I had such a different outlook on personal finance and the whole concept of money. I was living in a mindset of “lacking” and scarcity.
This blog has come a long way. Tomorrow (Oct 17th) the blog will be 4 years old!! I can’t believe it’s been that long but I’m so excited with what’s to come for this website. It’s constantly on my mind. I am always thinking about new things to write about or how I can give you more information and value. This blog is a big part of my life and I look forward to working on it every day (even if I’m not able to post, I’m always doing something with it).
I can’t wait to keep writing and I’m so excited now that I have the new layout. I think everything will be much easier to find and keep up with. As always, I love to hear from you so if you have any feedback on how the site looks or is arranged, be sure and let me know!!! And a big THANK YOU for your continued support of this site!