I’m tired of trying to be a good personal finance blogger that does 1000+ word posts every time with just stuff that’s helpful. I’m tired of putting off every post to edit it, add Pinterest images, attempt low level SEO CPR, find affiliate links that don’t make me gag, and then cross my fingers that this is the post that goes viral. It’s making me want to quit.
Why I Started
I started blogging because I could put my random thoughts up here about money or life (and usually both), then you’d chime in too, then I’d chime back, and then we’d feel like we met someone who “gets” us. Well, I don’t know about you, but I bet it’s easier to connect if I just write and we talk.
I Suck at Professional Blogging
I’ll just say it…I suck at trying to make this a professional blog and I won’t ever be as awesome as Michelle from Making Sense of Cents even though she started like a year or two after me. She figured out how to be personable and professional and make shit tons of money. I took her course (hahahaha, I did fit in an affiliate link, heeheeheee), haven’t followed through like I should, and can only say that I probably would have done better if I didn’t like pet sitting so much. I do like that Facebook group but I think I’ll just write.
Why You Should Read Anyway
If you tune in here, I will give you your fill of Holy Moly’s, can-you-believe-that-crap’s, and look-what-you-can-do-since-I-can-do-it-so-it-is- doable’s (read that sentence out loud and it’s funnier).
Hahaha, if you just followed my instructions, I made you talk to yourself. 😉
And those…I miss emoticons. So, whatever, I tried the professional blogger thing and I might throw in a great, researched post once in a while. Maybe even with a Pinterest image. But, hi, this is Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. You are reading about Crystal Stemberger’s suburban, blogging, pet sitting adventures with a few travel stories thrown in. All of it heavily spiced with some humor, snark, and sincerity. All of it ties to money since money makes it all possible. So read away, laugh, get communally frustrated along with me, send me emails, and comment!
That is all. 367 words…368…369…hehehehe.
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!). Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!