I didn’t even think about it until yesterday, but Budgeting in the Fun Stuff was started February 20, 2010. I’ve been blogging for 3 years!!! Yay!!! In the world of blogging, that’s pretty dang cool.
What’s Changed in 3 Years
A lot has happened over these past 3 years. I started blogging at age 27 in 2010 while working a job that was so dead-end that they asked me to “look busy” during the slow months. That’s how I discovered personal finance blogs even existed. Blogging led to blog advertising and I was able to quit that day job in July 2011. Business kept growing, so Mr. BFS joined me full-time at home in January 2012. Most of 2012 was spent dealing with Google slap issues and having our forever home built. Now it’s 2013, I’m 30 years old, and I’m trying to recapture the insane amount of energy I had in 2010 and 2011, lol.
I know some of you have been following me since early 2010…thank you. It has been really fun to get to know you and share my life. It’s absolutely amazing that this is still so freaking enjoyable and it is because of all of you readers and commenters!
Posts from Over the Years
I thought it would be fun to see how my writing has developed – I like to think for the better, lol:
February 22, 2010 – General Steps to Financial Stability
August 9, 2010 – Food and the Nostalgia Factor
December 14, 2010 – How I Make Money Blogging
February 2, 2011 – 5 Tips for Selling on Craigslist
July 13, 2011 – I AM QUITTING!!!
October 13, 2011 – My Dog Eats Poop And I’m Out $90 (had to include this one because the title made me laugh)
October 14, 2011 – Wet Bar Wenches and Fairy Tale Characters
January 23, 2012 – My Husband is Now WORKING FROM HOME WITH ME!!!
May 7, 2012 – Doing it Again – Renting Out a Spare Bedroom
October 15, 2012 – Build a Home Series: Finally Closed and Pics
January 9, 2013 – Why I Write Here — The BFS Way
It Doesn’t Feel Like 3 Years
It really doesn’t feel like it’s been 3 years since I wrote those first posts. It feels like a year at max…time really does fly. I guess that is a great thing because I do not feel tired of this at all. I still love writing for you every week. I am super excited that you actually come here regularly to read. I plan on continuing to do this for as long as you’ll have me, so I guess everything is as it should be here in our blogging world, lol.
Plan for the Future
Honestly, I never really know what I’ll be writing about or what you want to hear, so my plan is quite simple. I will keep writing from the heart, using BFS as my journal and forum, and you should all feel free to email me anytime with any specific ideas you have for future posts.
Seriously, if you want to hear more details about our food budget than I already share, ask away. If you actually want non-financial stories once in a while about something completely different, let me know. I am a very open person here and “in real life” – just talk to me. I don’t bite and I really do care. Just let me know what you want to read about and I will try to make it happen. My email is budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com. Ask/suggest at will.
I hope a year from now that you are still reading and I’m still feeling like it’s the first year. Thank you all!!!