Miss Me?

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I’m alive and well. Over the past few weeks, not much has happened in our financial lives so I figured I wouldn’t bore you with random posts. I typically just sit here in my home away from home and talk to my wife via Skype. Not much excitement there! Obviously, we are still paying off debt but I don’t really feel like writing a post titled “I paid $100 on our personal loan today!”

I could write some more basic things if that is what you are looking for. Any thoughts? Do you want more posts on “how to budget” or “why you need to save”? I just feel like so many other bloggers are writing about that stuff and you are probably getting tired of it. So many other bloggers are beginning to “write for the search engines” and I just don’t want to do that. I feel like I would alienate you.

So, I am reaching out to you, my readers. What do you want to see here on the site? I definitely want to stick with the idea of transparency in our financial life. So, is there something that you want to know about us?

17 thoughts on “Miss Me?

  1. Money Beagle

    Nah, don’t go down the SEO path. I have unsubscribed from many of the ‘popular’ blogs because I can only read about how to save money by not paying ATM fees so many times. The personal type blogs are much more interesting. With that as your goal, your reader base might be smaller (though 500+ subscribers is pretty good I’d say), but they’ll be more loyal and connected to you. Just put out some regular postings to make sure people don’t forget about you!

    1. Adam Post author

      I unsubscribed to plenty too. It just seems like it’s all the same old stuff with no new spins on it.

      About half of my subscribers came from when I was running a contest on my site. I guess they just haven’t unsubscribed yet…

  2. Denise

    Missed you…and actually I think writing about the boring part of paying down debt may be an interesting point. I personally get turned off by the bloggers that write how they can send an extra $2000 to their debt each month – yikes! We’re lucky to send an extra $10 and it’s very slow going…so I guess my point is that your blog doesn’t have to be exciting or high finance. Most of us are struggling in a normal and unexciting fight against debt and love to hear about others journey….and I’m always looking for hints on how to stay focused and intense when it is so slow going…thanks!

  3. RainyDaySaver

    I swear, I was just wondering about your blog yesterday, and here is your post today! I know the feeling of not having a lot to blog about. I’m with Money Beagle, though — I prefer the personal-type blogs. So if you want to post about your $100 payment toward debt, I say go for it!
    .-= RainyDaySaver´s lastest post ..Ever Feel Like You Can’t Get Ahead? =-.

    1. Adam Post author

      Maybe I will start writing a little bit more about the small things. I never realized that people are so interested in that kind of stuff. I guess sometimes writing a quick 200 word post will get you more feedback than a 1000 word monster.

  4. J. Money

    Hah! I was just wondering where you were too 🙂 Maybe you can do a “Day in the life of Adam” article? Focusing on what u do at work perhaps? That’s always interesting to see…how our lives can be so different.
    .-= J. Money´s lastest post ..The Plutus Awards are Here! =-.

    1. Adam Post author

      You know, I bet millions of people would love to hear what a tax auditor for the IRS does on a daily basis. Yet, I don’t think they want me to tell you… 😉

  5. Denise

    Yes – I would love to hear about your smaller payments. And even short articles are nice! And, of course whenever you pay off a debt you’d better shout it out!!! Keeps the rest of us motivated.

  6. Laura

    I would really enjoy an article that reviews envelope budgeting software (or spreadsheets). I have been checking out the various options and cannot seem to find one that fits the bill for me. Mainly that it be able to automatically update my accounts. (I bank at a very small credit union that no one seems to support).

    The concept of envelope budgeting has help cement in my mind the idea that you only allocate and spend money after it has been earned.

    Would love your thoughts.
    .-= Laura´s lastest post ..Luck Stew =-.

  7. Forest

    If you post every few days or once a month i’ll be here to read so it’s cool whatever way… All I would say is you have a great community here so only post if you feel moved to do so.

    I guess people like to hear how you are saving that extra $100, what you are cutting back on and what alternates to spending money you have… Just stuff like that.
    .-= Forest´s lastest post ..Save Money On Printing =-.

  8. chicop28

    I would really like a “How to Budget” post. I have no financial guidance from parents, and mostly turn to the internet for research and one thing I struggle with is budgeting. I am in my mid twenties so it would be nice to know what works for other people in my age group.

  9. Sheila

    I came over when you started writing for Frugal Dad. I actually like the day-to-day stuff. That’s why I read these type blogs – it helps keep me focused and motivated. We are at the point of being debt-free other than our mortgage, and I find it much harder to stay on track toward our next goals now than I did when I was looking at those balances. However, we aren’t where we want to be yet, so I need to stay on task!

  10. Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

    I’m glad you posted…I also was wondering if you’d be back. 🙂

    I found you through Frugal Dad, but I keep coming back to see how you’re doing on the debt…I’d love to see the days you make $100 progress.

    I actually started my blog about a week ago simply since I love personal blog stories like yours so I wanted to add my story to the collection. 🙂

    I’d love to see monthly updates on your debt and posts on the days you make progress. I’d also love to hear how you’re getting together the extra money…what are y’all cutting to hit the debt harder? What are y’all doing for frugal fun? What’s on your mind as you go?

    I also love personal stories, but I wasn’t sure if I should suggest that for a financial blog or not. I mean, from your POV, wouldn’t you love to hear some stories from Frugal Dad or some other bloggers you read?

    This makes me want to make my blog more personal…any ideas on anything you’d want to hear? Is there something I could look into that would help you out? I’m open for suggestions…
    .-= Budgeting in the Fun Stuff´s lastest post ..Let’s Get Controversial – Hiring Help =-.

  11. Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

    @chicop28
    My hubby and I are in our mid-twenties and I love to budget. Feel free to take a look at our expenses breakdown…cut and paste then include your own info if you’d like or email me for a sample (info below).

    Budgeting is simply knowing how much you have to spend, want to spend, and keeping on track.

    Our budget is a three columned Excel sheet; one column for the category name, one column for our planned spending, and one column for what actually was spent. Then you can see how well you did overall in the totals or look at specific categories you want to work on. 🙂

    If you would like an emailed sample, please just shoot me an email at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail *dot* com. I can’t check my email from work, but I can email you back with the sample in the evening.
    .-= Budgeting in the Fun Stuff´s lastest post ..Let’s Get Controversial – Hiring Help =-.

  12. Jenna

    How about how do you deal with the stress everyday. There seems to be more headaches from every avenue of life when you have debt how do folks deal with this kind of stuff all the time. I can’t deal. I would rather live out of a box on a street corner. Than have to deal with how the hell am I going to pay the electric bill, the rent, the credit cards, the car loan……

  13. bhleigh

    Post about whatever you feel like writing about. Write about the little accomplishments along with the big ones. I like topics about “how to budget” AND topics about “getting fit for summer”. Tells us how you took a walk with your wife instead of watching TV, then spin it so that now you feel more satisfide with the fact that you already spent your going out money so walking is a great alternative. Remember, we the readers are here because of you being you, not you being concerned about readership levels. Tell us your thoughts and we’ll listen.
    .-= bhleigh´s lastest post ..Defining Career Finances =-.

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