Ever since embarking on this journey to get debt free, personal finance blogs have become my all time favorite thing to read. From beginner blogs to the very established and well polished blogs, I never tire of reading them. To say that I follow a lot of blogs would be a gross understatement. While I don’t always necessarily agree 100% with what I read, there is usually something I can glean from each post. The key is in being open to learn from others!
Of the blogs I follow, one does a daily “What have you done to get debt free?” segment. She shares her previous day and encourages others to do the same. I no longer comment and sadly, nor does anyone else. Her blog used to be very active with comments from followers but over the past year, that has dwindled to now only seeing a very rare comment every few months. So what changed?
I think that it came down to two things. The author no longer followed up with the comments she received. Not a “that’s a good suggestion” or even “thanks for commenting”…absolutely zippo. I am certainly not a seasoned blogger, but what I do know from being a blog follower, is that people like to be acknowledged. This lack of interaction was one of the reasons I quit commenting on her blog. But for me, there was something even bigger! For being a blog about getting debt free, I no longer felt her own posts exemplified someone trying to get out of debt. Sharing how many times she and her family eats out (4-5 times a week!) even though “saving” by using a coupon, does not portray someone who desperately wants to get debt free. Yet, I continue to follow her journey! But why?
Although I may not entirely agree with the aforementioned blogger’s way of getting out of debt, her daily post makes me think about my own set of circumstances. While what she shares often leaves me shaking my head, her daily question is still valid and remains relative to me...”What have I done to get debt free?” The very question gives me pause to think about what I am doing! The reminder continues to help me stay focused!
While you may or may not agree with everything you read on A Dime at at Time, please know that I am always open to your feedback and certainly welcome and appreciate it! I am not an expert on the subject of personal finance…I am simply sharing my own journey and hope that in doing so, it serves as an encouragement to others also traveling this path. I hope perhaps, that even in some small way, it will also give you pause to think about your own journey. When it comes to getting out of debt, we are all looking to cross the same finish line. Some of us may be just learning how to walk and others may have already learned how to sprint. No matter where you are, there is always something to be learned!
Now please excuse me as I go and leave some feedback and please feel free to leave some of your own! 🙂