My most boring post ever!
Can you believe it? Boring is the word my Hubs described yesterday’s post! Yes, Hubs does read my blog. He even told me it is the highlight of his day. Well, until yesterday that was! Pretty sad right there! But to hear him say it was boring?! Seriously? Call me crazy, but I love getting down to the nitty-gritty of the numbers. Sorry to disappoint you, Hubs, but the numbers are a big part of what I like to write about!
Yes, you read that right! I love, love, love the numbers part of the world of personal finance. So much, in fact, that I have been actively searching out others who do disclose MORE of what they are facing, be it debt or saving! What I am finding out is that there are a lot more bloggers who are willing to discuss their net worth than there are bloggers wanting to write about how much they suck at finances. But the ones who have done stupid (I’m not judging as I have, too!) are the writers I really like to zero in on as I want to hear how they are turning things around.
I know the drill…you should hang around the people you want to be like. I get that, I genuinely do. But I also find it incredibly encouraging to read about how others are conquering their debt! Right there that means I need to find others who are winning their war on debt. Yes, I need to be in both camps! Hey, this is my blog, and I’ll justify it any way I feel is necessary and I believe learning from others is a good thing!
So, what about those boooring numbers then and just why am I crazy enough to love writing about them?
First of all, it keeps me human! Trust me, while I may fall into the crazy camp at times, in the midst of it all, the one thing I am is human! While I may hide behind my blog, the numbers and everything else I write about is real.
Secondly, it helps keep me accountable. That right there is a biggie! Even though my best intentions don’t always go as planned, I also know I’ll need to come right back here and write about what worked and what didn’t. Trust me; blogging often requires having broad shoulders, especially when it comes to comments. It’s all good though, there are times I need and deserve those wet noodles! Thankfully, other than on a few comments I’ve received regarding comments I’ve made on other blogs, I’ve been treated kindly. Hmm, I hope that one made sense!
Thirdly, I want others who are also digging their way out of financial messes to know that they are not alone. This might be my biggest reason yet for wanting to disclose more of our numbers. Despite the lack of bloggers sharing the painful and often shameful nitty-gritty of all their debt, I know for a fact there are a lot of us out here. The good thing, however, is that in spite of the grimness of it all, our stories do not need to end here. And that is where I want those boring numbers to offer hope.
If you happen to be one of those lurkers yet to come clean about your debt, I urge you to consider doing so. Think of it as your first step of taking control of your finances. If you’re not sure where or how to start, go check out blogger. It is free and super easy to use. It is actually where I originally started blogging about my journey. A very good place to test the waters!
Getting back to my boring post…Will I continue writing more of these? Yes, I most certainly will! Perhaps when doing so, I should add some type of heads up. Nah, probably wouldn’t be a good thing as it could potentially eliminate a lot more readers. I sincerely appreciate those of you taking your precious time to read and comment on my posts…even the boring ones!
Now for the million dollar question all bloggers seem to want to know. What do you want to read more about? Do you enjoy the numbers as much as I do or would you find it more interesting to hear about how many times I let our dogs in and out or how many cars I passed on my way to work or….??? And sorry, Hubs, I’m not asking for your opinion as I know you’ll still read my blog no matter what I choose to write about! 🙂