WHAT KIND OF BLOGGER WOULD YOU BE?
Today as I was struggling with a serious case of writer’s block, I thought to myself, “Ugh, if only I was a beauty/makeup blogger then I would never run out of things to write about…”
Don’t worry friends, Girl Meets Debt isn’t going to change into Girl Meets Makeup anytime soon but it did get me to thinking that if I had started blogging on my own (rather than having my PF blogger/SEO extraordinaire boyfriend strongly encourage me to do so) I would have definitely not chosen to blog about personal finance. Not to mention my debt of all things!!!
I mean on top of being a hot financial mess with all my debt, I knew NOTHING about money except how to spend it. What was I going to write about? Yet somehow, I went against my voice of reason, listened to the boyfriend, threw all caution to the wind, and started a blog documenting my journey to debt freedom. And what a helluva ride it’s been so far! Sometimes it pays to take chances.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this on the blog before but when J was first pushing me to start a blog of my own, I tried negotiating with him by saying that I could help him out with his blog instead. Maybe help him network by commenting on other blogs. He said no way. Then I suggested we start a couple’s finance blog and he said no way x10! Now he tries to give me ”helpful hints” with my blog that I usually politely ignore but we have a deal that I am the sole CEO/President/Owner/BOSS of Girl Meets Debt and I blog my way only.
Paying off debt has become a passion of mine (like beauty/makeup!) but I will be honest in admitting that personal finance as a whole hasn’t quite reached that level of excitement for me yet. In fact, on some days it actually totally bores me.
When I first started reading personal finance blogs, some hooked me in right away but most had me thinking “why so serious?” (said in Heath Ledger Joker voice). They made it sound like having debt was all doom and gloom. And while having debt does indeed suck, it is one my blog’s mission to Make Debt Repayment Fun. Well as fun as having tens of thousands in debt can possibly be.
used to have an obsession with makeup. My makeup collection is too much but I absolutely love it. However, I don’t plan on purchasing anymore in 2014 unless I absolutely need to replace something I wear on an everyday basis like foundation or mascara. So I guess there goes the beauty/makeup blogger idea out the window!
So my question for all of my blogger friends out there? – If you weren’t a Personal Finance Blogger (or insert ”x” blogger) what kind of “y” blogger would you be? What’s your other passion? And for my readers who don’t blog, would you still read a PF blog if all of a sudden that blogger started writing about other things other than finances?