I love reading and writing #tag blog posts as you can see in my #Tag: I Love Drugstore Makeup and #Tag: How Much is Your Face Worth?. It just makes life a little bit easier because as a blogger who tries to post 2-3 times a week, I
always sometimes have writer’s block. With a #tag, you are given a topic and set of questions to answer, all you have to do is change the replies to your liking. Easy peasy. Plus they are fun!!!
Unfortunately, there aren’t any #tag blog posts in the PF community. Or are they just hidden really well and I have yet to come across one? Please tell me in the comments below if there are any specific personal finance #tags floating out there in the world wide web that I don’t know about.
Regardless, as I like to think, if you can’t find one, then make one up! Except you might not want to apply this rule to imaginary boyfriends or girlfriends Just saying…
Anyhow, I’ve always found it somewhat ironic that so many PF/Lifestyle bloggers like myself can blog about something so honest and personal as debt but we do it anonymously behind a cartoon image. Although my cartoon image is based on a current picture I sent the cartoon creator of myself, it is still not the “person”, so until I find the courage to show my real face someday (which I will ), I will create a short and sweet #Tag so you can all get to know the Girl a little bit better behind Girl Meets Debt
1) How did you come up with your blog name?
To be honest, Girl Meets Debt was not my first choice. It wasn’t even my 17th choice. All the good ones were already taken! My boyfriend, the blogging whiz did suggest that I pick a name that was 14 characters or less so it could all fit nicely on twitter so I just played around with ideas from there. One day while I was reading one of my favorite fashion style blog Gal Meets Glam, I had a light-bulb moment that I could be Gal Meets Debt, but then decided that Girl Meets Debt sounds slightly less dorky and the name was born
2) Which bloggers inspired you when you first started writing?
Cassie from Tales from the Trenches still inspires me. She was one of the first PF/Lifestyle blogs I started reading and her support for new and old bloggers alike is admirable.
3) Why write about finance?
Truthfully, my blog is more lifestyle than personal finance, but because paying off debt is such a huge priority in my life right now, this blog is like a diary of my full journey to becoming debt-free.
4a) What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I like the interaction with people. Personal finance is so personal, that it’s wonderful to read and learn other people’s opinions on money and finance. Commenting and tweeting is also rather addicting lol.
4b) What do you enjoy least about blogging?
Writer’s block. Thank goodness for #tags
At first, I was also nervous about starting this blog because truthfully I don’t know much about finance. Let’s be real, if I did, my finances wouldn’t be such a mess! I have come to terms with the fact that it’s good enough for me to just write about my personal experience with money without intending to give out any informative advice.
5) What’s the most helpful piece of advice you have learned from reading other PF blogs?
Tracking my spending has really helped me not waste my money on the “little” purchases that used to eat up my paychecks.
6) In terms of finance, what is your main focus at the moment?
I wish I could say my main focus is saving half of my income towards retirement, but at the moment, it is paying of my personal loan.
7) If you could give your younger self financial advice, what would it be?
I wish I could have told my younger self that it’s only a good idea to use credit cards if you already have the money in the bank to pay off the balance. I would have also begged my younger self to start paying off the student loans as soon as possible.
8) Who in your “real-life” knows about your blog?
At the moment, only my boyfriend J…and his mom lol. She inadvertently found out on our trip in Mexico last month. It was my first blog “outing” and it actually wasn’t that big of a deal. I’m just not sure if I’m ready for my mom to find out the details and balance of my debt quite yet!
9) Does your real-life job have anything to do with finance or money?
Nope, not my current job, but I was a bank teller for 2 years.
10) What’s the first thing you would do if you won a million dollars?
Pay off all my debt!!! Then maybe buy that black Chanel bag I’ve been
lusting over for ages!
That’s all of the questions I can think of for now. Thank you for reading. I now #tag everyone to do this post as well. *Please link back to this post if you do * It would be so interesting to read all your answers!