I’ve been blogging for a little over two years now, and well, I haven’t run out of things to say yet. But, I do think the things I write about today are different than what I had to say way back when. I think most bloggers will never run out of things to say as long as they evolve and grow. I don’t want to see Jo Blogger write every post about making a budget. I want to see how Jo learned to budget and went on to become a millionaire.
My main focus in the beginning was getting out of debt and trying to figure out how to work smarter so I didn’t have to spend so many hours working harder. At that point, it was really relevant to talk about debt snowballs and how great it felt to pay off that first line of credit. I think that’s still very important, but like my blog partner Grayson wrote a while back, we can’t always keep talking about the same things.
I know I have readers at every stage of their financial journey. I sometimes wonder if it’s mean to write about using credit cards to earn free travel or about maxing out my 401k.
Then, I think about how I feel after reading some of the cool things other bloggers do. Does it make me upset when Michelle makes $14,000 a month in online income or when Brian pays off his mortgage? Absolutely not, it makes me proud of their success. While I really don’t want to work from home, and paying off the mortgage early is not our main priority right now, it’s still really amazing to see how other people have prospered. I am also interested when others share their mistakes, not because I’m glad they made them, but because we are all human and have our share of problems as well.
What’s In A Name?
Although I knew nothing about blogging when I started, I’m really glad that I picked the name Eyes on the Dollar. Not only is it really clever because I’m an eye doctor and all, but I think it’s a title that can grow with me. Even after paying off our consumer debt, I still keep my eyes on the dollar. Now I enjoy watching our dollars go toward building wealth instead of paying off debt. I’m afraid if I ever take my eyes off, those bad habits and lifestyle inflation from years past might creep back in. I’m maybe not up to 20/20 financial vision yet. I may never be, but I’l always be trying to get there.
If you blog, have you ever run out of things to say? Are you put off when a blogger changes focus or begins a new chapter?