Sunday, January 2, 2011

Redecorating the Blog


Maybe you thought from the header that I'd finally decided to get rid of all the PINK???


Maybe someday, but in the meantime. . .

I've run through my blog list and made some additions and subtractions.

I gave Fighting Foreclosure--Getting Nine Hundred nine months to start posting again but it was not to be. I hate it when some of my favorite bloggers fall off the face of the blogosphere, but I can't keep clicking on their site forever.

Tony Cassise died. Though his blog remains online, I'm removing it from my list. It was a pleasure to have known him, even if only via the internet.

The young veteran and newly minted CPA at "$647,000 in Debt" has taken his blog private, having encountered real-life consequences to the airing of his financial information. That's one of the unfortunate hazards of blogging, but I will continue to wish him well as he recovers from the pre-recession euphoria and gets himself on a stable financial footing.

I'm going to hang onto Oh, My Aching Debts" for another couple of months. Ditto Betty at ""Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy" who assures her faithful readers she will be blogging again--This reader is waiting most impatiently.

I've added some new blogs, most of them related to retirement, like the view from Australia in "Towards Retirement With Debt," and Texas with Frugal Texas Gal.

Then there's "Grumpy Rumblings of the Untenured" wherein Nicole or Maggie or both wax eloquent on various topics. It is certainly NOT a retirement blog, nor exactly a financial blog though both topics come up. As do shoes, academic cheating, science fiction and whatever is on these two academics' minds. Plus, of course, they are prone to leaving comments on MY blog.

If you have seen some blogs (or are the author of some blogs) that I should know about, let me know.


Susan said...

For the record I love PINK. Pink rules and your pink blog rocks! I think everyone should share their pink stories!!

As a young child (40+ years ago) my grandmother painted her bathroom walls pink because I loved the color, and eventually they added a pink toilet, tub and sinks. Now that's one awesome grandma, eh?

Pink used to be a BOY color (because it was closely associated with the regal and powerful red color), and it's coming back in fashion - my middle school son and his friends all like wearing pink shirts (remind you any of the Miami 80's? lol).

When I 'grew up' I thought pink was only for little girls and for overly done romantic Victorian decor. Lately I've begun adding it back into both my home and my wardrobe. It adds a vibrant joy to everything. And, bonus, it's one of the few shades that looks good on any woman.

Sorry I can't comment on the rest or your post, I didn't get past he pink sentences. LOL

Love your blog Ms. Grace, thank you for writing it. Love to both shake my head at some of your choices and to cheer for others, love that you are honest and willing to share, and I truly look forward to learning how your life and finances unfold.

Not sure I've ever commented before, funny it took pink to bring me out of lurkdome.

Grace. said...

Hah! I knew PINK was the right choice--glad it brought out a comment from you. I'm learning as I go--maybe you'll have less to shake your head at next year. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Yay! We made your blogroll! A goal, you know, that we have had since we started. ;) One step closer to being famous on the internet. :)

There is a series of adventures in Retirement saving, but that's mainly about trying to get Ing to relinquish funds to Fidelity. And still in process...

Sharon said...

Thanks for listing some new blogs, it's always fun to find new reads..

Well Heeled Blog said...

I have this one blog friend who haven't updated her blog since... 2008. And I still click on it every once in a while. She told me some sad health news right before she disappeared, so I keep hoping (in vain) that at least she'll post an update on the blog and say she's okay.

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

I have always loved your pink blog! Stay true to your colors Grace! Enjoy your blog and your blogroll. You make it easy to read all the financial/money blogs!

Mysti said...

When I was a kid, I hated pink. When my daughter was born, I swore I wouldn't dress her in pink.

But you know what....I learned to love pink, and it is now one of my favorite colors to wear!

Anonymous said...

Of course, Grace still has much too much debt and not enough in her retirement funds.I managed to stick to my Christmas budget so I also managed some minor debt reduction during December.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. In fact I have found most of the blogs I read through your blog.

the record, my home which was built in the 1940s has a pink floor and I love it.


Lisa @Cents To Save said...

Thanks for the link love Grace!! Appreciate it~~

Grace. said...

Lisa--I've been reading your blog for awhile. I have no idea why it took me so long to put you on my blogroll.

Judith--I just read my way through your blog. Whew! Don't know how I missed it, but clearly it, too, belongs on my blogroll.

Maureen said...

Thanks for the shout out Grace I,m also adding you to mine, as I find your posts so inspiring. See you around girl.

Anonymous said...

Grace thank you so much for adding me. I am really new to blogging and not sure if I am doing it seeing my blog on your roll made me cry and run to show my husband.

Now how do I add you to mine because I have shared you with alot of my friends and would love to share you with any one that breezes by.

Let me know if I make any blogging mistakes!!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm rocking a pink colour scheme too and I love it...often think about changing it, but never do!

I often wonder how Dawn at Fighting Foreclosure is getting on, she must have her reasons, but I removed her from my blogroll too


Diane said...

Thanks for updating your blogroll. So many bloggers don't. I feel like I've lost a friend when one of my favorite bloggers disappears. Where is MMND, for example?