Our Debt Blog left a comment here that got me to thinking. I don't blog daily. In fact, my last post was over a week ago. Yet that doesn't keep me from griping about other bloggers who post only sporadically. They should consider my gripes a compliment--I want to read MORE from them. I get cranky when they don't let me into their financial lives more frequently.
But that brings me back to why I don't post more often.
It's not like I don't have something to say. But how many times can I bemoan the state of my finances? Whine about the money I don't have? Obsess about the things I want to buy?
Then, too--how much do I really want to write about my failures.
It's a lot more fun to post when I've scored a financial coup or finally gotten my debt (including mortgage) under $100,000. Otherwise? Not so much. Do I really want to admit that the bathroom in my rental needs major repairs and will set me back some $2200?
Worse--would I want to write it down if I go off the deep end and make some really dumb purchase?
Why did I start blogging in the first place if not to establish a record of my very twisting road to retirement? If people read this to see how I'm doing, then shouldn't I be HONEST about how I'm REALLY doing?
And doesn't the act of blogging help keep me on track?
The answer to that last question is a big YES! I do strive for financial honesty in this blog. The knowledge that I'll have to post gives me pause--a financially good thing so far.
Plus, the comments I get, whether or not I take the advice, has been helpful.
So, I'll keep on keeping on.
And for you other slacking bloggers out there--you know who you are. Post something, dang it! How can I tell how I'm doing if I don't know how YOU are doing?