Summer is in full effect around here! Weather-wise, not so much, since some days are incredibly hot and others aren’t. But in terms of hanging out and the general urge to just chill and relax, summer is definitely here.
I don’t even know if I made sense up there, but whatever.
For the past few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about what this blog is meant to be. Obviously, I started this to originally chronicle my journey to debt freedom. But lately, I’ve been putting some pressure on myself to be like other blogs – monetizing, frequent posts, etc. And when I don’t have the time to post as much as I originally wanted, I get a little disappointed in myself, as if I’m not being productive or something.
But lately, I’ve come to realize that life is just too damn nice for me to step away and blog all the time. Some people love doing this, but I’m slowly realizing that I’m not. What I miss about my old Xanga (yes I had one, don’t hate) and even my old Tumblr was that there was absolutely no pressure to churn out posts left and right. I could share what I wanted, when I wanted without feeling guilty.
I’ve also come to realize that this pressure was entirely created by myself! I’m the one who has created this urge to be like other amazing bloggers who create awesome content several times a week. In other words, I’ve fallen to jealousy and I’ve decided that I’ve had enough.
No, I’m not going to quit blogging. But I am going to stop with this internal pressure to post all the time. You all probably won’t even notice since it’s mostly just a mindset change. I have had so many posts that I’ve wanted to write but just haven’t gotten around to it, and I’ve yet to put up my June 2014 Net Worth Update (which has been my best month yet)! Sorry, but I’m not sorry. Summer and life in general has just been way too good to me.
I’ll still be blogging, but don’t expect me to be around 3-5 times a week. This blog will still serve as a place to chronicle my financial journey, but it will also start to be more focused on me – my family, friends, and lifestyle. LvL is going from a personal finance blog to a more personal, with a little bit of finance, blog.
Not sure if that last sentence made sense, either, but it makes sense to me. #sorrynotsorry
Last Week on LvL
Last week, I dealt with a couple of annoying, little money problems. See what I mean over at LLL – Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems (Minus the Mo’ Money Part).
This Week’s LLL
Is a Yard Sale Worth the Hassle? – [Eyes on the Dollar]
I have a love/hate relationship with yard sales. Love: the extra cash and getting rid of unnecessary stuff. Hate: Setting up!
When It Rains It Pours… (7 Things To Do When Someone Steals Your Identity) – [L Bee and the Money Tree]
No one likes to think about getting their identity stolen (myself included). I’m saving this just in case.
Hope y’all had a fun and safe 4th of July celebration!