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Weekend Reading: Crash and Burn Edition

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There are two things I want to confess to you guys:

  1. I have totally sucked at linking to my awesome fellow bloggers lately. Actually I’ve sucked at reading their posts, too. On multiple occasions, I have cleared the PF posts from my reader because I was too stressed out to read them.
  2. I am so burned out on blogging about finance, it’s not even funny. I haven’t decided what to do about this problem. I took a week off from blogging here, which didn’t help much, and lately I just struggle to decide what I want to say. Probably because I’m scared of getting chewed out for having opinions.

Anyway, with those confessions off my chest, it’s time to link to some posts that are way more interesting than anything I’ve written lately. Please go check out these posts from my friends and let them know what you think!

Debts n Taxes asks if he and his wife should carry a balance on their credit card. Some interesting discussion going on in the comments over there!

Erika at From Shopping to Saving tells us how to plan a multi-family vacation without going crazy. I haven’t been on a vacation in 9 years, but my last one was multi-family and it was NUTS! Could have used this then!

Daisy at When Life Gives You Lemons did a great post about how running a blog is like running a business. Since my blogs ARE a business for me, obviously I thought this post was spot on!

Carrie at Careful Cents tells us 10 ways to save money on practically anything. I mean, where was this post when I was grocery shopping last week? And who did that FABULOUS redesign on her blog? ;)

Jana at Daily Money Shot really really wants another dog. Like really. As someone with 4 dogs, I don’t think I’m in a position to comment, but she’s obviously smarter than me full of willpower.

Bog of Debt asks, are you giving it your all? When it comes to this blog, I have to say no! This was a fantastic post that reminded me I need to get my butt in gear and get motivated again.

JT at Money Mamba makes an interesting case for buying a new car instead of a used one. I actually bought my Yaris new, simply because the vastly lower interest made up for the savings of buying used.

Jefferson at See Debt Run gives several ways to use a big bag of chicken. Naturally this is one of my favorite posts of the week since I’m trying to learn to cook!

That’s what I know this weekend – I’m off to battle the burnout yet again! My mantra for the week ahead: When you’re freaking out and nothing is helping, you could be looking for the wrong solution.

About Andrea Whitmer

Andrea is a freelance web designer and single mom trying to maintain a sense of humor in an otherwise chaotic world. She blogs in hopes of helping others avoid the same mistakes she made in the past. Join in the discussion here on So Over This, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Google Plus. You can also subscribe to new posts via RSS so you never miss out!

Comments

  1. I know what you mean about getting burnt out about blogging about finance lately! I think that's why a lot of my posts are more personal now.

  2. This is your website. Write about what you want. Heck, I go weeks without writing about money at Thousandaire. People read your website because they like you and your writing style, not because they are looking for their 423rd personal finance tip.

  3. Thanks for the link love! I must say, I am liking the redesign more and more. :) Sorry to hear you're feeling a little burned out with PF blogging. Since you already took a break, maybe you should consider a short (or long) hiatus. If things aren't adding up in your life, start subtracting. That's what I do. You didn't particularly ask for my advice, but as someone who takes on a lot, I definitely understand the feeling.

  4. You can blog about anything you want to, doesn't have to be PF related. It's nice to hear more about the personal side of people sometimes. Thanks for the Link Love Andrea.

  5. I agree with everyone else, you could write about toilet paper and vinegar and I'd still read your blog. In fact, just yesterday I downloaded the sooverdebt iPhone app – I check your blog and a small few other blogs daily and I am embarrassed to admit sometimes hourly :) You are a great writer and if blogging about toilet paper and vinegar helps your writing I am all for it. And maybe if you just don't feel like writing something, you could just post a picture you've taken (they are worth a thousand words).

    And great links today, I love finding new blogs to read!

  6. seedebtrun says:

    Thanks for the link, Andrea!

    You have been blogging for a long time, relative to most PF bloggers.. It doesn't surprise me that you struggle with burnout.. But I have no doubts that you will find a second wind

    Jefferson

  7. bogofdebt says:

    Thanks for the link but I agree with everyone: write what you feel like writing. And I love hearing (okay reading) other people's opinions. I'd say ignore the people who want to chew you out for being human and having an opinion.

  8. Teinegurl says:

    Do you have a writing schedule ? Maybe if you say i'll write 2 posts a week is more manageable then trying to do everything all at once plus leaves time for your other sites / work

    • Andrea says:

      Yes, I write on a schedule for all my sites. I just don't feel like writing about money. I don't know; I think the PF community has changed. It's just not as fun as it used to be. Or maybe I'm just exhausted and perceiving things weird.

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