Before starting Save to Splurge earlier this month, I had a fashion blog. I tried to stick with it for as long as I could, but alas, I closed it down after ten months. Several years before that, I had another fashion blog. I can’t remember exactly how long I had that one, but it couldn’t have been more than a few months. Do you sense a trend here? Fashion blogs and I have a love / hate relationship. I love to read them, but hate to write them. The good thing about failing is that there is almost always a lesson learned.
One of the reasons my blogs failed is because, even though I love to write, I had a hard time coming up with content. I felt discouraged and unmotivated. I enjoy shopping (J. Crew, you are my weakness) and dressing up, but I am not passionate about it. I can’t talk about it for hours and never run out of things to say. When I finally realized this point, it was easy for me to let go and pursue my true passion.
Personal finance is a topic that never fails to excite me. Even when I was running my fashion blogs I would look for ways to throw in some personal finance. But it just wasn’t the right fit for my (albeit, small) audience. Then one day it finally hit me. Why don’t I just blog about what I love? (DUH.)
And that, my friends, is how Save to Splurge came to be. I have been writing here for about three weeks and the ideas are still rushing in. A few of my posts have been mentioned in several blogs, which I think is good feedback considering the length of time I’ve been around! Thank you to the bloggers who mentioned me! You all rock!
My “failures” taught me a valuable lesson. JUST BE YOU. I am a girl who loves saving money, budgeting, splurging on food and travel, and shopping a good sale. That is who I am and I am lucky to be able to be myself on my new blog.