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There’s something that’s been bothering me a little bit and I think I may have found a solution.  Y’all, this format has been hard for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I like that there are several of us bloggers.  It enables me to be a blogger and get advice but also to be a reader and see three points of view that are pretty different from mine.

The problem that I’m having is that sometimes during the week something will happen that I really want to talk to y’all about but it’s not on a Thursday and it feels, I don’t know, phony somehow to schedule it for 3  days after it happens.  Then, when Thursday comes the aggravation or whatever other emotion I’m feeling has passed and I’ve got informative posts that need to go out.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that I feel like I’m not able to get personal everyday stuff across because I have to dedicate Thursdays to “serious business”.  I also have trouble with posting things on a day that someone else has something scheduled.  If someone has something go up I want y’all to be able to focus on just them.

Friday and Saturday seem to be heavy posting days for the others so what I’m thinking is that on Sundays I will do a “stream of consciousness” post that talks about my previous week and any financial successes or downfalls we have had. I plan on starting this next Sunday so please let me know if y’all think this would be something that would work and if there are any other suggestions, I am all ears!


  • Reply TPol |

    I think you have a good point there. I wouldn’t mind you guys post whenever you need to, however I am sure there are many readers out there who will disagree with me. May be the owners can put up a poll to see what readers have to say but again, I would like to read whatever you post whenever you post. Take care!

    • Reply Stephannie |

      Thanks, TPol! I understand having a certain day to post makes it easier for readers to know who they are reading but, for me, it takes away some of the personal aspect of it. Hopefully others will give their feedback as well. Again, thank you!

  • Reply Jamie |

    Stephannie, I feel two ways about this. First of all, it is always nice to see another side of a blogger than just their financial side. Gives us a better picture of the person. On the other hand, there’s already a lot of reading on this blog, just to keep up with four different people.

    What surprised me, though, was looking at the number of posts in the past two weeks (May 18-31). There were 26 posts total in that two weeks. Of those, you posted five, Ashley posted eleven, Hope posted six, Jim posted two, and there was one each from Guest Author and Jeffrey. You are right about Sunday being a less busy day for posts. Neither Sunday had any posts at all.

    One thing I don’t understand, and this question is for all four bloggers, is why can’t we get a single, all-inclusive, once-a-month tally of that month’s income, expenses, and debt payments? Having three sections would make things clear as to how much money was spent and on what:

    Total income
    Usual budget expenses (rent/mortgage, gas, utilities, food, etc.)
    Debt payments (credit cards, school loans, personal loans, medical bills, etc.)

    Otherwise, how are readers to know if you actually are cutting costs to pay more towards debt, if we don’t know what you’re paying in other things than just the debt (like food/eating out, personal items, etc.)?

    • Reply Angella |

      I agree with Jamie with the question for all bloggers….

      “Total income
      Usual budget expenses (rent/mortgage, gas, utilities, food, etc.)
      Debt payments (credit cards, school loans, personal loans, medical bills, etc.)”

      That would be amazingly helpful. I find some of the number posts confusing to follow, especially Jim’s. It would be nice to know what’s coming in vs going out.

      • Reply Jocelyn |

        I agree too. A “single, all-inclusive, once-a-month tally of that month’s income, expenses, and debt payments” is exactly what I’d like to see from all the bloggers each month.

  • Reply Kili |

    Hi Steph,
    I think that’s a good idea.
    Like TPol I personally wouldn’t mind having a “this is stressing me out so much right now”-post on any given day from a poster, but I do understand how it could lead to further confusion. So i am totally fine with a “stream of consciousnes” post on Sundays. Sounds like a good idea to me!
    Have you guys quit the “Sunday Question” format? Or is that just a coincidence that it hasn’t been on?

  • Reply Lynn |

    I love to see your posts any way you want to do them. I see the most likelihood of success in your story and truly admire your determination. Although I do have to say Ashley has been hitting it hard and doing great as well.

    I don’t see any big deal about how or when anyone posts. If someone does not have time to read the posts, then do so later or skip them. It is not like there will be a test. I would rather have something to read everyday rather than gaps of time where nothing new is posted.

  • Reply Kristen |

    I would get really confused to have posts from multiple people on one day, but I understand your need to get it out immediately. Maybe write the post as it occurs, then have them set to come through at midnigt on your day? I would also love a Sunday post from you about the ‘nonofficial’ part. But also, post as many times a day as you want! It is your day. I for one am loving the amount of posts after have such a dry spell for so long here.

  • Reply Mary |

    Perhaps a rule that any blogger can post content after 6 p.m. That way, no one is stepping on anyone’s toes.

  • Reply Den |

    I think it’s a great idea – maybe you could call it your “Weekly Diary”……write it all week, then post it on Sunday.

So, what do you think ?