Do Bloggers Ever Run Out Of Things To Say?

We tried, but were unable to get this Blue Man to say anything. Good thing he doesn't blog!
We tried, but were unable to get this Blue Man to say anything. Good thing he doesn’t blog!

I’ve been blogging for a little over two years now, and well, I haven’t run out of things to say yet. But, I do think the things I write about today are different than what I had to say way back when. I think most bloggers will never run out of things to say as long as they evolve and grow. I don’t want to see Jo Blogger write every post about making a budget. I want to see how Jo learned to budget and went on to become a millionaire.

Life Changes

My main focus in the beginning was getting out of debt and trying to figure out how to work smarter so I didn’t have to spend so many hours working harder. At that point, it was really relevant to talk about debt snowballs and how great it felt to pay off that first line of credit. I think that’s still very important, but like my blog partner Grayson wrote a while back, we can’t always keep talking about the same things.

I know I have readers at every stage of their financial journey. I sometimes wonder if it’s mean to write about using credit cards to earn free travel or about maxing out my 401k.

Then, I think about how I feel after reading some of the cool things other bloggers do. Does it make me upset when Michelle makes $14,000 a month in online income or when Brian pays off his mortgage? Absolutely not, it makes me proud of their success. While I really don’t want to work from home, and paying off the mortgage early is not our main priority right now, it’s still really amazing to see how other people have prospered. I am also interested when others share their mistakes, not because I’m glad they made them, but because we are all human and have our share of problems as well.

What’s In A Name?

Although I knew nothing about blogging when I started, I’m really glad that I picked the name Eyes on the Dollar. Not only is it really clever because I’m an eye doctor and all, but I think it’s a title that can grow with me. Even after paying off our consumer debt, I still keep my eyes on the dollar.  Now I enjoy watching our dollars go toward building wealth instead of paying off debt. I’m afraid if I ever take my eyes off, those bad habits and lifestyle inflation from years past might creep back in. I’m maybe not up to 20/20 financial vision yet. I may never be, but I’l always be trying to get there.

If you blog, have you ever run out of things to say? Are you put off when a blogger changes focus or begins a new chapter?

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Sydney White is a Texas-born stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting and, of course, writing. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Snipon.com.

37 Comments

  1. To stay relevant as a blogger you definitely need to be evolving in your views and writing ability over time. I look back at my posts from just a year ago and it seems like a different person writing! Hopefully I’ll never run out of things to say because there are always new financial challenges around the corner.

  2. I also appreciate the evolution of a blogger’s writing. I think it’s interesting, and inspiring, to follow along with people’s lives and journeys. I truly think of my blog as a living documentation of my life and so I certainly hope it changes over time. I really enjoy your writing and I hope you keep changing too!

  3. I totally know what you’re getting at. MMD started off as an anything and everything topic blog. Then we went more niche with retirement. Now I seem to be stuck on talking about ideas for online income. Like you said – your blogs grow with you. Sometimes that might put off some of the readers, but I’d rather write about things that are current and near to what is happening in my life right now.

  4. I think it’s great when pf bloggers move on as their finances change, that’s what makes it real, their own personal story. I’m new enough that I have a list almost every day that I can write on, if anything it’s a huge backlog of writing.

  5. Im a fairly he new blogger so I have lots of things to talk about yet. As far as other bloggers changing their direction… Personally It doesn’t bother me as it shows growth for that blogger. I enjoy watching them evolve and change.

  6. I have way more ideas for what to write about than I do time and motivation to do so!

    I’m glad you’re happy with your blog name still. We are just about to start living up to ours in terms of making life transitions that affect our finances. It does kind of bother me when blog URLs and names are closely tied to one topic like debt move on to focus on something else – not because the blogger evolved, but because he/she should have picked a more flexible name from the start.

    1. I’m excited to see you evolve. I really wasn’t thinking long term when I picked the name, but I guess I lucked out.

  7. I enjoy bloggers that share their growth and struggles as well, no matter what stage they are at in their financial journey. I too like the name of my blog because it allows me to expand on several topics that I enjoy including personal finance. Your blog name is very clever!

  8. I love your blog name as it’s so fitting! I’m glad I chose the name I did, as it’s all-encompassing. I don’t always strictly talk about personal finance, but chances are, something along my journey will relate back to it. I definitely think we’re always evolving, and that is a good thing! Plus it’s interesting to go back to old posts and see how your thoughts changed.

    1. It is amazing how you can relate just about anything to personal finance. It’s usually where my brain travels first.

  9. I am with you Kim, I love being a part of a blogger’s journey and if I like the person, then I am along for the ride all the way. When I first started blogging, I sat down and wrote about 20 blogs and felt great and then felt as though I would run out of things to say. I am shocked that I have not run out of things, in fact I have a difficult time finding the time to write what I want to say. You absolutely have an awesome blog name for many reasons, and I am glad that you have not run out of things to say.

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