Kudos to all the bloggers out there
OMG, I had no idea how much work it would take to set up a blog, or how steep the learning curve would be! I have a newfound respect for all the bloggers who not only have a live, functional blog, but are also posting and engaging regularly. You guys are amazing!
So, what took me so long?
Some of you (ahem, Lily and Pete) know how looong it’s taken me to get here! The reasons why are the same reasons why I’ll be posting weekly(ish). (Unlike most other bloggers,[note]Shout out to GYM at Gen Y Money. She works full-time, has a toddler, is pregnant with #2, AND posts multiple times per week!!! I don’t know how she does it—she’s a Wonder Woman.[/note] who somehow manage to post weekly or more!)
In an effort to explain why I’m seemingly lazy and slow with blogging, this is a list of excuses explanations:
Quality before quantity
My goal is to provide my readers with the best-quality content. That means I’ll never post just to post. Sure, it’d help traffic and improve SEO to post more often and stick with a consistent schedule. But I know that won’t fit our lifestyle, nor will it result in the best content.
That’s why I’ll aim to post weekly(ish). That means you’ll get a new post from me about once a week. But other times it’ll be less than that. And I’m pretty sure that’ll be okay as long as I’m always giving you my best!
Another reason why this blog has taken forever to launch is my perfectionism. I wanted:
- 3+ months of posts written, formatted, and in the hopper.
- The perfect layout, colours, design.
- Every bug worked out.
“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”
Sometimes, perfectionism can be a good thing! I’m a graphic designer, and part of being a good designer is ensuring your projects not only look good, but communicate well.
With a blog, every element contributes to good communication. So I’ve been working hard to ensure my articles are well-written, easy to read, and easy to navigate.
Reaching these goals, combined with my total lack of experience with web design, took quite some time! But I’m learning to be a satisficer, and for now, Eat Sleep Breathe FI’s good enough.
Blogging’s my newfound passion, but right from the start, my number one blogging rule has been: It has to fit around my life.[efn_note]When I read this post by the Mad Fientist, I thought, “YES!”—it sums up my blogging philosophy perfectly.[/efn_note]
Otherwise, it becomes not-fun and a burden. And I think all of us on the FI path are seeking more fun and less burdens… amirite? 🙂
I want to deliver the best possible content to my readers, and won’t compromise on quality. I also aim to live my best life now. As much as I’d love to blog all day, everyday, I choose to prioritize things like family and sleep. And I think you’d agree that those are all good things because I’ll be at my best, so I can give you my best!
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I can’t wait to get to know you as I continue on our FI journey and begin my blogging adventures. Feel free to comment below, or scroll down for more ways to reach me.
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet… I hope you’ll stay awhile!
Get to know me and my blogNow that you know how I got here, you might want to learn a little more about me and Eat Sleep Breathe FI. Here are some links to help you do that:
- On my About Me page, you can learn more about me and my family.
- My Backstory will tell you even more about me, and how my husband and I started our money and FI journey. (I also talk about how the idea to start this blog came to be.)
- About This Blog explains how Eat Sleep Breathe FI adds diversity and a new perspective to the already-full FI blog scene.
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