5.14.2012

How I Blog and PF Link Love: Fave Reads of the Week

Hope you all had a great weekend! I actually meant to post this yesterday since I want to do this weekly link love type post every Sunday, but it was Mother's Day and I don't pre-schedule any posts. We cut our dog's hair (such a little furball) and gave him a bath, and then BF's sister and brother-in-law came from LA and we took out the future in-laws to dinner. I think I got food poisoning though, and I knew it was a bad sign when I saw no one else in the restaurant, but it was BF's mom's choice, so who am I to argue?

Oops went off on a tangent again. Anyway, I don't pre-schedule posts. I know it would be more logical and it would save time, but I actually write my posts right before I post 'em. Yup, like a diary. It works for me so I stick with it. I find that the direction I want to take with this blog is to keep is personal, and for me to keep it personal, I write from straight from my heart with no real thought or time to change things up.

I don't really proofread my posts because I like to keep it real. What you see is literally what I am thinking at the time. I do think about topics to write about as they come up in my daily life though. When my BF and I are talking about certain things, I'll say "ooh I should blog about that" and then write down notes in my notebook. I am a great listener so everything I hear throughout the day, I will use those thoughts that I am thinking and write them down for future reference. Sometimes it works with what I want to talk about on here, and sometimes it doesn't. I have a notebook that I carry with me all the time and I use it for many, many different things. I write down my daily spending, items that I want to buy, items that I have bought (to keep me accountable on what I have already spent), my to-do lists, grocery lists, directions, and just other general thoughts like content for future blog posts.

In real life, I'm very scatterbrained...but with my notebook, it allows me to put all my thoughts down in one place. Sometimes I forget things, but I'll remember once I look at something that I wrote before. Also, I write out some titles in Blogger and come back to them later. I'll usually just write how I feel about that topic when I finally decide to write about it.


My question for other PF bloggers this week: How do you blog? Do you write all of your posts in one day and scatter them throughout the week? Do you write them as you post? Details people! I'm highly interested :)

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So much good content and reads this week. I had trouble selecting my favorites but here they are:

What Income Level is Rich? by Finance Fox

Morgan Lewis Windmill by Upendilife

Change Your Life With the What's Possible Mindset of Personal Finance by Young Cheap Living

Why I'm Buying a Rental Property While Still in Debt by Yes I Am Cheap

Creating a Positive Perception at Work by I Am 1 Percent

Don't Quit Your Job To Follow Your Dream by Retire by 40

Start Saving Early for Retirement: Tips for Young People Just Starting Out by Prairie Eco Thrifter

The Goal of Work is Retirement: Rule 10 by Married With Debt

5 Tips on How to Eliminate Distractions and Increase Your Productivity by Invest It Wisely

Accessing Your Money While Traveling Abroad by Your Life For Less

5 Tips for Sane and Stress Free Wedding Planning by Well Heeled Blog

Shut the Flock Up by Punch Debt In The Face

Defining Purpose and The Importance of Moderation by Savvy Scot

What is Important to You? by Elle And Ish

Personal Finance Blogger Stereotypes by PF Blog News

Do I Need Long Term Care Insurance? by One Smart Dollar

Easy Tomato Basil Cream Pasta Recipe by Work Save Live

Starting an LLC - Advantages to Having PLP For Your Business by Joyful Self Manager

What's Your Happy Number? by Making Sense of Cents

Don't Spend Money Before You Have It by So Over Debt

Are Bloggers Really Writers? by Add Vodka

People Are Funny About Money Part 1 by Blonde on a Budget

If I Didn't Save... by Digging Out and Up

Career Lessons From My Mom by Modest Money

Money Lessons From My Momzy by Serendipity's Guide to Saving

How To Find a Job in Any Economy by Street Smart Finance

On Authenticity in Blogging by Eemusings

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