When I first started this blog, 8 years ago, I was completely into the whole “personal finance blog” scene. I would be completely inundated with the life and decisions of other bloggers. I would share a lot more of what was happening, personally and professionally, and at some point they would know more about my financial life than family and close friends. This lasted for probably 4 or 5 years!
But then bloggers would come and go without a trace, and I never really gave it much thought. If I had to give a number I would say 98.5% of bloggers just stopped writing at some point in the past 8 years, 1% are still writing and finally .5% sold their blog.
Since buying back this site, in addition to posting way more about my current passion, I have been cleaning up the back end. Part of that “clean up” includes removing dead links, and I have been shocked how many bloggers have just quit. The amount of dead personal finance blogs out there is astounding and has lead me to wonder what has happened to all these people!
A lot of them where struggling with debt and spending issues – are they out of debt? Some of theme were attempting to building wealth – have they? Some were trying to build multiple streams of income – have they succeeded after all these years? Some seemed to be attempting to keep a marriage together – are they now divorced? A lot seemed to be in their late 20’s starting a family – did that work out for them?
I haven’t attempted to connect with newer personal finance bloggers on a regular basis. Think it is about time to start again!
Have any new favorites I should check out?