I joined the Yakezie Challenge!Posted: March 14, 2012
I did it—I joined the Yakezie Challenge. I’m worried, I’ll admit it. I have an alexa ranking of 3,835,763 as of right now and I need it to go under 200,000 in 6 months. I’m hopeful I can do it but will probably share my ranking monthly. (I thought about doing it biweekly but we’ll see…) I figure doing it monthly with my goals should be good. My thanks to Andrea from SoOverDebt and Curiosity Killed the Blog for telling me more about it. (Speaking of which—have you checked out either of her sites? Amazing writer and she has the ability to get He-Man stuck in my head. Go check them out now—don’t worry they pop up in different windows. I know you want to finish my post too!)
When I first started blogging, I was worried. Not much of a change for me as I’m a worrier by nature but I was writing for other people to read my inner thoughts. And then strangely, I found that I was okay with telling strangers my thoughts on my finances. Actually (and I’ve read this on other PF blogs as well), I am more at home discussing my thoughts here then I was with telling my closest friends and family.
This blog has been such an inspiration for me to pay down debt and save. I’m not paying down debt as fast as I would like but life has happened (read: baby shower for my guy’s sister which I’m helping to host, a wedding I’m planning for in 18 months, a new car and a medical fund—all of which I’m happy to save for and excited about. Okay maybe not the medical fund but three out of four I’m excited about) and I’m working on it as much as I can. And of course, it’s helped hold me accountable—no more eating out every day or spending willy nilly.
So wish me luck on the Challenge!