Today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog’s launch. In that time, I’ve made 305 posts. I’ve also seen traffic grow from 400 visits a month to 22,000 visits a month. In my personal life, I’ve paid off nearly $40,000 in debt, discovered CVSing, changed the way I grocery shop to incorporate more foods from the farmer’s market and less from my local supermarket, and abandoned all hope of losing that last three pounds.
I’m sure I’ve had some good posts and some bad ones over the last year. Here are a few of my favorite posts (and yours, too, judging by the traffic):
7 Homemade Christmas Gifts That Don’t Suck
10 Ways to Prepare for a Depression
That Makes Me Stabby: The General Motors Bailout
The Case for Frugality: Now and Forever
Is a Frugal Lifestyle Always Environmentally Friendly?
I’ve also attracted my first advertiser in the past year. I’d like to welcome ING Direct to this blog. You’ll notice their lovely banner ads. I’m thrilled they asked to be added to the site. I’m a big fan of them, as I’ve mentioned in the past. We will soon be transferring our cash cushion from the checking account to one of their awesome Orange Savings accounts.
And now, as I look forward to my second year posting on Sound Money Matters, I’d like to know what you want to see more of. Do you want more discussion posts? More stabby posts? More money-saving tips? Tell me and I’ll do my best to offer it.