100th Blog Post – Thanks To This Community

In December 2018 I launched my very first blog post into the world. Being new to blogging and to the personal finance community, I had no idea what to write about. I decided to write a few words every day. Some days I push out an entire article, other days I wonder why I even bother. 

Over time I’ve published many more articles related to saving money, making more money, index funds, financial independence, retire early, money mindset, and more ramblings. Today I publish my 100th blog post, I can’t believe how much time is flying! I didn’t want to let this milestone go unnoticed, so I decided to write another post on blogging.

I appreciate everyone who is supporting me and the blog in whatever way possible. I have grown as a person over the last few months, thank you!! Thank you for reading my thoughts. Thank you for commenting – you make my day when you leave a comment. Thank you for your interesting viewpoints. Thank you for connecting with me on Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you for your support. And most of all, thank you for being the best community I have ever experienced!

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This Community Is Amazing

The road to early retirement is not a common one to take and along the way, we may become impatient. It’s fantastic that I can talk about it to other people who understand. Understand the frugality when I could ‘afford’ a whole lot more, understand my obsession with personal finance, understand why I want to increase my income, understand that I’m dreaming about reaching Radical FIRE (financial independence retire early), and want to make that dream a reality with me. 

A big part of why I’m writing this post right now and why I’m sticking to writing like nothing else I’ve ever done is because of you! The connection with others who are walking the same path is incredibly powerful to me. Even if you’re not walking the same path, you’re at least learning and thinking about it, that’s a lot more than most. I want to applaud you for that! 

Our brain is wired to forget the process and just go for the end goal. While the end goal is amazing, the process is one I do not want to forget. I want to remember the process of getting to early retirement, how hard I worked, the things I learned, the mistakes I made, and the things I loved. 

Boosting My Way To FI

One thing I didn’t anticipate is the financial part of the spectrum. I would not anticipate how writing this blog and reading dozens of blogs every day would motivate me to cut my spending and on getting me prepared for my retirement day. 

You may remember my first monthly report, where I saved about 60% of my income. In my second monthly report, when I realized I could accelerate my path to Financial Independence, I saved about 75% of my income. In one month. Just because you made me aware of my spending!

You have me motivated to get financially independent before 35, which leaves me a little over 10 years to reach that. I have written about why I want to reach financial independence and you’ve also motivated me to think about what I want to do in early retirement. Reaching early retirement in 10 years is a stretch goal for sure, but I like to take a challenge. 

Blogging Is So Worth It

When I started my financial independence journey, I was thinking to start a blog for accountability. Just to record my spending, saving, and progress to financial independence. Within a very short time, I’ve come to feel supported by you. By the positive comments, the good conversations, and the encouragement you are providing. 

You’ve made me realized how far I’ve come, beyond the money. I love to write about this journey, maybe inspire a few people along the way. Prove them it’s possible to reach early retirement coming from nothing, inspire them to follow the path to financial independence as well, show them the numbers and make them realize that there is a different option than the traditional retirement road often followed. 

What I’m trying to put into words is – don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in blog form. If you’re already blogging, try to share more of yourself. Try to not hide behind the numbers but share about your story. If you don’t have a blog yet, you can decide to start blogging. I can say from my own experience that blogging is so much fun! 

It has become my number one hobby and I love to spend time on this! When I get up at 6 am every day I am contemplating my life choices at times, but I wouldn’t want to change it for the world!

Blogging has positively impacted my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined! Thanks to all the amazing people who’ve made it a journey of growth, of joy, and of community!

Do you have a blog? How has blogging impacted you?

18 thoughts on “100th Blog Post – Thanks To This Community”

  1. Congrats!
    I agree with you 100%. You learn so much by blogging and reading other blogs!
    Blog posts don’t write themselves, but it’s worth it 🙂

    • Thanks FN! Blogging is absolutely worth every single second that I put into it. I would have never thought that I would dive so deeply into something that is blogging, but I love it!! Hope that we continue to learn things from each other and upping out FI(RE) game!

  2. Congrats on reaching #100!

    My blog’s purpose is to keep me accountable, and perhaps serve as a little finance journal that my son could read and learn from one day. But the blog has repaid me tenfold. Learning and receiving feedback from other people more financially literate than me has been so worth the webhosting fee.

    I don’t think I’ll ever make a cent from the blog (it’s fast becoming my most expensive hobby) but I’m thankful that I started putting myself out there. By doing so I’ve expanded my worldview, and the networks I’ve made. And if I inspired just a single person to find out more about financial independence, I’ll be pretty happy 🙂

    • Thanks you Ms FireMum! I agree that accountability from a blog is great – having as a little finance journey for your son is so precious, that will definitely benefit him. YES blogging is something great; the interaction with others, the new things that you learn, the people you meet. My goal is also to help just one person with every blog post. When one persons’ need is met, I’m happy!

  3. Thank you to you Radical FIRE for writing and feed us with good content 😉

    100 blog post written in this time frame is an incredible achievement. We started about the same time and I have written 21 only haha.

    Keep it up and congratulations! 🙂

    • Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras Tony – I love blogging and pushing content out 3x per week consistently is paying off. I have to say some times it’s more difficult than others, but writing and connecting with other bloggers makes it an amazing experience! I enjoy reading your content, so 21 articles or 100 – just keep going and you’ll get there for sure!!

  4. Hi M,
    I’m so grateful I stumbled upon your blog! You gave me the hope to improve my finances, I can’t thank you enough for your positivity and your commitment. I wish you all the best you deserve 😊

    • Wooo thank you!! It includes every post that I posted on this blog – not including any guest posts that I’ve written on other blogs. The community is def something that has led to me sticking around – thank you for making my bloggin journey awesome!

  5. Congrats on reaching 100!

    Having to think about finance topics puts you in another frame of mind. A better one.

    When I decided to quit my job and figure out the rest of my life I came across some fellow bloggers. They inspired me to give back my thoughts and time to this amazing community.

    I love the comments, interactions, the reach outs, and coaching sessions. Inspiring others l, sharing, and bouncing ideas with other likeminded people is truly beautiful.

    Here is to the next 100! At my speed I will need to write another 5 years LOL to reach what you have done already 😉

    • Thank you Financial Gladiator! It’s really the best, there is always someone who is willing to help when you have a question, goal, or remark. Let’s go for the next 100 indeed, the timeframe is irrelevant here!

  6. Congrats on reaching 100! Your milestone made me check – 20 more to go here.

    I agree completely with you about joining the community and becoming more aware. We had a solid financial plan and were moving well when I started blogging – but, we’ve made so many more intentional choices and accelerated since then! It’s the ideas and contributions of others, the (good) pressure to have something to share, and just being connect with likeminded people.

    Congrats again – looking forward to your next 100.

    • Thanks for your kind words EFI, it’s much appreciated! You’re already 80 posts in, look at you go, even with the domain change and everything – doing a great job!

      It’s great to have a solid financial plan before starting blogging, and being surrounded by people who make informed financial decisions helps a lot. The connecting with likeminded people part is really what makes me stick around -the sense of community is amazing!

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! that’s amazing. I’m in the exact same boat- about to post 101. A lot of work but definitely rewarding. You learn a lot by blogging and reading other blogs!

    • Thanks for your kind words Rohan, congrats on your 100th post as well! It’s something very rewarding for sure – the time you put in you get back in knowledge and motivation towards your financial goals!


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