I don’t use a blog reader or anything, since I am obviously the world’s least professional blogger — I don’t even have my own domain! And I don’t post on a schedule, or do basically anything to monetize my blog, though it is my dream someone will use one of those capitalone360 affiliate links in the sidebar one day and I’ll make $40 off it. 🙂
But I’ve started to notice lately that people I have bookmarked have been absent for a while. Debt Debs, The Intentional Penny, The Barefoot Budgeter…all have been dark since late October with no explanation. Girl Meets Debt, who gave me what amounted to my big break (hee!) by posting a guest interview with me, disappeared about six months ago.
I hope some of the people I’m missing come back! It feels odd to click on their links in my bookmarks and have the last post come up from so long ago, and have no idea where people are and what they’re up to and whether or not they’re coming back.
And it’s equally weird to think how long I’ve been at this, when I didn’t want to pay for a domain back in March because I was afraid I’d get bored with it after a month. It’s still motivational, though, and enjoyable, so I keep it up. Maybe I’ll do it long enough to become the longest-tenured least professional PF blogger? Who’s been around the longest without moving to self-hosted wordpress? I bet I can outlast whoever it is! Now there’s a 2015 goal to get me started…. 🙂