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March 11 - 11 years on this site!

March 11th, 2017 at 06:01 pm

I have been blogging for 11 years! Hard to believe.

I remember when I started blogging I had stopped working and was home helping my son start his business, babysitting my first grandbaby and helping take care of my elderly parents.

Having left my job, I was looking for ideas for saving money and making ends meet and stumbled on this site.

Seems like a life time ago... My grandson is now almost a teenager (he still makes me waffles from scratch with the 'secret ingredient'), both of my parents are gone, my son's first business failed (but he is now 3 years into his very successful second business), and I returned to my former job!

And along the way, Ive made some great friendships here...even met some of you in person- A few here on the west coast, one on the east coast and a couple in between!! Weve laughed and cried and struggled and succeeded...

And I have learned so much from everyone.

Cheers friends! Here's to many more years of friendship and camaraderie!

15 Responses to “March 11 - 11 years on this site!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Mine must be soon, too. I remember you putting a call out inviting lurkers to start a blog and I took you up on the challenge. Thanks for the push, it has been a positive in our financial life.

  2. Francis John Says:

    Wow! 11 years? Congrats! I would love to hear more about your journey. How you staid motivated, biggest challenge, best part of blogging, etc. I think I'll be neat. I'm just starting my journey so I'm soaking all I kind. Thanks for sharing. Smile Cheers to many, many years to come.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Just checked, mine anniversary is tomorrow! 9 Years!!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I will clock eleven years on May 6!

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    CCFree- my goodness! I remember when you started! I am so glad you did join- for a long time I would use my blogoversary to invite the 'lurkers' to join! Lucky for the site, you did! Happy blogoversary to you too!!!!

    FJ- thank you! My journey has been one of success and learning opportunities. Smile The best part of blogging here by far, is the friendships Ive made!!!

    CB- there are several of us "oldies" who joined in the early years of SA. I remember when you joined too!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy blogoversary! It's funny how we all stumble across this site, which I feel has been so helpful in growth in methods of saving and other financial matters. (I stumbled across it one month before going away on an overseas holiday where I realized that because of the holiday we barely had any money to get through the month)

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Happy Blogoversary, Ray. You started a month before I did and were one of the first to welcome me. I do wish you'd post more often. I always enjoyed reading your blog so much.

  8. scottish girl Says:

    Happy blogging Anniversary! You started a few months after me.

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! We need to do a reunion. & since so many of us have been here for 11 years... One of these days we need to plan a bigger meetup!

  10. Dido Says:

    Happy Blogoversary!! A meetup sometime would be fun, although east coast/west coast and in-between does make for some practical difficulties. Great that you have met people from the blogs. I have met one IRL from here (Patient Saver)(and four from a walking board that I was active on from 2001 until the site closed a few years ago). Definitely having an online "tribe" with similar goals and struggles makes it easier. To many more years!

  11. rob62521 Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Kind of neat thing and lots of neat ideas and people here!

  12. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you ladies! I agree, a meet up would be fun- where should we meet???

    LR- thank you! I also enjoy your blogs! I will try to blog more- I just always worry about boring blogs or being too repetitive....!

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy blogoversary! I'm glad to see you posting! I missed my blogaversary in January - 12 years I think. We've seen a lot of people come and go.

  14. ceejay74 Says:

    Happy blogoversary! I've got my 10-year on my Google calendar so I don't miss it like I usually do. Big Grin

  15. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations!

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