I was reading Clever Dude the other day where he posted about how his blog has affected him. I thought it was an interesting topic so I thought I would borrow the idea.
Million Dollar Journey has actually had a big influence on my financial life. The original goal of the blog was to help me track my financial progress. Not only has it done that, it keeps me focused on my financial goals. Before MDJ, I would have a goal in mind, but never really focus on it and more or less "go with the flow". Now, good or bad, all I think about is saving and making more money because now I'm publicly accountable.
Not only has the blog kept me focused on my own goals, I have learned a lot through doing research for the articles and reading through the reader comments. It can be a great learning experience when like minded individuals get together and have a pf discussion.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a natural writer, however, MDJ has helped hone my writing skills immensely. It really comes in handy when writing those tedious reports for work. Not only that, I look forward to writing for MDJ readers.
I never dreamed that this site would grow as fast as it has, since starting early December 2006 (9 months ago), this site has grown from 0 to 900 daily RSS readers with similar numbers for daily visitors. The traffic has growing to the point where I can soon consider the blog income as a legitimate source of income. I am truly flattered, honored and humbled by your loyalty. Thank you.
How about other bloggers out there? How has your blog affected you? How about you readers? Has MDJ and pf blogs in general affected you?