Thursday, 11 February 2016

What shall I do ?

Now I have been thinking what to do on the blogging front, Don't worry I am not leaving blogland. We need to save, but like I have said before we are not going without a holiday or a few days out, but with everyday living I want to concentrate harder on the moneysaving, I don't want to bore anyone by sharing my daily thrifty doings if your not interested.

Advice please.

Should I keep this blog as it is and just write about the moneysaving efforts here , or should I start a new one about my moneysaving efforts?

Don't know?

What do you think?

38 comments:

  1. Write what you want to write about on your blog. I will still be calling in to read. Thrify, frugal, simple living, whatever you want to call it involves many aspects. I vote - keep it all in this blog. I did start a new one with my Filofax blog as it's not everyone's cup of tea in the simple living world.
    xx

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  2. Write about it on this blog, far easier to maintain & I enjoy reading about your money saving xx

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  3. I enjoy your blog as it is as I like to read about your moneysaving ideas, recipes and everything else but you must do what you feel is right. X

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  4. It's your blog so you put on here what you wish, I will always pop in to read it, we all love to see how other people save money and find special ways to get what they want or need.

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    1. Thanks, Marlene, I am getting really focused on having our own home, xx

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  5. I'll still be reading, whatever changes you make. The only good thing about keeping it separate is that it would make it easier for you to keep track of all the savings you are doing, whereas in a daily blog, your talk of moneysaving specifically could get a bit lost. then if you wanted to go back and check on something, you'd have to try and find it. That's the only sensible reason for keeping a separate blog.
    does that make sense? It did in my head!
    :O)
    x

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    1. I Sadie I know what you are saying, I think it would be easier if I just used a good old notebook, xx

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  6. I enjoy reading your blog - it's varied - just what I like! I sometimes get lost in blogland when people have more than one on the go.

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  7. Your blog, your rules but I like reading blogs where the subject changes day to day, so all in one is good for me!

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  8. Keep it all together, it makes for interesting reading when it is a mixture. I tend to harp on about crochet, sewing or food but do try to mix it all in as much as possible.

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    1. Yes you are right Pam, I should do what I want , after all it is my online diary, xx

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  9. I would stick with one if it was me. I couldn't produce enough for two. The second blog gets watered-down. You're fine ad you are.

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    1. Thanks Tania, I struggle with what to put on here sometimes, xxx

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  10. I like your blog just as it is! But it's entirely up to you, it's your blog.
    But one word about saving ... is a holiday really necessary? I know people are now led to believe they're essential, but are they? Perhaps if you go out and work 5 - 9 every day they are, but from a retirement point of view, and living as we do in a holiday resort, we don't feel a holiday is essential. Instead, if you have time off work, have some days out so that you're not shelling money out on expensive hotels, travel, B&Bs or apartments (unless of course you wish to fly somewhere different from the UK.) Treat your own area as a tourist might and visit museums and galleries, do some country walks you've not done before, visit country pubs for lunches, have the occasional meal in a nice restaurant as you can afford to do this if you've not parted with oodles for a hotel.
    We hadn't had a holiday for ten years - apart from a long weekend in Bruges in 2006 - and last summer made the foolish mistake of booking into a hotel in Cornwall for three nights. The hotel had been recommended to us, and it was only a 3* but it was £200 a night for the two of us, B&B, dinners were extra. I shouldn't have booked it, but I thought it would be a treat. It was, in one way, but in resenting the money we spent and not feeling we had our money's worth (the room was meant to be an upgraded one, but I couldn't see anything upgraded about it) I resented spending so much money. Well, "so much" to us! Maybe I'm just mercenary, but we parted with more than £800 on three nights away in the next county. We won't be doing that again in a hurry.
    Margaret P

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    1. No a holiday is not necessary, but we enjoy are time out x

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    2. I don't understand why people feel the need to question what you propose spending YOUR money on. I think you are right to spend your money on a holiday if that's what you want to do and it gives you pleasure. Most of the things that people enjoy are not necessities- some people drink alcohol, some smoke, some enjoy going to the theatre, or the cinema, or dining out, or owning an enormous craft stash, or a brand new car, or jewellery and others enjoy going on holiday. Holidays mean different things to different people; they can be an opportunity to rest and relax, to visit areas of the country to see historic places or scenery that is very different to that of the area in which you live. For others it's a chance to visit other countries, to bask in the sunshine, ski down the slopes or immerse themselves in other cultures. Life would be pretty miserable if people only did or owned things which were the necessities, and one man's meat is another man's poison.

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    3. Thankyou Scarlet, I feel the same, we don't drink out only the odd bottle with Sunday lunch, we don't smoke, don't go out that much, but we enjoy our holidays, will you be back blogging again in the future, I really miss your blog xx

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  11. I agree that you can write whatever you want on your blog. However, I'd like to share that I enjoy hearing on other people live a simple, thrifty or frugal live. Maybe much of it would not apply to me or may be a lot would apply to me. We are all different in our needs but you can't please every reader every time. So just share as you are comfortable.

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    1. Yes you are right, can't please everyone x

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  12. Daily Thrifty doings could never be boring!

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  13. I vote you keep it all together, I love reading about moneysaving in everyday life. X

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  14. Whatever you decide is fine with me, I enjoy reading your blog. If you wanted to you could make separate pages on your blog.

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  15. Keep it all together I say. Much easier for you. I will still pop by every day as I do now.
    Good luck with your saving-x-

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  16. Moneysaving is all part and parcel of Simple Living, is it not ?

    I love coming in here and reading your posts, about any of your subjects.xxx...x

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  17. As others have said, it's your blog and you should write what you want on it. If people are bored or disinterested then they don't have to follow you or read your posts. Your blog is clearly popular as it is so I say keep at it Marlene ! xxx
    PS: I do agree with the comment above about holidays and whether they are necessary. I haven't been abroad for over 10 years. We do take breaks in this country but generally just a few days with family or at a caravan near to my mum and dads. I think it's enough even though I work nearly full time and do need a good break x

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    1. Thankyou Fiona, I will carry on as I am xx

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  18. I agree with the others, Marlene, mix it up. It's great when you never quite know what is coming next :) x

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    1. Yes I think I would struggle with content else x

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