I want to do two things on this post, wrap up 2008 and share my blog plans for 2009.
I started blogging regularly in 2008. Much of my motivation had to do with changes in my perspectives and inspiration found from other blogs. I've made two changes to my FrugalNYC blog layout in 2008. The first time on August 19, 2008 and the current format took place on November 12, 2008. I've also joined Twitter, after some hesistation, I joined and have found it very useful (and also time consuming - as I thought). I added an additional blog, FrugalTech, to hold content for all tech related posts I write about.
I've found that the more I write about something the more I understand it. It's like teaching, the more you teach the more you will learn. I will continue to be a student of life and learn from every aspect of my life. I will share lessons I've learned on this blog. I've learned numerous lessons since I started blogging. I have gained a fair amount of readership on my blog along the way, Thank You!. I hope you will continue to spread word of FrugalNYC and what I write about. For an archival record, the most viewed FrugalNYC posts in 2008 are below.
FrugalNYC's Top 10 Popular Posts For 2008
- Souvenir From The Big Apple
- How to talk yourself out of any Purchase
- 10 Free Blackberry Games
- 10 Free Places To Visit In NYC Today
- Our Visit To The Queens Zoo
- Governor's Island
- Symptoms Of Cold and Flu Season
- Mandarin Radio
- Life Lessons Learned From Digging Out A Car
- Six Random Things About Me
FrugalNYC in 2009
Some of my goals for 2009 for this blog are listed below. Above all else, I want to make sure I provide content that you and my future audience will enjoy. Please continue to spread word about FrugalNYC and please continue to provide me great feedback for improvements and for what you would like to see. My goals for 2009 are:
- Keep my posts short and to the point - focus on Simplicity.
- Better utilize Twitter to spread word of FrugalNYC. Please Tweet about FrugalNYC!
- Provide useful content on productivity, motivation, frugality, frugal living in NYC, frugal activities in NYC, and other interest to myself and my audience.
- Continue writing and improve my Central Park Series posts, among other series I will be working on. Possible series include NYC libraries, zoos, NYC shops, restaurants and more.
- Last but not least, turn pro, and make this income producing - so I can dedicate myself to providing you all with more interesting and helpful tips!
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