One year ago today was the “soft launch” of Surviving and Thriving. I never thought I’d be the kind of person to write a personal blog.
Turns out that I can be that kind of person, when properly motivated. Specifically: I wanted a place for all the topics that aren’t a match for my day job at MSN Money. Writing about how to stretch a buck is challenging and rewarding but I have other thoughts to express, too.
I write about money a lot over here, too, but Surviving and Thriving isn’t strictly about frugality. Neither is it about navel-gazing. (My navel isn’t all that interesting. No one’s is.)
Now that I’ve gotten through one year and 317 posts, I would like to say a heartfelt “thanks” to you, the readers. Thanks for reading, for coming back week after week, for leaving comments.
To celebrate the one-year mark, the usual giveaway features 21 prizes and will last two weeks rather than one. The top prize is everybody’s favorite: an Amazon.com gift card. And it’s a big one.