3 Year Blogiversary: How Money Has Shaped My Life

So apparently today is my 3 year blogiversary and I totally forgot! It was a pretty busy week to be fair. I was out almost every night (or lunch break) hanging out with friends before my HB and I left for Vancouver today. And then, because it’s just my luck, I got a cold right on Friday morning.

Of course, I wasn’t sure if it was a cold at first. I thought maybe it was cat allergies (I was at a friend’s house the night before who has two cats), but it’s still here so I guess I’m gonna be that gross person no one wants to sit next to on the plane. Oh well, I’m just stoked I’m finally coming home for a nice, long visit!

I can’t believe it’s already been 3 years for since I’ve started this blog. Back when I started this blog, in my mind I would do it for one year, then see if I wanted to continue for another year. I did the same thing after my 2 year blogiversary, and now here I am at 3 years and apparently I’m still blogging! I had lunch the other day with Cait from Blonde on a Budget, and we were talking about how it’s kind of crazy that us personal finance bloggers can write about money for literally years on end. I honestly thought I would have run out of things to write about by now, but as my life continues to evolve, so does this blog.

This blog started out as one of those run-of-the-mill “5 Ways to Save” and “Budgeting Tips & Tricks” blogs, but it eventually morphed into a blog more about my life and how money has shaped it. Money really is the main factor when it comes to all of my big life decisions. If I didn’t have any money and wasn’t so strict with budgeting and saving, there’s no way I could have traveled to Thailand, had the wedding I wanted, or moved to Toronto without a job. And there’s definitely no way my HB and I could have started the home buying process either.

To be completely honest, I was thinking about shutting this blog down in the summer. Since I now work in digital marketing, when I come home after work, sometimes the last thing I want to do is sit at a computer, write a blog post, and promote it on the interwebs. But I keep meeting so many amazing personal finance bloggers (I’m talking about you Michelle and Charlotte) and FinCon was pretty cool too.

I guess I’ll just be doing another year of this and see where it takes me. I’m super stoked that this year may be the year that Jessica from Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses actually will actually own a house! Finally when people ask me if my blog is about real estate, I can say “Yeah. Well, sort of.”

Before I wrap this up and finish up packing for my trip, I do want to give a big thanks to everyone who reads and comments on this blog. If it weren’t for you, I don’t know if I would have kept going after year 1. So a huge thank you to all of you, and the next time I write something I’ll be in rainy Vancity!

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  • Nicola
    Reply

    Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to Year 4 🙂

  • Kassandra
    Reply

    Congrats on another year Jessica!

  • Cait Flanders
    Reply

    Three years! You’re so OLD! Just kidding. Happy blogiversary, lady, and safe travels home! See you on Monday 🙂

  • Rob
    Reply

    Yeah Jess, a warm congrats from me as well.

    And I know the real reason why you hi-tailed it out of TO to Vancouver. You were sick of Toronto’s latest snow fall. Welp, fear not as we expect a warm rainy Monday coming up here so that when you get back home to TO, the snow will all have melted (at least that’s the theory)! 🙂

    Also, good luck on your house hunting. Robbed any banks lately to get the down payment $$$? 🙂
    But fear not, I’m sure you guys will find something to your liking.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      I robbed all of the banks Rob ha ha. And ya, not missing the snow one bit.

  • Liquid
    Reply

    Happy blogiversary, Jess! Yeah we PF bloggers can talk about money all day lol. 😀 Money gives us perspective and context. Money is power. It is potential. When we save money we insure our future security. When we spend it, we’re buying influence and time. When we read about money we gain clarity of our position in society, and when we talk about money we find understanding of the people around us. When we invest our money we’re buying possibilities, but when we waste money we squander our liberty and independence. By property managing our finances we can control our fates. 😉

  • Christine Weadick
    Reply

    Happy Blogversary!!!!!!!! Safe trip back to Vancouver and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!

  • femmefrugality
    Reply

    Congrats! I, for one, am so glad you have stuck around! Looking forward to the next year, and hopefully more after that!

  • Aleksandra Sagan
    Reply

    YAY! I’m glad to hear you’ll be sticking around for another year at least. Otherwise, how would I read about your house hunting?

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      I know! And I know once we really start looking at places I’ll have a ton to write about.

  • Michelle
    Reply

    Happy Blogiversary! Sorry to hear you caught a cold 🙁 There’s a nasty one going around, just getting over it myself. I’m sure heading to Vancouver and relaxing with your hubs, family and friends will make it better.
    We’ll all have to get together again when Charlotte returns from her adventures!
    Have a safe trip 🙂

  • Mrs. Frugalwoods
    Reply

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! That’s awesome! I’m so impressed you’ve been writing for so long–that takes dedication.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      It sure is a commitment that’s for sure. But it’s been a pretty cool journey.

  • Petrish @ Debt Free Martini
    Reply

    Congrats on your blogging anniversary. Three years is a long time to be blogging. Not many people get past six months.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      True, the 6 month mark seems to be the make it or break it period. Who knows, maybe I’ll be blogging for another 3 years.

  • Christine @ The Wallet Diet
    Reply

    Congrats Jessica! I enjoy reading about your personal finance journey and will be taking notes on your house hunt 🙂

  • Tawcan
    Reply

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Wow three years, that seems a long time considering I just started blogging myself. Keep it up. 🙂

  • Kayla @ Everything Finance
    Reply

    I’m coming up on my first blogging anniversary and I’m pretty excited about it. Things have changed a lot for me since I started and I can’t wait to see where I go from here.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Man my blog is totally different now than when I first started, but that’s what’s so cool about blogging!

  • Alex @Two Broke Newlyweds
    Reply

    Congrats! And thanks for sharing – I just started a personal finance blog as a way to keep myself accountable as my husband and I try to get out of debt. This was great inspiration!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      That’s awesome! I’ll definitely have to check your blog out 🙂

  • Jordann
    Reply

    Happy Blog-versary. Three years is crazy, that makes you like a zillion years old in blog years. Seriously though, lots of bloggers have come and gone over the past few years, but your blog is still one of my most favourites. Here’s to another great year!

  • LaTisha
    Reply

    Happy blogiversary! 3 years is no joke! Writing about personal finance can definitely become tiring after a while but I hope you keep it up.

  • Sam @ Frugaling.org
    Reply

    Holy cow! Congratulations on making it 3 years in the blogging world. Once you get this far, you’ve really become one of the elite few. Well done! This is an incredible reminder about the importance of recognizing those who’ve helped you succeed and the triumphs you’ve made over that time. Can’t wait to celebrate my blogiversary in May! That’ll be 2 years. 🙂

  • canadianbudgetbinder
    Reply

    Congrats on 3 years! It’s lots of work to blog but very rewarding when you know you have readers who contribute to the success of the blog because they come around to share their thoughts. Have a good one and Merry Christmas.

  • Michelle
    Reply

    A huge congratulations on your 3 year anniversary!! Can’t wait to read about your adventures in purchasing a home.

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