Hi all, I hope you are well! I wanted to give everyone an update on this blog, and talk about what I may do for future. And, say THANK YOU.
I enjoy blogging just for fun. BUT, I don’t really have time/motivation to do it regularly with very little return on time invested.
T on FIRE will be archived and become a thing of the past.
That said, I’m thinking about creating a totally different style of website & blog with offshoots to other things, such as a YouTube channel, podcast, or other social media channels. I can repurpose some of my content from T on FIRE, and then have new content to engage those that have never heard of FI or FIRE and just need help getting themselves financially organized.
It would likely also have some lifestyle oriented posts too. I don’t always want to write about money. Sometimes I want to write about my new fitness coach app (CoPilot), my efforts to meal plan and be healthy, what book I’m reading, my new strategy to save money on kitty litter (WOOD PELLETS, PEOPLE! It’s $8 a bag!!), my musings about my professional life, where I’ve traveled or want to travel, decorating on a budget, blah blah.
I feel on this blog I’m in a box, and it’s called “Financial Independence.” I’m not really showing up for the audience when I’m blogging about my expensive and indulgent vacation to Hawaii. It WILL happen some day, people!
I’ve been spending a fair bit of time coaching people on their YNAB budgets on Fiverr. I really enjoy this work, but it’s also very time consuming and not-at-all passive. This is in addition to my day job, so it’s limiting time I am spending blogging and enjoying life. Fiverr also takes 20% of anything I earn, which is not ideal.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a separate website to direct clients who want to continue working with me? I could advertise my services to new clients as well using various social networks. If a client just needs a tutorial for something specific, I can direct them to a podcast or YouTube video.
Anyway, that’s what I’ve been thinking about for the future. It’s also possible I may completely abandon the idea of a website / blog / vlog or whatever, and just focus on other, more passive side hustles. At least now I know that my services are of value to people so if I ever decide to quit the 9-5 rat race, I have a little something that could keep me afloat for a bit. More income streams would be needed, but it’s a start!
I wrote this post really to just explain my absence from the bloggosphere, talk about what is going on in my brain, and to say THANK YOU to all of my loyal readers over the past 5 years. I appreciate every single comment and view.
If I do manage to get a new site up and running, I’ll be sure to post something at TonFire.com to let you know where you can find me online.
~T on FIRE
6 Replies to “The Future of T on FIRE”
I can’t believe it’s been 5 years!! Congrats on keeping on this far. I totally agree with you about being in a box. I feel that FI Garage has become more of a lifestyle/rant/current events/beer podcast related to FI, rather than focusing on it. I mean there is only so much to learn about FIRE. Then it’s all about you, your personal journey, and how that evolves over time.
Wishing you all the best for your future content creations!
Thanks Money Mechanic for your ongoing support. 🙂 It does seem to have gone by verrrryyyyy quickly. Scary. I have noticed that there is quite a bit of “ranting” on the last episode or 2 of FI Garage I listened to…hehe. Regardless if you are still having fun and it feels worth it, that’s what is important!
I also can’t believe it’s been 5 years. That’s extremely impressive. Although I haven’t read everything here I’ve popped in and out and have enjoyed following your journey. Looking forward to the next stage.
Maria! It’s been an honor to have you visit me here. I have also enjoyed following your journey! We shall see what happens…hopefully I can find the time to follow through on my ideas. Best of luck with the Summit this year!!
I’m sad to hear this is the end of the road for this iteration of your blogging journey. But I totally get it! Blogging is HARD and takes a lot of time and dedication. I myself have been so busy recently that I’ve had to set my blog aside. It’s hard to fit it in—even in retirement!
I’ll miss reading your thoughts here, but am glad you’ll still be in the FB groups we’re in together. (So we can keep in touch regardless!)
Blogging is HARRRDDDD. I will definitely try to share my thoughts regularly in other places. haha! I’m not really a tweeter, but I do occasionally go on Instagram, and I like Facebook for this kind of stuff. I’ll be sure to be visiting EatSleepBreatheFI.com too 🙂