30 Aug 2012


Inspiration can come from anywhere. Sitting down in a park, driving  your car to work, trying something new or maybe even from seeing what someone else does. 

The latter is definitely where a lot of my inspiration comes from. Maybe it's the "well if he can do it, so can I!" attitude I think I have sometimes. Or maybe I just like to be part of a crowd. 

Either way, this is definitely where the inspiration to start a blog came from. After mooching around on the internet for 10 or so years not really achieving anything other than a few mediocre scores on flash games, I started reading lifehacker, it's a pretty cool website with all sorts of gadgety things on there (which I love) and some cool and most of the time pretty easy hacks to make life feel a little better, like folding shirts! This website introduced me to a lot of cool stuff. I didn't think it would change my life though. 

About a year ago it posted an article about the cost of commuting. It seemed fairly normal, saving money seems like a lifehackery thing to do. So I took a look - wow. This guy just talked common sense, how have I not picked up on this before, I have been chucking money in the bin every day! So I followed the link in the article to the guy's own website. I was hooked, I then read every single article he'd written over the next two days. I even downloaded google reader so I could keep up to date with his posts. The man I'm talking about is of course Mr Money Mustache

Once I had read all of his articles I was hungry for more, so I started discovering the Personal Finance blogosphere, there are literally hundreds, probably thousands of blogs dedicated to improving your wealth. Either through increasing income, cutting expenses, cutting coupons, selling your crap, anything you can think of is out there.

After almost a year of consuming all this information, I thought it was about time to put in my two cents. So I load up my google account and signed up. 

I have to say even though this is my second day, I am enjoying it immensely. I hope you are too.

29 Aug 2012


When starting any new project it is essential to identify the desired outcome. The actual outcome will probably be very different in the end, but if you have no idea where you want to go how will you ever start.

So from this I will set out some minor, major and longer term goals.

1. Post some new content fairly often, once a fortnight to start with, then more frequently. I would like to get to 2/3 times a week after a year or so.

2. Add content that comes from my experiences and which will help inspire others.

3. Get the word out - start publicising. Once I have some good content, I would like people to read it and give feedback, hopefully to improve my writing. 

4. Use the blog as a sort of journal. There are a lot of changes coming into my life. I would to log that to help me take a step back. I'm sure some times are hard and it is always good to get some perspective on what's happening. 

5. Increase my knowledge of html and perhaps some programming. This would help with my day job as well.

Picture by Torsten Bolten http://www.edupics.com/phato-soccer-goal-keeper-i7059.html