Tight Fisted Miser Turns 10

I published my first blog post on Tight Fisted Miser way back on January 28,2007. It is hard to believe I’ve been writing this blog for over ten years now. I’ve been blogging even longer than that. My mostly abandoned Bank Bonuses blog was started back in December 2005. That makes me one of the longest running personal finance bloggers around.

This blog got off to a pretty good start when I first published it. I was able to attract a small amount of readers right away and my audience slowly and steadily grew for the first few years of this blog’s existence. Part of that was probably due to there being a lot fewer blogs around back then. I also wrote better and more frequent blog posts back then. I never kept track of site stats, but I think this blog’s reach peaked sometime in 2011. That was also my most profitable blogging year. I made about $20,000 from my blogs that year. I made just a little over $1000 from my blogs last year. My audience and income have both diminished considerably in the last few years.

The blog is still alive though. One of these days I will get back to blogging regularly and hopefully build the blog back up to where it used to be. It won’t be too soon since I’m working now, and then I’ll be in Europe, and then I’ll be hiking. But after I’m done with all of that I just might get the blog going again. In the meantime I will at least have my monthly income and expenses reports. I started this blog to show that being frugal allows you to have a decent life without earning a lot of money. And I feel like I’m still living proof of that. I hope to keep this blog going for another 10 years. To all who are still reading this blog, thank you for reading.

8 thoughts on “Tight Fisted Miser Turns 10”

  1. You inspired me for sure. Thanks for sticking around so long. Enjoy building up your bank account, have a great time in Europe and with hiking, and let us know how things are going every once in a while.

    • DGI – Thanks. Your blog was one of my inspirations to start buying stocks back in 2008, which turned out pretty well.

  2. I don’t remember how I found your blog, way back when, but it is one of the few that is still in my favorites. I thought for sure I would be retired by now but have found that life events happen and usually cost money, making other goals get in line. I admire you for sticking with your goals and I hope you eventually make that monstrous student loan disappear.

  3. daizy – I’m glad that you are still reading. You haven’t retired yet, but you have have acquired a couple more homes since I started reading your blog. Hopefully, everything will line up in the next few years so you can retire.


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