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One Frugal Girl’s Three Year Blog Anniversary

Today marks the three year blog anniversary of One Frugal Girl. This blog actually came into creation at a very dark time in my life. In March of 2006 I was stuck at home recovering from a very intense surgery. For months prior to that surgery I had been in and out of doctor’s offices and emergency rooms in search of a diagnosis for an unknown medical condition. At the time I was sick, tired and in retrospect, undeniably depressed.

One afternoon, three months into my recovery, I began to write my thoughts on a standard piece of notebook paper. I wasn’t writing about anything specific or important, I just wanted to dump the thoughts out of my brain. I wanted to write and reread and ponder them. I quickly realized that I could type much faster than I could put a pen to paper, so I put down the pen and opened a text editor on my computer. I remember stopping on multiple occasions because my hand kept cramping.

After I finished, I saved the document to my computer and began searching the Internet for similar medical stories. I didn’t need to find someone with the same medical condition, but I did want to find someone that was experiencing, or had experienced, a similar medical mystery.

From time to time throughout my Internet search I stumbled across personal medical blogs. I found comfort in reading other people’s stories and decided to create a blog of my own. My very first entry was written on December 20, 2005.

About a month or so after I began writing I received my very first comment. I was thrilled that someone had read my blog. I immediately clicked on the blogger’s profile and found that the commenter’s blog focused on personal finance. In that instant a light went off in my brain.

I began One Frugal Girl with an interest in personal finance and a need to distract myself from physical pain. I started One Frugal Girl for myself, just as a simple means to type up my thoughts and send them out to the world. I never dreamed that three years later I’d have 500+ subscribers and regular readers and commenters who feel like long distance friends.

One Frugal Girl

Friday 13th of March 2009

Thanks for the kind words.

Anonymous

Friday 13th of March 2009

Congrats on a great blog. I'm a frugal canadian gal and I enjoy catching up with your site. You're a good writer and a kind person - keep up the great work :)

One Frugal Girl

Saturday 7th of March 2009

Thanks!

Revanche

Thursday 5th of March 2009

Happy Blogoversary!