You can see the questions highlighted below and then the responses taken directly from *Tricia* .
Why did you start blogging?
I started Blogging Away Debt as a way to help with our
debt reduction. I saw it as a way to help keep me
accountable and motivated to pay off our credit cards.
How long have you been blogging?
I just celebrated two years of Blogging Away Debt.
The interaction with readers helps to keep me
motivated. With others reading our story, I feel like
I need to finish paying off our debt for ourselves and
for them. While readers motivate me, I’ve also had
readers tell me that I motivate them. I don’t want to
let them down.
Do your loved ones know about your blog?
My parents know and my one brother figured me out.
Everyone doesn’t know…or they haven’t told me that
Do you disclose real numbers on your blog?
Are all the posts true events or do you make up stories?
All true, although some times I have to withhold some
info because of privacy concerns. I remember one time
where I really wanted to respond to a commenter but I
had to bite my tongue. Some things I just can’t talk
What three bloggers inspire you the most?
lpkitten at Defying Debt in 2 Years
NCN at No Credit Needed
What is the most important thing you want your readers to take from your blog?
Digging yourself out of debt isn’t easy, but it is
definitely possible. You just have to set your mind
to it and keep at it even through setbacks.
What do you wish you knew before you started blogging?
I wish I knew how much time it would really take. I
never thought there was so much work behind the scenes
(dealing with spam, emails, updating your site, etc.).
If you don’t have the money for it, don’t put it on
What is the best thing about blogging?
I don’t talk about my debt with many people and it’s
nice to have an outlet to vent or to celebrate. I
also like to read other blogs written by people in
What is the worst thing about blogging?
What would your readers be most surprised to find out about you now?
I seriously cannot believe I have stuck with reducing
our debt for two years. I think it’s the longest that
I have committed to any one project in my life
(besides school-related things).
What are your plans for the blog in the next 12 months?
For the next 12 months, I plan on still blogging about
our debt and paying it off as quickly as we can.
End of Interview
Thank you *Tricia* for answering all of the questions. It was very interesting for me to find out these things about you since I follow your blog and I now feel like I know you better.
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