FinCon#17 Here I Come!
First, though, I’d like to share some moments from the last eight months, and some thank you’s.
Life Zemplified launched to the public in early February 2017, and here it is 8 1/2 months later. The first month or so I alternated between excitement and fear. I’ll never forget the nausea I felt after publishing my first post.
It took way too long for me to get to that moment because I kept letting fear get in the way. Eventually, I moved forward after spending time finding confidence and kicking my big but out of my way.
Nowadays, I’m still excited (and sometimes fearful) each time I publish a new post, but I’ve learned a great deal, and I hope to continue learning as I strive to write better and inspire more.
Since the site’s debut much has occurred and I want to thank all of you for helping make that happen.
So thank you, fans, friends, and family for reading, commenting, and sharing my posts!
Big thanks to Ty, from Get Rich Quick’ish for being the first blogger to feature one of my posts – Simplifying Brought Us Greater Health, Finances & Fun. Ty’s inclusion of my article in his Camp FIRE roundup made me feel all legit and shit.
Then, Steve, from Think Save Retire, included my post on how to stop procrastinating and get things done in a Friday Feast roundup and I was bouncing off the walls happy and having to pinch myself. Thanks again Steve!
The increased page views from Steve’s post (and maybe a few of my own) led me to be included in Money Mow’s – The 30 Fastest Growing Personal Finance Blogs Of 2017 – According To Data – Thanks, Carl!
Many thanks to all the additional bloggers who’ve featured a post or two from Life Zemplified: Make Smarter Decisions, Physician on Fire, The Wall Street Physician, Free Money Finance, Dads Dollars Debt, Mama Fish Saves, My Sons Father, The Boss MD, The Retirement Recipe, and Military Dollar.
Big thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Groovy, at Freedom is Groovy, for allowing me to write my first guest post on their site. These two are not only groovy; they are kind, encouraging, helpful, and great virtual friends.
Thank you to other fellow bloggers who’ve allowed me to guest post, add my two cents to their collaborative posts, or share an interview: Zero Day Finance, Strong In Body, Strong In Mind, CYInnovations, Goalify, Run The Money, Living Healthier Ideas, and Minafi.
Links to all the articles and more can be found on the Published Elsewhere page.
Finally, a big thank you to Fritz, from The Retirement Manifesto. You see, Fritz and I are each other’s firsts. First bloggers to meet in person that is. Fritz and his wife Jackie, met with my mom and me as we were driving through their home state on a trip from Florida to Michigan. Thanks for the nice dinner, great conversation, and friendship Fritz!
Since meeting Fritz, I’ve been fortunate to meet two other bloggers in person – Kathryn, from Making Your Money Matter, and Andy, from Marriage, Kids and Money. Thanks to you two, for the money and blogging conversations and the laughs.
Also, to my husband, John, my mom, my children, and friends – thank you for all your support and encouragement.
Today, I am heading to FinCon#17: Where Money and Media Meet.
FinCon is an annual conference for
money nerds the financial media community, and I am thrilled to be attending.
It’s in large part thanks to many of you as you helped me win my way there.
You are the social engagement, or “people’s choice” winner of CFSI and FinCon’s 2017 #FinHealthMatters Day blog post contest! We had over 70 blog entries — and you had the highest level of social engagement based on Twitter and Instagram.” ~ Center for Financial Services Innovation
So Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart! I’m honored you visit this site, read my words, comment, and share. I’m forever grateful. #FeelingBlessed.
Here’s my contest entry on eliminating debt for financial health in case you missed it. 😉