Something you all probably don’t know about me is that I’m a closet personal finance nerd. I love geeking out on all things money and one of my favorite personal finance podcasts is Stacking Benjamins (don’t worry, it’s highly entertaining and you won’t learn anything!). When people call in there and ask about questions to ask when interviewing/evaluating potential financial advisors*, one they always recommend is…
“So, how do you get paid?”
In other words, “What’s your motivation?” or “What are you trying to sell me?”. I mean everyone needs to live and therefore earn a living, right? When I originally started this blog, WordPress made it super easy to turn on ad revenue, so I figured why not, all websites and blogs have them, right**? Then I saw this awesome post from Scott, the host of the Juicebox podcast (seriously, check out the Pro Tip series. It’s life changing!).
It got me thinking about why I started blogging in the first place. When I was diagnosed with T1D, one of my first thoughts was, “I have to get back to running.” It took me a long time to find out that there were good T1 athlete resources out there. Most of what I learned initially was through self-experimentation and trial/error. Let me tell you, there were a lot of errors!
Even now, looking around, there is a lot of really good general information and rules of thumb for how to workout and keep blood sugar normal. However, the way my mind works, I want to see it in practice in real life. I’m not sure if anyone else is doing this but if so, I haven’t found them yet. So I’m offering up myself as that example for you all, because that is what I wanted when I was diagnosed (to see the “how” in practice). I don’t have it all figured out but hopefully you can learn from my mistakes, as I make them, right along with me. If I find good resources that help me, I’ll share them here in the hopes that they might help you too!
Since that is my “mission” I’ve also realized that my mission is NOT to earn revenue from this blog. Since I have come to that conclusion, I’m removing the ads. They’re bullshit anyway and personally I hate seeing ads when I’m just trying to learn something (or anytime really).
So all of that being said, you are probably still wondering how I make my money. Well, I work full time in human resources and I also make a little bit from my “side gig” as a licensed sports massage therapist***. In short, I don’t make money from this blog. I just hope that all of the time, effort and money that I spend on it (yes, there are some costs) allow it to become a helpful resource for someone****.
So from here on out, you won’t see ads here and if you see me talking about a product or resource you can know that it is because I’ve found them to be helpful and I’m not being paid to promote them.
Also, if you know something that I’m missing or have a suggestion, feel free to reach out to me on social media and let me know. Again, I’m not claiming to be an expert but hopefully you’ll find that I’m pretty good at weeding through the bull and finding a few nuggets of useful information worth sharing.
* More on this here if you’re interested.
**Even my favorite blog, https://www.mrmoneymustache.com has them. (I promise I’m not trying to convert you all into money nerds too).
***This is why I know a little bit about anatomy and kinesiology. Living with a personal trainer helps too!
****And it is quite possible that someone will actually just be me! 😉
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The content on this site is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning a fitness regimen or adjusting your diabetes management strategy.