the archivist February 13, 2008

A few months back, I got serious (er, even more serious?) about making a side income and improving my finances. I started reading a number of personal finance (“PF,” as they call themselves) blogs. And after reading them for several months–3 of them in my RSS, one as a daily digest email–I’ve dropped them all, one by one. Why? They’re not good writers. Sentence after passive-voice sentence, post after boring post, you might read one good tip in twenty. Don’t worry about missing that good tip, they’ll recycle it into a half-dozen or more posts for you. I realize that blogging is essentially self-indulgent, but pf-blogs seem especially so. When there’s nothing to absorb, it’s usually best just to move on.