Thursday, 1 January 2015

A New Year Spending Ban & Absolutely No Blogging Resolutions

Well hello dear readers, and a Happy New Year to you all!  I hope 2015 brings you wealth, health, happiness yada, yada, yada...  y'know, all the usual stuff!

Roundabout this time last year I sat down and wrote a post all about my blogging resolutions and how I was going to get x, y and z done, and did it help?  Not even a little bit!  Similarly to 2013, I've been a bit of a crap blogger at times in 2014, there have been weeks and weeks gone by with no posts at all, but you know what I've decided this year?  That's life... mine isn't getting any less busy, so I'll continue to treat blogging as the enjoyable hobby it is (for me) and post as much as I can and when inspiration strikes.

The complete lack of blogging resolutions doesn't mean I have no plans for 2015, on the contrary I have a whole heap going on, I'm moving house at the end of January, there are exciting new projects with my day job (which I'll be able to reveal soon), some plans to give my geeky passions an outlet, and of course arrangements for interesting new content on the blog.  Also, since I got married in 2014, I'll be taking some time out for romantic trips with the hubby.

All of this is going to require cash of course, hence the New Year spending ban hinted at in my title.  I'm going to do a complete ban on spending for the month of January and then maybe continue into February.  Anyway for now, here are my rules:

During January I WILL NOT buy any of the following:
- books or magazines
- music or blu-rays
- clothes or accessories
- bottled water/drinks or takeaway coffee
- unnecessary snacks or sweets at work

A few exceptions to the rules:
Food shopping, and any costs associated with my house move are the obvious exceptions. Also I can purchase essentials (shampoo, deodorant etc.) if I run out.

Phew, well you can tell I haven't written for a little while judging by the length of this post!  Anyway, I'm off to check out what all of my favourite bloggers are up to for the New Year.

Leave me your link below if you're doing a spending ban, or if unlike me you've decided to set yourself some resolutions.

Sharon x 


  1. Hi Sharon,
    I feel like I was reading a page from my diary when I read this post!
    Firstly, don't pressurise yourself about not sticking to your blogger resolutions from last year. I've made a few resolutions over at my blog too and I have no idea whether I'll stick to them, but I feel proud of what I have managed to achieve 'blog-wise' this year.
    I'm saving up to buy a house with my boyfriend which has put a bit of spending ban on me this year. I think I'm going to refrain from buying the little things that I don't need (magazines, coffee etc) and spend it on making memories this year. They last a lot longer and are worth the money a hell of a lot more!
    Hope you have a fabulous new year :)
    Victoria x

  2. Good luck with the spending ban! I really should do something similar, I need to get some money saved up as I tend to just spend my money on faff I don't need.

    Corinne x

  3. I'm trying not to spend money this month too! I'm trying not to think of it as a ban as when I do that I end up cracking after a few days and dropping £££ in Boots! Going through what you already have is a great reminder to keep you on track :)

    Dannie x

  4. Good luck with the spending ban, I really need to do something similar as I am forever buying crap I don't need! x

  5. I really should put myself on a spending ban as we're supposed to be saving for a house but "spending ban" just sounds too scary and real ;)


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