I’ve been blogging on BretFrohlich.com for almost three years now. And this week, I moved my blog to HopeToProsper.com. With this change of venue comes a new style, a new attitude and a new theme for my blog. What hasn’t changed is my commitment to providing the highest quality content, with emphasis on sound financial planning.
Why I Changed Domains
When I first registered BretFrohlich.com, it was only because I wasn’t able to find a suitable domain name for my personal finance blog. I’ve never had any desire to become famous or to make myself into a brand. In fact, I considered blogging anonymously, to make sure it didn’t impact my career. But, I quickly decided against anonymity, because I just wanted to be myself. I wanted to be comfortable while explaining finances and to speak to readers on a more personal level. If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that finances are personal. And, I never want to lose that element from my blog.
Unfortunately, most of the good domain names were taken by squatters. In fact, the domain name I really wanted was owned by a speculator who wanted $75,000 for the rights. Since I didn’t launch this blog to make a ton of money, I didn’t see any good reason to pay thousands of dollars for a domain. I knew one day I would find my own domain name that would reflect my true purpose for this blog. I just didn’t expect it to take a couple of years.
Finding Hope to Prosper
One day, while I was gathering ideas for a post, I started to think about my ultimate financial goal. And, I realized I had a very simple goal of doing well with my finances. I didn’t need to amass a huge fortune or take over Wall Street. And, I didn’t care about owning anything fancy or expensive. I just wanted to live a good life, without my personal decisions being limited by my finances. I wanted to be happy and to share with others. In other words, I Hoped to Prosper.
The Einstein Logo
One element I kept from my old blog is the Einstein logo. Although personal finances are much easier than physics, our financial futures depend on being smart with our money. Einstein learned a lot about compound interest and he shared this knowledge in one of my favorite quotes. A little wisdom from a true genius is a valuable thing. And, every time I see Einstein staring at me from the corner of my blog, it reminds me to be wise with my money. I hope it has the same effect on all of my readers.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that I have worked hard for years on my blog, without any expectation of a return. And, I have enjoyed creating the posts and interacting with the readers. What I didn’t expect was to meet so many incredible people in the blogging community. The learning experience has been well worth the effort.
“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest”
Albert Einstein – Father of Modern Physics