As much as I share my thoughts on frugal living and personal finance with all of you, I’m really a bit of an introvert at heart.
I tend to shy away from the limelight. While I can do public speaking, it’s not my favorite thing. I would rather be behind a keyboard than in front of a television camera.
But sometimes it’s a good thing to put yourself out there a bit.
I was recently featured in a series called Call of the Wild on Northern Community Radio. The purpose of the series is to highlight unique ways people in rural northern Minnesota communities make a living. I spent about an hour chatting with radio journalist Milt Lee about life as a rural blogger, and he put it all together in a nice 8-minute radio essay.
He did a fine job in making me sound good. I’m a little embarrassed that I goofed and got the year that I started Northern Cheapskate wrong (it’s actually 2007!), but I’ll just blame it on the fact that I’m 40 now.
Blogging has been a great way for me to stay connected with people and continue honing my writing skills while bringing in a little extra money for my family. I have been truly blessed to have such a kind, supportive community here at Northern Cheapskate.
So, if you’re interested, go ahead an give my Call of the Wild interview a listen. And then make sure you spend some time listening to Northern Community Radio. (You can stream it anywhere in the world!) It’s a one-of-a-kind community-run radio station that I’m proud to be a part of as a board member and on-air contributor.
P.S. I also did an interview with Ultimate Vocabulary this past winter that I realize I forgot to share with you. It will give you a little more insight into my frugal living mindset.