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Frugal Farmer Readers: What Do You Think?

Now that readership has grown so substantially over the last several months, we want to gauge what our readers wants.  What would you like to see more of on The Frugal Farmer:

-homesteading/self-sufficiency articles?

-prepper/survivalist articles

-more articles on debt payoff/reaching financial freedom

-more articles on ways to save money

-more e-books (and if so, on what topics)

-other types of articles

You tell us – we want to know! 🙂


  1. Hi Laurie,

    While I love to read pretty much any articles, if I had to choose I’d say these two are the most interesting to me:

    -more articles on debt payoff/reaching financial freedom

    -more articles on ways to save money

    Have a great rest of your day and keep up the good work!

  2. Hey, Laurie! I think your homesteading articles are so interesting, and a change of pace in the PF world. Debt repayment is also encouraging, obviously 🙂

    Also, I love when you discuss how your faith impacts your debt repayment journey. Thanks for being bold!

  3. Brian says:

    These would be my top choices:

    -more articles on debt payoff/reaching financial freedom

    -more articles on ways to save money

    -more e-books (and if so, on what topics)

  4. Isabella says:

    Financial freedom and paying off debt are the things I love to read about! I have been following the new people on “Blogging Away Debt” and really feel encouraged that they are in the fight and have bared their souls! It would be great to read about some of your debt victories. Are you close to paying off a debt or credit card? Will you share something with us about this? (ie. the bottom line?) How are you doing mentally and emotionally through this battle? I would love to read more of the real nuts and bolts and the nitty-gritty! We all want you to succeed!

    It’s true that a thrifty life is the way to get there, but let’s hear how you are really doing. Take heart. Most of us have been there at one time or another! Keep fighting the good fight!

    • Laurie says:

      Thanks so much, Isabella – I appreciate your kind and encouraging words. I’m working on a post like the one you mentioned. 🙂

  5. Hello Laurie,

    I like a good mix of stuff, but my top three would be:

    – reaching financial freedom
    – prepper/survivalist articles
    – ways to save money.

    I still think you should mix them up as much as possible and not focus entirely on a single topic.

  6. I love your saving money, grocery posts. Also, your debt updates and how you are dealing with it. I think you should also include how you are a freelance writing rockstar and how to get started 🙂 I’m starting to get work and am thrilled — you are one of my biggest inspirations!

    • Laurie says:

      LOL, you’re funny, Melanie. 🙂 I’m SO excited for you that your freelancing career is really taking off – you deserve the success you’re having!

  7. I especially enjoy your articles on debt repayment. I really appreciate your honesty, and I so often get that encouraging “We’re not in this alone,” feeling after I’ve read of your experience. I need that kind of fuel for this long journey out of debt.

    • Laurie says:

      So glad, Prudence, that we are helping you to feel encouraged. That, along with getting out of debt, is our main goal. Keep at it, girl – you can do this!

  8. Kali @ Common Sense Millennial says:

    Honestly, I love the variety, but I find your posts on self-sufficiency and homesteading fascinating – mostly because I hope to one day be in a position to put all that knowledge to use on my own little farm 😀

  9. I enjoy all your articles, but the saving money and reaching financial freedom interest me the most since that’s the path I am on. Actually I’m with DC too…I kinda like the survivalist and self-sufficiency ones too even though it’s hard for me to do the same in my small apartment, but it’s still cool to read about it.

  10. tracy says:

    I read lots of stuff about saving money and debt payoff. What stands out for me on your site are the articles about homesteading and prepper. So that’s what I’d like to read more about…thanks!

  11. Aaron says:

    I like when you share your recipes (in particular the one talking about making Chipotle rice) and your own experiences about getting out of debt. Thx

  12. Since this is literally my first visit, I don’t know if I should be helping dictate the content of this site. However, I would like to see how you help your children stay away from debt/consumer crap, etc.

    P.S. I’m enjoying the site so far! I live in Nebraska and we farm. Grreeeeat way of life!

    • Laurie says:

      Awesome, William!! Welcome to the site! I will definitely write an article on how we are helping the kids to stay out of debt. Thanks for a terrific idea – hope to hear more from you. 🙂

  13. Hey Laurie, great idea… only the audience can truly tell you what they want. Personally, I’d love to see you start a column about how to make a blog profitable. I admire your work and would love some pointers!

    • Laurie says:

      Thanks, Joshua, and thanks for your input about making a blog profitable. I’m not real knowledgeable in that area, I’d probably go to Jeremy over at Modest Money, Aaron over at Three Thrifty Guys, DC over at Young Adult Money or John over at Frugal Rules for that wisdom. 🙂

  14. Liz says:

    Good advice Shannon! and I have to agree with her – write what you want to write about. I really enjoy following your blog/reading your other articles around the web. Have a good weekend!

  15. debt debs says:

    What Shannon and Liz said.

    Oh and here’s my list:
    Personal stories
    Financial stories
    Personal Financial stories
    Bad $hit I did
    Worse $hit he did

    You know… stuff that matters 😉

    Love ya!

    P.S. You know I’m kidding right? 😀

  16. OK so here’s a weird idea…

    One of the reasons I love your blog so much is because of your personality Laurie 🙂 When I see you pop up in my feed reader I feel like I’m having a chat to a friend – and I love that.

    So what would I like to see more of? Two thoughts… One, I’d like to hear more personal stories from you (I love these) but other than that the point I’m trying to make is that one of the pleasures of Frugal Farmer is reading what *you* want to write. It seems odd – but I really mean it!

    Therefore *I* want to read what *you* want to write, if that makes sense 😉

    • Laurie says:

      Awww, thanks, Rich!!! You’ve made my day, and it’s only 5a.m.!! Others have asked for more personal stories too, so that’s definitely on the list. I’ve got plenty to tell. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and have a wonderful day!

  17. I’m probably a little biased because I enjoy everything you write, but if I had to chose I’d probably say the inspirational pieces you do about debt paydown and the posts about cooking/making things from scratch. Oh and the posts about alternative ways to save money.

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