Thirty thousand what?

Dollars, pies, dried beans, weddings, or Diva Cups?

None of the above.

funny dog

How about 30,000 regular readers, ’cause that’s what my counter tool thingy registered this week.

Somehow, for whatever reason, over 30,000 people have signed up to receive my frugal living Squawks via email or through an RSS reader. Sure, hundreds of thousands more visit my site every month through social media and search engines. But any personal blog with over 30,000 regular readers is pretty astounding — and I don’t astound easily.

These types of numbers are usually reserved for media blogs, celebrity gossip blogs, or shopping blogs. Not blogs about frugal living.

This warms my heart.

So I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who has shared or emailed one of my Squawks to a friend, family member, or dog. Thank you.

Without you reading out there, I’d be pretty lonely over here.



  1. SavingMentor November 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Congrats Kerry – what a fantastic milestone. Your blog is always worth the read because you are so creative and informative with your posts!

  2. Preet November 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    It’s because you’re the awesomest. Plain and simple.

    You give such good blog.

  3. Caroline Hanna November 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Wow!! congrats that is fantastic!

  4. Connie November 25, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Thank you, Kerry! Thank you for all the creativity, ideas, and latest thing in saving money with dignity and in line with our values. We old timers have something to learn from the youngens. And I hope we can be an inspiration to you too. Keep it coming.

  5. Deb November 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Sooo appreciate the all around awesomeness, Kerry! Solid, well researched info. Will let you know how my main guy likes his b-day pack – almost all shamelessly hacked from your blog. He’s a man’s man (always hungry)..stay tuned…Well deserved kudos…squawk-on!!

  6. Kelly November 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    CONGRATULATIONS, Kerry! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. KP November 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Congrat’s on the milestone Kerry!! Keep the great posts & tips coming, and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before you see 50k!

  8. Elizabeth Macleod November 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations Kerry!! I just saved 350$$$ today thanks to you. I read your book and called my insurance agent about increasing our deductible on our house coverage and she actually found several deductions which amounted to this much without having to increase our deductible. She is going to look into our car insurance next. Oh, and I started cleaning with vinegar and baking soda and I am loving it. I borrowed the book from library but I think I might get a copy when I catch a good sale from Chapters. Thank you for this savings which I will be putting towards my TFS.

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