Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jake who wrote a blog named Common Cents Wealth. He liked to write about personal finance topics.
And these two bloggers were happily married. To each other.
One day, the ever-so beautiful and talented better half of the blogging couple, Cara (of course), came up with a brilliant idea. She pitched it to the unsurpassingly smart and talented-on-a-totally-different-level other half, Jake, who then faked a laugh and proceeded to do an Irish jig to demonstrate the level of foolishness Cara had just proposed.
“We are not adopting a lion to breed with our dog!”
Cara cried, for it was a lifelong dream of hers to create the Dion species. But alas, her husband wasn’t up for it and neither was her 15lb Pomeranian Terrier. And so she accepted that her idea would never be brought to fruition.
But then she had another idea!
“You write a blog. And I write a blog…” she began to explain to her only-half-listening husband.
“And yours is about personal finance…”
“And mine is about random shit that people sometimes laugh at to make me feel better about myself…”
“I dunno about that…” he winked at his wife and a devilish smirk crept across his face.
“Who is this guy?!?! Who does he think he is trying to be the funny one?!?
Cara brushed it off, anxious to get on with pitching her new idea.
“What if we combined our blogs together and made a personal finance/humor blog? Each of us could post every other day, so half of the posts could be along the more practical here’s-some-tips-for-living-smarter/better/healthier/etc lines while the other half would be… not so practical and more… I-can’t-have-a-drink-because-it’s-only-9am-so-I’ll-read-this-blog-post-instead-ish. Then, we could combine the traffic from our two separate sites, have one joint project to work on together, and… I can’t think of a third reason right now but I’m sure I’ll think of a dozen more once this conversation is over and I’ll feel weird bringing them up then because it’s like I can’t move on past this subject. What do you think?”
“That would never work. My readers are too serious to want to read anything with even a trace of humor. And your readers… well… I’m just not sure they’d be “up to par” with my subject matter, if you know what I’m saying.”
“I know it doesn’t actually make any sense audience-wise to do it. That’s why we should do it!”
“We should do it because it doesn’t make sense?”
“Exactly! It doesn’t make sense, which is why no one else is doing it, which is why we should do it! It makes perfect sense, don’t you see?!?”
“It just might work. Maybe our readers will end up liking a change of pace from what they typically read about in their blogging circles. Besides, if they don’t like the types of posts that one of us are writing, they can just come back every other day like they do anyways with our current blogs.”
*Ponders for about .2 seconds before he realizes the magnitude of his wife’s intelligence.*
“You’re a genius, babe! I struck the jackpot when I married you! Let’s do it!”
So the happy couple came together, a meeting of the heads and minds and lips and arms and… other things… and from that was born… Ca$h Funny: a humor and personal finance blog dedicated to making sure you get your funny’s worth!
So here we are! We hope you’ll join us on this journey to uncharted waters! Thanks for lending us your eyes and minds for a few minutes!