What I want to know is this-
What is your reaction when you read about different extreme things I do?
A) Nod your head along with me when I do something extreme that you already do, and see if you can adopt the extremely frugal measures that you haven't already started doing, because you are just as extremely frugal as I am?
B) Read the articles, think that some things are extreme, but realizing that I'm doing what I do to live within my means, you get inspired to do what you need to do to live within your means, even if they're not the same things I do?
C) Read my ideas and sift out the "less extreme" ideas I have there, or think of a less extreme variation of ideas I give and apply them to your life when you can?
D) Even though you're not frugal, you appreciate reading about the different green things that I do, and either adopt some of the measures or just enjoy hearing about other greenie's lives?
E) Read for entertainment purposes only, even though its not applicable to your life at all?
F) Read so you can laugh about my absurdity to your friends, either in real life or to your syber-buddies out there on message boards meant for that purpose (hey, I know you're reading this. My stats prove this to me.)
G) Get turned off by the extremely frugal things I do, to the extent that you think frugality is "not for you"?
I was talking to my editor at the magazine I wrote at, and she wanted me to write more extremely frugal things, things that people can't think of on their own. For the most part, I'd been writing things to try to convince people to be frugal and convince them that frugality is doable, in my effort to bring frugality to the masses. I'd been scared to write about the more radical things I do, afraid that people think that extreme frugality is the only type of frugality, and not even be willing to adopt even somewhat frugal measures... But my editor thinks that because my blog has such a large following, it must mean that people are interested in these extreme frugal ideas.
So, which answer from A to G would you chose to apply to you?I realize that as my readers, you'd fit into a certain category of people who are open to frugality, so that would skew the answers.If other people you know in real life would hear about extremely frugal things, how would they respond? By being turned off, or by being inspired?