As anyone who finds this blog will see is that for sometime I was a prolific blogger. Lots of videos, explanations and content. I haven’t posted anything for some months, but still get lots of emails and Tweets. The most popular question is why did you stop blogging and are you coming back? I thought I’d stick something up as a way of an explanation.
When I started blogging I did so with an open mind, my idea was to try to help new traders make sense of the complex puzzle that is Betfair. In the beginning I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the satisfaction of actually helping people make money, I enjoyed the positive comments and the interaction. But sometimes things are not as they seem.
As time went on, and this is probably why so many blogs die is the negative stuff that inevitably comes with it. I don’t want to get into this to much, but I felt I was constantly having to defend my reasons for my blog and having everything I said or wrote dissected and debated.
This was extremely frustrating. It was taking many hours a day, and for zero financial gain. The final straw for me came when I was accused of actually being someone else and being my (hopefully good) reputation being tarnished. I am simply not having that. So I stopped.
I still trade as I did pretty much, and for most of the time I enjoyed the blog. I can’t believe even now how many emails I get. I don’t use the email I posted regularly, so if you have emailed me and I didn’t reply please accept my apologies. I did not ignore you intentionally. The feedback I get is incredible, and I feel sort of obligated to somehow continue.
So, I have decided to try to start posting again. It will not be as before. That didn’t work for me. I’ll post when I have something to say, I’ll try to answer your questions the best I can. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I get a question that I think I can give a good answer to and it will benefit others, I’ll create a page or post and share the advice.
In the meantime I am going to have a spring clean on the blog and get rid of some deadwood. My set up has changed in respect of hardware I use to trade, so I’ll have to see if I can still make effective videos. I won’t be doing a daily preview video and I won’t be posting every day. I’ll see how things go.
I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to email me or post in comments offering their thanks and support. I really appreciated that.