Itsamugsblog – what,when,why……

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 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.

Cheers MG

16 thoughts on “Itsamugsblog – what,when,why……

  1. Hey MG, great to see you are going to blog in some way.

    There is only one reason for those who like to criticise bloggers and forum regulars etc who are happy to help others … jealousy.

    Look forward to getting your thoughts on possible EPL price movements either via the blog or twitter.

    Keep well,

  2. Your a top man Steve. The information you publish is both informative and useful. Even better than that soome of the stuff you write on the Bet Angel forum literally creases me up. Its all great stuff – dont stop !!

  3. pleased you going to continue your blog MG.
    i have always found your views and videos helpful and enjoyable, will keep following and will look forward to new posts.
    Best wishes

  4. Glad youre posting again Mugs…. do things in life because you want to, whenever you wish….it doesnt matter what others think…..I dont care if youre Elvis living in a chip shop… you write good share good stuff…and I thank you for that.
    Dont let the bastards grind you down…be happy…looking forward to your interesting view on our world continuing…good luck. herbie

  5. This is wonderful news to hear you are back mugs. Looking forward to reading your updated blogging. I put you up there with Peter in my esteem on sharing valuable information on trading.

  6. I only found your blog after you stopped posting but have watched all the videos.I have been regularly looking in but had almost given up hope of any new posts so its great to see you will be posting again. Look forward to seeing new posts and thanks for coming back.

  7. Thanks so much guys for your support. It means a lot to me. I’ll be getting back into the swing of things soon. Knocking out a few videos and hopefully some sound advice 🙂

  8. Mugs , Steve , Elvis ,Obama or whatever your name is hahahaha welcome back mate its absolutely fantastic to see your back and many many people who followed your blog i am sure feel the same way.
    Excuse the french mate but FCUK what other people try to say about what you was doing and how you was doing it because at the end of the day you are only doing it out of the kindness of your heart to try and help out others and you have nothing to gain from sharing your insight into trading other than the satisfaction of helping out aspiring traders learn how to read and evaluate markets.
    Just do what you want mate and as long as your enjoying doing it then nothing else matters. Your blog is the best i have ever seen for a real in-depth insight into how you go about trading and it was a no nonsense no bullshit no trying to sell anything approach that got me interested in following so i am happy to see you back blogging and i look forward to following you again : )

    Happy days are back now haha ,all the best mate and gl to you.

  9. I can´t belive my eyes as i saw you postet a new video on youtube and checked the blog. Nice to have you back on board mate. You do such great things for the people out there. I think if you only post 1 post a month the people would be thankful as it gets. Thanks for back and hope to contiune for a while.

    Wish you all the best


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