A round up of interesting or cool stuff I’ve read.
Happy Birthday to me
This week marks three years of blogging.
Crazy how time flies.
In that time, I think it’s fair to say that my blogging output has been… inconsistent, at best.
The first year was filled with that typical new blogger enthusiasm, and I pumped out a reasonable number of articles.
I lost motivation/interest in the second year, so my output decreased accordingly.
To my surprise, I found a renewed interest at the beginning of the third year, and ended up posting something just about every week.
Most of those were part of my new Wednesday Reads series, where I imitated/copied Monevator, Physician on FIRE, etc, and compiled some of my favourite articles over the past week along with a short intro about whatever happened to be in my mind at the time.
Apparently, my writing is as cyclical as the markets. Regular readers might have noticed that the Wednesday Reads posts are no longer quite so weekly. Chalk this up partly to a lack of motivation, and partly a conscious decision to spend my time elsewhere.
I still enjoy reading blog posts and writing whenever inspiration hits, but I’ve been spending more time recently studying for the first of several financial planning exams, which has cut into the time I would usually spend on the blog.
So, rather than worry about posting something every week, I’m going to scale it back for now. My aim is to keep the blog ticking along with a Wednesday Reads post once a month whilst I focus on studying, and see how things look in a few months’ time.
Before leaving you with the usual links, I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who has read, commented, or shared my posts, and to everyone that I’ve interacted with over these past three years.
The community and engagement plays a big part in my enjoyment of this somewhat weird hobby of personal finance blogging. Otherwise, why stick it on the internet in the first place?
Thanks again for reading. Hope you enjoy the following links, and I’ll hopefully see you next month.
Interesting links that caught my eye this week:
As Good As It Gets? – A Wealth of Common Sense
What’s Your Wealth IQ? – Tony Isola
When “Professionals” Time the Market – Physician on FIRE
Is your life flying by too fast? – Accidentally Retired
The Cost of Friendship – Incognito Money Scribe
My Investing Nightmare – Of Dollars and Data
Crypto III – Return of the DeFi – Mr MedFI
Putting in the Reps – Banker on FIRE
Plagues and Empires – Aeon
Thanks for reading. Hope you’re all having a great week!