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November 02, 2009 – Comments (12)

And spell check more than I do.

I did a search on my name and found that a lot of my CAPS blogs are being quoted in other outlets.

The one that's most widespread seems to be this one.

It wasn't a very serious blog to me, but it must have been a topic that others were thinking about at the time.

Being quoted by Chris McKann of "Options Monster" fame made me feel special until I saw that he dissagreed with me. If I would have seen his response sooner, I may have closed some of those Ultrashorts a lot sooner than I did. I do think it was more of being right too early than being wrong though, and I'm sticking to that statement. ;)

Hey I've even been quoted by Dunkin Doughnuts! If I knew I would have been quoted, I would have made sure genius was spelled correctly. 

And finally, if I did this , I don't have any memory of the incident.

 

12 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 02, 2009 at 11:34 PM, foolishlymeek (48.11) wrote:

Too funny!  But, if you are going to blog less, you can't write about needing to blog less!  ;)

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#2) On November 02, 2009 at 11:54 PM, ajm101 (32.87) wrote:

No, alstry needs to blog less.

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#3) On November 03, 2009 at 12:04 AM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

Tell Alstry this is a blog-less recovery, lol.

 

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#4) On November 03, 2009 at 4:24 AM, checklist34 (99.73) wrote:

now thats frightening in a way, rec from me.

i've always envisioned that my blogs here are largely invisible to the outside world.  

Now I have to occasionally consider grammar, refrain from posting after a night at the pub, and generally behave like a human being with a fully functional brain.

I hate that.

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#5) On November 03, 2009 at 4:32 AM, checklist34 (99.73) wrote:

truly this is disturbing.  ... disturbing, disturbing, disturbing.  

I blog more to  blow out the contents of my own head than to really have anybody else read it.  If others can't relate to that, imagine that you had a big part of your life that those in the world around you didn't care much about, didn't contribute much to or understand much about, and frequently those around you became agitated if you talked about it. 

Thats kind of what investing and ponderances of the economy are for me.  I talk about stocks with, say, a date they are more likely to roll their eyes back in their head and dream (i think) of stabbing themselves to relieve the pain of th discussion.  

My family & most of my friends either have money managed by me or no skin in the game at all, and as such they aren't particularily interested in listening to me ponder whether the S&P is overvalued or not.  

That leaves my advisor, but I get guilt that I take up too much of his time already.  And my former business partner, but he is just holding right now and doesn't put much thought into it these days so basically he just listens to me monologue.  

So I blog about it, not always sensibly, its not necessarily to makesense or seekadvice or give advice, but to blow off mental steam.

And now you've left me to wonder if i'm interesting enough to have half of earth reading this stuff and inscribing it on trees in their town.

disturbing!

 

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#6) On November 03, 2009 at 8:22 AM, rofgile (99.43) wrote:

I've seen many a time that a blog from someone here on MF blogs gets posted as "Google News" of a stock.  And people on message boards think that a) Motley Fool is a well-known stock site (true) b) bloggers are not just some random person, but associated with the Motley Fool (false).

So, lots of blogs get cited as "Chris Graley of Motley Fool", and such.

I'm not scared of it, I just think it's wierd. I'll be scared when "Alstry" becomes an internet phenomenom or something like that happens.  

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#7) On November 03, 2009 at 2:14 PM, TMFJake (27.86) wrote:

Wow.  You sir are a market maven.  Raising a glass of cask riggy to you!

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#8) On November 03, 2009 at 2:19 PM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

Well, someone else has told you before that choosing the name "chrisgraley" may not have been such a good idea.

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#9) On November 03, 2009 at 2:52 PM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

you could of course easily change that name.

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#10) On November 03, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Bays (29.90) wrote:

hahaha I loved the last link

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#11) On November 03, 2009 at 6:56 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

No. Blogging is like beer: The more the better! And one will lead to the other.

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#12) On November 04, 2009 at 11:58 AM, ChrisGraley (29.68) wrote:

#9) On November 03, 2009 at 2:52 PM, portefeuille (99.97) wrote:

you could of course easily change that name.

It my be a better idea to change my real life name. ;)

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