Inspired by dragonLZ to Help Bring CAPS Blogs Back
I was browsing at some of my old blog posts on here as well as some other ones on the now dead Google Finance messageboards and now horribly arranged Yahoo Finance boards and it is crazy how much a person changes in their thought process and writing. You can refer to his "What happened to CAPS blogs" created on April 6, 2013 for many of the answers. In my opinion, it can be summed up in one phase by the late Heath Ledger playing Joker in The Dark Knight:
" If you're good at something, never do it for free."
However, I'm going to break that thought. It reminds me of when bands or artists leave their origins and go on to only produce for money and fame. I'm not a celebrity and definitely not famous. But I do remember a time several years ago where I was free to post anywhere about my investing ideas and I'd get 50/50 on the replies between haters and followers. I actually posted the most during my MBA program from 2007-2010 and it was pretty cool. Some people would ask how I knew xyz or didn't know xyz. Some people messaged me privately asking for opinions. I learned a lot on my own through trial and error.
Anyways, if you didn't realize yet I am in that infamous group of bloggers (although I'm pretty sure I'm mostly unknown from the more popular/active bloggers) that work for TMF. It is great. In addition, though, I plan to return to post on here about things that wouldn't make sense for publishing.
I am probably in the minority here but I think to start seeing change you need to help make that change yourself too. As always, I've always been about quality so you won't suddenly see me post in the double digits per month.
All I know is that I plan to make a return to where it all started for me - at least here on TMF!
I remember making fun of alstry a few years ago about all his posts. Now he is gone so I'm not even sure who uses this part of the site now.
Give ideas, suggestions, and rec if you want (so at least I know I'm not talking to myself lol).