A short post this week. Here’s a chart I look at all the...
Why should you start a blog?
Have you ever thought about keeping an investment journal? A record of your thoughts so you can track and learn from the investments you make? Perhaps you are a frustrated writer, keen to share your insights with a community of likeminded individuals? Or maybe you are a professional in a different field, keen to build a brand to drive consulting or freelancing opportunities? All of these a great reasons for starting your own blog and beginning to build your online brand.
When I started blogging, I primarily wanted a place to keep my investing thoughts. I wasn’t sure that anyone would ever read it, and I certainly didn’t start it to build an income. I found that committing my thoughts in blog posts helped me to truly understand my investment ideas; sometimes I realised that if I couldn’t explain my idea to others, then maybe I didn’t really understand it myself!
I was never much of a writer until I started blogging consistently. I’ve found that committing to writing has made me more willing to learn. I think everyone is worried when they start blogging that they will run out of things to say, but I’ve found that my writing has driven me to read and learn more widely.
Writing about what you do is the quickest way to increase the depth of your knowledge, bar none. Writing helps you formalise and codify your knowledge. This serves both yourself and your readers, and is one of the unintended benefits of blogging!
Its nice to report that my most recent quarter saw...
An interesting article caught my eye today. The outgoing...