Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Back To Third-Tier Blogging

Hey, how's it going?

Good... good...

Okay, first things first. Ainkurn did an amazing job of posting the VO each day. Collecting 10 emails a day between 4:00 and 4:05 and then writing an intelligible post about them and the market in 5 minutes can sometimes be difficult... especially after a bad day of trading.

I really appreciate the work he did and I would like to reward him with as much traffic as I can muster. So go visit and if you're a fan of the VO, thank him for keeping it alive for the last month.

I had a nice vacation away from the blog and I realized a couple of things.

First of all, I won't be posting 5-10 times a day anymore. My life is just too busy. If you have ever had a 3 year old living under your roof, I'm sure you understand.

Secondly, I really like the blog. It keeps me thinking creatively. However, the VO will be the only post that I put up at the same time every day. In fact, there may be days when the VO is the only post... those days will be dark and lonely for you. Indeed, you may be forced, on those days, to visit inferior trading blogs.

So instead of posting like a drunken lunatic all day I'm going to try to raise the quality of the blogging while lowering the quantity. I mean, I have this idea about making the whole thing more linear and story based, but time is in short supply.

That said, if one of you out there wants to offer me 100k a year to blog full time, just step forward.

Anyway, I'm sure you're wondering how my March went trading-wise. I made a little money, $5000, which isn't bad since I basically threw my old style of trading away. Well, I didn't totally throw it away, but I can say with certainty that there are trades I would have made on February 29th that I wouldn't have made yesterday.

The most important thing was my win rate... there were only a handful of days where I was down, and my biggest loss day was less than $1000. Since I was trading with a new style, I kept my size really small. Had I been trading with normal size, I would have been up a multiple of $5000.

I don't really feel like getting into it all, to be honest, but I urge you to check this link and sign up for their free one month trial if you like to make a few trades each day. Note that I'm not easily impressed, but these guys have their shit together. Their system is well thought out, easy to understand, and they're consistent.

Okay, so welcome back. Thanks for waiting and sticking around.


ainkurn said...

Glad your back DT. 5k in profits is great considering you were trading small and with a new style. I think increasing the quality of a smaller quantity of posts will work well. Blogging, and specifically posting on a strict regiment, can be very draining. BTW, if you want to blog full-time then put up some ads on the site and I (along with others I'm sure) will be more than happy to click til' my finger falls off. Welcome back!

Retard Trader said...

You didn't post for a month? Wow... Guess I just figured that you changed your blog URL to http://www.10kthrownaway.com/blog

Just joking, nice to have your rambling back in the avoiding-work-blogosphere for Retards like me.

tapeworm said...

retard: DT would have changed it to iwipemyasswith10k.com

when he returns to normal size, my bet is that he rules the VO

Jerome Aronson said...

Congratulations, I had no idea. My prayers are with you too - I know every day is a battle and a blessing.

Dinosaur Trader said...


Wait... did I just say I'm dying of cancer or something?

I mean, being a third-tier blogger isn't all bad...


Jerome Aronson said...

I got an email from Michael about you being back blogging: DT back to family, friends and blogging. Sorry, I thought you had made all of this public already.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Wow... I guess it's out now isn't it?

Thanks for the support.


Dogwood said...

Welcome back.

Bluedog said...

Welcome back!! Nuclear fallout can't stop the DT!