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My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. On the anniversary on my 30,000th blog post, I looked back at what I learned. That is a lot of posts over the past dozen years — The Big Picture blog was begun back in 2003.
Here’s an excerpt from the column:
“After more than a decade of getting up before the crack of dawn to write a daily journal about all things financial, here is what I’ve learned:
Writing is a good way to figure out what you think. To quote Daniel Boorstin, the former librarian of Congress, “I write to discover what I think . . . After all, the bars aren’t open that early.”
The act of putting pen to paper, or in my case, spilling pixels on a screen, requires thought. Thinking about context and working out how different elements interact in a complex system like the markets is a contemplative process.
Often, I have no idea what I thought about a subject until I begin to write about. Once you research an idea, you begin to develop a perspective. Writing about anything in public, often in real time, has helped fashion my views. (Note: It also helps if you have something of interest to say).”
There are nine other bullet points that describe what blogging has taught me.
After 30,000 posts, Big Picture blogger has figured a few things out
Washington Post, September 21 2014
Nice update and refresh for Josh’s blog. More than an artistic update, you will discover lots of cool programming features coded in. Click around!
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Tadas Viskanta in the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns which has garnered a loyal following in the investment blogosphere. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. ~~~ Two and half years ago in this space I published a post arguing that there had never…Read More
It is an honor and a privilege to be included in the Top 50 Financial Advisor Blogs And Bloggers: click for full list Source: Kitces Michael Kitces explains: “While blogging and social media for financial advisors continues to become more popular, one of the common challenges I hear from advisors trying to get…Read More
I am working on a new project, and I wanted to know what your favorite blogs or resources are for Behavioral Economics, Neuro-Science, and the Psychology of investing. Thoughts? Post a comment, or email me at TheBigPicture at Optonline dot net Here are a few I have been checking out lately: The Psy-Fi…Read More
The Irish Times had some incredibly nice things to say about yours truly this week in a piece : The Big Picture The granddaddy of market bloggers, money manager Barry Ritholtz, started his Big Picture blog way back in 2003. More than 25,000 posts later, he remains the best in the business. Ritholtz has…Read More
So I have been working on a few interesting projects — some web based, some data oriented, and some media related — that will be rolling out over the next few months. The core of these projects, all relate to my day job — asset management and financial planning — in some significant way. Today…Read More
Last week, Noah penned a very interesting post, titled “Heroes of Blogging” (he includes a few kind words about your humble author). The temptation is to create one’s own list of blogging heroes, but instead I want to focus your attention on the impact of the entire financial blog format — on markets, investing and…Read More
Lovely sentiments from Noah Smith on a few of your favorite bloggers, including Josh Brown and yours truly: Barry Ritholtz: There is a huge amount of financial disinformation and misinformation and just plain bullshit out there in the world. Most financial news is random noise, and some is even worse than that. And there’s a…Read More