When I started this blog a few weeks ago, the aim was simply to chart my journey from a point of despair. What I have found however, is that the anonymity of the medium has enabled me to be completely open in discussing my trading predicament and my personal weaknesses. The anonymity has allowed me to to use this blog as a tool for brutal introspective investigation in an effort to cure my behavioural ills; the realisation of my weaknesses, and of my mortality as a trader, has been quite the humbling experience.
I originally expected to post just once or twice a week but to my surprise I have had quite a bit to comment on. To my greater surprise is the number of reader comments that have really helped me get my mind in order (this journey continues). Reader traffic has been boosted by links from Trader Mike’s site, Brett Steenbarger’s Trader Performance, and from The Kirk Report, and for this I am very grateful. The general advice and words of encouragement offered by readers has been totally unexpected, and again I thank you for your kindness. Readers’ comments also provided the basis for a road map, which will hopefully help me on my journey.
Over the past two weeks I have got a lot off my chest, so to speak, and feel that I now have less to say but more to act upon. Because I don’t want to post entries for their own sake, and because I don’t believe I have anything original to contribute on the discussions of technicals, money management etc, I will reduce the frequency of my posting to once or twice a week, as I originally intended.