I’m not a great (bear market) trader and so in the current economic and market conditions I have more time to think.
I had second thoughts about the last post I made because I was publicly publishing very personal pictures of the inside of my body – when, in fact, not many people have seen the inside of their own!
And then I questioned the whole rationale of this blog in the context of what has been going on in the world over the last few years and with regard to social and mainstream media, which I have touched upon a little in “about my blog“.
Why do I do it?
The question I had was “why do I do it?“.
There are obvious answers like “because you are an extrovert” and “because you can”; or “for the attention” and “because your an arsehole”; and these may all be true to a greater or lesser extent.
Initially, I did it because I wanted to have somewhere to make notes and get things off my chest. Also, I thought I needed a job, which is why my CV/resume ended up here – not that this blog was ever going to assist in that regard 🙄.
Also it was a way of getting around “free” social media censorship and constraints.
And then SARS-CoV-2 hit (which I don’t want to bang on about too much here) and this changed quite a lot.
The blog enabled me to examine and air my own thoughts, feelings, instincts and reading about the covid vaccines and the behaviour of society at large during my personal assessment of whether to get them or not, which was useful to me.
Also, although I’ve had a twitter account since 2008 I only really “discovered” it at the beginning of 2022 and therefore all my ranting/venting (to remain sane) was done here in my blog.
When I did “discover” twitter it was an awesome relief to know that I wasn’t on my own. I now do quite a lot of ranting there too.
Which leads me on to the answer, today.
All of the reasons I have mentioned here and elsewhere are still valid.
But what I have realised is that, although twitter is a very useful tool for people who wish to influence other people like me, many have to do so anonymously for valid and nefarious reasons.
But for the reasons set out here I personally don’t have to worry about remaining anonymous.
And I find that messages from bona fide real people are more compelling, as demonstrated by the #TrudeauMustGo twitter campaign that went viral because it was supported by real people
But the messages too are important because everyone is bored with SARS-CoV-2, a point bought home to me because there has been more interest in my last accident than anything else I have had to say recently.
So, I continue posting because I do want to engage and help people and this is assisted, in my opinion, by demonstrating that I’m a credible real person with real stories to tell who has no hidden agenda, financial or otherwise.
I’m not some robot, paid human slave or COMPLETE loon.
Everything I do is paid for by me personally and I gain absolutely nothing from this endeavour, other than psychologically 🤪.
Neither do I expect this to change as ultimately, the genesis of this blog was selfish and independently all about me.
And I never expected anyone to actually read it 😁.