One of the things I’ve most disliked over the past three years since starting our asset management firm is that I’ve had little to no time to show you what is going on in our lives. Entire trips, events, special occasions, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, concerts … things that would have been documented have fallen by the wayside because the time it would take to prepare the photos, write the post, and publish the results required precious daylight (or sleep) I couldn’t spare as we were in the midst of spinning up a highly regulated entity. To us, personally, this meant the momentary absence of a valuable journal of our own life; a chronicling of our experiences that helped keep our timeline in order.
With the changes going on in my life and career, it’s been several years since I’ve posted a breakdown of the blog community so I thought now would be a good time. Thus, I present the Blog Demographics 2019 Edition, otherwise entitled, “Opulence, You Own Everything”.
I have decided that one of my personal projects is going to be revisiting the thousands of posts we put into the private archive prior to launching our asset management firm and, to the extent reasonably possible, release them back to the public blog if we feel they might be useful from an academic, entertainment, and/or historical perspective. NOTE THAT THIS POST WILL BE FEATURED AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG HOMEPAGE WHILE THE PROJECT IS ON-GOING. NEW POSTS WILL APPEAR BEHIND IT UNTIL THEN.
Recently, Aaron and I sold all of our Mount Olympus Awards, LLC membership units as part of an intrafamily transaction that allowed us to divest both the operating assets and intellectual property related to the letterman jacket and letterman jacket award industries.
After nearly seventeen years, it is time for me to resign from my role as the Investing for Beginners Guide at About.com (now the Investing for Beginners Expert at TheBalance.com).
As many of you noticed, Aaron and I went radio silent more than a month ago. This was entirely due to the fact that we are spending nearly every waking moment in the final stages of establishing Kennon-Green & Co., the asset management firm that we hope to have open within the next sixty to ninety days if all goes as planned.
Although it may seem like I haven’t been around much lately, reality is far different. I’ve been quietly publishing more than I have in years, it’s just hidden. Kind of. As part of the upgrades to the Investing for Beginners site that are happening, I’m putting in quite a bit of time in the midst of everything else going on, often releasing 10,000+ words per month.
I Have Published a Directory of the Past 15 Years of My Work on Investing for Beginners at About.com
Those of you who wish to read my writing at Investing for Beginners can now navigate my body of work much more easily thanks to a directory I built over the past week. It’s a productive copy for my own internal use as part of a planned upgrade project I’ll be doing in the coming year (as such, it…
It’s time for our annual review of the blog community demographics! Actually, I hadn’t realized it since we’re busy launching the global asset management firm but a few of you sent me messages asking where it was so I wanted to take some time out to get the latest numbers up for you. The short version: Continuing the usual trend of winning, it will likely surprise no one that, since last year, you’ve managed to grow a bit older, mostly richer, and better educated. When people talk about the top of the socioeconomic bell curve, they are speaking about many of you. This community is extraordinary.
We Survived an Influx of Roughly 187,000 Reddit Users Caused By an Old Post on Secret Coca-Cola Millionaires
As tends to happen once every year or two, the unexpected “make the front page of Reddit” event occurred last night, in the midst of the site renovations; an inopportune time but I’ll take it. Aaron and I were watching Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell on iTunes at around 2 a.m. when I saw the MySQL server straining under an incredible amount of requests. It was the old post about the secret Coca-Cola millionaires in Quincy, Florida. Something like 90 requests a second were slamming the data center up in Michigan. Traffic source: Reddit. Short investigation later, turns out it became the number one post of the “Today I Learned” subreddit and made the overall front page of the site.