One of my fave bloggers announced the closing of his site yesterday and I thought I’d reprint the note he put out to his loyal readers (I am one of them).
From Dinosaur Trader:
I’ve written this blog for over 2 years amidst the worst period in my 10-year trading career. It has been a difficult time for me personally but writing has in many ways made it easier.
Dinosaur Trader began as a method for me to connect with other traders as the hybrid market wrecked havoc on my trading style. It ends with me having loads of connections but still struggling with my trading. During these two years I’ve had some good days and some bad days but throughout I have lacked in confidence and my trading has wanted focus and consistency.
Ultimately trading pays my bills and I need to get that working again at a time when my energy for trading and curiosity regarding the market is on the wane. I’m in the unenviable position of not being in the right frame of mind to trade yet having to trade as I lack alternative avenues of income/skills. This is difficult.
My ideas are often good but my execution is poor, perhaps because I am distracted. Whether or not the blog lends to that distraction I don’t know. I haven’t put much energy into it since February so I doubt it, but I think some time off will clarify that…
Let’s just say that this job is wonderful when things are going well but hellish when they are not… if things are going well for you, be thankful for that, stay humble and always maintain your perspective.
With that, reluctantly, I am putting the blog on the ice for now… if I am going to resuscitate it I will do so in September at the earliest. I have been lucky to have solid readership from the beginning and despite my lack of ambition here for the past few months it seems most of you have hung around.
I appreciate that.
I also appreciate the many bloggers who have linked here and helped my blog grow. When I make my triumphant return in September, I’ll need you to get the word out, so keep writing!
Let’sd hope he finds his way back as his insights and writing style will be missed.