Suggestions for New Blog?

Alchemist

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#1
I am thinking of starting a new blog. It may or may not be a part of this site.

I may invite other writers to contribute to the blog.

I already have a few domains related to finance, but I am still not sure what exactly I will be writing about.

I would like your suggestions on what kind of content you would like to see on the new blog.
 
#2
1. A blog that does detailed fundamental analysis of companies and gives recommendations to long-term investors. Also incorporating analysis of the macro-economic condition/changes in the country and how it would affect sectors/companies.

2. A blog for entrepreneurs on how to be a webmaster and make money :eating:.
 

Alchemist

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#3
1. A blog that does detailed fundamental analysis of companies and gives recommendations to long-term investors.
Yes, that would be a good idea.

I have noticed is that majority of investors prefer to be simply told what to buy and what to sell.

Only a small minority are actually interested in finding and analyzing stocks on their own.
 

man4urheart

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#4
Let me put it this way, traders who cannot trade write blogs, books etc.

I myself stopped blogging to focus on my trading! It is just a distraction!
 

Atiker

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#5
Let me put it this way, traders who cannot trade write blogs, books etc.

I myself stopped blogging to focus on my trading! It is just a distraction!
Blogging is one way to broadcast that "I know stuff" (nothing wrong in that) and thus solicit customers for advisory/training/consultancy services. (Nothing wrong in that too)
 
#6
Let me put it this way, traders who cannot trade write blogs, books etc.

I myself stopped blogging to focus on my trading! It is just a distraction!
That is ridiculous.

George Soros has written more than 10 books. That doesn't mean he cannot trade.

Whatever the reason it might be that you stopped blogging, it definitely is not so that you can focus on trading and by the way, how has your trading been so far?

How much in percentage terms over you account size have you made this year??

Some of the best traders don't blog because they don't want to, not because of some magical inverse correlation between blogging/writing and trading.


I am thinking of starting a new blog. It may or may not be a part of this site.

I may invite other writers to contribute to the blog.

I already have a few domains related to finance, but I am still not sure what exactly I will be writing about.

I would like your suggestions on what kind of content you would like to see on the new blog.
Write about whatever you like. It's easier to be consistency if you like what you blog.I have a blog but I haven't been consistently writing.

PS - If Adsense is your target though, it's better to write about tech stuff that you are interested in than finance, I have heard the revenues are higher over there.
 
#7
Articles/Tutorials on how to read a balance sheet and financial statements. I own Graham's "security analysis" which covers this and other things, but it's a little too technical for me.
 

Alchemist

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#8
Let me put it this way, traders who cannot trade write blogs, books etc.
I don't think I am going to write anything about trading.

I don't consider myself a good trader and thus don't feel that I should be telling anyone about what or how to trade.

If I do start a new blog, it is more likely to cover areas like general finance, personal finance, economics etc.

PS - If Adsense is your target though, it's better to write about tech stuff that you are interested in than finance, I have heard the revenues are higher over there.
I am not very keen on an ad-based revenue model. Nowadays, it's difficult to make much money from online ads alone. That's why many financial sites have turned to alternative revenues sources like subscriptions, workshops, sponsored/featured posts, e-books etc. For now, I just want to know what users want to read about.
 

San Yad

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#9
I don't think I am going to write anything about trading.

I don't consider myself a good trader and thus don't feel that I should be telling anyone about what or how to trade.
I noticed nor you are a long term investor too. :D

No offense. I sensed from your long term portfolio and trades done in past. :)

How about you start property investment and analysis? Different from share market!

Happy Investing!
 

Alchemist

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#10
I noticed nor you are a long term investor too. :D

How about you start property investment and analysis? Different from share market!
I am a long-term investor, but I don't invest much in stocks because I prefer to re-invest my cash in my own business.

I am trying not to trade with a short-term view, but sometimes the greed of fast money overwhelms the investor in me. :D.

For a real estate blog, one needs access to a lot of local information (for various markets), which I don't have currently. At most I can write about property market in my city.
 
#11
1) Economics, Finance.

2) Fundamental analysis.

3) Analyse interesting companies which may or may not warrant an investment.

4) About your entrepreneurial experience.
 

paran

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#12
If I do start a new blog, it is more likely to cover areas like general finance, personal finance, economics etc.

I am not very keen on an ad-based revenue model.
If it is not the case then what is intention of starting a new blog.

Whatever you want to do there, the same can done in this forum itself right?

I am confused just thought of getting clarity :D.
 

Alchemist

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#13
Whatever you want to do there, the same can done in this forum itself right?
My observation is that Google favors blogs compared to communities (forums).

I find it easier to rank a blog post with useless content than to rank a forum thread with quality content.

Nowadays, I use a blogging script for almost all my sites, even if they are not blogs but just static sites.

Many experts won't agree with my observations, but I prefer to rely more on my experience than on others' expert opinions.
 

Alchemist

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#15
What do you mean by 'rank' in this context?
Rank in SERPs.

When a user searches for a word or phrase in Google, he gets to see 10 search results on the first results page.

Some studies have shown that around 50% of the users click the first result that they see.

The page that appears at the tenth position barely gets 2%-4% of the traffic. All results beyond page one get almost no traffic.
 
#16
Still confused - you wrote 'I find it easier to rank a blog post with useless content than to rank a forum thread with quality content.'

If you are talking about SE results page, I still don't get what you mean by "I find it easier to rank" because it's not you who is ranking the results - but Google's Page Rank or other search engine's similar algorithms which decides what comes on the first page.
 

Alchemist

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#17
Still confused - you wrote 'I find it easier to rank a blog post with useless content than to rank a forum thread with quality content.'

If you are talking about SE results page, I still don't get what you mean by "I find it easier to rank" because it's not you who is ranking the results - but Google's Page Rank or other search engine's similar algorithms which decides what comes on the first page.
That's because webmasters can influence the rankings by various methods.

It's called SEO - Search Engine Optimization.
 
#18
That's because webmasters can influence the rankings by various methods.

It's called SEO - Search Engine Optimization.
I know about SEO - however, I didn't realize you were referring to that because of the 'I find it easier to rank' rather than 'I find it easier to influence the rank'.

In the long term for the current site itself, I think you should try - Discourse.

This is done by Jeff Atwood, one of the founders of StackOverflow. SO more or less killed a lot of webforums which used to do coding related Q & A. If you search for a programming problem on Google, you are more or less sure to see at least 2-3 links from SO on the first page.

His rationale for discourse is also sound - phbBB, vBulletin and other forum softwares have hardly changed in the last 10 years. They still have the Web 1.0 look which a lot of people don't like.
 

magnet

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#20
As said by ram.

You are good in explaining concepts. Why not start with it? Also add some flavours of your personal analysis on stocks and what parameters one should keep a watch on (in short parameters one should keep watch on).

Also the psychological barriers which an investor or traders face when invested in stock.

Also if you wish you can add articles on taxation treatment if you good at it.

I have seen a lot of speculators not sure about their tax treatments and all.

You can start with this parameter and later add on as you find new parameters.

Also take prudent's advice. I am a fan of some of his bookmarked blogs.
 
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