What blogs are you reading?

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by Tyler9000 » Sun May 07, 2017 11:15 am

I generally don't regularly read too many blogs anymore. There are a few reasons I can think of:

- Many of my favorite authors no longer post (Brave New Life, Lacking Ambition, Crawlingroad).

- A few others like MMM no longer draw me in like they used to because I've leveled-up on the Wheaton scale for their particular topic and no longer receive the same level of intellectual nutrition that I used to from their content. I still recommend them to others, though.

- I think overt monetization has taken a lot of the charm out of classic blogging. I'm not at all opposed to people making money from their work, but blatant affiliate link infomercials are a big turnoff.

- A lot of the blogs that I used to read were promoting a lifestyle I wanted but didn't have. Now that I'm no longer working full time, I have less of a need for escapism.

- At least on certain topics that I'm passionate about, I find more enjoyment generating content than consuming it.

These days I mainly do a lot of surfing looking for intellectually interesting posts and articles from any source, but even that can get tiresome. It's probably a sign that my pool of sources needs to expand. Or maybe I just need to find a new handful of blogs that speak to me.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by jennypenny » Thu May 25, 2017 6:26 pm

If you missed his latest post, John Michael Greer of the Archdruid Report will be starting a new blog on the fusion of ecology and religion (ecosophia.net). He says he will be taking down the old blog completely in June.

Just FYI in case anyone wants to reread anything before it disappears into the ether.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by black_son_of_gray » Thu May 25, 2017 7:11 pm

@jp, even after being taken down, you can probably still read his old posts through archive.org

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by pukingRainbows » Fri May 26, 2017 9:49 am

@jennypenny - Can you recommend any of your favourite articles relating to ERE?

I enjoy his writing but there is so much content and depth, I'm not sure where to start.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by Seppia » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:20 pm

I normally love all of team Ritholtz blogs, I think their guys are great.
I find that recently they have been cheerleading the market a lot though.

Most blatant example:

http://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2017/0 ... ck-bubble/

Batnick speaks about how stocks did in Japan during the bubble, as if to say "yeah stocks are high today but can go even higher" (or at least this is what I understood as the meaning of the post).

The.. uh.. minor detail he forgets to mention is that from 1989 to today, Japanese stocks have returned (excluding dividends, to be fair) an impressive -50% in nominal terms approximately.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by leeholsen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:30 pm

Seppia wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:20 pm
I normally love all of team Ritholtz blogs, I think their guys are great.
I like ritzholtz but you can tell he's a liberal and as an evil conservative; I find fault with many of his posts. for instance, he currently has a post up about wind energy and he favors it because he's a warmist even though you would have to bankrupt the country to use wind to power it.

I also recommend real investment advice, which is Houston advisor lance Roberts site, I figured out he's a trend/MA advisor; but he has great articles he posts.

and slope of hope, tim knight is a professional short trader; but his site covers all sorts of things.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by bryan » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 pm

Just added http://www.interfluidity.com/ to my "economics" blog feed reader. Lots of musings and he also aggregates other good links in posts. Lots of little quotable nuggets. (probably just added https://mathbabe.org to my list after finding it linked here: Wealth is about insurance much more than it is about consumption.)

Also, follow blog writers on twitter for shorter musings or links.

Lots of thoughts after going through some of the posts archived at interfluidity..

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by Solvent » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:44 am

I too am a huge fan of interfluidity. He is very measured in his opinions and an eloquent writer. He updates very rarely these days, though. I could be wrong, but I also think his politics might rub against the prevailing mood of most people in this forum.

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