Setbacks for this financial blog

Recently, I have been doing a lot of reflections on how to deal with setbacks. Something nasty happened to me and set me thinking whether I should continue this financial blog.

When I started this financial blog three years ago, my intention was to chronicle my investment journey and captured the important setbacks and lessons learned. I hope to document down these lessons, not only to serve as reminders not to commit the same mistakes again, but also to share with my readers my investment journey. It was never my intention to offer any form of investment advice nor to induce anyone to buy financial products.


I feel that it is important to make this clear to all my readers that I am not a financial adviser offering investment advice nor am I a full-time blogger who blog for a living. I have a day-time job and I started this financial blog as a hobby.

Apparently, someone misconstrued my intention and claimed in a forum that I had been dishing out rubbish investment advice. He also claimed that I had a knack of writing load of stuff out of nothing and that my blog offers absolute zero value to readers.

Well I suppose he is entitled to his views and I leave it to my readers to judge. My blog may not be relevant to you and if that is the case, you can always unsubscribe from my email list or don’t visit my blog at all. It is your choice and there’s always a choice.

I write to express my thoughts, feelings and investment philosophy. If you have a problem with that, that is your business. If you think you can do better than me, by all means, go ahead and start to blog for all I care. I started this blog three years ago and painstakingly build up the number of readership this blog enjoys today. This required loads of effort and energy. You have no idea.

I suppose Singaporeans are always quick to judge and criticize others’ work when they are online.  Very seldom, we take a hard look at ourselves. I treat these feedback as setbacks and of course, there are several takeaways for me as well.

Going forward, I shall be more careful with the way I express myself in this blog. I don’t want to impress upon my readers that I am a financial guru. I am not. In fact, I am still learning.

Secondly, I shall improve my writing and be more selective in the topics. I will work hard and hope that my readers enjoy or gain something after they read my articles.  In conclusion, I wish to thank the many positive comments and praises I received in this blog. These are what kept me blogging for the past three years and I hope to have your support in the near future.

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One thought on “Setbacks for this financial blog

  • July 12, 2012 at 7:57 am


    Being a blogger myself, I can understand what you are going through.

    I suggest having a disclaimer displayed prominently. Although it will not prevent similar situations from happening, it will help you make clear to readers where you are coming from.

    I’m sure you will be able to overcome this obstacle and become a better blogger. (:

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