Exactly five years ago I started this blog, an eternity in the blogging world. I follow dozens and dozens of value investing blogs, but most of them disappear just as fast as they appear. I guess everybody has different goals and expectations when they start a blog. My main goal of starting a blog was to become a better investor. I thought that writing down why I make buy/sell decisions would force me to act more rational because I know that my reasons will be scrutinized by my readers. Writing something down while knowing that people will read it is useful in itself, but getting actual feedback is also quite valuable. I have changed my mind more than once on an investment thanks to readers knowing more than me.
A bit more unexpected is that I found the blog also a great tool to generate new ideas. A lot of the ideas that have been published on this blog have originated from like-minded readers that wanted my input on a certain idea, or were just happy to give a good idea as a sign of appreciation. So keep those idea’s coming, and I’ll continue blogging for another five years!
Congrats! To another 5…
Congrats! and thank you very much your blog!
It’s very good!
Congratulations and keep it going! This is one of the best blogs out there
Thanks, I like your blog too! 🙂
Congrats, well done.
What’s been your portfolio performance for each of the five years? 🙂
Thanks, and see https://alphavulture.com/2016/07/01/half-year-portfolio-review-2016-edition/ for the first 4.5 years. Will do another one at the end of this calendar year.
Congrats. Thank you for all that you do. I often find ideas in your blog that I see mentioned nowhere else which is very rare in the bloggosphere.
Thanks 🙂 Although a lot of my ideas are not that original, they often come from somewhere 🙂
Congrats Alpha! Would love to see you keep it going another five years.
Thanks, me too 🙂
It is a great blog. Among my favorites. Congrats, and thanks for writing.
Congrats! Keep up the outstanding work, you’re contributions are very much appreciated.
Congrats AV! I’ve enjoyed every minute of those five years — keep it up!
Thank you for your work!
Congrats! I like.
Indeed one of the best blogs. What I especially like is the clarity of your writing: good quality, simple and down to the point. Thanks for making the effort.
Great to hear 🙂
You have a great blog! I hope you will continue for a very long time.
Congratulations! Hopefully here’s the beginning of five more!
Congratulations! Great blog and nice clear analysis. I have really benefited from it. Thank you.
Congrats AV. Well done!
Thanks Paul 🙂
Congrats Alpha Vulture!
Your blog is really great. Well done and keep on going!
Well done, you are definitely one of the best. I hope to look forward to another five years !
Thank you 🙂
Congratulations! ! This is a great blog!!!
Congratulations! Your blog is great, I’ve learned about investment opportunities from you and read good discussions.
I now live in Hilversum. Maybe we could meet one of these days.
Thanks! Would like to meet, let me know when you are around Groningen, or we can do it when I’m in your area 🙂
Love the blog, thanks so much for it!