I receive questions in my email and I attempt to respond to all of them. I tend to ignore questions that fall into the category of “looking of quick tips or opinion”. I do not mean to be rude to individuals to whom I do not respond. But I believe in being thoughtful, objective, and worthwhile in my response. If I cannot, then I just leave it as is.
Once in a while I like to sample out few questions that may be applicable to wider audience. Since the last Q and A, I received few interesting ones and I am discussing below.
Quality of the Content in Blogosphere: why is it that free content sucks! Why are bloggers repeating the same content. Do you have any blogging study reference material which has done research to show blogging quality and its ability to earn side income.
I do not agree with this statement. This is more of a perception and context in which this individual is looking at. I had responded to this earlier, therefore, you may read one of TIPBlog’s old posts. I cannot comment on blogging study or research material in the context of earning side income. I have not done that; you can guess that I am not interested in it.
My area of interest is not blogging, but investing. For me blogging is just a means (a tool).
In one of the quarterly updates you mentioned about discussing private equity as an asset class. It’s been quiet a while we have not had a single article about it.
Simple answer is, I could not figure out how to cover this aspect on this blog. It is really difficult to explain and provide a process-based description. Just because I know about it and I know how to do it, does not necessarily mean I can help explain it to others. Suffice to say, I underestimated the effort, and hence I gave up.
Your stock buying activities are very limited. I have reading this blog for 4 or 5 months now, and it seems you have bought only one stock in hawkins cooker. Is this really such a small number or you have decided to only talk about long term stocks.
Yes, it is indeed a correct observation. In last four of five months; I have only bought one new stock. The way my investing objectives are set, in a good year, I end buying only five or six stocks in a year. Early this year I added to my existing positions. You may read my earlier TIPBlog portfolio update for first half of 2009. Furthermore, I do not have any short term stocks. I buy stocks with an expectation that I will not sell for next 10 years of more. I doesn’t always work out, but that’s an objective.
Is it possible to add more information on this blogs such as dividend paying companies, some dividends history, your recommendations, etc This would be really helpful.
That is a good suggestion. However, please note that my objective is not to have “one stop shop type of website”. This is my personal blog. What this means is it my personal journey to build a portfolio. The intent here is to share my experience and thought process. I get to learn quite a bit from reader comments. In this process whatever information I gather or collect or use, I will try to include them on this blog.
Is it possible to provide a sitemap for ease of navigation? There is quite a bit of interesting and very helpful articles. But it is difficult to find where they are?
I will attempt to include a site map (assuming it is easy to figure it out). In the meantime, the best way to navigate is by using (1) Categories; or (2) Tags under each article. I am novice in IT subjects, so please this to take sometime. Meanwhile, I welcome suggestion that is quick and easy to implement.
You have an investment process page and articles on toolbox page. Can you convert it into PDF and make is available for downloads. It is not always possible to come to internet to read it.
Good suggestion. When I include the sitemap, at that time, I will look into if there is any easy way to include PDF conversion capability. I believe there should some Word Press widget out there. Again any suggestions are welcome.
That’s all for this time.