You don’t hear much about people blowing it out on their thirteen anniversary. Maybe its the connotations surrounding the number thirteen, maybe its just far enough away from ten and not near enough to twenty to tickle our consciousness. That is why I have to thank Corey Hoffstein for reminding me of something:
I just realized that it is my Twitter anniversary and my wedding anniversary.
Coincidence? I think not.
— Corey Hoffstein (@choffstein) October 14, 2018
This blog turned thirteen years old, yesterday. Better late than never mentioning it I suppose. A lot of stuff has happened since our last blogiversary. Most impactful is my new-ish role as Director of Investor Education at Ritholtz Wealth Management. You can read my announcement and Josh’s from earlier this Summer. After having spent much of my time as a solo-blogger it has been a unique pleasure working with entire the Ritholtz team.*
I would love to tell you I had some wise words to impart on this blogiversary, like Phyl Bean does on the occasion of turning 50. What I can tell you is that you have no idea what impact you will have unless you put it out there. I have been on Twitter in excess of ten years talking mostly about finance and investing. You can see my first certifiably viral tweet below. (It even got aggregated!)
Sexy Mistaking Raisins for Chocolate Chips In A Cookie
— Tadas Viskanta (@abnormalreturns) October 10, 2018
So my new claim to fame is about my dislike of raisins masquerading as chocolate chips. I guess I shouldn’t be that shocked. Every blogger I have ever talked to has said that the correlation between the amount of effort they put into a post and its eventual impact is tenuous at best. I suppose the same holds on Twitter as well. So that’s my advice.
- Keep plugging away. You never know when your next thing is going to hit big.
- Check to see that cookie you are about to bite into is filled with luscious chocolate chips and not disgusting dried grapes.
I am thankful for your continued readership and support. As I have the last few blogiversaries take a few moments to to kick back and listen to this from Cracker. “Feel thankful for the small things today” and substitute “blogiversary” for “birthday”: