I’m writing on InvestmentZen today. Click over to read about the different phases of personal finance. Or, read about my battles with trolls first.
You know when a post is popular because the haters come out of the swamps. This happened with one that I wrote for Budgets are Sexy last week. Business Insider and MSN republished it and Harvey didn’t like my words at all:
I’m no longer offended by nasty comments. Folks like Hater Harvey usually have bad stuff going on in their own lives. Leaving nasty comments gives them a feeling of control and relief. I feel bad for trolls more than anything else. When someone throws hate my way, I either ignore it or have some fun. I decided on the latter this time:
And if Harvey thinks my posts are awful, he should see what the first couple of drafts look like…
Writing is Hard
Writing is a lot of work and doesn’t come easy. I enjoy it, but I’m not a natural. Often I think that I have a great idea, but then 200 words in, it fizzles out. Instead of sending the post to the trash bin, I save it, hoping that I’ll figure out the other part someday. I have no shortage of orphaned, half-baked posts:
One in a while, I’ll figure out how to finish a post. This happened with one I worked on recently. I wrote about the different phases of personal finance and it was incredibly boring. I saved it, hoping that I’d come up with an idea to improve it. A couple months later, I was watching a SpaceX launch (I watch every single one) and then:
No, the rocket didn’t blow up. The launch was perfect. The second stage successfully deployed the satellite while the first stage successfully landed. Amazing.
The boom! came from realizing that the rocket launch would make a fun addition to my post about the phases of personal finance. It completed the post. I wrote this one for InvestmentZen, so check it out over there.
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