Eight years ago, I was on a celebratory vacation with my family in Cancun. My wife and I had sold our startup business, Prophet.net, a couple of months before, and now that we had tidied up all the loose ends, we wanted to go have some fun and spend time with our two young children.
My wife had been prodding me for some time to start a blog, but I thought blogs were just a fad. I finally gave in, and I wrote my first post on March 29th, 2005.Today, therefore, completes eight full years of the Slope of Hope. There are millions of blogs out there, but I imagine the list of blogs that have been consistently updated for eight years, uninterrupted, is probably a pretty small list. I don't know how many posts have been made in that time, but it's well over 12,000.
And thus, tomorrow - Good Friday - commences Slope's ninth year. I wish the market gods had given us a more appropriate backdrop - - a record-high close on the S&P 500 doesn't exactly create the festive atmosphere that I'd prefer - - but that is, quite obviously, not something I can control.