Raising My Head

“He saw an evening when he sat slumped across his desk in that office. It was late and his staff had left; so he could lie there alone, unwitnessed. He was tired. It was as if he had run a race against his own body, and all the exhaustion of years, which he refused to acknowledge, had caught him at once and flattened him against the desk top. He felt nothing, except the desire not to move. He did not have the strength to feel–not even to suffer. He had burned everything there was to burn within him; he had scattered so many sparks to start so many things–and he wondered whether someone could give him now the spark he needed, now when he felt unable ever to rise again. He asked himself who had started him and kept him going. Then he raised his head. Slowly, with the greatest effort of his life, he made his body rise until he was able to sit upright with only one hand pressed to the desk and a trembling arm to support him. He never asked that question again.”

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Hi, I’m Scott, and I last posted 23 days ago.

I know, I know. Everything you read about starting up a successful blog says that the first rule is to post consistently. So I’ll start doing that again. Yep. Of course, that’s the kind of promise one sees all too often on blogs as they spiral down into oblivion faster than the Greek bond market.

I’m going to prevent that…but I won’t claim it’s not a struggle.

As my current job continues to fall short of paying the bills, I’ve been depleting my trading account to cover the difference. I had hoped to be earning some extra income from ads and research report sales here, but my marketing skills leave much to be desired.

Another source of income is of course my trading account, but as I mentioned, I’m pulling money out faster than I’m making it. My solution to that was to begin researching an intraday trading edge, which is my current project.

So. So the time spent blogging or marketing this site is time taken from research, which is why I’ve been neglecting it. Also, since the marketing effort I put in seems to have little effect, I get discouraged from trying to build up the site. Getting obsessed with a somewhat dark anime over the past few weeks didn’t help either I suppose!

But enough excuses. I refuse to give up, and that’s just the way it is. I’ll simply have to do it all; continue my research, make a killing trading intraday, maintain this blog, and build an audience.

Oh, and hopefully avoid having to take a second job. Ugh.

Anyway, that’s my update for today. As always, for comments and questions visit my ForexFactory journal.

Stay tuned, and…keep pipping up!

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