Tuesday, 19 January 2010

I'm Back


It's been a while! It's seems a little strange to be back and posting on here after nearly a year so I'm really hoping some of you are still out there :-)
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So, why have I returned?
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Well, before I answer it's worthwhile remembering why I stopped in the first place. At the time I felt it was important to take a break (from blogging - not trading) as the content of what I was writing had served it's purpose. In addition, a number of similar blogs were appearing and I felt the concept was starting to get a little stale. I made a promise to myself at the time that if I did come back to the blogosphere then it would only be to do something different. I had no idea what the guise would be and I didn't know if that time would ever come, but over the last few weeks some thoughts have started turning in my head which have got me excited again.
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What are they?
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As previous readers will know, I'm predominantly an in-play sports trader whose majority of profits come from one day cricket. I love in-play trading but one of the problems I had last year was that I often felt detached with anyone reading and as a result ended up writing the same type of things as with my shocking memory I'd forget what I'd done and why etc. This was all well and good, but in a perfect world I'd have liked to have communicated at the time, whilst in the moment. I could have used Twitter, MSN or utilised Forums much more but none of those ticked the boxes as I felt I wouldn't be able to control the content of what I wanted to say or manage the participants who would be involved. In the end, I didn't pursue these thoughts any further.
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That is, until now.
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The truth is I've now discovered a platform that will allow me to deliver what I've just described and I can do this all from the comfort of my very own blog. In effect, I intend to publish a LIVE blog as I trade LIVE events and have you for company if you wish to join me. It would be for a trial period, but my longer term intention would be to identify individuals with a professional outlook who could form a small team committed to increasing trading profits. I like the company and trading can be lonely especially on an event that lasts a few hours :-)
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This may not work, and I'm conscious that I don't want it to affect my trading, but I've seen enough to think to myself, "why not give it a go?"
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So, the next bit's down to you. There's two things I'd like to know; are you still out there and would you be interested in reading/participating during live events?
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Please leave a reply in the comments section of this post and if there are enough of you interested we'll kick something off soon.
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All the best, as always.
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Mark
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36 comments:

Scott Ferguson said...

welcome back Mark, the blogging world has been rather uneventful in your absence!

Mark Iverson said...

Cheers Scott...let's see if my new way will work out.

All the best mate.

Mark

Cassini said...

I have added you to my blogroll Mark - good to see you back.

Dubaitrader said...

Hi Mark,

Not sure if you remember me but I used to run johnsdreamon.blogspot.com about a professional gambler.

Well I'm at a new home now and trading currencies. Great to see you back blogging. I've added your link. I'm at http://dubaitraderblog.com

Very much looking forward to seeing your new developement.

NICK said...

Great to see you back Mark. I to know how lonely trading can be so I'd be interested in your future plans.

Keeron said...

Great to see you back Mark. Definitly interested.

Keeron.

Alistair said...

Hi Mark and welcome back to the land of blog. It will be interesting to see what you have in mind.

james said...

great news your back mate, Can't wait to see what you have in mind for the live trading?

james

Loocie said...

Hi Mark,

great to have you back!

All the best.

Loocie

Eddy Dixon said...

Hi Mark,

I would love to learn to trade live cricket as i have no idea about this sport.
Good Luck !

Mark Iverson said...

Many thanks Cassini!

Mark Iverson said...

Hi John,

I was only thinking about you the other day! What happened to the Horse Racing? I'll have to catchup on your new blog to try and gain some Forex tips :-)

Keep in touch mate.

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks for the message Nick - glad to know you're interested.

All the best

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Nice one Keeron....watch this space :-)

Thanks mate.

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks again Alistair

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks James - hope I don't disappoint!

All the best

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks Loocie - great to see you're still posting on your blog.

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Eddy,

I'm not sure if I'll be 'teaching' as such, but you may pick up a few pointers of how I prepare/look out for etc.

I'll let you be the judge!

Mark

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Ivo said...

Hello Mark I would love to join you in your new adventure. I am new to the blog community and I am mainly a footy trader but would love to know more about cricket trading.Cheers

JS said...

Must admit I had found your blog a couple of months after you had stopped posting! Certainly was an interesting read, good to see you back again and look forward to your posts. Have also added you to my blogroll, would be grateful if you could reciprocate.

Dubaitrader said...

Hi Mark,

Still very interested in horse racing just I found a new passion with Forex trading and the liquidity is infinitely better than Betfair. Forex topples all of the stock markets combined!

wibdib said...

very interested, had only just started following your blog when you decided to call it a day, hope i dont have the same effect this time

softech said...

Interesting… I might try some of this on my blog, too. It’s quite interesting how you sometimes stop being innovative and just go for an accepted solution without actually trying to improve it… you make a couple of good points.

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Sports Punter said...

Hi Mark. Great to see you back. I'd be up for a bit of joint trading in real time. It's something I have wanted to try for a while, I've tried it by posting on the blog but to be honest it doesn't really work without the feedback. If you decide it is a starter give me a shout and Good Luck.

SP

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks for the positive comment and the link JS - favour reciprocated :-)

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Wibdib,

I'm sure you won't mate. Thanks for taking the time to post a comment.

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Softech,

I was keen not to go back to the stuff I was doing before.....I just got bored of it and it was taking up too much time.

Let's see how this goes.

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Sports Punter,

I'm not sure how much help I'll be as I won't have time to detail every trade but hopefully I'll be able to paint the correct overall picture.

I've added a link to your blog.

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Sports Punter,

I'm not sure how much help I'll be as I won't have time to detail every trade but hopefully I'll be able to paint the correct overall picture.

I've added a link to your blog.

All the best,

Mark

Matt said...

A big welcome back Mark! Really glad to see you back on here.. seems you've found more blogging energy than I have. Looking forward to reading what you are up to.. drop me an email too.

Matt @ punt

Mark Iverson said...

Matt!

Great to hear from you mate - I emailed you twice over Christmas - did you get them?

iow said...

I have only just found out you are back. This is great news. I am definitely interested as I missed reading your old blog.

John said...

Your back! I was just updating my links page because I’m also making a return and was surprised to see your site had recently been updated, I’ve been out of the loop so to speak so hadn’t noticed you’d returned – good stuff.

JT said...

Hey Mark...was a loyal fan of your blog till you disappeared. Didn't know you are back but nevertheless good to have you back in the sports blogging world!