Blogging & Solipsism

Substitute “real estate” for “Wall Street,” and the following fits me pretty well:

[My blog posts are] simply what someone who works on Wall Street is thinking about or looking at. “Helping to quiet down the voices in my head” would be a more suitable tag line.

I find myself in agreement with Daniel Boorstin, Librarian of Congress, who said “I write to find out what I think.” Setting down ideas each day is a helpful process. It creates a searchable archive of commentary. Best of all, it generates immediate feedback, tremendous ideas and additional suggestions from readers.

Of course, it also gives me a platform to push back against the tyranny of stupidity in the world, the foolishness of our most esteemed institutions, and to counter the mainstream silliness that passes for American public discourse. Now that I reread this, I think I may have to change the tagline to “Helping to quiet down the voices in my head . . . “

–Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture blog

The only thing I’d add to the foregoing is, sometimes the best way to clear your head is to . . . empty it.

Nothing accomplishes that better than a good post!
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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