Monday, 21 March 2011

My Blog Post Award; Don’t Put All Your Eggs In The Same Basket!

First a quick reminder of what the ‘Blog Post Award’ is all about:

The idea is simple: Every time I find a blog post (new or old) that I think will add value for my readers, I will bookmark it and put it on my list to win the: Blog Post Award.

I will then write a post similar to this one explaining why I have decided on that particular post.

I will also link to the post from my blog post Award icon situated near the top of my side bar

For a full list of previous winners visit my ‘Blog Post Award ’ Page.

Now on to the main event; The winner of my  ‘Blog post Award’ :  

In The Beginning...

from the excellent ‘The Portfolio Investor’ blog.

My reasons for choosing the above post started a while ago when I stumbled upon Rowans blog.  I have always toyed with the idea of running a portfolio of betting tipsters and when I read Rowans blog I just seemed to connect with his style of writing and his open and honest answers to tricky questions.

An example of which was a short while ago when I asked a question about whether he would advise me to join The Secret Betting Club(SBC), rather than getting a short answer to my question a full blown debate ensued on his blog which resulted in this: 

comprehensive answer

(For anyone wondering; Yes after reading what was said on Rowans blog I have now decided to join the SBC.)

Well I then thought that I would push my luck and ask for a ‘idiots guide’ to starting a portfolio of tipsters to follow. The reply that I got from Rowan blew me away. I only asked last week (Cheltenham week) and he has still produced a post that will act as a permanent point of reference for me as I start building my portfolio.  He has agreed to answer any questions and add further content if required. So I can see this post becoming the foundation to a comprehensive ‘HOW TO’ guide for setting up and running your own betting portfolio.

Some readers may be wondering why I am so keen on starting up my own portfolio, which is a valid point and one that rather than give a short answer here I will write a separate post tomorrow so as to give a comprehensive reply.

I hope you have enjoyed this post

Stay Patient



  1. Kind words, Mark. Thankyou.

    Very best of luck getting the portfolio up and running. It's hard work, challenging, and can test the patience of a saint at times, but like anything in life, you tend to get out what you put in.

    Reading your blog regularly, I think you're all set to make a success of this. Any questions at all though, just let me know and I'll help if I can. I've made plenty of mistakes in the past, and still make the odd one now. Great if I can help you and anyone else avoid falling into the same traps.

    Cheers now,


  2. Hi TPI

    You said

    "Any questions at all though, just let me know and I'll help if I can"

    You may live to regret that statement ;-)

    Seriously though I really do appreciate all of the time you have taken to help with my questions so far.

    Keep up the good work.



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