Set forth below is the text of an e-mail sent to me on October 29, 2009, by Mike Piper (author of the Oblivious Investor blog) in response to the e-mail that I sent to him that was set forth in yesterday’s blog entry.
I’ve been pondering this for the better part of the day. I think my answer still has to be no thank you.
My reasoning is that, when people sign up for my blog, I think they do so with the assumption that what they’ll be receiving are articles about various aspects of my investment philosophy. I think that’s why I receive emails complaining about your comments–people feel that it’s not what they signed up for, so to speak.
That said, my goal (believe it or not!) isn’t to squelch opposing viewpoints. (And frankly, if I were going to attempt to squelch other viewpoints, it’d be ones like picking stocks and investing via high-cost active funds.) I sincerely encourage you to continue writing–and disagreeing with me–on your blog. And feel free to shoot me an email from time to time pointing out articles of your own, especially if/when you post something in reply to an article of mine. I’ll do my best to fit them into my roundups. (I can’t promise to always include them of course. There’s enough good writing on the web that I try to mix it up between bloggers.)
…perhaps I could even periodically categorize my roundups as “posts from people who agree with me” and “posts from people who don’t.” Could be entertaining as well as a way to highlight posts that, while they don’t mesh 100% with my own recommendations, are certainly worthy of discussion.