Yesterday’s blog entry provided the text of an e-mail sent to me on April 20, 2009, by J.D. Roth, owner of the Get Rich Slowly blog.
I responded by saying: “Thanks for your response and thanks for considering the idea. I’ll send you a possible Guest Blog Entry in the next day or two. You can of course decide on reading it whether it offers value to your readers or not.
I followed with a Guest Blog Entry entitled “We’re All Better Off as a Result of the Stock Crash.” I asked J.D. to “Please let me know what you think when you get a chance.”
I also sent an e-mail to Lazy Man saying: “J.D. wrote me a response suggesting (among other things) that I write a possible Guest Blog Entry for his site. I have submitted a possible Guest Blog Entry entitled “We’re All Better Off As A Result of the Stock Crash.” Perhaps that will end up helping spread the word a bit.”
Lazy Man responded with these words:
“Yeah, I was cc’d on the response. I think he’s got some valid points. I hope you take away much more than the “I should submit a guest blog entry to him.” To me that was the least important of the 5 or 6 things that he mentioned.”
I responded to Lazy Man with these words:
“I think I probably stated my views on most of the other points he raised in comments put forward at the Money Blog Network forum. My strong hunch is that it won’t help for me to go through any of that again.
“Please do let me know if you ever have questions or thoughts about ways that I could help out. My rule is to respond to all in a spirit of charity to the greatest extent possible given the circumstances that apply. I cannot post dishonestly on safe withdrawal rates. That’s out, for obvious reasons. Anything short of that works, so far as I’m concerned. That’s always been the rub and on that one I don’t have any wiggle room. It’s a numerical calculation.”
I did not receive a response from J.D. about the Guest Blog Entry.