Monday, 29 November 2010


A record three and a half weeks since my last blogging effort, consistent with what I suggested in the final paragraph of my previous post - work taking over potential Betfair time.

I'm currently sat in a McDonald's in Basildon, Essex. If things go to plan, then East London and Essex may be my new place of work ( and home ) in the long term. For the moment, home is a Travelodge, but I'm hoping to find a rental pad shortly. Logically, with potentially lucrative income available ( albeit with longish hours ), then any Betfair time I have should be used as a relaxing hobby rather than income generator. I would, however, note that my most profitable punting spells in the past were made at a time when I had a good income - the combination of no pressure to win and a healthy sized bank worked well for me at that time.

I'll do a November review shortly, but I have a small green at the moment after a limited month, and would have had a decent month but for one brain-fade.

Obviously, the blog seems to have taken a back seat. I started writing at a time when Betfair dominated my days, betting full-time. Whilst I returned to work a month or so afterwards, I've generally had something to write about on a regular basis. With sport ( and Betfair ) taking up less of my thoughts, the blog has suffered. I'm finding that I still have plenty of ideas to write about, but most are off the subject area. Regular readers will have noticed my tendency to wander from the 'designated' subject, and it's been noticeable that I get little feedback when I do stray. This suggests that the 'betting blog' community is really only interested in reading about sport and gambling. So what should I do? :-

i. Carry on the blog and say 'sod it', I'll write about whatever I want.
ii. Keep the blog for occasional posts when I do find something worth saying in the betting/sports field.
iii. Start a new blog, hoping to find a new audience for a more random 'popular culture' themed blog.
iv. Go back to Lichfield and get that Betfair screen working for me.

I'll have a think about it in the next few days. ( I'm not seriously considering iv. )


  1. Definetely no 1, it doesnt have to be sports related, I like a good story myself.

    Keep it up.

  2. Keep up the blog in its current format, its good just posting random thoughts rather than full on opinions of sport all the time. I always find the longer I leave it between posts posting the harder it is to write anything. Good luck with the new 'life', have you taken the corby trouser press apart or disguised yourself as a vampire yet at the Travelodge If you're not into Alan Partridge then you'll have no idea what I'm talking about :o)

  3. Cheers guys, I'll keep your thoughts in mind. Got the Partridge reference, thanks Talkie. Wish the staff here were as professional......

  4. Random rants and stories and the odd sexy picture. The perfect tonic I'd say! Oh, and a bit of sport thrown in :)