When I first started writing this blog, back in early July, I treated the blog like a newspaper. Actually, I treated it more like a column, which could be found in a newspaper. I wrote a story once a day. Given my journalism background, it was a natural thing for me.
However, I have received feedback over the past month or so that makes me think it's time to take this blog to its more natural state. I have written about 70 or so "staple" pieces over the past three months. I've covered all of the nuts and bolts of credit.
Recently, though, I started to realize that I'm doing more talking than actual teaching. It's getting tougher and tougher to find something to write about. That simply means that I have covered most of the stuff that you'll find useful. I imagine that if you read the 70 or so stories that I have on the site right now, you'd know more than 99% of the U.S. population when it comes to consumer credit.
Tomorrow's story (which will be published at 12:01 AM ET) will be the culmination of this blog's efforts to educate you. It's titled: "Realizing You Have Enough Credit is Like Porn: You'll Know it When You See It." I think you'll find it interesting.
Anyhow, beginning this week, you'll begin to notice a change in direction for Credit Matters. There will be more daily dispatches (of current credit events) -- and fewer actual columns written by me. To be sure, I will still be writing pieces from time to time, but they'll be more sporadic. I won't be writing a column every single day -- as I have been for the past three months.
I'm hoping that, even though things will be a little different around here, you'll still continue to visit the site. I'll continue to educate you -- but I'll do it in a different manner.
About an hour ago, I posted something about a Wall Street Journal story on bankruptcy. These are the kinds of things I'll be highlighting throughout the day. I'll also be editorializing as well.