Blogging history made at last?

Warning: Chances are I am the only person who sees any irony / humor in this story … therefore, I have italicized the only useful bit in this whole post … feel free to scroll down and ignore the rest. For the rest of you poor souls, here goes ….



You’ve probably heard this old proverb about a small action snowballing into a larger effect (“for want of a nail … the war was lost”) … well, a similar effect has occurred in the blogosphere, all because I left a comment on BripBlap’s recent post about ‘spending’; here’s what I said:

Money clearly has one and only one purpose: to be spent.

Money Monk read the comment and said: “I have to blog about your comment, it really makes sense” … eventually writing about it here, saying:

Money clearly has one and only one purpose: to be spent. This was said from blogger AJC. And I could not agree with him more. Even if you save money eventually it will be spent on something later. Once you figure out a way to balance everything, that’s when you are truly Rich

Now, that’s pretty unusual in itself … usually one leaves a comment on a post; only rarely does one leave a post on a comment!

Then something really strange happened: Early Retirement Extreme picked up Money Monk’s post and followed it up with his own post, thus creating the very rare Triple-Nested Post … a post-about-a-post-about-a-comment πŸ™‚

For those of you smart enough to skip over all of the above [AJC: I did warn you!]; the ‘meat’ of this post is this:

Whether you horde money now to spend later, or spend now and risk your ‘later’ is a matter that is overly analyzed, particularly on the web.

Instead, simply:

1. Embrace the Life that you want to live – focusing on what is / will be vitally important to you;
2. Calculate how much money you will need (usually a necessary evil for most, but not all, Life plans);
3. Put in place strategies and tactics to ensure that you have at least that much money available when you need it;
4. Happily spend the rest (or horde it, or give it away, or … whatever turns you on).

… and, by writing this post about my own comment, I have thus finally created the ‘holy grail’ (with apologies to the religious amongst us) of blogging: the previously only dreamed about Quadruple-Nested Post … a post-about-a-post-about-a-post-about-a-comment πŸ˜›

No doubt, bloggers will be talking about this momentous event for many, many years to come …

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13 thoughts on “Blogging history made at last?

  1. I might have said this before, but I think you have the tendency to say some really profound things. Even more interesting, it seems like you don’t even know you are saying them!

  2. Well said. I enjoyed following the Holy Grail of the post trail. I agree that it should be spent, saved, and enjoyed. Just need to respect your money and put it to work for you.

  3. Having a lot of cash in the bank and cannot take off to be with an enjoyable vacation with your family, you are not rich.

    Having balance: time AND money- is true wealth. If you have money and cannot afford to spend it (ever)- what’s the point?

  4. @ MyJourney – Of course I don’t know I’m saying them! Who said you needed to be smart to be rich?! Folks are dumb where I come from … πŸ˜›

    @ MoneyFunk – Thanks for taking the time to follow the comment/post trail back to its roots … you are now qualified to be the Official Chronicler of 7Million7Year Folklore πŸ™‚

    @ EarlyRetirementExtreme – You obviously have a good eye for symmetry and beauty … your path to riches will be through fine art collection and trading πŸ˜‰

    @ MoneyMonk – Thanks for the double-nested inspiration for this post πŸ™‚

  5. This is it. This is the post that explains it all. I loved it . Insightful.Thanks again for a wonderful post

  6. @ Steve – You’re right … in those 4 numbered points, I explained it all!! Now, nobody will come back πŸ™

  7. Well Adrian, I believe thats where your wrong. People will continue to come back cause your entertaining ,as well as informative. SMILE πŸ™‚

  8. Quadruple-nested-post. I’m in the process of contacting my publicist and simultaneously notifying the Pope of this momentous event! After all, it only comes around once every 123 years, and only if the sun and stars align in a perfect triangular form with Niagara Falls.


    Now, let’s go spend some money to celebrate!

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  10. Well, I’m a bit late to the party but I’m glad I was able to fire off this blog matter/anti-matter implosion – I’m just glad the Universe is still in one piece πŸ™‚

    Hopefully with my commment-on-the-post-about-the-post-about-the-post-about-the-comment I have completed the circle.

    Seriously though, Adrian, your comment was a terrifically brief and important point to be made and I’m glad you made it. It’s kudos to you that it gets picked up and expanded upon!

  11. @ Steve – Of course, if you now commented on it (again) on your own blog, then NBC picked it up on the 9 o’clock news ….

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