Yes, it’s time to put on the big boy pants…Safal Niveshak is two years old today. 🙂
A lot has happened in these quick two years, but as with any 2-year-old, I’m just getting started.
Most of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for “raising” this initiative to this point — it truly could not have happened without you, dear tribesman.
I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating – Thank you so much for reading, for commenting, for your interest and support and intelligent criticism, for keeping me honest, for helping this entire movement of creating smarter and independent stock market investors become greater and spread wider.
You are magnificent, and I am supremely grateful for your time and attention.
Here are some numbers that might interest you.
In these two years, I have written 400 posts, have 6,000+ subscribers for The Safal Niveshak Post, and have seen 100,500 unique visitors visit the website from 151 countries.
Most importantly, not only are people coming to Safal Niveshak, they are staying here for more than 5 minutes per visit. Now that’s encouraging in the age of Twitter and widespread attention deficit disorders! 🙂
Here are the five most-read posts on the site over these two years…
- Value Investing, the Sanjay Bakshi Way
- Analyze a Stock in 30 Minutes
- A 2-Year Course to Become a Smarter, Independent Investor
- An Open Letter to My Daughter
- How I Quit My Job And Found Myself
I get a lot of emails every week from readers telling me that something I wrote kept them out of trouble or helped them make sense of their personal financial life. These letters serve a great sense of achievement and provide a consistent motivation to carry on doing my work.
Here’s one such letter I received recently…
Your articles are like lampposts in unknown land. Every time I am confused about which way to go I try to look at the lampposts and I get the way. I know at the end I have to find the way myself but a guide who traveled this road can tell about the possible precautions and dangers as well as pleasures in travelling by this route. Thank you for what you are doing. ~ Dr. Umesh Lad
I want to finish this post by saying that I’m really humbled that you take the time to read what I write down here…especially when I write the exact same thing 200 times a year in such a way that you never think I am repeating myself. 🙂
Here’s something that resonates so much with what I am feeling as Safal Niveshak completes two years.
I read this on one of the few blogs I read consistently…that of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, who wrote this after completing five years at his own blog…
“I am simply amazed at the most intricate and valuable information that has come through these posts…on matters personal, on matters of conflict, on matters of worldly wisdom, of care and consideration for the other, of the connections made with unknowns, of bondings, friendships that never existed but do now with a flourish, our concerns for each other, our greetings to those, oceans and worlds apart, of discovering incredible talent…all through the medium of a few words.
Thank you dear tribesman for your patience, and for bearing with me!
Special thanks to Mr. Sudhir Bhargava for being the most prolific commentator on Safal Niveshak so far, with his 253 comments. Here’s a special gift I just sent him.
Finally, I have a request to make – If Safal Niveshak has touched your life, as an investor or otherwise, I would be happy and honoured to know in the Comments below.
I am waiting to get motivated for another two years. 🙂