I’ve noticed an interesting thing about domainers or to take things one step further, investors in general. Most of them seem to think they can predict the future and if their ego got a boost after being right in the past… watch out
In my opinion, your ego is the #1 enemy you have to fight against as a domainer/investor and humility can help you do just that. Yes, you might have made the right choices in the past but don’t forget one important thing:
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
A lot of investors seem to think they have some kind of a supernatural ability to see the future just because their past predictions materialized. I’m sorry but that’s just ridiculous. Maybe you made 99 correct predictions in the past, good for you but that doesn’t mean prediction #100 won’t prove to be false.
Analyze each situation on a case by case basis and don’t make the mistake of assuming that you *have* to form an opinion right away. If you don’t have enough information to make an educated decision… don’t.
Embrace your ignorance, be humble and continue gathering information until you are confident in your ability to make a decision. That’s what I’m doing with new gTLDs.
Some readers expect a verdict from me.
I understand that, I really do but unfortunately, I don’t have one yet.
I don’t know.
That’s why for the time being, I’m limiting myself to analyzing one argument at a time, one situation at a time.
I’m “hungry” for more information and am trying to cover all angles. Being a blogger may seem fun and everything but the burden on my shoulders is pretty significant. If I give you guys inaccurate information and you make wrong decisions, most of the blame lies on your shoulders (because, after all, you are all adults) but some of it will lie on mine as well.
That’s why I don’t want to articulate a verdict yet.
Before doing that, I want to feel confident that I’ve done everything humanly possible to understand all dimensions of the problem. I’m not quite there yet and as mentioned when responding to a comment yesterday:
I don’t believe in taking a position just for the sake of taking a position
It’s a humbling experience but I’m confident it will ultimately prove to be useful.