Alex's Personal Blog

Alex Wilhelm
A place where I can write for myself.
Created 14 Apr 2019
  • The long slog to sobriety
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    As always, this is my personal blog, so it doesn’t benefit from editing help. And my partner isn’t home at the moment to catch the stray commas that I am sure exist. But hey, writing is fun, so here a...
  • Life goals, etc
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Personal blogs are supposed to be indulgent, right? Here’s hoping. This short post is relaxed, and I didn’t strain myself trying to polish it. It’s also Holden’s fault to some degree, as he’s always l...
  • Off for a little bit
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Our Private Equity Overlords at Apollo have deigned to give the newly reconstituted Yahoo Friday off, which means I am starting a short vacation a little bit early. I am off tomorrow, and all of next ...
  • Ok I give up I'll get better at email
    18 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    After being a whiney pain-in-the-ass about email and DMs for my entire career, I am going to get over myself and get better at both. Putting this here so that I can’t give up on the idea. Tips welcome...
  • Heavy Metal Friday
    13 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Friday, friends. We made it. The good news is that this particular Friday brought with it a host of heavy metal treats. Read on for recommendations: Lorna Shore, …And I Return To Nothingness: A ...
  • Happy birthday, Holden
    12 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    It’s Holden Page’s birthday. I want to celebrate him. Holden and I met when we were teenagers, eventually founding a blog together with a few online friends (ChaCha102 and Dmonzel, what up). That proj...
  • Bitcoin is a sentiment trade, not an inflation hedge
    26 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Inflation concerns ticked higher as 2021 shuffled from the second quarter to the third. And after rising to new highs in April, bitcoin has largely since shed value. So much for bitcoin being an infla...
  • Birthdays, and other melancholia
    23 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    This is my personal blog. There will be a typo or two below. If that bothers you, write your own damn blog. — Alex I recall turning 28 being a bit shit. When you are 27 you can lie to yourself and cla...
  • Solving the Spotify Problem
    20 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Our dogs woke me up at 5:30 a.m. this morning. Again. So, over some early coffee here’s a thought I’ve had for a while. I am tired so expect a few typos. Hugs, hope you are well. — Alex As a music fan...
  • A few more thoughts on funding rounds
    09 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Hey! I used to just blog on the ol’ substack, but a friend told me to stop being a fucking coward and send my notes via email. Since people subscribed to get them. So, here you go! — Alex A few months...
  • View More on Substack »