After 8 trades I'm at -0.5R. But 8 trades is nothing, so it's too early to tell if the strategy works as expected. The equity curve from the backtest has long flat periods, so if this strategy ends up being profitable, I expect to make 100% of the profits in 25-50% of the time, the rest of the time looking like these first few weeks.
And yeah, I plan to post a summary at the end of each month. A full month of trades will hopefully give me a big enough sample size to be able to tell if things are going as expected.