On March 4th of this year, Dr. Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor and I “marched forth” together, announcing the creation of the WCI Network. In case you missed it, these are the announcement posts from nearly nine months ago:
As the collaboration has proven to be a successful venture, we are growing the network, and I’m excited to introduce you to our newest WCI Network member. If you’ve been a reader of this site for awhile, you’re probably familiar with the name already. But first, a little history.
The Origins of the WCI Network
In early 2016, this site celebrated its One-Year Blogiversary. In twelve months, I had gone from planning to publish a post three or four times a month to being committed to publishing three posts per week.
I was spending more time helping people that contact me via e-mail, participate in various forums and facebook groups, and interacting more than ever with a growing social media presence.
I was also working full time, and the home life of a husband with two young boys in elementary school can be a busy one, too.
Blogging and writing is fun! The business of blogging can be lucrative, but for me, it’s not as fun, but it sure can be time consuming. I had been contacted by a subsidiary of a large publishing company looking to work with me on the advertising aspect, but I wasn’t convinced they understood my blog and its readership.
I reached out to Dr. Dahle, who has been known to say that blogging is collaborative, but the business of blogging is not, to discuss the business of blogging.
Over the course