The Raptor is one year old today!
music selection: “Rough Boy” — ZZ Top
I’ve been laying out my strategy and trades three times a week for 52 weeks. Alexa rank is in the top 2 million websites worldwide. Google AdSense reports 41,647 page views. That has accrued 85.30 in earnings (you have to cross 100 to get an actual check). Turns out options investors are a bunch of stingy bastards running ad block software. Fortunately, this is a labor of love that I’m willing to keep doing for free.
Back in 1998, I discovered the Living Universe Foundation. I remember posting on the old Cichlid email distribution list that I was going to retire in 10 years to follow the dream and invited others to make the commitment to join me. I got a lot of noise instead of support. “You’ll never make it!” And they were right, I failed to retire in 10 years. It took 15 instead. And it was totally worth it. Once I had actually done it, no one was particularly impressed. Or convinced they could do the same. But on the web I find people who believe you can live a dream and that is what keeps me going.
I invite you to celebrate the anniversary of the Raptor by posting in the comments below your target emancipation dates. Go on record. Make it happen. See you soon to share a home-brewed beverage.
Devour your prey raptors!