Mr. Blanc (in a fantastic interview with Mr. Wolsey):
If I want my kids to feel empowered to take risks and pursue their dreams, then I figured I'd better be willing to do the same. So that's a big factor for what prompted me to.
Mr. Blanc has mentioned this before on his excellent Shawn Today podcast. This is the thinking that finally convinced me to take the risk (however small it was) in starting my own website. Even though I don't have kids, I still want to get in the habit of taking good, calculated risks. It's the only way to succeed in life, and it's a skill I need to develop. Now was as good a time as any to start.