A Wide-Eyed, Naive Moron

Well, hello old friend.  It has certainly been a while.

I can’t fully explain why several months ago I decided to stop posting on The New Business Blog.  Actually, I know exactly why I decided to stop: because one of my other sites, Daily Fuel Economy Tip, was starting to get a lot of hits and make some money, so I thought it would be best to go ahead and concentrate on that.

Ultimately, it was probably a pretty good decision because, while it Daily Fuel Economy Tip certainly hasn’t set me up for an early retirement, it is helping to provide some extra income.  Unfortunately, because I’m Mr. Responsible, I’ve been using the money to pay down my mortgage quicker, as opposed to going on an exotic vacation or pay for a newer, less “dear God, please don’t break down on me” type of car.

But I digress because all of that is neither here or there.  The fact of the matter is I have made it my goal to revive The New Business Blog and hopefully produce something that’s a heck of a lot better than what I did the first time around.

You see, The New Business Blog was my first attempt at both blogging and running a business, and unfortunately, I sucked at both.  As the title of this post alludes to, I was essentially a wide-eyed, naive moron who had no idea what he was doing.

I look back at a lot of the posts on this site and I just want to go back in time and slap myself around.  My posts weren’t terrible, but they were certainly lacking.  And in looking at how I went about starting a business… I don’t even want to get into that.

Anyway, I’m a year older and a year wiser, so I think that I will be able to turn The New Business Blog in what I really intended it to be – sort of a look into how I have been able to start and run my online businesses, with a hint of humor and a lot of humility.

Here’s to getting reacquainted with an old friend.  Cheers.


  1. Yeah, way to pay down that mortgage that will be there with you…FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

    A week in the sun never killed anyone you know.


  2. Maybe as a business decision, but I bet you would’ve disagreed on St. Patty’s Day.

  3. True, but it’s better than a $180 bar tab…

  4. I invoke my right to plead the fifth.