Insane Day for Daily Fuel Economy Tip

Wow. Who knew something so mundane could cause such a stir?!?
Yesterday evening I wrote an article for Daily Fuel Economy Tip which was about the ways people waste gas when they think that they’re actually saving it; nothing super controversial or over the top. In essence, the post was pretty much the same as every other article I have on Daily Fuel Economy Tip.

Except, it wasn’t. Let me explain…

After finishing the article last night I submitted it to, which actually ended up putting the article on its homepage at some point in the middle of the night. On top of that, because of the increased Fark traffic, the same article ended up getting on the homepage of Digg.

Unfortunately, for the first hour the story was on the homepage of Digg, I was having sporadic server problems due to the extremely substantial jump in traffic. Thankfully though, I had just refreshed my bandwidth for the month, so once the initial shock wore off, the site’s server was fully functional.

And if that wasn’t enough, later in the afternoon, I received an email from a radio station in Bloomington, Illinois (which is about two hours southwest of Chicago) asking me to be on their afternoon program. I obliged and actually have a link to share, so if you’d like to listen to the program, click here.

Needless to say, after all of the hoopla, Daily Fuel Economy Tip had about 75,000 hits today, and while I had a dramatic decrease in my click-through ratio, today has certainly been the most profitable day in the brief history of Carr Online Media, LLC!


  1. 2 years ago, I journaled until my fingers fell off. My mission, out of that journaling, is to create connections and enhance relationships through stories. Great mission, but how to implement? (My mission previous was Brainstorm, Research and Repeat — How to Keep Implementation at Bay.)

    I came up with a personalized children’s book. I researched printing options, wrote a business plan, worked with Women Venture – a nonprofit organization helping women, found an illustrator, wrote the book, designed, produced and published the book, and created my website. Memoir Of Me has been my adventure and as my son says, “Even if we don’t make any money mom, it’s been worth the journey. We’ve learned a lot from this.”

    My personalized book is different from any other because it features the relationship between the adult and the child. My book captures the relationship truth through the adult write a letter to the child. The letter is then weaved through my fictional, illustrated story that the child and the adult become the main characters.

    I believe my book is truly intimate and it completes my mission “Creating Connections and Enhancing Relationships through Stories.” Besides completing my mission, I do enjoy pop tarts and avoid brown rice, like it seems you eat a lot of for lunch.

    Bye! Michelle