How I Grew An Audience of 3 Million Visitors In Only 4 Weeks.. And Lost It All Overnight

It was September 2008. I can remember that it was a warm day.  I’m sitting in the Doctor’s office.  The doctor walks in and announces that I have diabetes. Type 1.5 diabetes to be exact, which is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. I look at her and ask “what does all of this mean?”.

Needless to say that discussion with the doctor went on for quite a while, but I still had Continue reading

My Blogging Success – Past, Present and Future

TL;DR – Anyone who has a website has been on a roller coaster ride over the last decade.  I am included in this group.  This article explains the ups and downs of my blogging career.

I can clearly remember reading Steve Pavlina’s 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Job and thinking, “I can do this.”  This was back in 2007 when I was still employed by that devil of a retailer.  Shortly after reading 10 Reasons I stumbled upon, literally, another article he wrote about making money on Continue reading

Turning despair into success – A blogging story

The year 2006 was not a great year for me or my family. This will sound strange, but I’m so glad it happened. What? Let me explain…

November, 16 2006 – I lost my job and one of my son’s, at the age of 6, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. These events literally occurred on the same day only hours apart.

Once the shock subsided, panic set-in. My wife and I were Continue reading