Guess Who’s Back?

See that precious puppy? That was me, and I don’t mean that I was full after a double helping of Kibbles N’ Bits.

I was burned out. That’s all I can say.

Guess Who's Back?

Trying to keep up with TBMB (The Best Money Blog, not a misspelling of TMNT [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]) and everything else in my life was just too much.

I have somewhat been able to take a break and get my head on straight, and now I’m ready for more.

Taking A Break Works

It’s been almost 5 months since the last post at The Best Money Blog. I had lost the passion that inspired me to create it in the first place. Mostly because I tried to do too much too fast. Going from 0 to 3 posts per week took it’s toll along with the fun out of blogging.

I’ve learned a lot about myself, business, and blogging in that time, which is why I’m excited to be back and share all of my experiences with you, but this time with a plan.

I could give you plenty of reasons why I didn’t have time to keep the posts coming, but I’m not going to… okay I am, but only to illustrate what caused the blog to fall fail the first time around.

As we all know, failure is not a valid reason for giving up.

Living and Learning

Here is just a tiny part of what has happened with my wife and I since my last appearance:

  1. We rented out our house and moved into an apartment.
  2. We saved a lot of money
  3. We spent a lot of money
  4. We got sick of renting out our house and are moving back.
  5. My wife began working full time.
  6. We got a Wii for Christmas!

What can be learned from all this? Nothing really, I was just hoping to gain some sympathy for being so busy then distract you with the thought of flailing your Wiimote and Nunchuck around like a wild mongoose.

I will go into more detail on some of the knowledge I’ve gained in the past few months in future posts, but I wanted to let everything know that I will be back so you can start planning your days around reading my articles.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are stupid, but that won’t keep me from making one.

The plan is to simply slow down on the quantity of posts and put more time into the depth and quality of each one.

You can expect to see around .88-1.12 posts per week along with the occasional guest post or link roundup here and there.

The best thing to do is to sign up for free e-mail updates using the form in the right column to stay updated on the newest posts.

I will also be revamping the look of the site gradually so you aren’t paralyzed at the onset of its phantasmagorical transformation happening all at once.

Is It Just Me, Or Am I Funnier?

As I wrote this I thought to myself, I am funny. Hopefully I’ll continue this to increase readership and build popularity like I did in high school.

Until we meet again, xīnnián kuàilè (Google it).

Tell Me Your Story

Chances are you haven’t missed me, but I’m still curious to hear what you’ve been doing the past few months. Care to chime in in the comments?


Comments (8)

J. MoneyNo Gravatar

January 2nd, 2011 at 11:57 PM    


hahaha… omg dude you cracked me up!!! I love it. and yes, you’re funnier ;)

here’s to a successful 2011, sir!

John @ The Best Money BlogNo Gravatar

January 4th, 2011 at 5:51 AM    


I have a feeling that this is our year! Not together or anything but…seems like a lot of good changes are coming.


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Ryan @ Planting DollarsNo Gravatar

January 14th, 2011 at 12:50 PM    


I also burned out for a while there, a few months, and can completely relate. Welcome back!

John @ The Best Money BlogNo Gravatar

January 14th, 2011 at 3:01 PM    


Thanks! I’ll be off to check out your blog now.


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