Random news and thoughts

Miscellaneous thoughts about …. whatever. :)


Success over Doubt
Back in January I made the post “Do what you love”, but what is it? where I briefly touch on my own struggles in my climb out of the dark hole of depression and my search to find exactly what I’m choosing to pursue in both my online entrepreneurial effors and life in general. We are on this earth ever so briefly and many of us waste too much time not actually living a life we enjoy. Unfortunately, for me at least, digging out and working towards a more fulfilling life is made more difficult because of the very rut that […]

Continuing the search for myself, my passions, and my purpose


Email Spam 20
With the name Chris Bailey being quite popular, when I was looking for a domain for this personal site, I had to go with the .info as .com and .net were taken. Well, thanks to a domain registrar spammer/scammer, I was actually able to pick up chrisbailey.net a couple days ago. Here is the email: Jim Horvath <jim@worldnamedomains.eu> To myemail@yahoo.com Nov 7 at 6:58 AM Hi, We just wanted to let you know that domain CHRISBAILEY.NET is being released back to the market. Since you own CHRISBAILEY.INFO, we believe that you might have interest in securing CHRISBAILEY.NET as well. If […]

Saying thank you to this domain registration spam



Back on July 20, 2014, I posted “How Have Your Dreams Changed?” Here we are 72 days later and I have essentially taken no additional steps towards fulfilling my adjusted dreams and goals. The ticking clock on my stated goal to start living full time in an RV is now only 584+ days away and I have done almost nothing to make that dream a reality. I’ve now wasted just over 10% of the total number of days I gave myself to get to my dream and have moved 0% towards hitting it. Oh what an ass I am! 🙁 […]

The clock keeps ticking on my dreams


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In the early to mid 2000s, I started to actively warn others about so called opportunities that I felt were scams or potential scams. The primary company that I focused on was one that was being promoted in the work at home forums that I ran. The company was called YMMSS and was a doubler that promised people they would double their money within 60-90 days. It was easy enough to do the math and illustrate the unsustainable nature of the business. My site and warnings regularly turned up on the first page of the SERPs and was usually in […]

Several reasons I stopped crusading against scams and scammers



Well, after fighting one of those lovely summer colds and then either a pinched nerve or some other sort of back strain that was quite annoying and occasionally agonizing, I’m working on getting back on the posting bandwagon. I haven’t posted here in over a month now, but at least I do keep updating our local table tennis site for the two clubs here in the Pittsburgh area. I’m still struggling to find a solid plan to get my local sites moving. We don’t get to go “out on the town” much in our current situation, so I decided we […]

Still kicking, thinking, and stalling


On August 11, 2014 Robin Williams sadly added himself to a long and constantly growing list of talented but tortured souls Who have either deliberately taken their own lives or suffered tragic deaths due to various types of drug addictions. As someone who also battles depression, I get it…. but I don’t get it. Our minds can be simultaneously incredible and downright incredibly frightening. For better or worse, we look up to many of these celebrities and often envy the lives they lead, thinking they live in perfect worlds filled with money and fame. The reality is that most of […]

If Robin Williams had nothing left to live for, why ...



Baby Steps – Pulling Things Together Will Take Time Well, not having posted anything in a week is a bit disappointing. As discouraging as it may be, I simply have to remind myself that this is a process and will take some time to create positive, productive habits to replace the unproductive habits in life. Every day is a new opportunity to do something right. Finding a good balance between the regular job, internet work, and everyday life is definitely a challenge for me. Eliminating many of my time sapping, brain draining habits Will be an ongoing battle. Frustrating as […]

Baby Steps – Pulling Things Together Will Take Time


I’m not creative. I’m not imaginative. I can’t think of new ideas. I’m a lousy writer. I have nothing to offer my readers. Do thoughts like those go through your mind from time to time? Yeah, same here. As I rededicate myself to getting several severely neglected internet projects back up and running, I am in a constant battle against my own self doubt. I often consider my writing to be boring, unimaginative, contrived, and seemingly uninspired. Yep, we can all be pretty hard on ourselves when we’re attempting to do things outside our own comfort zone. I think that’s […]

Don’t doubt your creativity