dickbaker - 6:35 am on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sometimes bad events force you to make choices that ultimately are for the better. When I lost my photo studio in 2001, I stumbled around for a couple of years trying to figure out what to do. It was at that time that I started working on websites, and also found Webmasterworld, where I learned some optimization techniques.
That transition enabled me to fulfill a promise made to my wife years and years ago, that we would someday live in the south. Once my site was generating a decent income, and I could sever my ties with the advertising industry, we were free to move.
Panda has decimated my site. As I write, photograph and video new content for pages, I'm thinking of new directions in which to take the site. As long as I'm having to do a major overhaul, why not figure out what things might generate more revenue than what I've been doing?