Hi there, dataguy:
again, congratulations on landing on your feet, and thanks for the insight about your site. and it is good to hear that you were smart with the money that google gave you.
It is sad, because the way you describe it definitely sounds like yoiur site adds value to your readers. By the way, was it geared toward a specific market segment? For instance, I know sites that are quite popular that are geared toward aspiring women writers, or ones that are geared toward aspiring sci-fi writers, and things like that.
Or was it more broad?
I ask not so much because I want to emulate your past success. I am thinking of having another project that is partly based on crowdsourcing, and am interested in AVOIDING the pitfalls that you encountered.