netmeg - 5:24 pm on Mar 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
My future plan is to focus on well paying, niche topics not on the radar of most current SEO types and big corporations.
There are a host of things that are beyond your control that can impact your earnings, and perhaps it's a good thing after all that we're getting the chance now to wake up to that and take stock.
Also exactly! I got 99 problems and they ain't Google. One of my sites has been under attack by some kind of Terminator bot that can't be killed, for several weeks now. Nothing I can do about it, and I can't run ads (or trust analytics) while it's going on. Completely out of my control. That's why it pays to have a lot of baskets.