Lot's of great opinion and wisdom here! Thanks for all the responses.
Something happened to this post though, and it's confusing. Like it's been changed.
It's unfortunate that some feel that coding is worthless. I wish I could've seen this coming when I thought webdev was for me and jumped in with both feet. My best coding coding is done when there is a problem to solve. What I'm trying to now is create a problem that I can solve and create income from outside of the day job.
@rocknbil - Great post! I do the same thing. I try to make the armchair business a reality for customers that come my way. I just wish I could do it myself. Great story rocknbil.
Moving forward site authority is becoming extremely important, when starting a new site are you ready to compete for it and stick it out for the long haul?
^ I believe in this. You can buy cheap articles all day long, but if the articles are not authoritative they are worthless. This is my opinion as a viewer that looks for information, not as a publisher.
aspdaddy - I'm tired of coding for pay. I'm a creative at heart and it's time to combine whatever skills I've collected and point them at something I'm passionate about. Aside from that, the income numbers your talking about don't exist in my market. It would take lot's 'o cash to stop me from trying to do something different at this point. Either that or your opinion that business is not for me.
Do people really prefer to read daily ramblings? I may write 4 articles a year for each of my sites, but that is along with a demanding day job and what I write isn't commentary. It's original, instructional, it's useful and somewhat entertaining at times. I put lot's of time into a piece of content before I type a single word.
I guess I disagree. Maybe that was true of myself a couple of years ago, but I think my business and content skills are growing. They just need to grow faster.
Oh well. Once again, great replies! It certainly good to hear things from different folk's perspectives.
Have a great week everyone!
[edited by: edacsac at 4:33 pm (utc) on Mar 8, 2010]