koan - 5:06 am on Oct 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
annej, it's pretty much the same story for most of my sites. Gradual decline of CTR. EPC increases though, but not enough to really compensate. I make up for it with more traffic, thankfully, but yeah, it is frustrating. The 2008 crisis hit hard and I haven't recovered. I try other topics and other web sites, but overall, with mixed results, I'm just making a little bit more than 2 years ago, after continuous hard work. Some would say I'm ahead because I avoided losing revenues, compared to others. In any case, I like what I do, so I don't plan on giving up my dream of fully making a living online. It's just taking a lot longer than hoped.