ron15 - 11:09 pm on May 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm going to say +1 on the perseverance, determination and not giving up.
I'll add a statement on how I've evolved and where I believe the golden trail lays. Provide undeniable value for the end user and the money will follow. I haven't proven it yet, but I'm convinced of it. Its been said by many minds greater than mine, and reinforced all over the web. Innovate or do your niche (hopefully one worth being in) better than your competition, stick to it, and float to the top.
That's the principle that I now live by. My "adsense" sites were closed down. I'm now in the second month of developing an "asset". I'm stubbornly convinced it will provide value, and therefore value in return.
So even though I say perseverance, determination and don't give up. At the same time I would suggest an evaluation of what you are offering with your hard spent time.