MrSavage : I'm not delusional anymore. If I spend and hour a day learning to play guitar nobody can take that away. That's the lesson. I'm about to close the chapter on this part of my internet life.
Can surely understand that. Panda (or was it Penguin or Pangolin or whatever) killed me. 6 years of work got sh*tted down to page 700++. On the other hand... it's also ended 6 years of fear that it might one day end. The niche I was in was a killer competitively anyway. The pennies still trickle in... but I've decided to change my focus. Gone back to my first love - designing. Am now focused on building my tshirt store(s) which I left because I was struck with Adsense fever. Long-term goal is not so much to build a major income stream anymore, but to build a (hopefully) massive catalogue of artwork that I can pass on to my daughter who has taken after her old man in the creative art department.
More time to play bass and guitar these days, make pretend I'm playing with Nathan East / Eric Clapton free from the ball and chain called Adsense.