Site basics 9 months ago, during my spare time, I launched a site about a subject I am fond of. I put up roughly 25 pages about various aspects of the subject and have added no new content since. The subject requires at least 100 additional pages to be considered comprehensive but I have yet to write them. The site has no advertising or product offers of any kind, it's a hobby site.
Penalty? When I perform a "site:" command all pages are there. When I look for any single page by its title (exact match) none of the pages appear in the top 1000. What DOES appear is a different page from the site ranking for the other pages title, usually between spots 100 and 300.
It's apparent that each page cannot rank for its title but other pages can (though they don't do well, unsurprisingly). All traffic to the site is via longtail keywords.
in case it matters, site architecture is flat. Every page links to every page since the sidebar is a list of articles, shown sitewide. I plan to change that when all content is ready, unless this is a penalty that dictates starting over completely. Thoughts ?