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How do I get my mojo back?
I realized I can no longer count on my websites supporting me, so I pretty much gave up adding new content, unless it's something I really want to write about. So I may add an article here or there if I feel like it will help someone, but that's it. But now I desperately need to get a job.
...double work is what's going to take to get me out...
No offense, but it sounds like you may be your own worst employee. Adding a page of content now and then for the past few months? No offense intended but what your post describes is you sitting at home not working very much on your site. You say your option is to get a job but wouldn't you rather be spending those eight hours a day plugging away on your own site?
One thing I've decided is to just ignore what any SERPs do, not just Google's, and just do my personal best with my sites. Let the chips fall where they may. I have other pieces of my life that sometimes need more attention. And I have a need to have fun whenever I can.
AdSense isn't a set and forget it program anymore. My experience is that the sites I work on the most are the ones that are keeping up with earnings. The ones I neglect are the ones that are falling behind.
We can get a job and work in the cubicle and plug away or get back in the comfortable chair at the office and work on our own stuff. I prefer to work on my own stuff so I keep busy every day.
Expanding it to add a forum
expanding it to add a blog
expanding it to make it mobile friendly
expanding it by creating sister sites on related topics
you could be posting useful tips on forums that allow signature links
you could be spending twenty minutes a day on a link beg campaign.
It was an adsense thread about low earnings and anxiety checking the stats