Ash, thanks so much for sharing.
I see that the turning point for you is having a mentor who would personally teach you what he knows and help you to avoid making mistakes that probably your mentor had done.
May I ask what the most valuable advise or teaching your mentor gave?
The site got hacked and I deleted everything. Lost my interest for about two months and then mid November started again but this time I build the site using Wordpress. Now the traffic is something like 80-90 visitors per day. I know I need to do more.
I've been mostly working on Social Bookmarking and submitting my feed everywhere. Other blogs are also starting to link back (or pingback) to my blog because of the content (obviously ) -- but yeah I need more traffic or I need to change jobs
I moved the thread to Monetization and stuck it knowing this will be the one where people willing to learn will find an introduction on how to make it up there.
Thank you to everyone who is contributing!