I wanted to remind you that the skills you learn here- and through internet marketing are not just IM skills- they are business skills you can generalise out to make a mark
I've learnt SO much from this place- and even though I'm not a conventional IMer, I use so much of the things I learn here in the "real world" with huge success. (My site was made with IM help and know how and I have huge corporates asking me how I did it so cheaply!)
I wanted to say thank you to everyone that has helped that happen. My print books, my profile, my brand building has all been helped by learning some very basic skills such as marketing strategy, using the internet as one tool to get my name out, relationship building and creating something in response to a need. But most of all it's made me someone who sees a market on a world stage as opposed to just my small little corner of the world.