I spent about 6 months or so haphazardly looking into IM before January of 09. I then spent lots of time researching whatever I could find, buying a program or two unsuccessfully, and then finally deciding: "Get something up, even if it is wrong!" I did, paragonrv. (The domain belongs to my dad who has an interest in RVing and wanted a blog and is sentimental to the domain name.)
I setup WP and found articles to cut and paste into WP to be released at the rate of one per day.
One Sunday in May of '09, Google did not know ParagonRV existed, but by the second Friday after that, it ranked with a PR 7 (according to my google toolbar on Firefox.) Later it dropped to a 5 where it held itself thru August or September '09 (according to the PR link in the bottom right collumn.) In September, someone on the same server, but not on my service, used my domain name to point to their phishing site. Google emailed me with a warning and then my ranking went to 0 where it is today.
I am going to add articles back to the site, for what that may be worth, just to keep it alive, if only for my dad's sake. After that I am going to pick a plan and follow it into building a profitable website. I am just not sure what plan yet.
I am a victim of mental overload. I recently lost my HDD which held tens of GB of material including over 10GB of PLR articles alone. I am basically starting over and setting aside something to buy a program that works. I just don't know what it might be. I have two free programs, one mostly based on google ads and the other affiliate marketing. I don't think that google ads will be the more profitable option and the other program is a few years old and a very little is outdated.
I am not crying! It is probably best that I lost it all and have to start over. I recently unsubscribed to over 100 gurus' mailing lists so I can plan a strategy while I rebuild the articles for ParagonRV. Hopefully, this time I won't spend so much time spinning my wheels as I go from one strategy to another because each one is the "best" at the time I am reading them.
Suggestions and comments are welcome.
P.S. "Don't be perfect, be just good enough."
P.P.S. Why does everyone have to have this?