I was ranking pretty good - from positions 20 to 50 - and I considered this ok since my articles were fairly young.
However, overtime, my articles started losing in the rankings without me doing anything. I would admit after putting up at least 30 articles, I started slowing down a little and perhaps that's why I started losing my rankings. But I'm not sure.
My blog is about personal finance and when I started it, I was concerned that I would be in a flooded niche - but believe me - there are a lot of sub-niches in where I was trying to rank in. Additionally, I was ranking ok when I started the blog.
I would put a link to my blog here - but not sure if the moderators would allow that. Just wondering if someone may have had similar experience with a year old blog where they couldn't rank after a year.