I looked up the Google toolbar, and at first could barely see it because the toolbar had a new redesign, and before eyes, I FINALLY GOT A PAGE RANK 1! :')
I know it's not so a big deal to those folks who say so what, I have a PR10, but there were times I thought maybe people paid Google at headquarter just to give them a number on the PR
It has taken me almost 3 years to finally get this page rank. I only started building backlinks last year, and it was aggravating. I was focusing so much on design and content-building that I neglected link building.
The most depressing part was that I would painstakingly submit to all these directories. At first my links gone up, but then it went back down. This cycle kept happening I submit links and it would go up, then fall back down to where it started. It became more depressing when I started submitting a ton of articles, and haven't seen a single backlink increase.
I nearly gave up because what was the point of wasting time building backlinks when a) I would build them then they drop dramatically to where it started b) my backlinks weren't increasing at all with article submission.
....BUT at last finally got that freaking 1 and a number, so I'm pretty satisfied.
NOW the bizarre thing is...
I ONLY HAVE 374 LINKS (my peak back then was around 900 but dropped).
That's weird, from all the talk I've heard, people say you need at least 1000 to get a PR1.
This doesn't make sense to me, but who cares, rules don't always apply.