It can help a lot of people if you open up and tell your story, you may even receive some good advice from more successful marketers.
Currently I am not earning a living online due to all my sites being hit with a penalty. Also if I had prepared for this by not relying on google for my traffic I would be better off right now, not to mention if I had a few different was of making money besides adsense.
I can't be the only person who has ever thought damn, with all I know why am I not making 5,000 a month right now, or maybe I am lol.
Also no offense, but some of you guys are kinda lazy, I get asked questions in my old thread that have been asked a million times, people ask questions about blogger as if there is no such thing as google search. I also see a lot of threads that ask questions that a simple google search would tell them the answer in no time.
First thing to remember is this is work, a lot of you work harder for your day jobs than you do for yourself. I'm not trying to be mean or anything, you all know I'm pretty nice guy.