Archive for December 2011

Why I Shut Down the Forums

In this post I’ll share more details about the reasons I decided to shut down the discussion forums on this site. As I stated in my previous post, I closed them on Dec 26th. Forum vs. Blog First, let’s talk data. After more than 5 years online, the forums had a total of 48,465 registered…

Shutting Down the Forums

I’ve decided to shut down the discussion forums on this site by the end of the year, sometime between Xmas and New Year’s. The way this played out was a bit explosive I know (which you may have seen if you’ve been active in the forums), but the triggering event was only one in a…

Conscious Success

In the mid-2000s, most of my income came from advertising. The Google Adsense ads on my website were bringing in $9-10K per month, and it was totally passive income. I focused on writing new articles, and Google took care of selling and serving up the thousands of ads that were displayed each day. It was…