Dogecoin has a good community, but it's not an innovative altcoin and started as a joke. The initial hype died out, and I don't see anything around the corner. People are pulling out.
I'm into vertcoin, mintcoin, nxt, and huntercoin right now.
Most outlook projections I see for 2014 and the 10 year projections indicate steady slow growth. Bloomberg, CBO, Kiplinger, etc..
It was more back in 2009-10 that we were really fearing another big recession/depression.
I think it's much more likely we'll have a mild stock market boom and bust cycle, but even more likely we'll continue to experience steady but slow growth in the economy for years. We just had a global recession and it's a little too early to say we are back in the Roaring 1920's again.
Part-timers tend not to do well with IM.
There's so many full timers that burn out even with decent money to invest. If you don't have much time as it is and want to make it, say goodbye to any social life.
The year's almost over and it might be useful for us to recap a bit, especially those of us who have been doing IM for a while.
I've made roughly the same in 2012 and 2013, but I've had some friends straight up leave IM this year, unlike any other year. I've had to spend a less time...
I've found ranking today costs much more money and takes much less work. Building crap links with bots used to be all you had to do, now it's just good for generating link/anchor diversity. Paid homepage and blog posts are where it's at.