After 3 years I ran like a bat out of hell from seo about 4 months ago almost suicidal at how hard it was. I knew tons about GSA but everything seemed impossible with the updates forcing every site of mine to be jammed like a military blockade on page 2. Well ive spent 4 months doing social media pinterest etc. and not making a fucking cent from that either so im not much better off now. Ive been reading journeys recently and each time they seem to start off doing ppd or pinterest but half way thru they are suddenly doing seo. Mind you all those journeys are always over a year old or so so i guess they got in before the shit really hit the fan altho kinlees journey is pretty recent and she was doing well with seo. So im wondering if i should try again on some super super low comp keywords, i mean even below 1k monthly traffic but even then i wasnt able to get past the fucking second page when i tried before i quit last time. Can anyone tell me if they ranked from scratch recently with just gsa and other free methods such as web 2.0 ie without investing in expensive link networks or pbns? seo really destroyed my soul when i did it before so im afraid of my sanity to try again but social media isnt getting me anywhere fast either. Its not a case of chopping and changing before you say it. i dont think 4 months is not giving social media a proper try and im not quitting it but its not going anywhere fast so im thinking of trying seo agian since i already know that and could fit it into my day if i wanted. Yes i know im a fucking loser and cant succeed at anything.