Hi everyone, I see a lot of authority site journeys on here and I felt like I'd like to add my own as a way to get some feedback from established members and hopefully drive myself to achieving great things in IM. Since I find it hard to get interested in a journey thread in the early going, I decided to wait on this until my site was a little bit established. Unlike the authority sites people typically do, this one is "nicheless". Something in the vein of a Huffington Post for example. This obviously presents a very big challenge since I can't just specialize on one specific topic and write a bunch about it; I need to be able to do different things. At the same time, it's way more interesting and I'm hoping to draw on people I know to contribute content in the future. A little about me: 26 years old U.S. born and raised, currently a grad student Previously built a micro niche site that is pulling in roughly $200-300/month (this will serve to fund investments into this site) What I've got set up so far: New brandable domain SSD hosting from PowerUpHosting Premium Themeforest Theme 68 posts of content (varied lengths, some targeting keywords, some not) Social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Youtube Affiliate marketing accounts with Amazon, CJ, Rakuten, and Share-a-Sale Google Adsense account (not currently using on site) Bing Ads and Google Adwords accounts Bing Webmaster and Google Webmaster set up (yes, I know this is like playing with fire, but this isn't a churn and burn) Old domain (real blog) 301'd to this one Resources at my disposal: This forum (my biggest asset) My brain Another writer (college educated, seems to think writing for me for free is a "great opportunity") Market Samurai and free versions of majestic/ahrefs/SEMRush trial (via BHW)/etc I'll make a second post detailing what I'm up to right now. Hopefully this one did a decent job setting the stage.