So...Welcome to another Journey thread. Quick details, short first post. I am mainly into freelance programming and web design, building a website always seemed like to much work. The only one ive ever built was a image site, monetized through adsense, and making about $800 a month before being stolen by my partner. Im currently working on a few programs and find myself somewhat slacking, so instead of wasting time doing something stupid, ill devote my time to creating an authority site. What Im doing. Ive been surfing the forums more now and I read a few truly inspirational posts, mainly... Edgematch $5 website authority site guide http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/533576-5-enough-edgematch-way.html SEO Crabs 14 day WHITEhat ranking http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/582593-zero-hero-google-page-1-fresh-site-14-days-100-budget.html ZSO Perspective on creating a solid site foundation for authority site http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/611941-how-create-authority-site-solid-site-foundation.html SEO Crabs 14 day BLACK hate ranking http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/602717-14-day-pure-blackhat-spam-thon-ranking-scraped-site-spam.html BlueMatter Authority site $100 a day adsense http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/581199-100-day-adsense-1-blog-have-done-before-now-showng-you-how-do.html Basically, I dont have time to create a white hat authority site, so im going to combine the best of all worlds and create a gray hat authority site, with some autocontent, some custom, good plugins, good keyword research, etc. Mixture of backlinks, you get the idea. I dont plan to jump off tonight. Im going to read(skim) through these entire threads and create a baseline guide for what i'm going to do. I just decided to post this journey before I decided to back out. Once I post this, I feel like no following through with it makes me a nooby piece of crap. So, Day 1 (and maybe 2) is going to be deciding my keyword and skimming through these great sources of information. Going to add more late but for now..yeah. Sheldor...afk.