Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to this and I am doing in my spare time. (I have been doing bans sites, but I just created my first decent blog) I just need input. I set up a dating blog on wordpress on hostgator. I chose a pretty theme and got all the right plug-ins (all in one seo pack, gregarious, xml site map, feedburner feedsmith, deluxe adsense, etc) Then i typed in 'dating blog' and got ideas for articles and wrote 3 or 4 decent sized posts which i added one every other day to my blog. In between, I added a phpbay ebay dating related item post. Also, when I googled 'dating blog'.. I looked at all the results.. and chose a random blog and typed it into google and see how they promoted thier blog. I saw what directories they submitted to.. looked at thier squidoo pages and forums, etc. It's a f*ckin great way to style your own campaign.. lol So, it's been jus under 2 weeks and for the last 7 days, my adsense is 700 impressions, 29 clicks, 4.13 ctr and earning of $7.50ish. Is that good (for a newb)? or do I need to promote better? Every single click is from the link unit just below the wordpress menu (Home, about etc). I might take out the large chunky square google ads if they show no clicks in the next week or two. I guess people get turned off by too many of those on any kind of site... So, I've learned that the link unit is my bread and butter and that a good niche, good web-site name and pretty theme can give me coffee money for the week lol. Trouble is, I want to make more of these blogs, but niches are gonna be a bitch to find.. lol But I'm happy with $7 a week per blog..Hopefully it will grow. I will keep the content relevant. Gotta build some more... I know i want half a dozen really good quality blogs.. and then I might so some scraped rss crappy ones. i dunno! I just wanted to share my thoughts in case it helps any other newbies who haven't thought of the stuff that's contained in this post. Cheers!