First post here, aside from my Intro. Glad to start getting involved. I have a blog idea that features a lot of unique content. I've been working on the project for about close to 1 month, and plan on promoting the site after I'm satisfied with the design and I have about 8 - 10 posts that are of quality. Question I have is, do you guys feel it's smarter to try White Hat SEO, and get experience that way, and then try out Black Hat SEO methods after gaining some experience? I'm thinking of that process as kind of like playing through a video game by yourself first, then being taught shortcuts and ways to shave off time. Do you feel this is a smoother learning process? A lot of the threads I read on the Black Hat forum I don't really understand as well as I should. I want to get to the point where I can not only think of methods on my own, but be able to read a method posted by someone and objectively analyze the quality of it, and see why it could or couldn't work without much difficulty. Also, for the blog project I mentioned, do you think 8 - 10 posts is too little before I start promoting the site?