Well, once again I'm back! This time I hope I'm here to stay, after my last attempt at coming back kind of fizzled. What have I been up to? For the past three years, I've been working for a major online company that I'm sure you have all heard about. Since I've been employed with this company, I have spent very little time in internet marketing, and more time working. I've also been involved in new hobbies like mountain biking and dumping my money into bikes and bike projects. Never thought I'd say this until recently, but sometime after the new year, I plan on spending between $1000 and $1500 on a new mountain bike. Yikes! I've been wavering between a full suspension 26er, 29er, or 650b, which is a wheel size somewhere in between 26" and 29", and is rumored to be a better wheel size for shorter guys like me (I'm just over 5'7" tall). Last summer, I did something I thought I would never do: I went on a week long bike ride across most of the state of Nebraska! Unfortunately, I didn't finish the whole ride and had to sit out a day and a half of the ride because of stomach flu that affected more than just my stomach...I'll spare you of the gory details! Anyway, I was still happy to ride 355 of the 455 miles. I rode both on and off road on a fairly consistent basis until late August, then kind of tapered off from there as temperatures started to drop and it got dark earlier. Since then, I haven't done a whole lot of anything other than work. For a 6 or 8 week stretch, I was working overtime on a consistent basis. Lately, I've grown increasingly unhappy at my job, and have also become quite inactive physically, and it started to show! So, I've been in the gym over the last several weeks, and bought myself a new laptop to help motivate myself to start doing internet marketing again. Let me tell you, its has been quite fun and quite intellectually stimulating! The main thing I'm focusing on right now is revamping the websites that are getting the most traffic or have the most profit potential. While I'm always interested in doing new things, I really want to focus on building and rebuilding on the foundation I already have. In some cases, I found myself purchasing domains, getting lazy, and either creating minimal content or no content at all, so these websites will also be getting some much needed attention, especially those in the mountain biking niche, which I've grown rather passionate about. After I revamp my existing websites (look for a major facelift on the one's in my signature over the next couple of days and weeks), I have at least one or two ebook projects I want to work on. Needless to say, I've got lots of work ahead of me! What has really stood out to me is how much internet marketing has changed over the past couple of years, but then again, some things have remained the same. For example, Google Adwords has really cracked down on affiliates lately making it much harder for affiliates to succeed in Adwords, yet at the same time, it seems that unique, quality content is as important as ever for SEO. My main challenge ahead of me it to learn and adapt to new methods of internet marketing that I'm not familiar or comfortable with. Right now, though, my main task is to create and improve content! Anyway, just thought I'd say hi to everyone and that I hope to stay around longer this time than my brief return last time. Thankfully, the desire to leave my current job and become my own boss again has given me a lot of motivation to stick with it. I'll post an updated photo after I get back into better shape. You would think that biking over 2,000 road miles and countless hours on the mountain bike trails would keep me in shape, but as in internet marketing or running your own business, if you get lazy as I did, things can sneak up on you and things can go "South" fast. On that note, I'm off to the gym! By the way, Vishal, nice new forum look!