Well - it has been a while since I updated my personal blog much - mainly because I don't make much money with this and it is mostly a bit of fun. Blogging can actually be fun - one of my favorite posts "Mark Knowles is a douche bag," allows me to poke fun, not just at myself, but anyone else who comes across my radar as being poke worthy. Of course - some people take a joke better than others and I usually manage to overstep the mark.
I was spending a lot of my online time at hubpages until recently, but the recent google panda update has decimated hubpages' authority with google and decimated the earning potential also. Oh well - C'est la Vie, as we say in France. I always say that if you want to make money blogging, you need to diversify, and while I had invested considerable time and effort into hubpages, I also have quite a lot of outside interests - some of which have benefited from the recent changes. There is something to be said for 60% of your content not being complete garbage after all.
By the time hubpages had finished cleaning house, I have a feeling they will have deleted half the site, removed all religious nonsense, "weight loss majik berry," crap, " run you car on water," spam and "how to make a fortune overnight forex trading" - and maybe it will regain some of it's former glory. I certainly hope so, because it has been a great place to publish for peopel outside those writing what Rupert Murdoch wants written.
Personally - I think those days are gone and Big Daddy G was pressured into this change by the big media boys. Oh well - C'est la Vie. This is not the first time a lot of people lost money with a google algorithm change and it won't be the last - that is what happens when you rely on search engine traffic. All good fun and as long as we can adapt and analyze the new paradigm - we should be fine.