So am i missing the point here. My site is about my passion, and I have a forum, a very popular forum, and a blog, and after 4 years i'm still making as much money as i did 3 years ago, nothing has changed.
Passion ... doing something we like is no use if;
1) we're actually no good at it
2) We're not making money from it (in this case)
I'm not here to say I don't make money from my site, i do, but my forum receive 137,000 page views last month and I still make as much money as i did when i didn't even have a forum, and for some strange reason, no one, no one has been able to tell me why.
I have a passion for many things, I have a passion for bodybording having lived in Newquay, Cornwall for 10 years, but i was never any good at it. I still can't do a 360
however, I got an A* for art, with a special certificate which meant my work could be exhibited all over the country (when i was 16), the float i designed and painted won first prize in the Carnival, and recently I came in the top 3 for life-drawing out of over 60 students.
So although my passion is bodybording, I know i'm no good at it. however drawing body-borders is a different story!
i guess with my site, i've started and I'll have to continue. It is my passion but after 4 years i'm still stuck on £100-150 per month. O.k. i'd rather have the money than not, but i jut thought that with the vast increase in traffic, i'd see a vast increase in income .... not a bit of it.