Hi all, I just joined up and I'm looking forward to diving in head first! Actually, I already did. I'm a blog junkie and I'm fascinated by the whole concept of monetizing blogs. I thought it would be fun if I posted my journey to take one of my little blogs through the process of building and monetizing and hopefully some of you will play along. I'm a writer by trade and I currently write for a half dozen blogs and I'm very familiar with the Internet. I was a school teacher originally, but now I work totally from home with income from writing, web producing and other web-based projects. I'm always in front of my computer, so I love forums because I don't have an "co-workers" at the next desk to chat with. Glad to be here and let's all learn something new together!