In 2006 I went balls to the wall on a forum. (Kind of what I am doing now with my blog lol) I spent $1,000 on a server I cant remember the P4 processor 2GB of ram hardware raid 1, I bought the best of everything. I also spent $500+ on VB and a skin and I colocated the server. The forum started to get busy and I had no idea what I was doing and the forum started to get away from me so I sold it and the guy merged it with another forum. Then I tried again in 2010 and failed, I tried again in 2011 and sold the forum and the guy killed it. Bottom line every time I started a forum I had stars in my eyes but I was in way over my head. Why do you think so many admins fall short? Edit: I should add that I am done with forums, 3 strikes is enough for me. Greg P.S. I am not making the blog for fame or glory. I am making it to get a new lease on life. And if some one happens to enjoy it so be it, if not no loss.