I have quit and returned many times.

Unlike most people here though, I started out not being paid, then I was being paid, then not being paid, then my audience numbers shrank, then the company started bringing on all these other publishers, people who were being paid.

So, I had good reasons for quitting then. I still do.

It wasn’t until I accepted the last paragraph I wrote — that this is nothing more than a fancy blank page — that I grew more comfortable with things.

Basically, have zero expectations and you will be okay.

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