I have decided to blog on the startup of my new hobby site...just in case it helps anyone who is attempting to create a new "content" web site from scratch... This is a hobby site, so "success" will be measured in usefulness and in number of pages read...I have very limited desire to monetize, although I would not be adverse to financing my new hobby (quadcopters) or getting back the original investment(s) in the startup. The site, as you may see, will contain a XF forum but getting enough visitors and members in order to achieve critical mass will be a challenge! But, heck, you will be able to read all about it soon. You can follow me at twitter @cissod if you want to be informed when more updates to this - and to the drone blog - are published. Part #1 http://www.craigsfire.com/?p=430 Part #2 http://www.craigsfire.com/?p=434 Newbies and others are welcome to ask questions in this thread... In general, I think it is much harder to start a site these days as opposed to at the start of the net - because the space is so vast and there is so much good content, that getting visitors can be difficult. I am looking at this as a learning experience...as to the state-of-the-net in 2013!