It appears that general interest personal stories attained more success in the past. Now, the Internet overflows with sites and those type stories may not currently create interest or ever be on first page.
Yes. I write personal stories about things in my life that can be helpful to others. It's not general interest, per sé, but solutions to various life's issues. I learn from many experiences, and hubs where I share that information get a good deal of Google traffic.
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