I love this question J.S. I was heavily involved in writing for "ehow" and doing well. I loved it. Then, suddenly everything began to change. The writing site, ehow, decided to go with the parent company, "Demand Studios."
That's when things became very confusing. I no longer felt the same about writing.
When I was about ready to give up my love of writing, I was contacted by someone on ehow and told to try Hubpages.
The rest is history. This is by far the best of all writing websites. I have grown so much. The friends and support here are like discovering gold. :_)