I would have to say, like anything, there have been ups and downs. But like the old saying goes, "you get out of it, what you put into it."
I have met some incredible writers, developed some friendships, expanded my writing abilities as well as my niche and rediscovered my love for writing. And I'm finally starting to make enough to be able to look forward to my first payout. And hopefully, start to get one on a regular basis.
It's taken work and dedication, though, but I've been encouraged by my fellow hubbers. :)