Well, I write because I love to write... so the money part is just an added bonus. The drop in traffic hasn't put off my love of writing or the level of enjoyment I get from participating in the HP community.
Also, I have faith in HP that what they are doing is best for all of us. It might not seem like it right now, but it will get better. The way I look at it is like this: when you clean ~ I mean REALLY clean... it looks like a disaster at first, but by the time it's finished, it looks fantastic! So with all of the new changes, drops in traffic, and all that jazz... I just look at it like a "deep cleansing" that HP is doing & when they get to the point they are working towards ~ we're going to see an even better traffic flow than before :)
Yes, I am a dreamer & an optimist (I know)