In the past couple of days I have really thrown myself into learning the nuts and bolts of how Adsense works. I admit that I never took the time to fully understand how to make the most of what it offers. When I first started I couldn't wait until I had some ads on my site. I felt like I was reading a foreign language when I was attempting to verify my site and then trying to add the Adsense code. It was frustrating and I felt stupid because I was having such a hard time. From the time Google accepted me into their program I think it was something like 3 months before the first ad was on my site.
When I first started I was completely clueless, but determined. I didn't even know how to cut and paste and Wordpress plugins scared the $hit out of me. Then one day I met the text widget and felt like I had found the cure to the common cold or something because it was like magic. I have hardly made any money through Adsense up until this point, but I don't blame nobody for that except myself. If you look around long enough you will see there are some people who love the program while others hate it with a passion, but I want to be able to make my own decision on whether or not it will work for me. Stay tuned because I will give some updates as to where I'm at in the learning process and what my thoughts are at that point.
I feel more comfortable learning it this time because I've had a little seasoning and have started to figure some things out. I've read where some people describe their learning process felt like a puzzle coming together and I feel the same way about myself.