I have a new post (or two) up since I last bumped this thread! Go check it out if writing fiction is one of the things you love!
aelius - sorry, I'm terrible about responding to things! I'm trying to get better! I'm really enjoying my experience with YCN right now. I'm not going to do it forever, but it's been a great starting place for me to actually get some freelance experience and to get myself in the habit of writing frequently. I don't get the massive amount of page views that some people do, but considering the fact that I write a lot of articles about writing (which is one thing they say doesn't perform as well as, say, sports), but I'm happy with the page views that I do get on those things, because I know more writers than I know people who are interested in sports, and they're more likely to read and pass along my articles. Ultimately, though, it's about writing what you love :)