I'm making progress.I think.
So, 14 days ago I wrote a blog saying I needed to see it to believe. While I can't really say that has changed completely, I can say that I've seen little glimmers of hope, and I think I can believe just a little now.
Since then I've
1. Had my site indexed by google
2. Gotten some feedback on my site.
3. Received numerous positive comments on my articles
3. Had some content indexed by google (and that content got a rank of 1).
I guess I should consider these accomplishments worth celebrating, and I was certainly excited to see them happen, but I'm not completely convinced yet. You see, for some reason my content that got ranked, got ranked under a different keyword that I was targeting. Google took the tail end of my title (which I must have inadvertently used in my text as well) and indexed it as the keyword. Unfortunately THAT keyword has an AVG of less than 10 and estimated traffic of less than 10 per month. Not quite what I was aiming for. Oh well, I guess I'll just keep on with a smile, and wait to see more! Maybe next time it'll work out better.
Oh, and by the way, If you read this and have some brilliant advice to keep my keyword problem from happening again, please do share!