Thank you for the accolades. As you can see from my profile, I am not exactly new - I've just been far too busy the last three or four years growing my online business. I now makes twice what I made in the "real world" and finally have a little time to give back to places that were instrumental in helping me.
I joined sitepoint four years ago and did not post. I simply watched threads and soaked up as much knowledge as I could (I did this elsewhere, too). Hopefully, now that I have a little more time, I will be able to contribute to this community and help people, much like I was helped in the early stages of my online career.