Another thing I forgot to mention in my last post regarding my goals for 2012 is to make more money at online poker. Of course this sounds trivial as most players want to do that as well, but there is always a difference in life between those who want and those who do. Of course you need first to want, but then do not forget to do it. So the point here is it is always possible to get better at something, but you have to work on it and this is what I intend to do this year.
To get better at online poker, or simply to make more money at it, you need to sit down and decide how you are going to do it. There are different possibilities, such as (1) finding your optimal stake level (given your current game), (2) finding your optimal online poker site (as not all sites are equal) or finding your optimal poker variation, to name a few.
For example, number two, you need to survey poker sites and find one that best fits your style and skill. There are the easiest poker sites, and there are hardest poker sites. A site such as Pokerstars could be considered like one of the hardest as it attracts the best players given its traffic and the possibility to make a lot of money with the Supernova Elite VIP level. A site like Party Poker has a reputation to be easier, but it is certainly not one of the easiest online poker sites, because its large traffic also entices strong players to join. This points us to the evidence that easier sites must have less traffic. This way you see less shark-type regular players and more fish who got lost there and do not know what there are doing.
One of my poker buddy mentioned a poker room named PokerView. I did not know that one, do not blame me there are hundreds of poker sites and I do not know them all. So this site belongs to the Everleaf Gaming Network, which is one of the smaller networks. Small does not mean easier, but there is a good chance it is easier to make money there than at a bigger room. The only way to find out is to try so I went to the Pokerview download page and installed the program on my computer. So I will report later how it goes.
The other points I mentioned are stake level and game variant. These are so-called low hanging fruits. You must test at what stake you make the most money, including how many tables you can handle. Leave your pride at the locker room, if you make more at NL50 than NL100, then stay at the lower stake until you get stronger and give another shot to NL100. Regarding poker variants as I said I am trying Omaha 8. Clearly in games other than Texas Holdem, the skill level is lower, so this is something to try. At the big sites you can play many other variants, and this will increase your overall skill level anyway.