Just realised that I missed out on a bonus on pokerstars. I read somewhere that all the extra bonuses they offer during the year makes up for the smaller rakeback deal for micro/lowstakes players. Shame, although the competition is probably generally stronger than Absolute it would be nice to play there. I'll continue with Absolute for now and maybe move over later in the year. I'll need to prove that I can beat these softer games first I suppose.
Learning is going well, still seem to be picking stuff up which is hopefully going to help me to become a winner. I'm encourage by some HUSNG blogs written by a couple of players who are a little ahead of me in their development. Looking back over the last few months of posts shows them starting off in the games I'm in currently and quickly moving through the limits as their knowledge and skill has improved. Their statistics show them to be able to beat higher stakes games with ROI of 10% sometimes. This is an amazing return on investment. If I can achieve anything close to this it would something I'd be immensely proud of. Of course they have been able to put in alot more volume than me and I cannot even beat the $5 games yet. So there's still much to be done at my end. GL, and GG.