After having the flu, bronchitis, and two ear infections, I am back, and not much worse for the wear.
I didn't do ANYTHING on e-How in May, and my income there remained steady. Not enough to pay the mortgage, but it was still money coming in when I wasn't doing anything, and there's something to be said for that.
I have not yet found the answer for instant riches in regards to writing on the Internet, but still feel that if you make a dedicated effort to all the forums you are involved in; writing on your blog, writing for e-How, the Examiner, etc, they all can add together to make a fair income that can gradually build. I have finally started receiving some income from some of the affiliate programs I joined. $10 here and $10 there doesn't seem much by itself, but when you add those $10 bills together, they spend pretty nicely.