I've been grinding a lot the past week, things went well at NL50 so I felt confident and found some good tables at NL100 and started grinding NL100 again. After a session where I played 6 tables things were going good so I added some more tables the next few days and kept grinding NL100. Thursday was pretty bad and Friday started bad but after that tables became really good and I went on a +8bi upswing. I grinded 4-5k hands till 2 am but was too tired to continue after that.
Graph for the month:
Blue line includes bonusses but does not include my FPP's.
I also want to write some words about multi-tabling. Usually I play between 10 and 18 tables of 6max. Most people think that by doing that, you can't improve as a poker player. I highly doubt that you don't get better though. The process of getting better might be slower, I wont doubt that, but your definatly getting better as a player in general. People like Nanonoko and Leatherass9 are the best example I can come up with, they show that it's possible to get to the high stakes while playing a ton of tables. Getting to the high stakes isn't really something I really want to achieve though, if I get good enough I'll do it, but it's not a priority.
For some people playing 4 tables for 4 hours works the best, but I make more money playing 16 tables during 1 hour than by playing 4 tables for 4 hours. I play way more focused when I play 16 tables. My full attention is on my monitor and not on the TV playing or sites I'm browsing while 4 tabling. Also I have way more time taking hard decisions than most people think. If you want to multi-table it's important to be ready to multi-table (have your tables positioned in the way you like best, have TableNinja or other scripts, good mouse, ...) and it's very important that you make decisions in the right order. If you see AA after a flop on a table and 72o preflop on another, go to the 72o table and click the fold button. Always make the decisions you can do quickly first, if your in a hard spot with a good hand, just wait till after all the other decisions are made and take some time to think about that hand.
The key to getting good at poker is, in my opinion, finding a good balance between what's good for your game and what you like doing (way more important imo). I actually enjoy playing many tables of poker. I don't know why, but I used to like games where you constantly had action so that might be a reason. I get bored pretty quick if I play 4-6 tables, sometimes I do it for an hour to try out new stuff or just try to think about certain situations more indepth. This also helps to become a better player.
All in all, do you what you enjoy to do. If you like to mass multi-table, then do that, but be ready for it. If you prefer to play 4 tables and think about every decision for 2 minutes, then do that. If you don't enjoy what your doing, you'll never get better.