re: Poker & Starting From the Bottom
First thing, if you are getting caught in your bluffs by hero calls that tells
me that your not making your story believable enough. Obviously a bluff is you telling a story that you have a better hand, if it doesn't make sense you will get called by good players no matter what stakes you are playing. I pick people off like that all the time.
As far as getting drawn out or sucked out by some donkey, that's just going to happen. All you can do to prevent that is not get your chips in the middle unless you KNOW you have the best hand. As the person before me said, ust play tight aggro and you will notice a difference.