OK I am totally new at bread baking. I have quite a bit of experience with other baking-biscotti are my specialty. I am venturing out into the world of artisan breads. I got a Goldruch sourdough starter and followed the direction. It looked & smelled as it should (acording to the plethora of info i've read on here) Used some to TRY to make a sourdough. I have a blob, won't hold shape, not rising much. I will post pics when i'm done. I am still going to bake and see what happens. Any thoughts on why (my only guess is not enough flour) but I weigh everything whenever I bake and have not had a problem before. Slightly frustrated, but more motivated to get it right.