I am having somewhat of a problem, I read books, I study hands, and I do everything a growing player should do, and I can see my progress when playing poker online. I am confident and I would like to think of myself as a strong player, of course I need a lot of improvement, but beside my point. When I play live, I try to incorporate what Im learning and the knowledge I have acquired but I seem to be having problems..I feel like Im playing a different game [holdem]. Live players are 90% looser than they are online, at least in my experience, and blinds eat me alive when I try to adjust to the table by playing a little tighter than normal. (not nit tight, just tight)
For the most part all the variables are the same, same bankroll, same buy-ins, etc.
What is happening? What am I missing thats causing me to be a losing live player from a winning online?
EDIT: I would also like to add that by loose, I mean, lets say i make a 3-4xbb bet preflop to isolate, at a 9man table, 6 will call. if i or anyone for that matter make it 5-6x you might lose a couple more, but thats still 4-5 other players seeing a flop. this is 1-2nl