The world of SEO (search engine optimization) seems mysterious to me. Michelle Rafter (creator and wrangler of the Blogathon) offered seven great suggestions (albeit this was a link to an article from May 2010, but I still found it useful this week). Her post includes a helpful definition and some what’s in it for me that I could wrap my mind around: SEO, or search engine optimization, is a method for structuring blog posts or articles so they show up higher in searches on Google, Bing, Yahoo or other search engines.
Along the same lines, Mary Rarick’s guest post at Jan Udlock’s Imperfect Mom blog offered great tips for freelances about why it’s a good idea to use Twitter. Thanks to Jan for hosting Mary. Incidentally Mary is an editor I wrote for at Portland Family magazine. She is a gem.
But what of all this technology, can it be *too* much? Alison at Alison Law Communications talks about information overload and how she is making an effort to unplug every now and again. Alison’s post inspired me to think about incorporating a technology free evening at our house (gasp!)
And while we’re speaking of clutter, this post on the non-technical side addresses clutter in one’s home. I know nothing of this topic personally (yeah, right). Mamaah had me at the first line: I’ve always had a special way with clutter. LOL. That is awesome, and so is her list of 25 reasons to clear the clutter.
Okay. I’ll sign off on that note. Will I check email? Twitter? Facebook? Will I clear some clutter? Is the sky blue? (Ah, so witty late at night!)
This fun photo of an electrical socket? You can thank my friends at stock.xchng for it.