Thursday, March 5, 2015


I've just realized that the thing about working faster is that it frees up more time, which, against the agency deadline you meet, gives the impression that work has slowed down. It's like the Freelancer's Theory of Relativity (TM).

Anyhoo, it still means you have more time for all that networking and business-type stuff, which can be fun after you've had the above epiphany and a good night's sleep. Throwing off a lingering cold (as it turned out) is also v helpful.

Since I'm here, can I just ask why it seems like more (local) blogs are shilling things now? Are we finally catching the search engine optimization (SEO) wave? I was riding it about 5 years ago, and even then, it didn't seem sustainable.

I mean, Google got wise to the whole keyword stuffing thing pretty quickly, and subsequent would-be SEO mavens just didn't put in any effort to make their blogs look remotely legit or blog-like, as in, "Hi, welcome to my blog, I hope you like it! By the way, I have product links in my posts, but it's all good, right?"


So, to hell with that sort of "marketing" and the content mills/farms that accompany it. It might be quick easy money for those involved, but it burns out quickly, and the pay isn't worth it, not even to make ends meet.

But I got sidetracked. I was complaining about product promotion on blogs. Promotion in itself isn't a bad thing, but I'm from the old school of readers who want to know about your life and your work, and aren't keen on clearly commercial posts if yours is a personal blog, unless you state up front it's a promotional post.

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