Social Media as a Relationship

I was having a conversation recently about the merits of social platforms on the internet and whether they were actually useful or positive. Some of the opinions I’ve heard before came up — ones like “Facebook is full of politics and cat videos” that...

Sometimes It Does Hurt To Ask

“The worst they can say is no. It doesn’t hurt to ask.” But sometimes it does. Seth Godin gave a great example of this in an interview on “Behind the Brand”, citing a ham-fisted email pitch that made him lose respect for the person...

Learning Is Forgetting

I hit the delete key and he was gone forever. The last piece of a past that’d haunted me. But more than just removing a toxic person from my life, I’d put aside another hurdle. That’s a concept that’s been percolating awhile for me, and have...

Winning, and Learning

Everywhere you look there seems to be advice about how we learn through failure and why we should embrace it. I can see the merits to that — hell I’ve even blogged the platitude. But in a recent conversation it occurred to me that we often miss the other end. I...

SEO Stories and the Learning Curve of Mentors

Most of the time when people blog about SEO techniques they talk about them in an abstract way. I was thinking about my path into this industry today and chuckled at a few memories of following the wrong people many years ago. Thought they’d be good to share...