A few days ago I read a really good post about privacy in regards to foursquare and twitter. The guy is a genius, and really showed me more than I already knew about how dangerous foursquare could be. I also listened to him for a bit on Webmaster Radio yesterday talking about it. The chat room there gave me an idea for this post. We were joking around saying whoever breaks into a house should also check in to that house on foursquare. Funny to joke with, but as an avid foursquare user I thought, “Is it possible to be active and still maintain privacy? So I spent a few days scrubbing and testing my account and I’ve come up with some tips to be active and remain completely private.
I normally don’t do product reviews. So when I come across something that is really amazing I try to tell as many people as I can about it. Just over a year ago, for my birthday, I bought the latest mouse Microsoft had put out, the Arc. From the first time I saw this mouse I really liked it. From the sleek style and fold to storage ability to the accuracy and lengthy battery life, the Arc has it all. So here we go, my review of the Microsoft Arc:
I use this every day and have been for just over a year. I’ve only had to change the batteries four times or so, roughly every three months. The indicator when it is unfolded is a big help for me to know how the battery is doing. Green it’s good to go, red maybe another week of good usage before needing to change the batteries out. The brand of battery used has also played a factor I’ve noticed. Traditionally I use Energizer, but other brands such as Duracell have given me similar results.
*Deep breath in* *Deep breath out* I…am an in-house newbie. *whew* Now that that’s out of the way, the healing can begin. While I’ve been an in-house SEO for only four months, I’ve been working in the industry for a few years. I got my start at a previous job where I could only practice it a few hours a week. I know there is no such thing as “part-time SEO”, but this was a small non-profit where I had many more duties. But it was enough to get me hooked on search marketing, and I longed for more.
I had the privilege of going to Search and Social Spring Summit 2010 (SSSS) this year. It was great meeting new people, finally meeting those I only knew via Twitter. It couldn’t have been any better. Before heading to my first ever search conference I asked someone for some advice. I mean I’ve been to conferences before, but never to one that I was so excited to go to. I didn’t want to make a fool of myself or break some “unspoken taboo”. I was told to smile, and stay away from the gossip. Staying away from gossip is no problem, but smiling? Now, I’m a nice guy but I’ve been told I don’t exactly wear my emotions on my face. So I tried to smile as much as possible. So to those I met at SSSS and I wasn’t smiling, sorry, hope this makes up for :-).
Well yesterday I left for work pretty early in order to continue the backlink audit. As soon as I got up I had a slight pain in my lower stomach, I blew it off thinking I just slept on it weird. When I got to work I got everything set up on my desk and headed to the break room to make coffee. I emptied out the old coffee and then pain got worse. So I decided to sit down at my desk and wait it out, HUGE mistake. As soon as my lower back hit the chair I felt pain like I’ve never felt before. I quickly grabbed my stuff and went back home. I called Tara and told her I thought I had kidney stones. Boy was I wrong.
Well I’m writing today from children’s hair salon. Preston is getting his hair cut and I’m just chilling. I’ve got some plans for my website in addition to this blog (which has gone neglected) to revamp them both into sources of information for npo and small business seo information. I know tjat one of the biggest faults with getting in house seo up and going is staying current with industry news and needing an outlet to ask questions. Well since I read multiple newsletters and blogs daily I think I’ve come up with a way to connect local npos and small business with the info they need without having to dig through information they might never need. I’m excited.
Well I didn’t think it would happen but it did. I’m ready for another change. Which may be coming sooner than I thought. I knew that the t-mobile thing would be temporary, but I didn’t expect it to wear me out this quick. Normally I’m a great people person, I’ve worked with the worst/best attitudes and still managed to have a great working environment. Here its, well, different. I guess its a big adjustment stepping down from Mercy & Truth Medical Missions to a sales rep position at T-Mobile. I guess I didn’t think it would be this hard. But there is a silver cloud on the horizon, I’ve got a once in a lifetime opportunity coming up on Friday. And I’m going after it like there’s no tomorrow! If its meant to be God will keep the door open, if not, the door will shut in my face. All I can do is follow where he is leading me. Even if I don’t get this job, I see it as a window of where I can be. The fact I’m getting looked at by this company has boosted my esteem in web marketing sooo much. I’m confident I can do this. I know the job description is lacking. But I’ll post more after Friday.
I had an epiphany tonight…SEO for non profits isn’t to gain donors online. Its main purpose is to spread information to serve its target audience. Gaining online donors is a by-product of serving others.
I’ll post more later.