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Friday Funnies Episode 8: S.E.Oh-No!


Search Engine Optimi-what!??

That’s about where I was the first time I had an SEO-person read my personal blog (I had apparently been “discovered)… and at the time I had no interest whatsoever in SEO, search-engine rankings, or anything else other than reaching my goal of 30 readers.

Little did I know how much those three little letters would rule my life.

The more I delved into writing for other people (instead of for my own entertainment and as a way to vent about my husband without some friend running to him with the whole story), the more I discovered that I was evidently the only blogger in the entire freakin’ universe that didn’t optimize the hell out of everything.

I thought I was being creative and free. I was informed I was wrong, innacurate, untrained, unskilled, and unsearchable.

I must say, though… a few years and a couple crash-courses in SEO (actually a few butt-chewings by the experts), and I have a hell of a lot more than 30 readers.

Touche, Mr. SEO Guy… wherever you are.

SEO funny meme

This pretty well sums up the understanding I had of SEO for the first few months.

Who am I kidding? I still think it’s about this clear most of the time.

SEO funny meme

Then, I discovered the power of being ranked well in search engines. The first time I “found” myself in a search, I was exstatic! Pretty sure I blogged about that for about a week straight… promptly sending my pages back into the realm of the unfound. I still had a long way to go.

SEO funny meme

So I became a keyword fanatic. I put the thesaurus to shame, with all my lovely descriptive words…

I landed in everyone’s spam-box.

Yep… still had a few things to learn.

SEO funny meme

I’m sure it’s perfectly normal to take months and months to “get there” in the optimization world… right? Right?

SEO funny meme

It took a while, but I finally got to a place where hearing or seeing “SEO” doesn’t give me nightmares. Most of the time.

Well… sometimes.

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I am a freelance writer and photographer with a wild imagination and inspiration in the form of my two minions (my children), a few feline familiars, a couple of loopy cowdogs, and a view out my front windows of the wild West Texas canyons. I write about life, about writing, and a little bit of everything else...

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