Ok, see? I told you I'd be back. A lot of folks had been wondering why things had been so quiet around here over the last few weeks, so it's time I fessed up. Here's what's been keeping me busy;
Search News Central – we launched a new website into the search world. I took 17 of my fav peeps and we're going to be pumping out search goodiness over there from now on. It started when I realized the writers here (we added 6 a few months back) weren't getting credited with their own hard works. People still assume everything here was by me. Learn more about that here.
The site launched on Monday and we've had a great response so far. Be sure to grab the RSS, follow us on Twitter and on Facebook. This is your new source for great geeking.
SEO Training Dojo – my private community is fast approaching its first birthday and we've been busy collecting feedback and suggestions from the gang. In the coming week(s) I will be re-launching that bad boy with an all new look and approach. We're also going to be moving the Dojo over to it's own dedicated domain name. A lot of work, but hopfully worth it. Stay tuned for details on that next week.
A place to call home;
So what's going to happen to the Trail and to me? Not much really. I will still be writing here on Search Engine Journal, on Search Engine Land and over at WordStream. This was more about me getting my site back as my own little personal hang out. (and getting the authors some credit).
Here on the trail will continue to get geeky, but will also have some other more personal stuff. As it used to be.
The Art of War; SEO Style
To kick things off next week we are going to have some fun taking apart Sun Tzu's 'Art of War'. Along the way we will try and relate it to the world of professional SEO. More of a fun exercise than anything, but it should be fun.
This idea came from the fact that I was thinking about how I hadn't read in in many years and wanted to. Problem of course was that with all the things happening in life, there wasn't the time. Hmmmm.. But if part of that is blogging, then hey, why not combine them? Instead of making time to write about SEO and read the Art of War, just adapt; write about SEO based on the reading.
And so that's what we're going to do.
A good friend of the SEO world, Dana Lookadoo, threw down what was akin to a virtual gauntlet the other day with; Never too late to say thank you
And so first, thank YOU Dana. For everything. I'd spend the next thousand words expanding on that. But let's just say Dana is a wonderful and inspirational person. But I'd also like to say thanks to all my friends that have helped out along the way. All of the Dojo members that have been supportive, have given feedback and otherwise made the last year very edu-taining. To all the authors, both here and on SNC, that were the inspiration to get my life in order (and give up sleep). And of course to you... the Trail faithful.
Ah shit.. hey, a big thanks to the whole freakin industry! Why not. It's been a blast and I look forward to many more years of great geeking.
Have a blog? Make Dana proud and go thank some people. It's good for the world (and you too).
I hope all is well with you and do miss being here on the Trail. Programming shall resume next week. Until then keep fighting the good fight out there!