A dozen years ago, I published a controversial heady exposé about new cat food flavors. The food journalism world is still recovering. My most recent chef interview/recipe piece (grilled cheese pizza) dropped way back when COVID-19 was still called coronavirus. We're long past due for another food category article. So when colleague/pal Caroline Barry recently … Continue reading Cooking Show Pitch Graveyard
Whether you call it lead intelligence, customer identification, big-data visitor tracking, or some other slightly misleading, newfangled web marketing forensics buzzword, it's sometimes useful to know exactly who's visiting your website.
This guide is intended for those thinking about writing and editing with _fiicient, but you might find it interesting for other reasons too. …Or not. Every search engine optimization minion knows content is king. I’ve been doing this SEO thing for others since 2004; time for an article about starting a relationship with a new writer.
In May 2001 I interviewed Ned Beatty - "Visiting Film-Pimp" at the 28th Athens (OH) International Film Festival. Ned passed away a few days ago. This interview, originally published in the Athens News, was read by many hundreds of or perhaps a few thousand people. Buried on one of my crusty, dusty websites for decades, … Continue reading Ned Beatty Interview
File this one under: Things SEO clients ask often enough to warrant a blog-post answer. Wow! Dan's hooking you up with the SEO secret sauce? Lucky you! Can we do anything else to make his job easier improve your organic Google visibility? Yes. Me: "What picture should I use?" Wife: "Lucy in glasses; he looks … Continue reading I’m paying you to ‘do SEO’ …What else can we do?
They're handsy. And talky. But not facey. And they're occasionally sleepy. Sometimes I fall asleep to these channels. …More on that later. To be considered for this list, a YouTube creator must primarily film toward their own hands, and seldom if ever show their face. Oh yeah, and they need to talk, too. So how … Continue reading Top 10 Talking Hands YouTube Channels
This concerns neither food nor hamburgers. Sorry. Hit the food category of this blog for that sort of stuff. Even if you're not familiar with the term "hamburger menu" you've seen one. Three horizontal lines, like in the image below, but much smaller, on a mobile webpage, usually up in a corner. Hamburger menu on … Continue reading Hamburger Menu Breakpoint Best Practices
I shed a collection of comics before a cross-country move the better part of a decade ago. I kept one long box of some favorites. This is a short blog post about one subset of that box: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) comic book knockoffs. It's July in San Diego, and that's usually when we … Continue reading TMNT Comic Knockoffs
Or: How I learned about EVERYTHING from a coin. Who likes to collect money? I do! But I’m talking about weird money. If you travel abroad, it’s not strange to see different sorts of money, but 35+ years ago when I first stumbled across a coin bearing non-Latin characters, it seemed a magical treasure. A … Continue reading Kids COVID Coin Curriculum?
Or: I used to write a weekly column. Big piece about coins and COVID in the works, kids, but it's been stuck at the 88% done mark for a few weeks. Maybe this'll help to break the blog content logjam? (It did!) Well, I actually have drafts of several mundane blog posts gathering digital dust, … Continue reading Me Writing About Me Writing About Me Writing