Me Writing About Me Writing About Me Writing

Or: I used to write a weekly column. I've got a big piece about coins and COVID in the works, but it's been stuck at the 88% done mark for a few weeks. Maybe this'll help to break the blog content logjam? Well, I actually have drafts of several mundane blog posts gathering digital dust, … Continue reading Me Writing About Me Writing About Me Writing

I am white privilege

What is white privilege? I was born in 1973. With a bachelor's degree, I am the least educated person in my immediate family. My parents had a computer in the house before most people knew that personal computing was a thing. I was sent to "enrichment camp" five days a week the summers after third … Continue reading I am white privilege

Looking for the best Hawaii digital marketing agency

Hawaii Destination Marketing SEO and a Beach

I fired a Hawaii marketing agency a couple of months ago. I was not a client. I'd been providing usability and SEO services to their clients since 2007. (Does that mean I quit?) I grew online business for a few of their big-name clients and received decent money for it. Everybody at the agency was … Continue reading Looking for the best Hawaii digital marketing agency

A Post About Droste

(In which our amateur blogger plays the role of self-aggrandizing art critic.) Always bad web-form to refer to something that might soon change, but see that banner up there? It's a Droste effect applied to a picture I took in NYC on September 21, 2001, just ten days after 911. My digital camera (a Fuji … Continue reading A Post About Droste

Inadvertent Lessons from Safety Town

Under a Blanket of Sleep My earliest memories fluttered archetypal dreamscapes of unknowable shapes and otherworldly sounds. I remember not understanding the recurring dream, confusion which no doubt rooted the subtle cerement of fear shrouding this fascinating fancy. That I lacked adequate language to describe it frustrated me more than my inability to understand it. Well, … Continue reading Inadvertent Lessons from Safety Town

Why Does Time Seem to Speed Up as We Age?

Time flies when you're having fun. Time waits for no man. And sure enough, time appears to move faster as we get older. I'll preface this by saying that this is (obviously) not an original observation. Furthermore, I don't think my explanation of WHY time seemed to pass more slowly when we were younger is … Continue reading Why Does Time Seem to Speed Up as We Age?

SEO Blogging Best Practices

(WARNING! This article is several years old now. The world of SEO changes often. Take this and any other SEO advice with a grain of salt and an eye for the contemporary.) This article assumes your web team has already configured your blog on a good blogging platform like WordPress with all the best SEO … Continue reading SEO Blogging Best Practices

Need Help Finding a WebPosition Replacement

WebPosition was pretty great until Infospace bought them in 2009. Then came the outages. What was once a wonderfully supported suite of SEO SERP tools turned into a nightmare. The newly released Webposition is a web-only interface (vs. software you install on your computer.) Whereas you used to pay a few hundred bucks to own … Continue reading Need Help Finding a WebPosition Replacement

SEO Reduces PPC Cost

One of my clients recently opened a second Google Adwords account to advertise one of his many businesses. "Why does it cost so much more to go after the same PPC keywords on my new website with this new Adwords account?! Is it because it's new?" I'd previously mentioned to him that good SEO reduces … Continue reading SEO Reduces PPC Cost