Category: Web Design

At this year’s Pubcon event, Google’s Matt Cutts asked a question at the start of a session that had nothing to do with search engines. The story goes, as told by Rand Fishkin at SEOMoz in One of the Most Talked About Incidents at Pubcon, that Matt asked about age and political opinion. Now it’s an “event” all on its own. There’s probably some unwritten rule somewhere that says, “Never ask anyone their age.” Asking at a conference is simplyRead more…

Working from home has its perks. However, having done this for four years full-time now, I’m not convinced it’s healthy. People need people, even if in small doses once in awhile. It’s a rare company that allows the freedom to let its employees be themselves and not put their personal, true selves on hold when they enter the building. I’ve always thought negating our human-ness was nonsense. Since I’m alone during the work day, I’m interested in stories where theRead more…

I was alone five years ago, today, the day four planes were sent to the United States to kill innocent people and give Bin Laden and his groupies one big group ego orgasm. I was a single, divorced mom, who had spent the summer adjusting to being laid off from a job I adored. The job had provided me the means to support my children and not require any help from their father or the government. I’d gotten the kidsRead more…

There’s no denying it now. Something’s up with the planetary consciousness. Individuals, who are famous for building huge companies and loyal customers, are suddenly transitioning to something else. Something different. Sometimes, it’s not even conclusive. It’s just an ending of one thing, to be in position to begin something else. Daryn Kagan has been part of my life, as my favorite CNN news anchor. Working from home, CNN is part of my daily routine. It’s my co-worker. The news isRead more…

I had trouble focusing on work, the day I learned that Danny Sullivan announced he was leaving Incisive Media and Search Engine Watch. Though I managed to buckle down, my thoughts have continued to wander in his direction all week. I was never sad for him. Rather, all I can seem to do is envy his courage. Several times, I had confided to my friends, Diane Vigil and Bill Slawski, after forming Cre8asiteforums, that I wanted to leave it. DianeRead more…

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