Talking to Myself

One of the things I’ve avoided having anything to do with thus far in life (besides learning the acronym) is Search Engine Optimization. Based on Google Webmaster Tools (which I hardly ever use) you’re more likely to get to my site as a result of looking for Cheetah 3d (a program I use) than anything I’ve done.

Anyway, I was reading someone else’s blog in which he wrote an incredibly superficial review of Pixelmator (not that I disagreed with much of what he had to say) which had something like 20 responses. The only thing I’ve posted that has had anything approaching that level of response was my post about Apple possibly putting some kind of Win32 support into OS X — and most of that was people telling me I’m an idiot.

So, damn it, I took five minutes to find out how one promotes a blog and I’ve started the long, slow, boring process of trying to talk to someone other than Chris, Sean, Andrew, and my wife, whom I could just as easily email.

Oh, the twins are fine and so are we!

  • LMAO. Glad the twins and parents are well.

    Another friend (Julian at OddThinking) complained to me that he published about half a dozen thoughtful, researched, insightful, useful posts about puzzle solvers and received approximately zero comments. Then he rattled off a 20 second thought about beverage container shapes and hit about 20 comments in a couple of hours.

    And then there’s Matt Rubinstein, an N-degrees-of-separation-friend-of-a-friend writer-o-fiction who has a blog mainly for showcasing his literary works and musings. Last time I spoke with him he said he was the nexus of Internet discussion with hundreds of comments about whether Missy Higgins is a lesbian.

  • Eep. You need to bring back hyperlink highlighting for comments. It’s a bit mystery meat madness with the grey background on grey background and a hover highlight 🙂

  • Good point, and fixed. (I’ve changed the link highlight color to post-it yellow.)