SEO companies: What you can actually do to earn my patronage

I get hundreds of comment spam entries a day here at this little blog. I’m not looking to get more traffic- this is not a money-making blog, just a stream-of-consciousness thing. I post things as the come, and nobody really reads it. This is really, just for *me*, call me selfish.

The vast majority are comments like this:

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…0r this:

What you said made a lot of sense. But, think about this, what if you added a little content? I mean, I dont want to tell you how to run your blog, but what if you added something to maybe get peoples attention? Just like a video or a picture or two to get people excited about what youve got to say. In my opinion, it would make your blog come to life a little bit. Follow me at <<Link deleted>>

…or this:

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Ok, seriously, I get it. You really want people to pay you for SEO, because you realllllllly need the money. So much so, that many of you couldn’t afford remedial grammar classes, or at least a proofreader.

So, there’s a secret weird trick to use to get my business. Just one trick you could use, and I’d pay you for your help EVERY SINGLE TIME. What is it? Click here to find out!

Wow, it’s been almost a year since I’ve actually posted anything. Horrible…just horrible.

Well, not really horrible, just busy. It’s interesting that in the last year I’ve not actually even written much here, as I’ve just been too busy to even log in. In the past I was at least writting stuff, but not posting (see entries from ~Apr 2013 for more on that). Now, it’s been six months since I’ve written anything, publishworthy or not.

So, maybe it’s time for an update.

Workwise, I’m plenty happy here, but there’s alway room for improvement, of course. I’m still at Teradata, and have been for nearly two years now. The team here is small but committed, and focused, which is nice. Until about a month ago, I was *it* for linux support and virtual infrastructure (AWS and Openstack). Openstack has definitely been my focus.

Well, beginning of March we finally hired in a new guy, and I’ve been able to catch up on things that were falling behind.

My work here is getting a little flat, though. I need to either shake things up substantially, or think about moving on. Our setup is “on-the-cheap”, but I’ve always liked that in the past- doing things as cheaply as practical. Here,  we’re definitely doing that, but I’m not really expanding my horizons as much as I’d like.  Not enough of a probelm for me to be in any real kind of job search mode, but enough to think about it. Things cross my path that look interesting, and I’d seriously consider a decent offer. Especially anything that takes me out of the Deep South, maybe out West.

On the hobby fronts, Scouts and Photography dominate my time- flying has been sparse. In fact I haven’t been up since my last post here. Even as I type this I’m realizing how much my time has been limited.

Hopefully this will spark me to add content more frequently. I think it’s already encouraging creating more content outside of work.